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How to Listen to Apple Music on VLC Media Player

By Tony Moton

April 19, 2018

Apple Music is a music streaming service and you are allowed to have access to 30 million plus songs from Apple Music library as long as you have a valid Apple Music Subscription. But you only can play Apple's media files on authorized Apple devices because these media files are protected by DRM, which means that Apple Music users are prohibited from streaming the downloaded music song to non-Apple media players.


VLC Media player, commonly known as VCL, is a multimedia player, which can play videos and audios on many operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, IOS, and Android. You can choose VLC to play video or music files of many formats, like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, WMV, MP3, AAC, FLAC etc.


If you want to play Apple Music files on VLC, you need to ask some DRM removal tools for help. Here we provide you with TuneFab Apple Music Converter, a user-friendly tool helping you to crack DRM. It stands out for its reliable function of converting Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs as well as AA/AAX audiobooks with lossless quality to plain MP3, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, etc., which is supported by VLC. In addition, ID3 information will still remain for your further organization. Next, we will explain to you how to create a Media Library in VLC Player to get you music file organized.


Following are detailed tutorial for you to convert Apple Music as well as to add music to VLC.


CONTENTS


Part 1. Tutorial for Converting Apple Music



Step 1. Install Tunefab Apple Music Converter

Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter and run it. Two versions are available: free trial version &full version. With the free one, you are only allowed to convert the first 3 minutes of every song.There is no time length limitation with a full version.

It is worth your attention that you should install the latest iTunes version and your subscription must haven't been expired before any conversion.

Main Interface


Step 2. Refresh the iTunes Library

Normally, the program will automatically load the iTunes music for you. You can preview and check them on the "Playlist" section. If there is nothing, click on "Refresh" to update the iTunes library.

Refresh Playlist


Step 3. Select Apple Music Tracks

Click on the relevant Playlists category on the left bar to select the songs you want to convert. You can also search the song directly by entering the song's name in the search bar.

Select Apple Music Tracks


Step 4. Adjust Output Settings

Go to the "Output Setting" section, and then select the output format from the drag- down list. 8 usual formats are provided: MP3, M4A, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, and MKA. Profile settings will be adjusted systematically based on your chosen format. Also you can customize your music file in terms of codec, bit rate, sample rate, and channel. You can set an output path for the converted songs or the songs will go directly to the default folder.

Adjust Output Settings


You can adjust the conversion speed by clicking on "Option" button to open "Preference" window. There is speed line with a tag provided for you. Drag it to adjust conversion speed. Meanwhile, you can rename your converted music file.

Adjust Speed


Step 5. Convert M4P Music to MP3/MA4/FLAC

Now you click the "Convert" button to allow the program to do its job and the time it spends on converting depends on the size and the number of the file. Just be patient. By the way, the program supports batch conversion.

Converting


Part 2. Import the Music to VLC or Creating a Media Library in VLC Player

Since you have already converted the music files to the format supported by VLC, you are free to add the music files to VLC.


Step 1. Launch VlC

Run VLC on your computer if you have installed it on your computer, then hit button" View". From the drag-down list, you choose "Playlist", then you can see a interface like below.

Clicking View Button


Step 2. Add File or Folder to Media Library

Hit "Media Library" button and click on the right key of the mouse on the right blank area, a menu will show up for you to choose. Select "Add File" or "Add Folder" to go to the location where you keep the music files, and select the file(s) you want to add to the media library.

Media Library


Step 3. Play the Music

Now all the hard work is done, the last thing is easy. You can finally enjoy the music by a single click on the "Play" button.

Start Playing


Above is all the necessary steps to import Apple Music to your VLC player. Do you find it is easy to understand and operate? Now why not give TuneFab Apple Music Converter a try.


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