Is there an easy way to Convert an entire iTunes library to MP3 format then delete old version? I know you can do it manually, but then you have to go check every other song and delete it, is there a fast and easy way?
We apple fans all know that the songs we purchased from the iTunes Store aren't MP3s, which is often incompatible with some other common used MP3 Player, such as Sony MP3 Player, Panasonic MP3 Player, etc.
Nowadays, not all iTunes music are protected by FairPlay, Apple's implementation of DRM, iTunes has released some DRM-free music, marketed as iTunes Plus music which can be burned to CD as many times as you need, synced to any AAC-enabled device (such as iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV), and played on any Mac, Windows computers or media players you own. While both AAC and MP3 are digital audio files, AAC is a slightly newer format designed to provide better quality sound from files that are an equal size too, or smaller than, MP3s. Since music from iTunes comes as AAC, many people believe it is an Apple format. It's not. AAC is a generally available standard format. So if we want to play AACs on our MP3 players, we need to convert the iTunes songs to the MP3 format.
There is a tool built into iTunes, which could help you convert songs from the iTunes Store format to MP3 in just a few steps.
Step 1: In iTunes, find the AAC song or songs you want to convert to MP3 and click on them. You can highlight one song at a time, groups of song or albums (select the first song, hold the Shift key, and select the last song), or even discontiguous songs (hold down the Command key on a Mac or Control on a PC and then click the songs).
Step 2: When the songs you want to convert are highlighted, click the File menu in iTunes
Step 3: Click on Create New Version
Step 4: Click Create MP3 Version. This converts the iTunes songs to MP3 files for use on other kinds of MP3 players (they'll still work on Apple devices, too). The new MP3 file appears next to the AAC version in iTunes.
Creating an MP3 version of music with iTunes 11 is not a challenge task indeed. However, on the contrary, removing DRM from iTunes music and Apple music and convert Apple music to MP3 requires more skills. Before 2009, Apple sold music through the iTunes Store use the .m4p extension. From 2009, iTunes Plus came and all iTunes Plus tracks are unencrypted while using .m4a extension accordingly. Actually, Apple has removed DRM from iTunes music, the iTunes M4P music now is free, what you have purchased during that time are still protected by DRM. So iTunes music file is called "protected AAC" with the file extension of ".m4p". We failed to enjoy with the iTunes music at any place we want. What's worse, with the advent of Apple Music in year 2015, M4P come back. All music you downloaded from Apple Music are DRM encrypted M4P.
That why we need DRM Removal Software. The iTunes Converter to MP3 software, or iTunes Music converter could help us remove DRM from these iTunes music and Apple music files, and convert DRM-ed iTunes music to DRM free MP3 format for freely enjoying. If you are using Apple Music subscription service, or meeting the same trouble being restricted to enjoy your offline Apple Music songs freely, you have to strip DRM from M4P first. And iTunes Converter to MP3 Software is what you need.
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