If you are an iTunes user, you may have noticed that the music files you purchased through the iTunes store are not in the MP3 format. Instead, they are in the M4A format, which can be inconvenient if you want to transfer the files onto your MP3 player. However, the good news is that it is possible to convert M4A files into MP3 files using iTunes.
To convert M4A files into MP3 files using iTunes, you need to change the import settings to use the MP3 encoder. To do this, go into the preferences in iTunes, select the Generals tab, and then click on “Import Settings…”. In the Import Settings window, change the import setting to use the MP3 encoder, and select the quality of the files.
Once you have changed the import settings, you can select the M4A files you want to convert into MP3 files. To do this, select the files you want to convert and go to the “Files” menu in the menubar. Click on “Convert”, and then select “Create MP3 version”. iTunes will now convert the selected files into MP3 files.
After the conversion is complete, you will see that the MP3 files exist alongside the M4A files in iTunes. If you have trouble finding the MP3 files on your hard drive, you can use the “show in Finder” option to locate them. Once you have located the MP3 files, you can transfer them onto your MP3 player.
In summary, converting M4A files into MP3 files using iTunes is a simple process that can be completed in a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily download music onto your MP3 player from iTunes.