How to Rip MP3 from Apple Music with Ease

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 9, 2022 3:05 PM

"I'm looking for the best program (for Windows) to convert my Apple Music playlist to MP3. I pay my premium account and will continue to do so; however, I dislike the Apple Music app for Android since it frequently crashes. I just want to get music from iTunes/Apple Music, convert it to MP3, and then transfer it to my phone. Is there any help?" – User from Reddit.

As one of the biggest music streaming services in the world, Apple Music has accumulated millions of users. If you want to stream music, Apple Music should be your first choice. However, the downloaded Apple Music files can be played within its app. You can't move these files to other places. If you want to play Apple Music on non-iOS devices, the only way is to rip Apple Music to MP3 for playing on multiple devices. We'll show you a powerful tool in the following parts. If you want to know how, just keep reading.

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Part 1. Why You Can't Play Apple Music on Other Devices
Part 2. How to Rip MP3 from Apple Music with ViWizard Audio Converter
Part 3. Rip Music from Apple Music with TunesKit Audio Capture

Why You Can't Play Apple Music on Other Devices

Apple Music is a music streaming service released by Apple Inc. in 2015. It has collected over 90 million podcasts, songs, and albums from all over the world. Due to the different policies of each region, there are slight differences in each region's music library. Apple Music premium users can download the songs and playlists for offline playing during the subscription.

However, the downloaded songs can be only played in the Apple Music app since the downloaded Apple Music files are in an encoded M4P format which is copy-protected. So, you are not able to play these audio files on other devices. If you want to play Apple Music on other devices, you need to convert and rip Apple Music to MP3 format. Then you can transfer the converted Apple Music to the device you like.

How to Rip MP3 from Apple Music with ViWizard Audio Converter

To rip Apple Music to MP3, you will need a professional Apple Music Converter. ViWizard Audio Converter is a tool designed for ripping Apple Music and iTunes audio to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc. Compare to other converters, this one will preserve the original audio quality after the conversion. You don't need to worry about quality issues. With the edge technology, ViWizard supports batch conversion at up to 30 times the speed.

If you want to rewrite the info tags of Apple Music, ViWizard can make it. The converter will also preserve the ID3 tags of each Apple Music audio, you can edit the tags if you want. To improve the audio quality, you may adjust the parameters like sample rate, bit rate, speed, volume, and so on in the settings window. If you want to close the computer after the conversion, you can finish the setting in the settings window.

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ViWizard DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Rip Apple Music to MP3 with original quality
  • Rip encoded M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • 30x high conversion speed
  • Customize the output parameters of the audios
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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Detailed Steps to Rip Apple Music with ViWizard Audio Converter

In this part, you will see how to rip Apple Music to MP3 with ViWizard Audio Converter. You can download the converter from the downloading link above and follow the guide below to get MP3 from Apple Music.

Step 1Load Apple Music to ViWizard for Conversion

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Click the link above to install the ViWizard Apple Music Converter on your PC or Mac. Simply run the app and choose the Music Note button to import the downloaded Apple tunes from your Apple Music library. Another alternative is to drag and drop the downloaded Apple Music from their folder on your PC into the converter.

Step 2Using the Converter to Change the Audio Parameters

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After you've imported all of your target files, click the Format button in the lower-left corner to choose an output format from MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, or M4B. We recommend using MP3 as the output format. To save all of your choices, click the OK button.

Step 3Remove Apple Music Limits

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Finally, once you've configured all of your selections, click the Convert button, and ViWizard will begin the conversion while removing the DRM restriction. When the process is finished, you will be able to find all of Apple Music in MP3 format. Simply click the Converted button to verify.

Rip Music from Apple Music with TunesKit Audio Capture

An alternative way is to rip Apple Music with TunesKit Audio Capture. TunesKit Audio Capture may capture audio from Apple Music on both Windows and Mac. You can also record music from Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, etc. It also allows you to remove unneeded segments and alter ID3 tags to obtain a more complete Apple Music record. Furthermore, it is possible to capture internal sounds on the computer, such as music and other audio files. You may also export the records to multiple formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, and others.

Note: With TunesKit Audio Capture, you can only record the Apple Music songs at 1x speed.

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Key Features of TunesKit Apple Music Recorder

  • Record and save an unlimited number of Apple Music radios free of charge
  • Download and convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Preserve the streaming audio files with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support the audio recording, trimming, cutting, and merging
  • Capture audio from Spotify, Apple Music, and any other audio on the computer
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Bottom Line

To rip music from Apple Music, you may choose ViWizard Audio Converter or TunesKit Audio Capture. Both programs are available to get Apple Music in MP3 with original quality. But ViWizard Audio Converter is able to download and convert music at 30x faster speed while TunesKit Audio Capture can only record music at the original speed. To save time, ViWizard is a better choice. Do you want to know more about ViWizard? Just click the download button below to start to make your Apple Music playlists free at once.

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