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How to Convert iTunes Protected AAC to MP3

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on September 01, 2021

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Looking for a AAC to MP3 converter to convert iTunes protected AAC files to MP3? In this article, you'll learn how to convert protected AAC to MP3 format, then you can play protected iTunes AAC files on any devices.

Q1: "I have purchased 200 protected AAC audio songs in itunes store, but I can’t transfer AAC songs from iTunes to my iPod nano! How can I convert iTunes protected AAC files to MP3 so that I can sync them on my iPod nano for listening? Is it possible to export AAC files from iTunes library as MP3 files? Thanks!"

Q2: “How to burn protected AAC audio files to CD with iTunes? When I try to burn the AAC songs to CD, it prompts "protected AAC audio file cannot burned". I want to know how to convert iTunes protected AAC audio files to MP3? So that I can then rip them from CD to MP3 format with iTunes.”

If you want to convert iTunes protected AAC audio files to MP3 format, learn this guide, we will show you how to convert protected and unprotected AAC to MP3 with a free AAC to MP3 converter.

Best AAC to MP3 Converter: Convert iTunes AAC to MP3 Easily

The quickest and effective way to convert protected AAC audio files to MP3 is by using a professional iTunes AAC to MP3 converter. What is the best iTunes AAC to MP3 converter? Don’t worry, we will recommend you a powerful iTunes audio converter, which can help you convert everything that iTunes can plays, such as iTunes AAC files, iTunes M4P files, Apple Music songs, iTunes M4B/M4P audiobooks, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks, etc.

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is a all-in-one iTunes audio converter and iTunes DRM remover, it not only can help you convert iTunes AAC files to MP3, but also can convert Apple Music M4P files to MP3. Let’s learn what UkeySoft Apple Music Converter can do more for you?

  • Convert Apple Music AAC audio file to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Remove DRM from iTunes protected AAC audio file.
  • Convert iTunes AAC, iTunes M4B/M4P, Audible AA/AAX to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Extract audio from iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos.
  • Various output formats supported: MP3, M4A, AC3, unprotected AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, MKA and WAV.
  • 16X faster conversion speed and keep original audio quality.
  • Batch conversion feature allow you convert as many iTunes files as you like.
  • Save original quality: 256 Kbps, 44,100 Hz.

Convert iTunes AAC Files to MP3 in 4 Steps

Step 1. Download and Launch iTunes AAC to MP3 Converter
Download, install and install UkeySoft Apple Music Converter on computer. Once launched, the iTunes will launch automatically, at this time, all of your iTunes media files will be synced into the converter automatically.

Step 2. Select iTunes AAC Audio Files to Convert
In this step, just select the protected iTunes AAC audio files or AAC songs that you want to convert, the program supports to convert iTunes music, music video, movies, podcasts, audiobooks, etc.

launch iTunes AAC to MP3 Converter and select Select AAC files

Tips: If you want to extract audio from iTunes video, you need to download the iTunes video to the iTunes library firstly.

Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format
To convert iTunes AAC audio files to MP3, please go to "Output Settings" > "Output Format" to select MP3 as output format. The software also can convert iTunes AAC files to M4A, FLAC, AC3, WAV, etc. Please choose a output audio format you need, you can also select audio quality from low, normal, high or set bitrate, sample rate according to your needs.

Select MP3

Step 4. Start Converting iTunes AAC Songs to MP3
The last steps, just click the "Convert" button start to convert protected AAC audios to MP3. During AAC to MP3 conversion process, iTunes plays the AAC files in the background (muted), so you'd better not using iTunes until the whole conversion process complete, please wait patiently.

Convert AAC to MP3

That's all. Only 4 easy steps, you can quickly to convert protected or unprotected AAC files to MP3 without using iTunes. What’s more, with UkeySoft Apple Music Converter, you can easily convert protected Apple Music AAC files to MP3, so that you can play iTunes protected AAC music and Apple Music songs on any device freely.

Convert iTunes AAC Files to MP3
Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina has over 10 years of content writing experience. She specializes in product reviews, how-to guides, tips and tricks, top lists, etc. on data encryption, multi-media conversion, screen recording and iOS unlocking. At UkeySoft, she performs in-depth research SEO copywriting and collaborates with our R & D team to offer effective software solution, most of her articles on software are helpful and easy to read, helping our reader easily solve problems through using software or apps.


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