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How to add Apple Music files to VLC media player

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VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a free and open-source, portable and cross-platform media player and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone, Android, Tizen, iOS. VLC is also available on digital distribution platforms such as Apple's App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.

VLC Media Player

VLC can transcode or stream audio and video into several formats depending on the operating system, including:

Yes, you can not use VLC to play videos, you can also listen to music including streaming Music service on it. Apple Music files are streaming with FairPlay DRM limited. In other words, users can't play and listen to the music you subscribed on any other media players except for iTunes and any devices which Apple Music are unavailable.

If we want to import Apple Music files to VLC media player, removing DRM and converting to VLC supported audio formats are necessary.

Simplify this process, you can ask Macsome iTunes Converter for help, which is used to remove DRM limitations from the downloaded Apple Music songs and convert them to DRM-free audio formats for VLC Media Player.

Online Tutorial of removing DRM from Apple Music and import to VLC

First of all, free download the latest version of iTunes Converter for Mac OS X, install and run it.

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Interface of iTunes Music Converter

Please make sure that your downloaded Apple Music can work normally on your iTunes.

Step 1. Click "+" to import the audio track files you want.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

And you will find all the music files are in the Music library including Apple Music files and iTunes Match music files.

Step 2. Set the output format and output folder by clicking the set icon. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Preferences output Settings

Now the output formats have 4 choices, you can just to choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

Step 3. Now click the "CONVERT" button to start converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Step 4: Import the Converted Apple Music files to VLC for Playback

Launch VLC Media Player on your computer if you have installed it, then click "Open File" or "Open Folder" to add the converted Apple Music songs to it for offline listening or when iTunes is unavailable.

Download iTunes Music Converter for free:

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