iTunes is a great platform for listening to music. But due to DRM restrictions, you can only stream your music on Apple clients. This becomes a nuisance when you want to transfer the song to a USB drive and listen to them on any other music platform. In this article, we will be tackling this situation by reviewing the Tuneskit DRM Audio Converter for Windows.
Tuneskit Audio Converter for Windows is a music converter software that lets you remove DRM protection from iTunes music and converts the audio file to a format which can be played on any media players. The software is available for Windows as well as Mac. I will be reviewing the Windows version, but the procedure will be the same for Mac. The software is priced at $39.95 and you can purchase it from here. But before purchasing the software, you can try out the trial version of the software which lets you record the first 1/3 content of the music file. Trying out the trial version will give you the assurance that the software is indeed legit. Let’s take a look at the software.
If you are checking out this article, then I am assuming that you already have iTunes installed on your computer and have added/downloaded the music files in your library or playlist. This is the main user interface of the software. As soon as you launch the software, iTunes will launch automatically in the background as well.
Adding media files
There are three ways through which you can add your music files. Let’s go through each of them. The centre space is the area where you can drag and drop your downloaded media files. This will add the song automatically into the conversion list.
The second method to add media files is to click on the first icon on the top which is the Load iTunes library. This loads up your iTunes library. All of your iTunes music files will be available here for you to choose. You can choose one of the options on the left to sort your music files. Each playlist, podcast, downloaded files etc are sorted into a different section for ease of use. The software also allows you to search for the name of the song. Simply click on the music that you want to convert and click on Add.
The third and the final method to add media files is to click on the Add Files icon which is the second icon from the top. This opens up the Browse menu. You can use this to locate downloaded iTunes media files from your computer and add them to the list.
Once you have added the media files, they will be shown in an alphabetical list. On the list, you can view the title and artist of the song, the runtime, and the format the file will be converted into, which is mp3 for the image shown below.
Editing the Media Files
Before converting the music file, you can choose to edit the audio file. Clicking on the Edit icon on the right will open the edit menu. For songs, you can do minor tag edits like changing the song name, album and artist name, genre etc.
But the Edit option becomes more useful when you want to convert a Podcast or an Audiobook. A single podcast can last for an hour or two sometimes. While editing a podcast, you get access to the Split feature which lets you split the podcast into segments. So you can split an audiobook or a podcast into multiple segments of minutes or hours depending on your choice.
You also get access to the Effects feature which is the magic wand icon on the right. The Effects feature lets you do three things. You can increase or decrease the volume of a podcast or an audiobook. You can also increase or decrease the speed of the audio file. The same can be done for the Pitch of the media file. This is a great feature as sometimes, the speaker is speaking too softly or too slow, so you can tweak the audio file from here. Now that we have finished editing the file, let’s convert the files.
Converting the Media Files
Converting the selected media files is quite simple. On the bottom left, you can see the Format option. Besides that, you can see the file format. Clicking on it will open a new window. Here you can choose to convert the media files into 6 different formats which are MP3, MP4, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and M4B. Below that, you can change the Codec, Channel, Sample Rate, and Bit Rate. You can change the channel from Mono to Stereo. Sample Rate lets you change the sample rate of the audio file from 8000Hz to 48000Hz. You can change the Bit Rate from 16kbps to 320kbps. Editing these options will either increase or decrease the file size and will also determine the sound quality of the audio file depending on the changes you make. If you are not sure what to do, just keep everything to Auto and you are good to go.
The final step is to choose the Output destination. This is where you will select the save location for the converted files. Click on Open and select a directory. Once that is done, click on Convert. The conversion process will start and you can view the progress as well. The converted files can be viewed by either going to the directory path or you can just click on the Converted icon which is the third icon on the top. The converted files can be played from the application itself which is helpful. Now that the DRM protected files are converted into a playable format, transfer them to your music streaming devices and have fun.
The Tuneskit DRM Audio Converter is an amazing app that removes DRM protection from iTunes media files so you can listen to your audio on any device or player without needing access to an Apple device. The software is quite easy to use and at an affordable price of $39.95, this software is a must buy and I highly recommend it.