How to Stream Apple Music to foobar2000

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 14, 2019 3:30 PM


foobar is a multi-platform media player developed by Peter Pawłowski. There must be good reasons why foobar2000 can be the No. 1 in the list of "alternatives to iTunes". The best part about foobar2000 is that it empowers you to tweak every single pixel of your music player's interface. With only a completely clean, basic and minimalistic interface layout at the first beginning, you will need to start from scratch. But there's so much fun for you to customize your UI because foobar2000 provides more than a hundred components to extend the functionality and a lot of skins available. A customization nut should not miss this. Last but not least, foobar2000 costs zero.

"How to convert audio to foobar2000" is an often asked question on google. I guess that many people are trying to transfer their music collections to foobar2000. To convert a common audio format, you can use the Converter component to manage that. But to convert DRM-ed format audio files, for example, files download from Apple Music, you gonna need some help from ViWizard DRM Audio Converter.

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ViWizard is more than just a DRM remover and audio converter, it also serves as an audio editor. As it is known to us all, DRM is placed on Apple Music songs, audiobook files on iTunes, and Audible aa. and aax. files as well. ViWizard can remove DRM from them and convert them to popular formats, such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC. Fidelity of the audios and ID tags will be 100% preserve.

How to Transfer Songs from Apple Music to foobar2000

Following will be an easy guide on how to use ViWizard to convert Apple Music to non-DRM format and how to sync Apple songs to foobar2000.

1. Import Apple Music songs to ViWizard

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First, download ViWizard from the above link and please confirm that Apple Music works well in your computer. Before started, you need to make sure the Apple Music songs you are going to convert could play well on your computer. Otherwise please authorize to play those audios in advance. Then launch ViWizard and Apple Music both and use the first "Add File" icon on the central top to load Apple songs to the converter. Or you can directly drag files from the Apple Music media folder to the ViWizard.

2. Set Output Format and Output Path

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Once all the files are loaded, open the "Format" panel to select an output format for your audio files. To match up with foobar2000 supported formats, choose MP3, FLAC, WAV, and AAC as the output format is feasible. But we suggest MP3. Right next to the "Format" is the Output Path option. Click on it and fine-tune the file destination.

3. Convert Apple Music to DRM-free Format

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When all the parameters and the output folder are set ready, you can begin to convert the DRM-ed Apple Music by pressing the "Convert" button. Once the conversion finishes, you can locate the DRM-free audio files in the folder you selected.

4. Transfer Apple Music Songs to foobar2000

Now all the converted songs are saved to local document, you can transfer them to foobar2000. Go "File" and click "Add Folder". From the pop-up window, choose the folder you store your converted songs and press "Select Folder" to confirm. Now you are all set and you can stream Apple Music to foobar2000. Apart from that, you can also put them to your car or other devices for offline playback.


Don't forget that without ViWizard, you are not able to enjoy Apple Music so freely. ViWizard worths a try so no more waiting just download the trial version and have a shot!

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