Streaming music services are so popular nowadays that we can't really live without them. Among the providers, Spotify and Apple Music are the top 2 best audio streaming sites. Although Apple Music still doesn't have as big total user base as Spotify, it has been increasing in a fastest speed. For example, the active users in USA has just surpassed Spotify recently. The reason for this is because of its high sound quality and exclusive songs from Tylor Swift and the beat1 radio etc. Anyone who are interested in the Music can sign up a 3 month free subscription to try l it out. After that, if you want to continue the service to access the music library with more than 40 millions of songs online, you just need to pay $9.99 monthly fee.
However, one drawback of Apple Music is that it is encrypted with FairPlay DRM protection which prevents you from getting the most out of it. There are some users who miss the good old days when they can download songs to transfer and play on any devices such as car stereo, portable CD players, MP3 gadgets. In this case, we will review the top 5 best Apple Music Converters of 2018 which can help you get rid of DRM protection and convert Apple M4P to MP3 format. Please just read on.
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When it comes to converting Apple Music, the most important part is the output quality. By adopting an exclusive and stand-alone virtual sound card, DRmare iTunes Audio Converter for Maccan perfectly capture the Apple Music sound data from your iTunes library and save them to MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC, AAC formats without quality loss. The ID 3 tags and all kinds of meta data such as title, artist, artist, album cover, year will be kept intact. Besides, it has the extra features to convert iTunes podcasts/audiobooks, Audible books. Before converting, you can also preview and adjust the audio pitch, volume, speed, archive the output files and split the files into chapters. This makes it extremely convenient to navigate to different parts of the large audiobooks.
1. Lossless output audio quality.
2. Supports to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks, iTunes podcasts besides Apple Music.
3. 30X converting speed on any Windows and Mac10.8~10.12 systems.
1. The speed maybe highly affected if you are using 10.13 system, but generally it should run at much faster than 1X speed.
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If you want a professional Apple Music ripper special for Apple M4P songs, then TunesKit Apple Music Converter will be one of your best choices. It combines the latest audio decryption technology of 2018 which can remove DRM from Apple Music files and encode them to multiple kinds of new audio formats. Similar to DRmare Audio Converter, the output quality will be retained 100%. In addition, the converting speed could reach up to 30X faster speed for most systems. After converting Apple music to MP3, you will be able to transfer them to any mobile devices, game consoles, MP3 players for playback. The negative part is that it doesn't have features for converting other songs.
1. Keep the original quality for all of your Apple Music songs.
2. Up to 30X Converting speed.
1. It only supports Apple Music M4P files, other files such as iTunes audiobooks, podcasts won't be supported.
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NoteBurner is a well-known DRM removal solution provider. Previously it uses virtual burning tool to help to remove DRM from digital media files and convert them to common video and audio files and burn DVDs and CDs. But as time go on, NoteBurner has gave up this technology but change to use a background recording technology. In the latest NoteBurner Apple Music to CD Converter, it supports to accelerate the playback speed of the Apple Music, iTunes protected songs, Audible audiobooks from the player and record them automatically. As a result, the recording speed could reach up to 10X faster. However, it actually don't have the feature to burn Apple Music to CD. In order to do that, you have to import the converted files to iTunes and burn them to CD manually.
1. Support to record multiple kinds of files such as Apple Music M4P, audiobooks M4B, AA, AAX and other common audio files.
2. Up to 10X faster speed on all kinds of Windows and Mac systems.
1. The interface is outdated and not so user-friendly.
2. The output quality maybe reduced more or less.
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It is also called iMusic. If you are looking for a best free Apple Music recorder, then it is for you. iSkysoft iMusic comes with a large music library by default, you can easily listen to and download music from over 3000 websites such as iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, SoundCloud, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Pandora and much more. After converting and downloading, you can transfer music between iTunes, Android phones, iPod, iPhone and iPad without any hassles. The shortcoming is that it takes real time to record songs and some system noises may be added to the exported songs randomly.
1. Support all kinds of streaming music websites in theory.
2. Transfer converted videos files to multiple devices.
3. It is totally free.
1. Takes real time to convert all music files.
2. The output sound quality is not satisfactory.
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This is another best iTunes DRM audio converter which supports to convert Apple M4P files to MP3 files and extract audio from music videos. And you can customize the audio parameters like channel, codec, sample rate, bit rate and edit the meta data and so on. Similar to NoteBurner software, it speeds up the music playback from iTunes and record the songs in an up to 16X faster speed. Unfortunately the sound quality will be reduced unavoidably. In addition, the user interface is too complicated, you can't preview the songs during editing.
1. Support both Apple Music songs and videos and other media files.
2. 16X converting speed.
1. User interface is complicated, you can't preview the tracks for easier editing.
2. The output quality is not good enough considering that it is a paid software.
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That is it. All the top 5 Apple Music converters mentioned above can help you convert Apple Music songs to MP3 files. Thanks to the hard-work of the engineers, now you have so many choices to enhance your listening experience. If you'd prefer a free tool, iSkysoft iMusic can help you get the job done without costing a dime. If you only want to convert Apple songs losslessly, then you can also pick up the professional TunesKit Apple Music Ripper. If you want to convert both music and audiobooks yet keep 100% original quality, then you should definitely choose DRmare Audio Converter.
|DRmare Audio Converter||TunesKit Apple Music Converter||NoteBurner Apple Music to CD Converter||iSkysoft iMusic||Easy M4P Converter|
|Supported platforms||Windows/Mac||Windows/Mac||Windows/Mac||Windows only||Windows/Mac|
|Export formats||M4A, M4B, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC||M4A, M4B, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC||MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV||MP3 or MP4||MP3, FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, M4A, M4R, MKA|
|Supports M4P/M4B/AA/AAX||yes||M4P only||yes||yes||yes|
|Support ossless quality||yes||yes||no||no||no|
|Speed||30X for Windows and 10X for Mac||30X||10X||1X||16X|
|Trial version limitation||1/3 of each song||1/3 of each song||3 minutes||3 minutes||3 minutes|
What do you think about these tools? Of course, there are a lot of similar audio DRM removal tools such as Sidify, TuneFab, Ondesoft which we didn't list here. If you have any other better programs you want to recommend, please simply let's know on the comment section below.