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"I have some iTunes protected AAC audio files. Now, I want to convert them to MP3 format so that I can play the audios on my MP3 player? So, is there any easy way to convert the audios to MP3 format?"
Please don't worry. To solve this issue, we will provide the best way for you to convert protected AAC to MP3 for listening. Let's move on the following guide and learn how to do that.
As for the protected AAC file, they are encrypted by Apple's FairPlay DRM technology. Thus, to convert them to MP3, we also need to rip the DRM restriction first.
At this point, we highly recommend you DRmare Apple Music Converter. It supports to remove DRM from iTunes songs and Apple Music. And it can convert iTunes protected AAC songs to MP3 and other audio formats with high quality.
Besides, with advanced technology, it can batch convert audio tracks at a faster speed which can save you much time and energy.
Besides using the third-party tool, there is another way to convert protected AAC audio file to MP3. Here we go.
Note: Please use iTunes Match subscription to upgrade the protected AAC file to iTunes Plus. Then you will get DRM-free files and can go ahead.
Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer.
Step 2. Click on 'Preferences' > 'Import Settings' and select as MP3 encoder.
Step 3. Choose the AAC file you'd like to convert.
Step 4. Hit on 'File' > 'Create MP3 Version'.
However, in this way, sometimes you won't successfully upgrade all protected AAC audio files into DRM-free audios.
Step 1. Launch iTunes and create a new playlist.
Step 2. Add the protected AAC files to the new created playlist.
Step 3. Insert a blank CD to your computer and right-click the protected AAC file you like to burn.
Step 4. Once burned, then put the songs back to iTunes from CD via the MP3 encoder.
Then you can rip the audio files from CD to MP3 format in iTunes. But this way is time-consuming and quite complicated.
AAC audio file: A standard AAC file (Advanced Audio Coding). It is from converting an MP3 or ripping a song from CD via iTunes' built-in AAC encoder.
MPEG audio file: A standard MP3 file, can be get from the web or rip a CD song by iTunes' built-in MP3 encoder.
Matched AAC audio file: A standard AAC audio file, except those you downloaded from your iCloud by iTunes Match on iOS device or computer.
Apple Music AAC audio file: A standard AAC file, except the Apple Music in your library. It has DRM protection.
Protected AAC audio file: A default file type for the purchased songs from iTunes Store before 2009. It has DRM restriction.
Purchased AAC audio file: It comes from a protected AAC file upgraded to iTunes Plus format. It is DRM-free.