Convert iTunes & Apple Music Files on Mac using TunesKit Audio Converter

We all know Apple’s filesystem is a closed one, but more so, with the new music and video streaming apps obviously, because they would want to protect their content even if you’ve purchased the tracks. I’m not promoting the piracy here but at times, we need those iTunes and Apple Music files converted into popular file formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, etc. You may need to do this for playing these files on other devices such as your laptop or Android phone. The need does arise sometimes, correct?

There’s good news for you. Now you can convert Apple Music files into different file formats using TunesKit Apple Music Converter. This gives you the freedom to use those protected audio files & make them playable on your Android phone, Windows laptop or tablets. The software is easy to use & is loaded with great useful features.

Clean & easy to use interface

Clean & easy to use interface

The user interface for the TunesKit converter is dead straight-forward to the point. Interestingly, it does show you the album cover too, makes sense to better identify the songs in the conversion queue.

Edit audio files before converting them

You can also modify these audio files before you decide to convert them. You may want to clip the audio files to use just the selected duration of the music track, increase volume levels, change the speed or change the codec to use, you can do that here. Sometimes, you may need these tracks in smaller filesizes & you can do that too.

Modify ID3 tags

ID3 tags are like a wall on the streets, sometimes people use any random info to put into these tags & many times – it’s not relevant or useful. If you have a kind of OCD for a clean and organized music library (like I do)  then you will love this. You can modify all aspects of the ID3 tags with the TunesKit audio converter, including the cover image.

Supported audio formats

  • You can input these formats: Apple Music, iTunes M4B, M4A, iTunes M4P, Audible AA, AAX
  • Output formats supported are: MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC

You can convert hundreds of songs at a time into these popular formats of your liking. This is one of the cheapest (price-wise) audio converter available in the market. It also gives us lifetime updates and support – which is limited to just one year with other software.

The important thing to note is, you must have those files playable in the iTunes already before you decide to convert them. If the file isn’t playing in iTunes, it probably won’t convert as desired.

How to use it TunesKit audio converter

How to use it TunesKit audio converter

  • It’s pretty simple. Just download the Apple Music Converter for Mac and install it. The user interface is pretty much the same Mac and Windows.
  • Click on the “+” button to add music files into the queue – that’s for the standard file formats conversion.
  • If you want to convert protected file formats such as iTunes M4P, Audible AA, AAX audiobooks, Apple Music songs then you should click the “music note” icon.
  • After you import the files, you’ll be presented with the various output file formats selection panel & settings for each of them.
  • Define your choices for bitrate, speed, codec or lossless quality.
  • Every file row shows the magic wand icon, you can choose that to adjust volume levels or use the edit icon to modify the ID3 tags or split the long audio files into multiple parts.
  • Once set, click convert and sit back. Relax while your files are converted. Simple isn’t it.

You can start with the trial version of the TunesKit audio converter that allows converting to few minutes of the content, and if you’re satisfied you should use this full version of the TunesKit audio converter for unlimited access.

There’s a probability that you may see Gatekeeper error for “unidentified developer” on OSX Mountain Lion or Mavericks. To fix that error, you will need to do as follows: Go to the System preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Allow applications downloaded from > and choose “Anywhere”

If you’re having trouble with loading files from iTunes then, first close the TunesKit and then go to iTunes > Preferences > Advanced > and check the option that says “share iTunes library XML with other applications”. Reopen the TunesKit to try again. If that doesn’t work, you can simply drag files from iTunes and drop them into TunesKit.

After you start the free Apple Music subscription or continue beyond the trial period and if you decide to not continue with the service, your playlist becomes unusable because of the DRM protection. The TunesKit converter is different from the other iTunes DRM remover because it lets you remove DRM from rented and purchased iTunes content 20x faster than others.

So, wait no more, get this Apple Music converter and use the existing downloaded playlist to convert into the usable audio files even after you decide to discontinue the subscription.


  1. Nice post! I use DRmare iTunes Music Converter Mac to help me. This program can convert music from iTunes Music, Apple Music, etc. with high quality. And it is easy to use.


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