MP3 to AAC
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MP3 Audio Format MP3 Converter
MP3 is the most common format for storing and playing digital music. It’s short for ‘MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3’, and it was developed in the early 1990s as a way of compressing audio to create smaller files that could be easily shared and stored without losing too much sound quality.
MP3 is a universal format maintained by the International Office for Standardization (ISO). MP3 tracks will play on almost any device and with most media players, including Windows Media Player and Apple Music. Digital music took off in the 1990s and 2000s, and many users used media players to ‘rip’ CDs, or download tracks from sites like Napster, turning MP3 into the most common audio format. Because MP3 uses ‘lossy’ compression that can’t be reversed, some music listeners prefer to use other formats such as FLAC, even if the file sizes are bigger.
AAC Audio Format AAC Converter
AAC is one of the most common formats for digital music, in a large part because it is the default format for Apple devices and the iTunes program, as well as some Sony and Nintendo devices. AAC is short for Advanced Audio Coding. It was developed in 1997 and is now an open standard recognised by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization.
Like MP3, the AAC file format uses lossy compression. With both formats there is some loss of audio quality to create smaller file sizes that let users to store and share music more easily. However, with both MP3 and AAC, most listeners cannot hear this loss of quality. AAC also generally produces higher quality sound than MP3. As AAC is a widely used open standard format for digital music, you can play AAC audio tracks with almost all media players, including Apple Music, Windows Media Player, VLC, and Adobe Audition.
How to convert a MP3 to a AAC file?
- 1. Choose the MP3 file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select AAC as the the format you want to convert your MP3 file to.
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Frequently asked questions
If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.
There are several ways that you can convert MP3 to AAC, including with iTunes and with free online tools like Zamzar. To convert tracks using iTunes, you will need to add the MP3 tracks to your library, change the import settings, and then convert the tracks to the new versions. However, you can convert MP3 to AAC using Zamzar without installing iTunes or other software on your device. There are just three steps – upload your MP3 files to the free tool on Zamzar’s website and select to convert them into AAC format, then download your new files.
If you are using an Apple device like an iPhone or iPod, you may prefer to convert your MP3 to AAC. You can also play AAC files with most other media players, although MP3 is the most common audio format. It’s possible to convert from MP3 to AAC using iTunes, but it’s also simple to use online file conversion tools such as Zamzar. The tool on Zamzar’s website is free for most users and you can convert multiple tracks at once. Just upload your MP3 files, click to convert them into AAC and then download the new versions.
There are a few different ways you can make an AAC audio file, depending on whether you have an iTunes account. If you don’t use iTunes, it’s simple to convert files using Zamzar or another online file conversion tool. You can convert a range of different audio formats into AAC with Zamzar, but the three-step process is the same: upload your file, click to convert it into AAC, and then download the new version. If you do have iTunes, then CD tracks will automatically import in AAC format, but you can also change the import settings to convert another track from MP3 to AAC.
In iTunes, AAC is usually the default setting when you import tracks from a CD. However, you can also change the import settings to convert MP3 tracks in your library into AAC format. Online tools like Zamzar or file conversion software are another good option, especially if you don’t have an iTunes account.
The tool on Zamzar’s website works in real time and for most users no subscription is required. Simply upload your music file to Zamzar’s online tool, select AAC format and ‘Convert Now’, before downloading the new version of the song.
On a Mac, you can use iTunes to convert MP3 tracks in your library to AAC. First, amend the import settings, then select your track and use the ‘Convert’ option to create the AAC version. You may also be able to find file conversion software in the Apple Store, but Zamzar is a free alternative. You can convert files on your Mac with Zamzar’s online conversion tool, and for most users it’s free. Simply upload one or more MP3 files to Zamzar’s website, select to convert them into AAC format, and then download your new files.