If you want to remove DRM protection from the songs you’ve downloaded from Apple Music, a tool known as Apple Music Converter will be of great utility to you. DRM or Digital Rights Mangement is the use of appropriate technology to restrict the playback of purchased music. So, in this case, DRM-protected songs would only work on devices you’ve signed in with your Apple ID, that too on Apple software like iTunes and Apple Music app.
Short Bytes: If you download movies from iTunes or use Apple Music service, you might knowing that the content is DRM-protected when used in offline mode. Apple Music Converter can make it DRM-free in seconds.
The songs you download from Apple Music are stored in M4P (MPEG 4 Protected) format on your device. These songs don’t play on other device and even media player software on the same device. By using Apple Music Converter, you can convert such songs to regular MP3 format, as well as remove protection from the songs.
The installation process for Apple Music Converter is a breeze. After downloading the software, I was able to install it in a matter of one or two clicks. It will ask you to enter the license key post the installation process. You can enter the key or continue with the trial version.
How to use Apple Music Converter?
In order to convert songs using Apple Music Converter, you must have iTunes installed on your machine. Once you open the tool, it will automatically scan and display available songs from your iTunes library.
The interface of Apple Music Converter isn’t confusing at all. On the left-hand side, it displays all the different iTunes playlists. Next to the Playlist section is the Info section, which displays the song’s information. The contents of a playlist (song list) are displayed in the center.
In the Output settings, you can choose the audio output format. Depending on the output format you’ve selected, Apple Music Converter has pre-defined Low, Medium, and High profiles. You can also select the location where you want to store the songs after conversion.
To start the conversion process, just tick all the songs and click the Convert on the top left corner of the screen. It will take a few seconds to minutes – depending on the number of songs – to convert the songs to your desired format.
After the conversion process completes, you can go to the output folder. From there, you can copy the songs wherever you want and play them on any device.
Other than songs, Apple Music Converter also supports protected music videos, movies, and seasons downloaded from iTunes store. Also, it can convert iTunes audio books which are protected using M4B format. If you have imported audio books from audible.com, the Apple Music Converter is at your service. Moreover, it can extract audio from iTunes video content and create an audio file. So, it will be handy in the situations when you want the background music for some movie or TV show.
Apple Music Convert supports every audio format that works in the iTunes software and provides various audio output formats including MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, and MKA. Also, there is an interesting custom name feature present in the Options. You can use it to name the output file the way you like. For instance, if you want the name of the song to appear before the name of the artist, you can do so by using ‘Set custom format for output file name’ feature.
Also, there is an interesting custom name feature present in the Options. You can use it to name the output file the way you like. For instance, if you want the name of the song to appear before the name of the artist, you can do so by using ‘Set custom format for output file name’ feature.
You can use this tool even if you don’t have any DRM-protected content in your iTunes playlist, just as a regular audio converter tool on your machine. This comes handy when you have purchased music from iTunes Store (which is DRM-free) or some other source.
One bad point, as I mentioned earlier, about Apple Music Converter is that it only works when iTunes is installed on your computer. You don’t have the option to add files directly. So, if you don’t have music files in your iTunes library, then you’re out of luck with the conversion.
Download Apple Music Converter
This tool is available for macOS (till 10.12) and Windows (till 10) operating systems. From the links below, you can purchase and download Apple Music Converter:
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Apple Music Converter. The author and Fossbytes bear no responsibility if Apple Music Converter (in any form) is used to perform any illegal activity. The use of this software mentioned in this article is only for the purpose of demonstration.
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