MP2 audio format is commonly used for audio and digital television broadcasting, but is not easily compatible with Mac and Windows-based computers or handheld devices that can be synchronized with them. Converting MP2, also known as Musicam, to MP3 format ensures complete compatibility while also allowing for smaller file sizes. The conversion process that works the same on Mac/Windows-based computers includes the use of the free iTunes software and the purchase of the Quicktime Pro Player program.
Download and install the Quicktime Player software for Mac or Windows. Download and update the iTunes version of Mac or Windows. Restart the Windows-based machine after all installations have been completed.
Run on iTunes. Go to “iTunes,” “Preferences” and pick the “General” tab in the window that appears. Click the “Import Settings” button in the center of the window to open another window. Click on the “MP3 Encoder” button in the drop down menu next to the “Import Using” button in the new window. Click “Higher Quality” in the drop down menu under “MP3 Encoder.” Close the window by pressing “OK” Close the “Preferences” window by pressing the “OK” button. Quit with iTunes.
Run the Quicktime Player software now. Go to “Quicktime,” “Registration” to open a browser. Return to the Quicktime website and buy the Quicktime Pro serial number. Enter the serial number in the open column of the Quicktime Player window. Close the window by pressing the “OK” button. Quit Quicktime Player, please.
Run the Quicktime Pro Player game. Go to “File,” “Open File” and navigate to the MP2 file you want to open in the browser. Highlight the MP2 file with your mouse. Click the “Save” button in the browser to close the window and upload the MP2 file to the Quicktime Pro Player.
Click “File,” “Export” and pick “Sound to AIFF” in the drop down menu next to the “Export” tab. Select “44.1 kHz 16 bit Stereo” from the drop down menu under “Sound to AIFF.” Rename the file in the open column at the top of the window. Click the “Save” button to save the file to the desktop of your device and close the browser. Quit Quicktime Pro Player after the file has been saved.
Run on iTunes. Drag the file that was saved to the desktop of the device to the middle column of the iTunes application. Wait for the file to be translated and transferred to the iTunes “Library” folder. The MP2 file has now been transformed to an MP3 file.