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How to Convert MP3 to iTunes

Sofia Albert updated on Mar 15, 2023 | Home > Video Converter Tips

As we all know that the songs brought from iTunes and downloaded from Apple Music are in AAC format, an audio format that provides better sound quality and take up as much or less storage than MP3 files. Since iTunes-supported audio format comes as AAC, many people want to convert MP3 files downloaded from websites or other resources to AAC if they want to play music on their iPhones or iPads.

And in this guide, we will explain how to do it easily and quickly. 

Method 1. How to Convert MP3 to iTunes Using QuickTime

QuickTime is a standard program that comes preinstalled on Apple devices. This is since QuickTime is well-known as a video editor and the default video player for Apple devices. Converting is among its editing features. Given that it can convert between most common media formats, including audio and video, majorly MP3, M4A, AAC, MP4, MOV, and M4V, QuickTime performs admirably as an audio converter. It can easily convert an MP3 file to iTunes.

Step 1. Open "QuickTime" first, then drag and drop the "MP3 File" you want to convert to the player. Or you can also click on "File" and select the "Open File" option to import your wanted MP3 file. 

Step 2. Then, click on the "File" menu, click "Export," and then select "iTunes..."

Step 3. After that, the exporting progress will start, and you can go to iTunes to play your MP3 file.

Convert MP3 to iTunes using QuickTime

Method 2. How to Convert MP3 to iTunes Using EaseUS Video Converter

Another advanced option for MP3 to AAC conversion should be using the EaseUS Video Converter, a must-have video converter for Windows and macOS. You can use it to convert 500+ video or audio formats. The task for MP3 to AAC conversion is a piece of cake for this program. With this program installed on your computer, you're able to do quick conversions between two audio files or between an audio file and a video file. No quality loss will happen. And if you have a lot of files to convert, you can batch convert them to your desired format. 

Here are the specifics on how to convert MP3 files for iTunes.

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Step 1. Download this converter on your computer and launch it. Go to the "Audio Converter," and you can import the audio you want to convert by clicking on the "Choose Files" button.

audio conversion

Step 2. Click on the "Settings" icon, and you will see a "More Options" window. There is a format list on the window, and you need to select AAC as the output format.

select aac format

Step 3. Customize the save path. Then, click on the "Convert" button to process the audio you imported. There is also a "Convert All" button for batch conversion.

convert audio to aac

Step 4. The converted AAC audio file can be found in the "Finished" tab, and you can preview it with a built-in player.

save converted aac audio

Method 3. How to Convert MP3 to AAC Using Audio Converters Online

Finding a reliable online MP3 to iTunes converter is crucial if you want to convert MP3 to iTunes for free online. And CloudConverter is one of the most popular options on the internet. It is simple to use and supports more than 200 formats, covering audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, and more. According to its developer, no quality loss will happen during the conversion process. 

But one thing should be noted if the audio or video file you wish to convert exceeds the storage limit set for the free version, you would buy a package to convert large files. 

To convert MP3 to iTunes for free online, follow the simple steps below.

Step 1. Open the CloudConvert page on your web browser.

Step 2. Click "Select File" and import the MP3 file you wish to convert.

Step 3. Select the format you wish to convert to.

Step 4. To begin the free online conversion of MP3 to iTunes, click the "convert button."

Convert MP3 to iTunes with CloudConvert

Bonus Tip. How to Convert Apple Music to MP3

When you download songs from Apple Music, you will receive a file with the .m4p extension name. And by default, AAC is the encoding format of the M4P file. So, the problem can be described as "how to convert AAC to MP3." This is very easy and can be quickly done with any of the methods mentioned above. 

In conclusion

While there are various methods you may use to convert your MP3 files to iTunes, many of them are ineffective and take longer than intended to complete the operation. Of these methods, using the EaseUS Video Converter is the most straightforward approach to do the conversion. 

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