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How to Download One Direction's Songs in MP3 Format

By Tony Moton

July 10, 2018

One Direction, an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, has come to prominence around the world since they made their debut. Their awards include six Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, seven American Music Awards (including Artist of the Year in 2014 and 2015), and 28 Teen Choice Awards, among many others. But as their songs are non-free, many always listen to the song online. If you download One Direction's songs in MP3 format and store them in iPhone X/iPhone 8/7s/7s Plus/7, you can enjoy it offline anytime and anywhere. There are two ways that you can try to download One Direction songs. The former is non-free, while the latter is free. You can select one to get One Direction's song with ease.


Method 1. Pay and Download Songs by One Direction in MP3 Format

You can directly download One Direction's song from iTunes store. However, in the iTunes Store, you need to pay for most of the licensed music before downloading them. Below are steps to download the paid song by One Direction in MP3 format.

Step 1. Fire up iTunes Program in Your Computer

Download iTunes installation package from the official site. Then install and launch iTunes in your computer.

Step 2. Search One Direction's Songs in iTunes

Search One Direction or One Direction's song in iTunes Store. Then select the songs you want to download.

Step 3. Purchase One Direction's Songs

When results for One Direction or One Direction's songs are shown, you can view the price tag of each song. To pay and download the song you want, you need to sign into your Apple ID and pay for the song.

Search One Direction's Songs

Step 4. Download One Direction's Song from iTunes Store

After buying the songs successfully, you can go to the main interface of iTunes and select "Account" > "Purchased" > "All" to preview and download the songs to your local library. When the songs have been downloaded successfully, they will show up in iTunes music library.

Step 5. Export One Direction's Songs in MP3 Format

All songs purchased and downloaded from iTunes Store are in M4A format. But you can convert and export the M4A songs as MP3 files simply by setting the iTunes conversion preferences. Here is how to do the export settings:

#1. Select the "Edit" tab from the top of the main interface and choose "Preferences".

#2. In the "General Preferences" window, click on "Import Settings" > "Import Using" > "MP3 Encoder" and finally tap on "OK" button to save the settings.

Select MP3 Encoder

#3. Now select the One Direction's Song that you want to save as MP3 format and click on "File" on iTunes. Select "Convert" > "Create MP3 Version". When the conversion is done, the converted MP3 songs will appear below the original audio file.

Create MP3 Version

Method 2. Free Download One Direction's Songs in MP3 Format

To get One Direction's songs in MP3 format for free, you can directly record the audio with a recorder. TuneFab Screen Recorder is recommended.

TuneFab Screen Recorder is a smart recorder program that can record screen and audio. To simplify the recording steps, the program comes with a simple and clean interface. You can use the program with ease. The program supports recording songs from online music streaming service and saves them as MP3, WMV, M4A, AAC, and other formats. Plus, there is no need to worry about the quality of the recorded track. The output audio quality is as good as that of the original file.

Additionally, the registered version has no recording length limitation and can enjoy the free technical support and free updates.

Step 1. Select Recording Mode

Once TuneFab Screen Recorder is launched, you need to select the right recording mode. To record One Direction's songs in MP3 format, you need to select "Audio Recorder".

Recorder Mode

Step 2. Define Output Settings

You can click the "More Settings" button at the upper right corner and then the "Preferences" option to further adjust output settings. In "Preferences" section, you can define the location of output files. In "Output" section, you can select output format. To record One Direction's song in MP3 format, please select MP3 - MPEG Layer-3 Audio. After that, you need to click "OK" to confirm your option.


Step 3. Start Recording One Direction's Song

Select your favorite song by One Direction with iTunes, Spotify or other music services in your computer. Then go back to TuneFab Screen Recorder to enable system audio. If you play the song with the external device, for example, your iPhone 8/7s/7s Plus/7 and Samsung Galaxy S8, you need to enable the Microphone option. Then click the "REC" button to record the song.

Record Audio

Step 4. Stop Recording

The progress bar will show you the length and size of the recorded track. You can manually stop the recording by clicking the stop button.

Step 5. Save One Direction's Recorded Song

When recorded successfully, click the "Save" button at the right pane of the software interface.

Please note that you can only save recorded files for 3 minutes with the trial version. To record more than 3 minutes, you need to purchase the full version to save the complete recorded file. Or you can start registering if you have purchased successfully.

When the recorded track is saved successfully, you can click the "Recording history" button to find the recorded version of One Direction's song.

Finish Saving Audio

Currently, One Direction has released five albums, including Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A.M. All these albums topped charts in most major markets. Songs like "What Makes You Beautiful", "Drag Me Down", "Perfect", etc. are popular. You can record them with TuneFab Screen Recorder. In addition to record songs in MP3 format, you can also record music video so you can not only enjoy the song but also the vivid video.

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