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Ultimate Guide: 3 Ways to Convert M4A Songs to MP3

By Vicky Lewis

May 17, 2018

Although M4A format is widely used nowadays, some MP3 players may not support it. As a result, some people may want to convert the M4A songs into MP3 format for playing the songs on more MP3 players. Don't know any methods to convert? Take it easy! In this tutorial, I am going to provide you with 3 ways to convert the M4A songs into MP3 format. Just keep on reading and pick one from them.


CONTENTS


Part 1. Convert M4A Songs to MP3 with iTunes

iTunes would be the first choice if you want to convert M4A songs to MP3 format.


Step 1. Open iTunes, and import your M4A songs to iTunes Library.

Step 2. Click on the song you want to convert from the music list, then tap on File > Convert > Create MP3 Version.

Create MP3 Version in iTunes

Then the song would be converted into MP3 format automatically, and you would get a copy of the song in MP3 format in the same music list.

Converting iTunes Music into MP3 Format

Note: If you FAIL to find Create MP3 Version in Convert, try the following steps to make it appear.

Step 1. Go to Edit > Preferences.

Go to Preferences in iTunes

Step 2. Then you would see the General Settings. Click on Import Settings.

Import Settings in General

Step 3. Choose MP3 Encoder from the list, then click on OK.

Select MP3 Encoder

Now go to File > Convert, and you can find Create MP3 Version. Just begin to convert your M4A songs to MP3 format.


Part 2. Convert M4A Songs to MP3 with TuneFab Apple Music Converter

For using a third-party program to convert M4A songs to MP3 format, I would highly recommend TuneFab Apple Music Converter.


TuneFab Apple Music Converter is an easy-to-use and powerful program for audio files format conversion. It could not only convert the DRM-free audio files but can also deal with DRM-ed files easily. The conversion speed of TuneFab Apple Music Converter can reach 16X faster. Besides, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is available on both Windows and Mac, and the free trial version is also provided.


Guidance:

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Import M4A Songs to iTunes and Select Music in TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Firstly, you need to import your M4A songs to iTunes Library. Since TuneFab Apple Music Converter could connect to your iTunes and detect the iTunes Library, you are able to select M4A songs in TuneFab Apple Music Converter directly. Go to Playlists > Music, then select the music from the preview list.

Select Apple Music Songs

Step 3. Output Settings

Under the music selection box, you can easily find the Output Settings area. You are able to select the output format, output folder here. Choose MP3 as your output format.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

Step 4. Click on "Convert"

The last step to do is to click on "Convert" to start converting M4A songs to MP3. Wait for few minutes for the conversion finished, and you would get the MP3 songs.

Convert Apple Music to MP3


Part 3. Convert M4A Songs to MP3 with Convertio Online Converter

If you want to get rid of downloading programs to occupy the storage of your devices, you could use Convertio, an online converter to convert M4A songs to MP3 format.

Convertio Freeware

Convertio is totally free for files conversion, and it doesn't need to download any program or plugin. Just go to the website of Convertio, you can select to convert the M4A songs to MP3. The operation steps can be very easy, too. You just need to drag the M4A songs stored on your computer and drop it to the page, it could be converted to MP3 format automatically.


The three ways for converting M4A songs to MP3 format above can all be easily grasped. Select the one that is most convenient for you and try it now. With these 3 methods, you would enjoy the M4A songs in MP3 format more widely.


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