How to Convert AAC to MP3 on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)
This article introduces two easy and inexpensive ways to help you convert AAC to MP3 Mac. One is to convert an audio form AAC to MP3 via Apple iTunes, the other is to extract MP3 audio from AAC files by using a powerful AAC to MP3 converter for Mac. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages. Now, I’ll describe the two methods in detail, including the detailed steps and pros-and-cons.
Cons: Free and easy.
Pros: cause audio loss.
AAC MP3 format are both compressed audio formats, so it’s easy to loss sound during AAC to MP4 conversion, according to Apple.
Step 1: Launch iTunes, go to iTunes >Preferences” from the menu bar, and hit the General” tab in the following pop-up windows.
Step 2: In the General Preferences window, you can click Import Settings, and then go to the Import Using option to MP3 Encoder”. At last, press OK.
Step 3: Highlight the AAC song and go to Advanced > Create MP3 Version”. The new MP3 file will appear in your music library.
Cons: Paid (but not expensive, just $39.00) and easy.
Pros: Reduce audio loss to the minimum extent.
- Reduce audio loss to the minimum extent.
- More editing functions, such as cutting off the unwanted file clips, merging small clips into a big one etc.
Step 1: After running this app, you can go to File”>”Add Media Files” to browse your computer hard disk to select your wanted AAC files and load them.
Step 2: Click the format type at the bottom of this program's pane, and set MP3 as the output format.
Step 3: Hit Convert in the bottom-right side of this AAC to MP3 converter for Mac’s interface to convert AAC to MP3 Mac.
What’s more about this Mac AAC to MP3 converter
This Mac AAC to MP3 converter is designed to convert between a variety of video formats and convert video to audio easily, so you can use it to easily extract audio from video in almost any format to MP3 for portable devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod or other MP3 players. What’s more, the AAC to MP3 converter for Mac allows you to edit your files, such as cropping videos, adding cool video effects, exactly trimming the video to the length you want etc.