How to Stream Apple Music to Audacious

Posted by Adam Gorden on July 24, 2019 4:34 PM
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Audacious is a free and open-source audio player forked by Beep Media Player. It was initially released in 2005 and the latest version was released in 2018. As the default player in Lubuntu and Ubuntu Studio, Audacious is primarily designed to use on Linux, but it is also compatible with Windows.

Users like it for its low resource use and high audio quality. Audacious supports a wide range of audio formats. However, it is not able to play Apple Music songs because of the DRM protection. To play Apple Music on Audacious, you'll need to get rid of DRM on Apple Music songs and convert them to a common audio format. At this moment, TunesKit DRM Audio Converter will be the most effective and most efficient solution you can have.

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How to Stream Apple Music to Audacious

Following passages will show you how to import Apple Music songs to Audacious Player.

Step 1 Add Apple Music to TunesKit DRM Audio Converter

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First, download and install TunesKit DRM Audio Converter from the above link. Make sure the Apple Music songs you want to convert are playable on your PC. Launch the converter and then add the songs to the main interface. There are two "Add" buttons, to convert Apple Music you should go for the "Music Note" icon on the top of the window. The another "Add" button is for importing non-DRM audio files.

Step 2Customize Audio Output Settings

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After the songs successfully loaded to the converter, click the "Format" panel at the left bottom of the surface and choose an output format from the pop-up window. We suggest you select MP3 as it is the most common audio format. Click "OK" to confirm the setting.

Step 3Convert Apple Music songs to MP3

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Next, simply hit on "Convert" and wait for a few seconds. When the converting process is done, the converted songs will be saved to your local folder. You can open the "Converted" catalog and locate their destination.

Step 4Import Apple Music to Audacious

Install and launch Audacious Player (here we take the latest version 3.10.1 as an example). There are two interfaces for you to choose, GTK interface and Winamp classic interface. If you are using GTK interface, you should go "File"> "Add Files". Then you can select the folder you placed the converted songs to import the songs. Or you can use the shortcut key "Shift+Ctrl+O" to add files to Audacious.

The Final Thought

Audacious is so lightweight and well-designed. It has two interface options so if you are Winamp fans that shall be nice. Now you can enjoy the playback on Audacious. I am sure you won't forget the equally useful software TunesKit DRM Audio Converter!

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