Do you want to convert the songs downloaded from iTunes 12.5 to other popular format, such as MP3, AAC, OGG and WAV formats? Do you even want to convert iTunes DRM-ed songs to plain MP3, AAC, WAV formats?
When it comes to this question, many people have no idea how to convert plain and even DRM-ed music downloaded from iTunes 12.5 to plain MP3, AAC and more formats. Here we introduce two ways to convert iTunes music to plain different file formats.
Method One: Convert Songs to Other Format with iTunes
Step 1. Open iTunes Preference.
- Windows: Choose Edit > Preference
- Mac: Choose iTunes > Preference
Step 2. Click the General button, then click the Importing Settings… button in the lower section of the window.
Step 3. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to, then click OK to save the settings. MP3/AAC/AIFF/WAV Encoder is available to choose.
Step 4. Select one or more songs in your library, then from the File > Create New Version menu, choose one of the following (the menu item changes to show what's selected in your Importing preferences):
- Create MP3 Version
- Create AAC Version
- Create AIFF Version
- Create WAV Version
- Create Apple Lossless Version
Shortcomings of this method:
1. If you convert between compressed formats (for example MP3 and AAC), you may notice a reduction in the sound quality.
2. You cannot convert older purchased songs, as they are encoded using a Protected AAC format that prevents them from being converted. If you need to convert these songs to another audio format, please refer to method two.
Method Two: Convert iTunes Songs Using NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter
NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter is a top iTunes Music Converter works on Windows and Mac platform, which is able to remove DRM from iTunes audio files downloaded from iTunes 12.5 and convert them to various of common audio formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format, and etc for playing on MP3 players, Android phones and tablets.
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Step 1. Run iTunes DRM Audio Converter on Mac
Launch iTunes DRM Audio Converter on Mac. You will see the simple and intelligible interface of iTunes DRM Audio Converter.
Step 2. Add Audio Files to iTunes DRM Audio Converter
Click button, then you will see a pop-up window which will show you all the iTunes folders. You can add Apple Music files, audiobooks, and M4P audio in the pop-up window as you want.
Step 3. Set Preferences of iTunes DRM Audio Converter
Click the menu bar "iTunes DRM Audio Converter > Preferences" or directly click button on the program interface, and then there will be a pop up window which allows you to set output path and output audio format. Output format as MP3, FLAC, WAV & AAC are available to choose.
Step 4. Start Conversion
When finish customization, click "Convert" button to start convertion. If you don't want to convert a certain music, please click button to remove this music before converting. After conversion, you can click button to find the converted audio files.
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