itunes protected AAC audio files?

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  1. mojosixty macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Does anyone know how to change the itunes purchased songs from the AAC audio files to MP3? I only wanted to use a song as a ring tone but my phone only plays MP3s. Any ideas?
    Ive tried burning the songs to a cd and geting them off there but that only makes them AIFF files, please help!:confused:
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Change your compression settings in iTunes to MP3 instead of AAC and use iTunes to import the CD.

    Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Importing > Import Using (MP3)

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  3. mojosixty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i just checked it, its already set on MP3 encoder. hum....
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Another way is to import the AIFF to iTunes and right-click on the file to "Convert to MP3".

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  5. jruc4871 macrumors regular

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    The OP was actually talking about converting protected-AAC purchased from the iTMS to mp3.

    This is not possible through iTunes. protected AACs are DRMprotected. The only way to do this is to burn the purchased songs to a CD, then re-import to iTunes using mp3 encoder.* This of course, loses a generation of quality.

    But, if it's just for a ringtone, you wouldn't notice.

    *disclaimer - circumventing DRM is technically not the most legal thing you could do this afternoon.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Read the OP's post again...he tried burning to CD and re-ripping.
     
  7. mojosixty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the songs downloaded from itunes say they cant be converted because they are proctected files. Ive just burnt the protected songs to a cd and then once they are on a cd as a AIFF file they can be converted to MP3. got it!

    :) thanks for your help
     

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