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2 Alternative Ways to Convert iTunes Files to MP3

by Christine Smith • Jul 26,2019 • Proven solutions

iTunes, application developed by Apple.inc that allows users to download, play, organize and manage music/video files in their iTunes music library. It is not only compatible with Mac OS and Microsoft Windows but also functions well on mobile devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, some people might encounter issues of converting iTunes to MP3. To help you out, this article will outline scenes that might require you to convert iTunes playlists to MP3 with iTunes and explain how to convert iTunes song to MP3 without iTunes easily.

Part 1. Common Scenes Requiring You to Convert iTunes Playlists to MP3

What are the scenarios that prompt to convert playlist to MP3? Instances differ but here lists 7 major possible reasons that you may want to convert iTunes playlist to MP3.

  • When you want to rip the CDs in iTunes app.
  • When converting high-quality lossless files to other formats to release space.
  • When you want to listen to the music in other media players.
  • When you want to store your songs on USB flash drive so you can listen to the music while driving your car.
  • When you want to create an MP3 CD with the audio file inside the playlist.
  • When importing some uncompressed files into iTunes as compressed files to save disc space.

Part 2. Best iTunes to MP3 Converter to Extract MP3 from iTunes Without Losing Quality

Speaking of an easier and quicker way to convert iTunes library to MP3 format, you can take advantage of Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate), which gives you the ultimate freedom to convert over 1000 video or audio formats all in high-quality and at 30 times faster speed than other converters. With it, you can also transfer your iTunes media library and convert them to iOS devices, Android phones and even to external drives. Furthermore, you can burn your iTunes playlist to DVDs since it is built with a DVD burner. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to convert iTunes files to MP3 easily and quickly.

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How to Convert iTunes Songs to MP3 Without Quality Loss

Before following the simple steps below, you need to download and install Wondershare UniConverter on your PC/Mac firstly from the link above. Both Windows and Mac users can take the same steps below to convert iTunes songs to MP3.

Step 1 Load iTunes Playlist Songs

Launch Wondershare UniConverter and click on the Convert section in the top, then click on the Add Files button to choose iTunes songs you want to convert to MP3. You can also add files by clicking on the Media Browser button on the top-right corner on your Mac.

add itunes music to convert

Step 2 Select Output Format as MP3

Next, click the drop-down button beside the Convert all tasks: option to open a list of the output formats. From the lists, click on the Audio tab and choose MP3 and then select output quality.

select mp3 as output for iTunes songs

Step 3 Convert iTunes Music to MP3

After that, you can now convert all your iTunes music. Click on the Convert All button at the right-bottom of the screen. You will see the conversion progress on the screen. When the conversion completes, you can switch to the Converted tab to fetch the converted .mp3 files. And click the Add to Transfer List button to transfer the converted MP3 files to iPhone/iPad/Android easily.

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Part 3. iTunes to MP3 Converter Online Free

If you have several small iTunes files need to converted to MP3, then online free iTunes to MP3 converters will be your best choice to convert without iTunes. Online UniConverter (originally Media.io) is what we recommend here. It supports most popular video and audio formats including MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC, MP4, MOV, etc. You can convert from one to another totally free and without any download or installation. However, you can only convert DRM free iTunes files with Online UniConverter.

Step 1: Open Online UniConverter (https://www.media.io/) from your PC/Mac's browser, and click on the Drag & Drop or Hit to Add File button to select iTunes files need to convert.

Step 2: Click the Convert all files to option to select Audio > MP3 as your output format.

Step 3: Finally, click on the CONVERT button to start converting iTunes files to MP3 online free.

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Part 4. How to Convert iTunes Files to MP3 within iTunes

From the above possible scenarios, you must be eager to learn how to convert iTunes playlist to MP3. Now we have made it easier for you by providing straightforward steps below.

Step 1: Go to Applications and search for iTunes app and then double-click to open it. If you don't have it yet, you can download free and install it on your computer then open it.

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Step 2: After opening the iTunes app, click on iTunes followed by Preferences icon.

click itunes preference

Step 3: Go to General and click on Import Settings which will automatically take you to import settings window.

import settings window

Step 4: From there, click on drop-down icon beside Import Using and select MP3 Encoder, then click OK to move to the next step.

choose mp3 encoder

Step 5: Next, select the songs you want to convert to MP3. You can choose your desired tracks from albums or playlists in your iTunes library and highlight them.

convert itunes to mp3

Step 6: Click on the file menu on the iTunes and a new window will open. If you're using the older version of iTunes, click Create new version, or just Convert if it's the case with the latest version. You can double-click on the selected files and click on Create MP3 version.

create mp3 conversion

Now iTunes will begin to convert your files immediately. Once they are all converted, you will hear a notification sound.


It is appropriate to conclude that at long last, the ever-improving technology is indeed taking us to new horizons. With Wondershare UniConverter, failing to listen to music due to incompatible format is a forgone case. To experience its full freedom, comfort and fast experience, just free download it and have a try.

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