If you download songs from iTunes store you will see that they are in protected format. You can save them in your iPod but you cannot play them on anything else. If you want to play these songs on any other player or play station, you cannot play them without converting it to MP3. MP3 is an open format, which you can play on almost anything. So it means that if you have a protected iTunes file you have to convert it to MP3 in order to enjoy on any device of your choice. It helps you to play your favorite music file anywhere on any player beyond the boundaries of protected files.
In previous days we were used to convert all media files to MP3 format through iTunes. Different versions have different methods of iTunes conversion and it also depends on the operating system. It was really simple to do with iTunes. You have to see the pull down menu which shows MP3 encoder. After that you need to right click on the track you want to convert and click on ‘convert to MP3’. It’s all you have to do during music file conversion process.
However, now iTunes has changed the policy and now you can convert only unprotected formats to the MP3 format. For instance, .wav or .wma can be converted to Mp3, while format like AAC or MP4 cannot be converted to MP3. You have to adopt some other ways to convert these files to MP3. You can burn the desired music files to a CD. You have to open this CD in iTunes and right click on your desired music files, now use convert selection function of iTunes. Instead of using iTunes you can use any software of your choice, which has burn and rip function. Usually, other software’s are faster and simple as compared to iTunes.
There are different methods to convert iTunes to MP3 one is safe and other is risky. As far as safe method is concerned you have to burn the music to the CD or any other disk. You can also use a music program for file conversion but it will be time taking.
If you have decided to choose a conversion program, it can result in corrupting your music files. This is the simplest option for converting iTune files to the MP3 files. This is not only simple but it’s fast too. The second option for you is burn your songs to any kind of disk and then again you have to rip these songs into MP3. You can use burning software of your choice. There are many popular software which can help you with the burning process. You have to get a blank CD and then burn the songs from iTune to the standard CD format. Once you are done with the songs of your choice, now you have to convert these songs to an open format. Rip the music you saved in CD into the MP3 format.
Today you can find a variety of such softwares available in the market in order to make this conversion process easier for you. They are legal and you can easily convert encrypted iTunes songs to your desired format. If you want to convert a large number of songs, you should go for these types of softwares which don’t need the burning to CD. However, in some cases you may have to compromise on song quality. Programs like Note Burner or sound taxi are a fastest option, which can convert Virtual CD-RW drive, it will burn your tracks and then they will be ripped automatically. It is far faster than the ‘burn and rip method’ which we typically use. You can convert songs in batches, and this feature makes it even faster. You can choose method of your choice but as a result you will be able to hear your purchased song on any kind of music player. Yes, it demands some effort but results are really good.
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