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Tutorial - How to Convert AAC to MP3 on Mac?

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Introduction

What is AAC

AAC - Stands for Advanced Audio Coding. It's a type of digital audio file and has been promoted as the successor of mp3. Like MP3s, the quality of an AAC file is measured based on its bit rate, rendered as kbps. All of the music sold in the iTunes Music Store uses AAC, for playback on desktop or iPod. AAC is a standardized, lossy compression and encoding scheme for digital audio.

Why Convert AAC to MP3

Even though AAC is supposed to be an improved and developed audio format in comparison with MP3, it should be admitted that AAC files aren't still as widely supported as MP3 files, which makes them less convenient for media player owners. It happens quite often mainly because MP3 audio format is supposed to be the most popular encoding format and it is still widespread.

How to Convert AAC to MP3

In the case one of your players doesn't support AAC, you have to convert AAC format to MP3 with the help of Free Audio Converter for Mac. With this free audio converter, everyone will enjoy the benefit of AAC to MP3 conversion and it can be a handy utility for your daily use.

Step 1. Input Audio

After launching Free Audio Converter for Mac, click "Open" and in the activated window choose the audio file in AAC format for conversion, then click "Open".

Input Audio

Step 2. Choose Output Format

After that, a series of video profiles will be listed in the dropdown menu of "Please choose a profile", choose "MP3" as the output format. To quickly find the format needed, just input the format in the box of "Search profile".

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Start Conversion

Click "Convert" to start audio conversion. To find the converted audio after the process, just click "Open" and the output audio is in the source folder with the name of "xxx_1.mp3".

In "Trim" tab, you can trim the audio file to get what you want. If needed, in "Audio Filter" tab you are allowed to specify the value of volume and echo.

Start Conversion

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