[100% Working] How to Convert AIF to MP3 Files Online and Offline

Developed by Apple in 1988, AIF files (Audio Interchange File Format files) are strong audio data. This kind of audio file is uncompressed with high sound quality and large storage space occupying. That is very different from some common audio files like MP3 or WMA. To make AIF smaller, some AIF to MP3 converters online or offline come to help. This post shares several excellent AIF to MP3 converters for desktop and browsers to help you finish converting at home. Detailed steps of each will be shown as well.

AIF to MP3

Part 1. How to Convert AIF to MP3 in Batches on Desktop

Usually, changing AIF to MP3 may include more than one file. So, in the first part, we will introduce the converter that can conduct AIF to MP3 batch conversion. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate is your all-in-one solution to handle video and audio conversions in batches of any format. For AIF to MP3 on PC/Mac, you can add more than one AIF file to the converting list. With the enhanced engine, the super-fast concerting speed will finish your multiple AIF to MP3 conversions very soon. Meanwhile, Video Converter Ultimate will minimize quality loss during conversion. Or, you can adjust the quality during output settings so that you can still enjoy the superb sound quality of AIF in MP3 format.

As for your converted audio file, Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate allows you to edit the audio file by adjusting the audio volume and selecting the audio track. At the same time, the audio-cutting function is comprehensive with splitting, fading in/out, customizing start/end time, merging several audio segments, etc.

Here is the step-by-step guide for turning AIF to MP3 by Video Converter Ultimate.

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Step 1.
Download the AIF to MP3 Converter on your computer. Launch it and click Add Files at the center of the interface. Select the AIF files that you want to convert.
Video Converter Ultimate Add Files
Step 2.
After adding files, click Output Format at the bottom left corner. To choose MP3 format, click the Audio section from the pop-up menu.
Video Converter Ultimate Select MP3
Step 3.
Here, you can select output quality of Low, Medium, and High. Moreover, you can click the Custom Profile to customize sample rate and bitrate.
Video Converter Ultimate Custom Profile
Step 4.
Click Save to under Output Format to find a destination of your result files. When all settings are done, click Convert All at the bottom right corner to launch the AIF to MP3 batch conversion. Then, you can enjoy high-quality MP3 listening soon.
Video Converter Ultimate Convert All

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate supports more than 1000 video/audio formats export. So you can smoothly use it to convert audio files like WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, etc. to MP3.

Part 2. How to Change AIF to MP3 Using VLC

As a free, open-source media player, VLC Media Player can do audio conversions like AIF to MP3 too. It can also minimize the file size and make it easy to store and share.

Step 1.
Launch VLC and click Media at the top function bar. Choose Conver/Save from the scroll-down menu.
VLC Select Media Convert
Step 2.
From the pop-up window, click Add to select your AIF files. Then, click the Convert/Save button for MP3 settings.
VLC Add Files to Convert
Step 3.
With a new pop-up window, click the inverted triangle from Profile section to choose MP3 output.
VLC Select MP3 Profile
Step 4.
Then, click Browse to find a destination for your result file. Finally, click Start to turn on the converting process.
VLC Click Browse and Start

However, VLC is in essence a multimedia player, so the operation of its file conversion is a bit complicated. Especially for beginners, they may not know where to start from the interface. What’s more, VLC doesn’t support batch conversion.

Part 3. Turn AIF to MP3 with iTunes

We often use iTunes for our Apple device data management. Furthermore, iTunes can also work as a great audio converter for uncompressed files like AIF to compressed files like MP3 or WMA.

Step 1.
Download iTunes from Apple website or Microsoft store. Run iTunes on your desktop.
Step 2.
Select Edit from the upper bar and choose Preferences from the scroll-down menu.
iTunes Select Edit to Choose Preferences
Step 3.
From the General Preferences window, click Import Settings. Then, you can set MP3 Encoder and customize output quality based on the Import Settings window.
iTunes Select Import Setting MP3 and Quality
Step 4.
Back to the upper bar and click File. Select Convert and keep on choosing Create MP3 Version. Soon, your AIF to MP3 will be made.
iTunes Start AIF to MP3 Convert

But if you want to use iTunes to turn AIF to MP3, you should be careful with some problems. For example, you can’t use iTunes during AIF to MP3 conversion. Also, your original file and converted file will be mixed.

Part 4. Transfer AIF to MP3 Online

Besides the AIF to MP3 converters you can use, some online converters with AIF to MP3 services you can try too. Various websites like CloudConvert, FreeConvert, Convertio, Converter App, etc., can all turn AIF into MP3 professionally.

Take CloudConvert as an example. We will show you the detailed steps of its AIF to MP3 conversion.

Step 1.
Go to CloudConvert’s official website. Click Select File in a red rectangle to add your AIF file.
CloudConvert Select File
Step 2.
In the new screen, click the options behind Convert to. Choose MP3 as output format.
Step 3.
Click the red Convert at the bottom right. Then, you can finish your AIF to MP3 changing online.
CloudConvert Convert to MP3

Most online AIF to MP3 converters like CloudConvert, are convenient to follow, but they usually only have basic output settings of audio trimming, volume up/down control, and changing audio bitrate/sample rate. The formats they support are limited too.

Part 5. FAQs about Converting AIF to MP3

How do I convert an AIFF to MP3 using Windows Media Player?

Turn on the Windows Media Player and insert your AIFF audio CD. Choose Rip settings and find Format on the pop-up menu. Select MP3 from the menu. Meanwhile, you can customize the output quality from Audio Quality options. At last, click Rip CD on the top.

Is AIFF better than MP3?

The answer varies. MP3 format has quality loss but they are easy and convenient to save and share. AIFF is uncompressed with high sound quality, which costs more storage space and requires certain player.

How can I convert AIF to MP3 with HandBrake?

No, you can’t convert AIF to MP3 with HandBrake, for HandBrake doesn’t support audio-only conversion.


In this article, we listed 3 converters and several websites for you to conduct AIF to MP3 conversion. For each of them, we presented detailed steps. VLC and iTunes can help you change AIF to MP3, but their operations may be complicated. Online websites can also turn AIF into MP3; however, it can’t ensure the output quality. Therefore, the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate we recommended really wipes all the above problems. Try it for free by downloading it to your computer.

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