Best Way to Add Apple Music to Shotcut

Posted by Adam Gorden on Apr 12, 2021 4:30 PM

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These years, videos have become more and more popular since they are easier to be understood and convey more information for the same limited time. More people join in the group of making videos. Consequently, free and paid video editors keep popping up to be chosen from, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Shotcut, and ViWizard AceMovi. As a free and open-source video editor software, Shotcut was launched in 2011. It supports the latest audio and video formats and also provides multiple editing features like 3-point editing, detaching audio from video, and so on. Thus, Shotcut is picked out by a large number of people who tend to start to edit their video.

When editing videos, whatever video editor you use, for most videos, the editor needs to add music to the video. Where can editors get the music to be used in their videos from? Many editors struggle to look for a free music source. As a matter of fact, streaming music services like Apple Music, which has a catalog of 70 million songs, are the best music sources for video editors. Some editors may find that Apple Music prevents users from adding songs from it to Shotcut. They are right. Apple Music does not support this operation. But we have a method that can help you add Apple Music to Shotcut with a external program.

Part 1. How to Convert Apple Music to Shotcut
Part 2. How to Import Apple Music to Shotcut
Part 3. Some tips for using Shotcut to edit videos

Part 1 - How to Convert Apple Music to Shotcut

Since Apple Music is a streaming music service and gains profit from the subscription. It will not let you play its music on other programs. Apple Music encrypts its music in M4P format to limit the usage of songs from Apple Music. If you want to add Apple Music to Shotcut, the only method is to convert Apple Music M4P to an unprotected format which is available on Shotcut.

Compared with other converters, ViWizard Audio Converter is an all-in-one audio converter that can convert any audio including Apple Music songs, iTunes songs and also audiobooks, Audible audiobooks, and other audios to MP3, AAC, WAV, and, etc. If you like Audible audiobooks as well, you can choose the Lossless choice to get lossless Audible audiobooks with original quality. Besides, the conversion speed, 30X faster, is excellent among all the audio converters you can find on the internet.

You can also change the parameters of audios like pitch, volume, speed, codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate of the audio. Now download and install this software from the Download button below and start to convert Apple Music to Shotcut.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Losslessly convert Audible audiobook
  • Retain high quality audio and ID3 tags
  • Convert between common audio file formats
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Step 1Launch ViWizard Audio Converter and load files

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First of all, launch this audio converting program on a computer. Download Apple Music songs to your computer. You have 3 methods to load Apple Music files. Click the Load iTunes Library button to load files in iTunes, click the Add Files button to load the local files, or drag and drop the Apple Music songs from your computer directly.

Step 2Set output format

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Then you need to choose a format for your Apple Music songs. Click the Format button and choose a kind of format that is compatible with Shotcut such as MP3, AAC, WAV, or others. On this panel, you can change the parameters of audio.

Step 3Convert Apple Music to Shotcut

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You are required to click on the Convert button to start to convert Apple Music songs. The speed of conversion relies on the internet connection and how long your audios are. When the conversion is finished, click the Converted button to see the files you converted. Then you can import Apple Music to Shotcut to add it to your video.

Part 2 - How to Import Apple Music to Shotcut

After you convert Apple Music to formats that are supported by Shotcut, you can find the files that you just converted. And start to move Apple Music to Shotcut now. Follow the steps below.

1. Open Shotcut on the computer that you used in the previous part.

2. Click the Add Audio Tracks button to add Apple Music songs to Shotcut. Or you can drag and drop the Apple Music file folder to the left panel of Shotcut. Now you have moved Apple Music to Shotcut.

Part 3 - Some tips for using Shotcut to edit videos

With Shotcut, you can edit the video easily. Here are some tips about editing videos in Shotcut.

To mute an audio track

You can choose the audio track at the timeline. Open the Filters panel and select the Mute filter.

To change the speed of video

Select the video track and click the Properties button. Find the Speed button. And use the up and down arrow to adjust the speed.

To trim and cut video

If you want to cut a video or audio track, place the cursor at which place you want to split this track. Then click the Split At Playhead button or tap S on your keyboard.

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To add Apple Music to Shotcut or other video editing software, DJ software, media players, converting Apple Music to MP3 is always a workable solution. Just use ViWizard Audio Converter to transfer Apple Music to anywhere you want it to be. Have a try now!

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