Introduction: Convert Itunes to MP3 Files on XP

I've seen a instructable on how to do this on mac, but not PC. really its not too different but this will prevent a lot of trial and error.

why? so you dont have to be held back by MPEG4 encoding and you can use it on other mp3 players or other programs.

(Note I dont know if you can do this with purchased music, but it works with CD imported music and fileshared music.)

Step 1: Step One

open itunes
click on edit, then click on preferences

Step 2:

then in preferences, click on import settings.

Step 3:

then change AAC encoding to MP3 encoding.

Step 4:

now go back to the song you want changed and right click, then click on "convert to MP3".
when itunes is done converting, you now have an MP3 version of the song.
go into your music folder and then itune's library and find the song. click and drag to what you want to use for like a video, or another mp3 player or cellphone etc.

Comments

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Ann_a (author)2010-06-03

MelodyCan!
its the best program for convert itunes to mp3 files on XP))
I use it everyday :))

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nulyjeyo (author)2009-11-19

The music, video you download from iTunes is drm protected. in order to play it on non-apple mp3/mp4 players, you need to remove the drm and convert the protected music to other audio /video format. the easiest way is to burn an audio cd in itunes and rip it back as mp3 format. Or you can get DRM Removal Software to help you.It’s not only DRM removal, but also media converter!

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Killergunman (author)2009-05-17

does not work with songs for Itunes JUST CDs srry to rain on your happy. i say this becaues it pissed me off when i payed and it would not go on my MP3 player.

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TwistedParadox (author)2009-04-22

That seems way over complicated just for changing a file

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stevoIution (author)2008-09-21

Good job.

Now we just need an Instructable entitled "Convert itunes to a distant memory."

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lucidn (author)stevoIution2008-09-21

Yeah, because we want the best music player to go away.

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stevoIution (author)lucidn2008-09-22

DRM rocks!

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lucidn (author)stevoIution2008-09-22

Your attempt at sarcasm was flawless.

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teeson (author)2008-09-22

really? weird, the only thing i can think of, is that the file is not an Mpeg4 or is already an mp3. did you buy it from itunes? i dont know if you can convert bought music

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threewhldwndr (author)2008-09-22

i just tried this and it says my songs cannot be converted?? what else can help me??

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snarfnugget (author)2008-09-22

Just go to After Dawn for detailed guides to ALL media conversions.

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