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  • Convert M4A audio to MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC and 1000+ audio/video formats.
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How to Convert M4A to MP3 in iTunes on Windows and Mac

Despite the MP3 format being the most ubiquitous audio file format, you will frequently run into files in the M4A format. This is because the M4A format is still used by many individuals all over the world. The reason you may not have noticed the presence of a M4A file on your device is because most media players are able to play the file and you won't see any difference between this file and the MP3 file format. However, some audio players may fail to support the M4A format and in this case, you will have to convert M4A to MP3 iTunes. Thanks to iTunes, this is not as hard as it seems and I am going to get you through it from start to finish.

How iTunes Converts M4A to MP3 with Ease

Because of the incompatibility between MP3 and M4A file, many companies have developed software to try to bridge this gap by enabling you to convert of M4A to MP3 iTunes. These converted files will act just like any MP3 and will be playable on virtually any device and any media player. One of these applications and possibly the most popular one is iTunes by Apple. Like most other Apple applications, iTunes is easy to use and never disappoints. iTunes convert M4A to MP3 easily and here are the steps necessary.

Step 1: Open import settings. Click the Preference submenu item from the Edit menu item and on the resulting preferences window, click on Import settings button. This is in the general tab of the Preferences window.

Add M4A files M4A to MP3 ease

Step 2: Adjust import settings. In the Import settings dialogue, select MP3 Encoder in the drop down against Import Using. Choose the most appropriate bitrate for you. A higher bitrate means a higher quality audio but you will be compromising on the size. A bitrate of 128kbps would be the average.

Choose M4A to MP3 bitrate

Step 3: Convert M4A to MP3. Once all the import settings are okay and you now ready use iTunes M4A to MP3 feature, add M4A to iTunes. Finally, click on the Convert submenu item from File menu item and select iTunes Create MP3 version. Now let iTunes do its magic and at the end, you will find an MP3 version of the file in the same folder as the M4A file.

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Part 2. Best iTunes Alternative to Convert M4A to MP3

You may have noticed that iTunes wasn't built to be an audio converter but rather a media manager that handles audio, video, Podcasts and even TV. On the other hand, using iTunes to convert M4A to MP3 is more complicated, why not find an easier alternative to complete the conversion? Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is a software developed by Wondershare specifically to convert between different media file types. Not only can you turn M4A to MP3 but also you can convert MP3 to M4A . To convert both MP3 to M4A iTunes and M4A to MP3 follow the steps below.

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  • Best alternative of iTunes to convert M4A to MP3 or other audio formats with simple steps.
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  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6
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Steps of how to convert M4A to MP3 with the best iTunes alternative.

Step 1 Download Wondershare iTunes M4A to MP3 Alternative.

The instructions I am going to give you were carried out on Windows but using the software on Mac would follow similar steps. First, head over to and click on Try Free button. This will download an installer version of the software. Open the downloaded file and after short while, depending on the speed of your internet connection, Wondershare UniConverter will be installed on your Mac/PC.

Step 2 Add M4A files to Wondershare iTunes M4A to MP3 Alternative.

Launch this iTunes alternative to convert M4A to MP3, and select Convert option on the homepage. Select the +Add files button to select the M4A (MPEG 4 Audio) files you want to convert. Or you can also directly drag and drop MPEG 4 Audio files to the program. If you wish to convert MP3 to M4A iTunes or any other file format then select the appropriate file format.

Add M4A files to iTunes alternative

Step 3 Select MP3 as destination format.

Click the drop-down button next to Convert all files to: option on the right pane of the window, this is where you select MP3 as a destination format. Find MP3 option under the Audio button from the formats list. If you are converting MP3 to M4A iTunes then the destination file format should be M4A.

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Step 4 Convert M4A to MP3 with Wondershare iTunes M4A to MP3 Alternative.

Lastly, click on the Convert All button to convert from M4A to MP3 file formats with iTunes alternative. The process doesn't take long but varies with the length of your media file and parameters involved e.g. audio quality.

Convert M4A to MP3 with iTunes alternative

Conclusion: To solve the problems of limited features on software like iTunes, Wondershare UniConverter comes with a tone of features with support of converting multiple media file type in an easy and intuitive process but yet much more powerful. Don't be scared about different incompatible file types like M4A anymore, by using Wondershare UniConverter to convert any media file you encounter to the file types you expect them to be in.

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