How to Play Apple Music on VLC

Posted by Adam Gorden on Sep 16, 2019 3:05 PM
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VLC Media Player is always the best. It is free, flexible, and customizable. VLC is the default media player for many people because of its great compatibility with different operating systems and different types of video and audio formats. For those who are VLC lovers, wouldn’t it be great to listen to Apple Music on VLC media player?

However, Apple Music has no API open for VLC or any other media players to play the songs. The DRM protection on Apple Music even restricts you from doing that. So, you'll need TunesKit DRM Audio Converter to free the songs. TunesKit is a multi-purpose audio converter. It converts DRM audios such as Apple Music song, Audible audiobooks and iTunes audiobooks to non-DRM formats. Also, it is an audio converter for common audio formats. In the next section, you will get to know how to play Apple Music on VLC.

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  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
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  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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How to Stream Apple Music to VLC Media Player

Step 1 Add Apple Music to the Converter

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First, download TunesKit DRM Audio Converter from the above link and please remember to authorized your computer to stream Apple Music songs. Then launch TunesKit and from the main interface, you will see three icons on the central top of the main screen. Here's what they for:

1) This Music Note button is for importing DRM audios to the Converter.

2) This one is to add non-DRM audios to the Converter.

3) This is the "Converted History". When the conversion is done your converted files will be placed under this catalog.

Most of the Apple Music songs are DRM-ed, so you should click the Music Note button to import them to the converter. Or directly drag files from the Apple Music media folder to the TunesKit.

Step 2 Set Output Format and Output Path

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When you finish the step 1, open the "Format" panel to select an output format for your audio files. TunesKit allows you to convert DRM audios to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC. We recommend MP3 but you can make your choice depends on what you need. Right next to the "Format" is the Output Path option. Click on to select a file destination for you converted songs.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to DRM-free Format

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Once you are done with all the settings and editing, you can take up the conversion by pressing the "Convert" button. Wait for a few minutes until the conversion finishes, then you can locate the DRM-free audio files in the folder you've selected. If you don't remember which folder you choose, you can go to the Converted History and use to find them.

The Final Thoughts

Now, you can import the converted songs to the VLC Media Player and enjoy the playback at your will. Once you have the converted audios, you not only can listen to them on VLC, but also in your car, on your speaker or anywhere else. Just give TunesKit DRM Audio Converter a try and it will satisfy your need.

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