With the advent of modern technology being made easily available, we have become somewhat dependable on various mechanisms to make our daily lives easier and breezier, thus allowing us for more time to indulge in other leisurely pleasures.
Music especially is a very big part of our lives. Back in the day, people used to walk around in ‘walkmans’, humming to their favorite tunes, and in time, the Walkman was replaced with the ‘discman’. Now, we can listen to music through devices such as iPods, cell phones, and MP3 players.
Convert iTunes to MP3
Convert iTunes to MP3 is not hard as it looks; most files bought from iTunes stores are DRM protected, meaning that the tunes can only be accessed via specific devices and computers.
The DRM protected files are not allowed to be utilized on any indiscriminate computer or portable media players. To get past this hurdle, media files can be converted into more regular digital audio encoding format known as MP3.
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The methods employed to convert iTunes to MP3 format rely on the fact whether the media files are protected by DRM or otherwise. To convert media files into the MP3 format which are not DRM protected, all that needs to be done is to launch iTunes from the Start Menu programs.
Choose Edit-Preferences-Advanced-Importing and alter the ‘Import Using’ to MP3 Encoder and proceed to save the settings. Make way to the library and right-click on a music track and select the option which is marked as ‘Convert Selection to MP3’.
Should the track be unprotected, it can be converted to the MP3 format. If DRM is at work, a pop up will appear informing the user that the track is not allowed to be formatted to MP3 and other configurations.
If the media files are indeed protected, there is always a way to counter this. The first step is to burn the selected tracks to a compact disc and make absolutely certain the tracks are burned on audio CDs and not the data version. Utilize the iTunes to enter the audio CD and affix the media files to the library. Right-click the media file and select ‘Convert Selection to MP3’.
If the media files which need to be converted are hefty, there is always the choice of utilizing a CD Emulator, a device meant to replicate a real CD burner to prevent CD-R discs manifold.
iTunes to Windows Media Player
iTunes can also be converted to Windows Media Player with minimum hassle. As always, iTunes purchases are always DRM protected, which comes either in AAC or M4P formats.
This simply means that there is no music access allowed on MP3/ MP4 and related non-Apple mobile apparatus. Media files also are not permitted to be directly transferred to Windows Media Player as well.
When this happens, the wise alternative to convert iTunes to Windows Media Player is to burn. The favorite tracks on an audio CD and then introduce the CD once again into the computer hard drive where the DRM will be eliminated, and the tracks which are now DRM free can be accessed in MP3 or WMA formats. The media files can then be allotted to Windows Media Player.
If a large purchase is made from iTunes stores, the option is to use TuneClone M4P Converters which functions as a Virtual CD-ROM drive on the PC and allows the removal of any DRM interruptions without any CD wastage. The music ID3 tags data will also be protected.