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Knack! Ways to Convert Protected AAC Audio Files to MP3

By Iris Holmes

April 08, 2018

People may encounter some questions like the following:

"My sweetheart loves the AAC audio in my iTunes Store and asks me to send it to her, but her cellphone is not using the iTunes Stores, how can I meet her needs?"

"There are plenty of audio files in my iTunes Store which I want to play it on another cellphone, but it has been protected, what should I do?"


People in currently are perhaps puzzled by such kinds of above questions and eager to finger out in the ways which can solve the boresome question. In the meantime, there is a key point which deserves to be mentioned.The audios' format of iTunes Store is the protected AAC audio files format. This implies that all you need to do is remove the DRM protection from the AAC audio files. Hence, here is the knack that you can convert the protected AAC audio files to MP3.

However, before learning about this knack, you'd better get some common knowledge about protected AAC audio files.


Part 1. What is the protected AAC audio file?

The protected AAC audio file is the music file format, the common and default encoding music format in iTunes Store under Digital Right Management, which developed by Apple Inc. in April 2009. All the protected AAC audio files are merely permitted to play in iTunes in order to protect the copyright of the Songs.

Part 2. How to convert protected AAC audio files to MP3?

In order to convert the protected AAC audio files with high quality and fast speed of conversion, I recommend a perfect program to you, that is TuneFab Apple Music Converter. You may have a question that can it indeed convert the protected AAC audio files to MP3?

Certainly, it can convert ALL the Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs and AA/AAX audiobooks to plain MP3, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, etc. So get ready for being exciting to use such awesome tools? OK, let's go ahead.

Step 1. Free download TuneFab program and installed it on your computer

After installed TuneFab Apple Music Converter, launched it and it would activate the iTunes application in the meantime. You will see the whole iTunes Library recognized by this program, which gets rid of repeated operations of loading the song on this tool.

Select M4P Files

Step 2. Choose the song which is protected AAC audio files and select your output settings.

You can choose the output format and profile of your own. Here are some formats you can choose, that is MP3, M4A, AC3, AU, AC3, FLAC, AIFF or MKA.

Choose MP3 As Output Format

Step 3. Click the top left corner button Convert to do the tasks

After choosing the format, you can get ready to convert the song and waiting for the process completed. After that, you can find the converted files on output folder.

Start to Convert Your Music

Oops! Do you want to make your song conversion speed faster? Never mind, click the top left corner button files, and then click the Options button and get the conversion speed you prefer to.

Choose Your Conversion Speed

Video Tutorial: How to Convert Protected AAC to MP3

OK, now you can get your MP3 and you can send it to your girlfriend or listen to it to another smartphone. Amazing, isn't it? With such powerful program, you can get over the problem of convert Protected AAC Audio Files to MP3. Let's start free trials and enjoy your music right at your fingertips.

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