Aac --> Mp3

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamescwarren, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. jamescwarren macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2005
    Isle of Man
    Is there a simple app out there that can turn an AAC music file to an MP3? Thanks.
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    iTunes will do it. Change your import options from AAC to MP3 in Preferences, then right (ctrl) click on the songs and choose, convert to MP3.

    Bear in mind that moving from one lossy format to another lossy format will end up with worse sound quality.
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    ....to MP3?

    iTunes' MP3 encoder is fairly lackluster - I would recommend a third-party solution of some sort, preferrably one that uses the LAME encoder.

    I use iTunes' AAC encoder, so I won't be too much help on a recommendation, but TUAW did a post about this recently. They don't usually lead me astray, so I'd recommend checking out their post.

    TUAW: http://www.tuaw.com/

    Also - I second was Applespider said....if you have access to the CD, re-rip it, otherwise, try to stay away from encoding from one lossy codec to another.

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