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How to Convert AAC to MP3

By Emily Watson, Friday, June 19, 2015

If you have a full library AACs and want to convert them to MP3s, you've stepped into the right place. I've put together not one, but two step-by-step tutorials to help you change AAC to MP3. The first method is for free and the second is for your convenience.

Ready to dive in? Here we go!

Tutorial 1: Convert AAC to MP3 Using iTunes 12
Tutorial 2: Convert AAC to MP3 with FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (Recommended)

Tutorial 1: Convert AAC to MP3 Using iTunes 12

Though iTunes is too complicated a tool to use, it does helps you convert AAC to MP3. Here, we take iTunes 12 for an example:

1. Launch iTunes and open "General Preferences" window.

Mac user: Choose iTunes -> Preferences to open "General Preferences" window.

Windows user: Choose Edit -> Preferences to open "General Preferences" window.

Launch iTunes and Open General Preferences

2. Open "Import Settings" window

In "General" section, click on "Import Settings…" to open "Import Settings" window.

3. Choose "MP3 Encoder"

In the "Import Settings" window, choose the format you want to convert songs to. Here we choose "MP3 Encoder". Then, click "Settings" to customize encoder quality.

4. Convert AAC to MP3

Select one or more AAC files in your library and choose File > Create New Version > Create MP3 Version. When the conversion from AAC to MP3 is complete, you'll have two copies of each converted file, one in AAC, the other in MP3.

Create AAC into MP3 version

Tutorial 2: Convert AAC to MP3 with FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (Recommended)

For many people, iTunes is not an ideal choice. For one thing, some of them don't like to use iTunes or even never use iTunes. For another, if you use iTunes to convert audios, you'll get two copies of each file, which mean duplicate. Then, you have to waste lots of time to delete the duplicates one by one. Tiresome!

For your convenience, we here introduce the second method to you – using AAC to MP3 converter tool. FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is very easy-to-use program which can help you convert AAC to MP3 in batch without duplicates. Download the free trial version of the program below and test how easy it is!


1. Add AAC files to the program

After running the program on your computer, you can click "Add File" to upload one or more AAC files to the program.

Add AAC Files to the Program

2. Select MP3 as the output format

Click "Profile" drop-down button to select MP3 MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3) from "General Audio" category as the output format. Then, click "Setting". Here you can do some output settings like quality, bitrates, sample rate etc. After do the settings, click "Apply to All".

Select MP3 as the Output Format

3. Start Conversion

Hit "Convert" button to begin AAC to MP3 shifting. This program will convert your files quickly.

Start AAC Conversion to MP3 File

Done! When the conversion is complete, you can click "Open Folder" to locate the converted MP3 files.

We recommend using FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate to convert AAC to MP3 files not just because it is extremely easy-to-use, but for its enhanced features and functionality. Aside from changing AAC to MP3, you can use this program to convert any audio to another format. Moreover, as its name implies, this software is capable of converting any video format to the format you need, let alone it also works perfectly as a YouTube video downloader. How can I hide it and don't share it with you?

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