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iTunes Won't Play MP3 Files? Convert MP3 to iTunes Format!

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Updated on Apr 11, 2024

Although MP3 is one of the iTunes-supported file types, you may still can't play some MP3 files due to unexpected issues. In this article, we will discuss the possible reasons for this error and offer corresponding solutions.

Tips. This powerful MP3 to iTunes converter can help you convert MP3 to iTunes to fix the MP3 iTunes problem:

You may be surprised to find that you can’t play some MP3 audio files in iTunes. Can iTunes play MP3? The answer is YES. In some cases, you can update iTunes to the latest version to resolve that iTunes won't import MP3. Nevertheless, if the problem still exists, you might as well follow the following part to figure it out.  

Why Does iTunes Not Play MP3?

1. iTunes version is out of date. Update iTunes to the latest version to play the MP3 file.

2. The MP3 file is corrupt. For example, you download an MP3 song from the internet yet end the download process halfway. The downloaded file may be corrupt. Play it using QuickTime and other media players to check whether the file is intact. If it fails to play in any of the audio players you tried, you should use a repair tool to repair the MP3 file.

3. If the MP3 file plays well in QuickTime, another assertion is that it may due to unsupported ID3 tags. ID3 tags is used for storing information such as title, artist, album, track number, and so forth. When iTunes fails to read the information of the MP3 file, it can’t play the audio correctly. The direct solution to fix the problem is using an ID3 tag editor to rewrite the information.

How to Convert MP3 to iTunes Using QuickTime?

QuickTime is a standard program that comes preinstalled on Apple devices. It can convert between various media formats, including MP3, AAC, MP4, MOV, and M4V. Here is how to convert MP3 to iTunes in QuickTime:

Step 1. Launch the QuickTime app on your computer.

Step 2. Drag and drop the "MP3 File" you want to convert into the software. You can also click "File" and select the "Open File" option to import the MP3 file.

Step 3. Then, go to the "File" menu, click "Export", and select "iTunes..."

Step 4. After that, the exporting progress will start, and you can go to iTunes to play your MP3 file.

How to Convert MP3 to iTunes in the Best Way?

Causes of iTunes MP3 not playing are varied. If you still can’t play MP3 or need a quick and straightforward solution, you can convert MP3 to iTunes supported audio file format. Therefore, an audio converter tool is necessary. I’d like to recommend WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro for you. It can easily convert MP3 to AAC, M4A, lossless AIFF, WAV, etc. Besides, the software can repair slightly damaged files like repairing MP4. With the help of this MP3 to iTunes converter, you can convert any undefined MP3 file to be supported by iTunes for smooth playback. Now, free download the MP3 converter to iTunes and let’s jump into the specific steps.

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The Quick and Easy Solution to Play MP3 in iTunes

Add MP3 Files into the Software

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Step 1. Add MP3 files

Open WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Select Converter and click "Add Files" to import the MP3 files you can’t play in iTunes. You can also directly drag and drop the files into the software.

Choose AAC under the Audio Tab

Step 2. Convert MP3 to iTunes  

Tap the Output Format button on the right and choose an iTunes-supported format. Since MP3 is a compressed audio format, converting MP3 to lossy AAC is a good option. Just go to the "Audio" tab and choose "AAC".

Tips. Moreover, you can click the Parameter settings button to change audio bitrate, channels, volume, etc.

Click on Run to Start the Conversion

Step 3. Start conversion

Click the bottom inverted triangle button choose an output path. Finally, press "Run" to start the conversion process. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro fully supports hardware acceleration and can increase up to 50X faster conversion speed.

In Summary

Typically, the ubiquitous MP3 file is supported by almost all platforms including iTunes. Yet if you happen to encounter an incompatible MP3 file with iTunes, update and reinstall iTunes or encoding the MP3 file are the most effective method. Now free download WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to convert MP3 to iTunes with ease.

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