Converting AAC audio files, the default format of iTunes, to the MP3 format allows you to play music in other applications.
You will need
Step 1 Open iTunes Open iTunes, click on iTunes on the top, horizontal menu bar, and then select Preferences.
Step 2 Select import options Select Import Settings from the General Preferences screen.
Different versions of iTunes may have slightly different options, so look for Import if Import Settings is not visible.
Step 3 Set to MP3 Choose Import Using and change from AAC Encoder to MP3 Encoder using the pull-down menu. Select OK, and again click on OK when you’re returned to the General Preferences screen.
Step 4 Select songs to convert Select one or more songs to convert by highlighting them. Some songs purchased from iTunes, such as copy-protected songs, cannot be converted to MP3.
Step 5 Select advanced option Click on Advanced from the top menu. Then choose Create MP3 version. It will create a duplicate MP3 file of the AAC file, leaving you with both files saved on your computer.
Did You Know:
In January 2009, major music labels, along with independent labels, began offering their DRM-free downloads, so the files could be played on a variety of music players.