Some people find it very strange that iPod is an MP3 player but the songs which you purchase from iTune Store are not compatible with MP3. iTune songs are encoded by using the AAC format. Interestingly, AAC files work with all Apple products but you cannot play them on every MP3 player. If you want to listen to these songs, you have to convert them to MP3 format.
Before April 2009, the iTunes tracks you bought were in AAC format, which were DRM protected. DRM which stands for Digital Rights Management was developed by the entertainment authorities in order to control the content duplication and distribution issues. However, DRM restricts the freedom of users, as they cannot do many things with their music. For instance burning a CD or just creating a backup copy, and converting them to other audio format is not an easy task at all.
There are many programs available in the market, which you can use for conversion purpose. If you follow the below instructions you can convert iTune songs to the MP3.
1- First of all, set your conversion setting to MP3.
2- The next step is the song selection. Select that specific song which you want to convert from AAC format to MP3.
3- After highlighting the songs, click the “Advanced” option, in iTunes.
4- Now, select the “Create MP3 version”. This will convert your AAC song to the MP3 files and now you can play these songs to all kinds of MP3 players.
By following these few steps, you will be able to play your purchases songs on any MP3 player. So stop worrying about this issue and convert your favorite iTunes to MP3 so you can enjoy them anywhere, anytime with no problem at all.