[Troubleshooting] How to Set Apple Music as PowerPoint Background Music?

Posted by Adam Gorden on Apr 29, 2019 7:24 PM
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A euphonious PowerPoint background music is something that can certainly improve and lit up your presentation, which is frequently used in our study and work life to demonstrate your research outcome or present your business strategy. So how come you still stick with those tedious built-in audio tracks in PowerPoint. To attract your audiences, you need something more impressing. How about a Taylor's song to warm up before the presentation? For that you can only find it in Apple Music. If you are an Apple Music user, I bet you would love to add your favorite track to the PowerPoint while DRM restriction on Apple music discourage you from doing that.

Why Apple Music Cannot be Played in PowerPoint?

Music downloaded from iTunes and Apple Music are out encrypted M4P or M4A format. This DRM-ed format audio files can not be played in PowerPoint for two reasons: First, they have DRM protection. Second, both M4P and M4A are not the formats supported by PowerPoint.

Let's see what kind of formats of sound track can be used in PowerPoint:

MP3, WAV, WMA (Windows Media Audio), AU (UX Audio), MIDI and AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format).

Reasons have been discussed and now it's solution's turn.

How to Add Apple Music to PowerPoint

Now that you know we have to strip DRM at first and then convert M4P or M4A format to the format PowerPoint allows to use. As the flagship among all DRM audio converters, TunesKit DRM Audio Converter can help you achieve these two processes in one time.

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Next section will be a guide on how to add Apple music to PowerPoint and set them as background music.

Part 1 - How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 or WAV

Step 1Import Apple Music to TunesKit DRM audio converter

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Before everything starts, please make sure that the sound track can be well-played in iTunes. First you should install and launch TunesKit. Then use the first "Add" icon button on the top of the window to import the sound tracks to the TunesKit surface. Wait until the files are successfully uploaded, which won't take too much time.

Step 2Pick the Output Format and Adjust Audio Settings

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After the first step finished, click the "Format" panel on the left bottom to choose MP3 or WAV format. In addition, in this panel you also get to adjust the codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate of the output audio. When you are done with the settings, press "OK" to confirm the changes.

Step 3Edit the Audio Track If Need to

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From the above picture you can see there are two icons at the end of each column of the audio track. The first one is "Effect" icon and the one next to it is the "Edit" icon. Click "Effect", you can adjust volume, speed, and pitch of the files. Click "Edit", you can split the audio into segments to keep your background music short.

Step 4Remove DRM and Convert Audio files to MP3 or WAV

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When you are all set, click the "Open" button to choose a right folder for your output files. Last thing to do is to hit on the "Convert" button to run the program. After the conversion is finished, you can locate the files in the folder you choose.

Part 2 - How to Add Music to PowerPoint Presentation

Step 1Insert Converted Songs to PowerPoint

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Open your PowerPoint, Find the "INSERT" tab on the top of the surface. Then click "Audio" on the right hand to open the drop-down list and select "Audio on My PC". The File Explorer will pop up, you can select to add the converted songs to the PowerPoint.

Step 2Set the Inserted Song as Background Music

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After the audio is inserted, click the Audio icon on the slide. And once again on the top of the surface, find the "AUDIO TOOLS" tab and click on "PLAYBACK" to select "Play in Background".

Now, you have a good lead in for your presentation and I am sure that's absolutely a great start.

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