AAC refers to Advanced Audio Codec, which is an audio format widely used nowadays. There are two kinds of AAC format - DRM-protected AAC and DRM-free AAC. Talking about the DRM-ed music files, we could think of Apple/iTunes Music immediately. DRM is used to protect the digital contents from being replicated and transferred. If you want to keep these songs playable on any devices or MP3 media players, you'd better remove DRM from them and convert the files format into MP3, a common supported one.

In this post, we are going to recommend 5 converters for converting AAC format to MP3 for those who want to keep AAC songs in MP3 format.

#1. TuneFab Apple Music Converter

TuneFab Apple Music Converter Screenshot

Talking about DRM removal and format conversion, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is the first one that comes into my mind. This program is powerful for helping you to get rid of DRM encryption and make you in charge of your music, audiobooks freely. It can convert AAC songs to MP3 format with few simple steps. TuneFab Apple Music Converter would be a great choice for converting DRM-protected AAC to MP3.

TuneFab Apple Music Converter provides with free-trial version for experiencing, and it is available on both Windows and Mac system.

See also:

User Guide of TuneFab Apple Music Converter

#2. Handbrake

Freeware HandBrake

Handbrake is a freeware converter for audio, video files conversion. It is totally free for users to convert the files. HandBrake supports AAC, MP3, FLAC, AC3, or Vorbis as the import format. With HandBrake, you could easily convert the DRM-free AAC music files into MP3 format. But comparing to TuneFab Apple Music Converter, HandBrake would be less competitive since it fails to convert the DRM-ed songs into MP3.

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#3. Convertio

Online Converter Convertio

Convertio is an online converter for file conversion freely. You could select to convert audio, video, or image, etc. For audio conversion, Convertio supports MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG, WMA, M4A, AMR, AAC, AIFF, CAF, AC3, APE, DTS as import formats. So you could freely convert AAC files in to MP3 by dragging the file from your computer and drop it to the page of Convertio, and the file would be simply converted.

#4. FileZigZag

FileZigZag Freeware Online Converter

FileZigZag is similar to Convertio, which is also an online converter. The popular conversions in FileZigZag are video, audio, image, document, and archive converters. As for audio converter, the popular format conversion refers to MP3, AAC, WAV, and WMA. So using FileZigZag could also help you convert AAC format into MP3. With this online converter, you don't need to download a program to waste your storage space.

#5. Zamzar

Zamzar Online Converter

Zamzar is an AAC to MP3 online converter, which could convert AAC audio files into AC3, FLAC, M4A, M4R, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA. You just need to select the files on your computer, then choose the format as MP3, and enter the email address to receive the files. Then you could successfully convert the AAC files into MP3.


Comparing the listed 5 AAC to MP3 converters above, I would strongly recommend TuneFab Apple Music Converter since it would deal with DRM-ed AAC files professionally. Although the online converters would be very convenient to use, they would fail to convert the DRM-ed AAC files since you have to first download the songs on your computer. But TuneFab Apple Music Converter could directly detect your iTunes Library and get the DRM-ed songs. TuneFab Apple Music would be more high-efficient and quality-guaranteed.

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