Introduction: How to Convert Itunes Music in to Mp3 in I Tunes

Easy and all done inside itunes program. No downloading any software and no limitations. Convert to mp3 or Wav. Done on version

Step 1: Here Is How

Open itunes.

Find the song in your library and select it.

Step 2: Preferences

On the tool bar select Edit and then at the bottom Preferences.

Step 3: 3

Select General and then click on Import Settings.

Step 4: 4

When the window is open select the first drop down menu and select either mp3 or wav.
Then click OK.

Step 5: 5

Then go back to ur music
Right click on the music you want to convert.
Select Create mp3 version.
It will do it in about 5 seconds.

Step 6: 6

And there it is.
The second one down.


LandonB7 (author)2017-01-22


john2017 (author)2017-01-17

I use Ondesoft iTunes Converter to converter all my iTunes songs and Apple Music songs.

Julia10 (author)2016-09-25

The right click on the song does not bring up the options that you have - any suggestions? I am using Windows 10 and Itunes

flyer1998 (author)Julia102016-09-27

you can also click one hold shift and scroll to the bottom and select entire albums or playlists

flyer1998 (author)Julia102016-09-27

you have to highlight the song you want then click file in the top left then fourth from the bottom it says convert click that and you can convert it to mp3

cliveb7 (author)2016-06-26

Thx. Worked perfectly for my gf. Though having to do it one one does suck. This way DOES WORK and it's FREE.

CamA6 (author)2016-05-26

Sharepod for windows was what I used to transfer my iPod classic music to my computer - this means I now have a local backup of my own CD collection and music purchased from iTunes. An unregistered version of sharepod allows you to transfer 50 tracks at a time, and then asks you to register and wait 30 seconds before transferring the next 50.

I decided to pay ~$30 AUD for the convenience of transferring ALL 140GB of my music with metadata in one click.

MelanieB57 (author)2016-03-24

Worked perfectly! Thank you!

JayC60 (author)2016-01-13

RIGHT click everything i search for is always right click what happened to MAC os x instructions. this is ridiculous and useless for me. What a waste of time. AS if windows was GODS GIFT TO TECHNOLOGY it sucks.

ebooker77 (author)JayC602016-01-30

It's unfortunate that this tutorial was ridiculous and useless and a waste of time for you. I thought it was great and it easily solved an issue I was having. I'm sure that if you looked hard enough you could find Mac instructions somewhere. The internet is big, there's a lot of information out there.

Keely Lee (author)2015-12-07

I often use Macsome iTunes music Converter ( It can help you to convert all iTunes music, protected M4P as well, to MP3 at will. You can have a try for free.

ErinS24 (author)2015-10-29

All my songs are protected. Is there a way I can get around that?

Keely Lee (author)ErinS242015-12-07

Yes, you can use Macsome iTunes music converter It can convert protected iTunes music to MP3 easily.

rovertseyek (author)2015-09-25

thank you all but one converted it must be protected.thank you again


WolfsT (author)2015-09-14

Without iTunes, i guess you can still use this video converter to convert iTunes music to mp3.

WylomD (author)2015-05-18

I always use total video converter for mac to convert audio file to mp3

JackM14 (author)2015-05-12

im so happy I just got a iTunes Card Code and it redeemed! They're giving them away here

BarbaraG1 (author)2015-03-08

Kudos to you. It works great, is clear, and is easy. Thanks much. One question: Do I need to change my "import settings" box back to AAC to ensure that everything happens in the usual way in the future when I am just importing files from a store-bought CD into my ITunes library?

rvanweelden1 (author)2014-10-17

What happens if there is no header on top of the iTunes to where I can click on file and such? Without it I can not convert to mp3. It is starting to piss me off!!!!

Lysambre (author)2013-07-31

Thank you very much ^_^

IgnorantZebra (author)2009-05-14

will it work for itunes bought songs?


Yes it does work.

mattyuke (author)IgnorantZebra2009-05-15

Did for me the Kings of leon song I demonsrated on was an Itunes bought one

PetBennett (author)2010-04-23

u just made my fone a hole lot cooler, YAAAAAY MUSIC!

mattyuke (author)PetBennett2010-04-23

awesome glad it worked.

PetBennett (author)mattyuke2010-05-07


trickster208 (author)2009-07-13

Thank You lots!!!

mattyuke (author)trickster2082009-07-13

Thats alright

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2009-05-22

Thanks! This works on some of the songs, but the ones I wanted to convert are "Protected."

mattyuke (author)Spl1nt3rC3ll2009-05-25

Im sorry all the songs I tried workes even the ones bought from itunes like the one demonstrated with

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)mattyuke2009-05-25

I think it's because they're either played in a movie or part of the soundtrack.

Killergunman (author)2009-05-17

frist thank u so much next will it work on videos?

mattyuke (author)Killergunman2009-05-18

As of Yet i am afraid not. I had a look and there was no solutions i could see. But if anyone discoverers a way please let me Know.

mattyuke (author)mattyuke2009-05-18

But there are many converters on the internet but i know it is not as easy as the way i showed. But be careful if you do download one as many are only trials andd will only give u 3 minutes or so

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