Those in AIFF (acronym for Audio Interchange File Format) are uncompressed audio files: this means that they ensure excellent sound quality, but have a much greater weight than MP3 or other compressed audio formats.
Here is the reason why I want to explain to you today how to convert AIFF to MP3, using some free applications that allow you to process these files and reduce their weight considerably, without catastrophic distortions on sound quality.
Let me be clear: some compromise on the cleaning of the audio must necessarily be accepted, but I assure you that, thanks to the indications I am about to give you, you will succeed in the enterprise without too many regrets. Then? Ready to get started? Yup? Great! Let's ban the chatter and proceed!
Programmi Per Convertire AIFF in MP3
You are interested in understanding how to convert AIFF to MP3 acting from your computer, through gods programs dedicated to the purpose? Then I suggest you take into consideration the software that you find reported below: there are both for Windows that for MacOS e Linux, and they are all very easy to use. Try them now!
Fre: Ac (Windows / MacOS / Linux)
The first application that I recommend you use to perform the operation covered by this tutorial is called Fre: ac. It is free, open source and combines a very easy to use user interface with advanced functions that allow you to convert all major audio file formats together. It is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.
To download Fre: ac on your PC, connect to the program's website and click on the link Downloads present in the sidebar on the left, then select the link Self extracting installer: freac-x.x.xx.exe (If you're using Windows) or the Binary .dmg image: freac-x.x-alpha-xxxxxxxxx-macosx.dmg (If you are using MacOS).
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il file .exe obtained and, in the window that is shown to you on the desktop, press the buttons Yes e forward, then click on the button again Yes, quindi quello forward (four times in a row) and complete the setup by pressing the button end. Afterwards, start the program by double clicking on its collegamento which was added to the desktop.
Stai using MacOS, april il package .dmg downloaded and drag theFre icon: ac (Quella with il program logo) in the folder Applications Of computer. Then right click on it and choose the item apri from the menu that appears, in order to go around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).
Once the Fre: ac main window is displayed, drag over the AIFF songs to convert, or add them "manually" by clicking on the button with the blank sheet and the [+] symbol which is located at the top left.
It therefore indicates the folder in which to save the songs after conversion by clicking on the button Shop by Department located at the bottom right, and start the transformation of the files by pressing on arrow placed next to the green play button and selecting the voice Lame MP3 encoder Present on the menu if you press.
If you want to adjust the quality level of the MP3 files to be obtained, click on the icon wrench at the top, select the item Lick MP3 Encoder from the drop-down menu on the tab Encoders (in the window that opens) and press the button Tax. I recommend: only touch these settings if you know where you are putting your hands (in any case, know that, for the bitrate, 192kbps is the minimum threshold for obtaining good quality audio, 320kbps the ideal choice if you don't want to accept too many compromises).
iTunes (macOS / Windows)
It is practically impossible not to mention the name of iTunes when it comes to converting AIFF to MP3, considering that the former is a format developed by Apple and that the software in question, totally free, is the default player for computers of the "bitten apple", as well as the tool through which to manage iPhone, iPad and iPod. iTunes is included “standard” with macOS and is available as a free download on Windows.
To use it, if you are using a Poppy, start it by clicking on the relevant icon (Quella with the white background and the multicolored musical note) present in Launchpad. If, on the other hand, you are using Windows, you must first download the program and follow the relative setup procedure.
It was used Windows 10, then access the relevant section of the Microsoft Store and press the buttons Get e apri. Stai using Windows 8.1 or an earlier version of the Microsoft operating systeminstead, go to the Apple website, click on the button Download 64 bit (or select the link Download the app from here, if you are using 32-bit Windows) and go ahead with the installation, as I explained in detail in my guide on how to install iTunes.
Once the iTunes window appears on the screen, click on the item Pref Renze present in the menu iTunes (on macOS) or that Modification (on Windows), top left. In the additional window that opens on the screen, click on the button Import settings that you find in the card General, select MP3 encoder give menu to tendin Matters using and adjust, if you want, the audio quality of the output file using the adjacent menu (I always recommend 192kbps o 320kbps). Finally, confirm the changes made by pressing the button OK per due turn consecutive.
Now, if the AIFF songs to convert are already present in the iTunes library, you can go directly to reading the next paragraph. If not, go to the section Music of the app by selecting the latter from the drop-down menu at the top right, select the item library that you find at the top, that Tracks on the left and drag the audio files into the program window.
Now you have to select all the songs of your interest by holding down the key cmd (your macOS) or Ctrl (on Windows) and clicking on it with the mouse, then you have to press on the menu Fillet, located at the top left, and select the items Converted e Create MP3 version da quest'ultimo.
Wait, then, for the conversion procedure to be completed, then select the songs converted to MP3 and, very simply, drag them out of the iTunes window, dropping them in the position where you want to save them.
If in your iTunes library you can no longer distinguish MP3 songs from those in AIFF format, because they have the same name, I inform you that you can easily remedy this by consulting the file properties: to do this, right-click on each song, select the voice Track information from the context menu and go to the tab Fillet of the new window displayed: you will be able to get the information you need from there.
MediaHuman Audio Converter (Windows/macOS)
In the unfortunate event that you encounter problems in converting AIFF to MP3 with the resources I have already reported to you, you can contact MediaHuman Audio Converter: another very powerful and easy-to-use free converter that can "digest" all major audio file formats. It is available for both Windows and macOS.
To download MediaHuman Audio Converter on your computer, connect to its official website and click on the button with the operating system logo you are using, at the bottom left.
Download completed if you are employing Windows, april il file .exe obtained and click the button Yes, in the window that is shown to you on the screen. After doing this, select the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and complete the setup by pressing the buttons forward (four consecutive times), Install e end.
Su MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'program icon (Quella with il logo on MediaHuman Audio Converter) in the folder Applications Mac. Next, right-click on it and select the entry apri from the menu that is shown to you, so as to start the application, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).
Now that, regardless of the operating system used, you see the MediaHuman Audio Converter window on the screen, drag and drop your AIFF files on it, or select them "manually" by pressing the button [+] located at the top. After doing this, click on the button for the choice of output format which is at the top and, in the further window that opens, select the option MP3 from the drop-down menu located on the left. If you want, with the drop-down menu on the right you can also adjust the quality of the output files (eg. 320 kbps, 256 kbps etc.).
To conclude, first click on Close, then on the icon two arrows which is at the top right and wait for the conversion to complete. By default, the files will be saved in the folder Music. If you want, you can change this behavior by clicking on the button with the wrench placed at the top, going to the tab output of the window that opens by pressing the button [...] present in corrispondenza della sezione Output folder and choosing the folder you prefer.
How to Convert AIFF to MP3 Online
You don't want or can't download new programs to your computer and would like to know if there are tools for convertire AIFF in MP3 online, directly from the browser? The answer is affirmative: try immediately the resources you find listed below.
The first among the online services useful for converting AIFF to MP3 that I want to suggest you to try is Online Convert: it is an Internet site that offers its users numerous tools to convert many different types of files, including audio files. It's free, requires no registration, and it's pretty intuitive too.
To use Online Convert, connect to the site page dedicated to MP3 conversion and drag to green rectangle at the top, the AIFF file you want to convert. Alternatively, you can select the song "manually" by pressing the button Choose file, or you can take it from the Internet, from your account Google Drive, from that dropbox or by providing theURLby clicking on the appropriate links.
Then, if you think fit, use the drop-down menu Change audio bitrate to adjust the quality of the output file, from the menus next to the items Change sampling rate e Change audio channels to make other changes to the output file and other items below to cut the song and normalize its audio. Then click the button Convert file, to start the conversion.
At the end of the procedure, the download of the converted audio file will start automatically. If this does not happen, you can force it by clicking on the button Download, which in the meantime should have appeared on the screen.
Another resource that I suggest you try, to convert AIFF files to MP3 from the browser, is Media.io. It is free and allows you to intervene on all the main audio formats on the square. It is very easy to use and also has a very well designed user interface.
To use it, go to its main page and drag over the AIFF files you want to convert. Alternatively, select the files "manually" by clicking on the button [+].
Then, click on the drop-down menu that you find next to the item to, under the file name, select the tab Audio in the box that opens and choose the option MP3. If you previously uploaded multiple files, you can set the format for all of them at the same time MP3 selecting it from the menu next to the item Convert all files to.
Finally, click on the button Convert located at the bottom and waits for the conversion to complete. After doing this, you can locally download the MP3 songs obtained by clicking on the button Download below.
App to Convert AIFF to MP3
And what about the smartphone and tablet side? There are app thanks to which convert AIFF to MP3 without having to go through the PC? Yes, of course! To find out which ones, both regarding Android and iOS, continue reading.
Media Converter (Android)
Stai using a smartphone or tablet Android, I highly recommend that you consider using Media converter, a free and very simple to use app that allows you to convert video and audio files to and from virtually any format. It also allows you to set the bitrate, sampling and other parameters, all at no cost.
To download it on your device, access the relevant section of the Play Store and press the button Install. Then start the app by pressing the button apri appeared on the screen, or by selecting the relevant icon (Quella with il dell'app logo) which has just been added to the drawer (the Android screen where all the apps are grouped).
Now that you see the main screen of Media Converter, select the AIFF file on your device that you want to convert, using the file manager available on the screen, tap the button Converto to mp3 and wait for the conversion procedure to start and complete. By default, the final file is saved in the same location as the original file.
If before starting the conversion it is your intention to customize the parameters of the output file, tap the button Expert mode, select mp3 give menu to tendin Output Profile and makes all the necessary customizations as regards duration, quality, etc., using the various options available. Finally, click on the button Convert.
The Audio Converter (iOS)
Stai using a device iOS, you can convert AIFF song to MP3 with the app The Audio Converter: it is an application at no cost and very easy to use that allows you to convert all the most popular audio file formats.
Note that the songs are processed on the company's servers but, once the conversion is complete, they are instantly removed. Another thing to take into account is the fact that the app is free, but that to intervene on files weighing more than 5 MB you must unlock its Premium version, through in-app purchases (at a cost of 5,49 euros a tantum).
Having said that, to download the application on your device, visit the relevant section on the App Store, press the button Ottieni / Installa and authorize the download by Face ID, touch ID o password Apple ID. Then click on the button apri appeared on the screen or select the relative icon (Quella with il logo) that has just been added to the home screen, to start the app.
At this point, select the location where the song in AIFF format you want to convert is located (from another app, from the URL, from the iTunes library, from the computer or from the File app), by pressing on corresponding button, and select the fillet.
Finally, select the option MP3 Audio (.mp3) give menu to tendin A e fai tap sul pulsating Converted which is located at the bottom. At the end of the conversion procedure, choose the location in which to save the MP3 file obtained by pressing the button Open in. Alternatively, click on the button Share to share it via WhatsApp, Messenger etc.