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Convert MP3 to AAC Online for Free
Click Add Your Media and upload your MP3 file.
Make sure that the output format is set to AAC.
Step 1. Download and install the Movavi converter
How to use a file converter? First, download the version of the software for Microsoft Windows or Macintosh, launch it, and proceed following the on-screen instructions. When the app is installed to your computer, it will run automatically.
Step 2. Add your MP3 files
Locate the MP3 files you want to convert and drag-and-drop them into the program’s window. The application can convert big batches of files – there’s no limit to how many files you can transfer at once.
Step 3. Select AAC as the output format
In the Formats menu, select the file type you want to turn your media into and choose the target format for the files. Also, you can change the conversion settings: choose a different bitrate, resolution (including HD, Ultra HD, and even 4K), codec, etc. Pay attention to the SuperSpeed label: it indicates that the conversion will be performed with a very high speed and without losing quality.
Step 4. Convert MP3 to AAC
To specify the output folder, click the Save to button. Hit the Convert button to launch the process. When the converting is done, the new media files will be saved to the chosen folder.
Now you know how to change the file format using the Movavi converter. WIth this tool, you can also reduce the file size, cut out clips from videos, crop pictures, and create animations from your favorite movies. Get the free trial version and test it out!
What is MP3?
MPEG-1 Audio Layer III
Specialists from Fraunhofer Society
The MP3 format was created in 1991, and its specification was published in 1993 as a part of the MPEG-1 standard. Originally, MP3 was made as a proprietary format, but now it is free to use by anyone. MP3 matured into the most widespread audio format in the world. It is probably not possible to find a program that can’t open and play MP3s. But technologies are always developing, and many broadcasting companies now prefer other file types with better compression and less sound quality reduction.
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III) is a format for the lossy compression of sound. The quality and size of MP3 files are defined by their bitrate. So, if you’re wondering how to compress your audio files while keeping the quality, consider converting them to MP3 with a bitrate of 192 kbit/s or higher. Then you probably won’t be able to hear any difference in the playback.
Almost any multimedia program
What is AAC?
Advanced Audio Coding
Fraunhofer, Dolby, Sony, and others
AAC, which stands for Advanced Audio Coding, is a widely used format for audio compression and the most common audio format for Apple devices. The AAC file type was created as a substitute for MP3. Generally, AAC provides better sound quality than MP3 at similar bitrates. Many devices, including Apple and Android, support AAC. But if you want to play your audio collection on another device without iTunes, your best option is to change the format of your files to MP3, which is still used almost everywhere. Check the list below if you’re not sure how to open AAC audio files and which programs support playback of these files.
.aac, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .mp4, .3gp
Files with the AAC specifications enable temporal noise shaping, non-uniform sampling, and bitstream reformatting for 16 stereo, 16 mono, 16 low-frequency channels, and 16 annotation channels in a single bitstream. In 1999, the AAC format was included in the MPEG-4 Part 3 format, after which AAC added support for audio object types and permanent noise replacement technology. AAC is currently described in the ISO / IEC 14496-3 standard.
iTunes, KMPlayer, RealPlayer, VLC, and others