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HOW TO move DRM-laden iTunes M4P music library to Zune

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Default HOW TO move DRM-laden iTunes M4P music library to Zune

You are considering buying a Microsoft Zune as you broke your iPod or
had your iPod stolen. And you bought a lot of songs from iTunes store
because you had money left on your iTunes gift card. You still want to
enjoy those purchased songs on your Zune MP3 player. Or you own an iPod
while your boyfriend/girlfriend has a Zune. And you hope to share the
library of M4P music songs purchased from iTunes store under your
account with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Here comes the headache! The
M4P music you bought from iTunes is DRM-laden! You cannot transfer the
iTunes M4P music to the Zune software, not to mention playing the
iTunes M4P music on your Zune player.

Yet, there seems to be a solution. You can burn the protected M4P music
files to CD-R or CD-RW disc to make an audio CD and then use some CD
ripper software to convert the audio CD track back to Zune accepted MP3
or WMA. And iTunes allows you to burn the protected music files to CD-R
or CD-RW disc to make a standard audio CD. Sounds a good idea! But it
would be a time consuming process if you have a library of iTunes M4P
music files ready to be converted to Zune MP3 or WMA. Moreover, the
information about the M4P music files like title, artist and album will
be lost after burning and ripping back to MP3 or WMA files. So this
method is not recommended if you have a big collection of iTunes M4P
music files ready to be transferred to your Zune.

I've made a Google search for programs that can convert iTunes M4P
music to Zune WMA MP3, and '*TuneClone Audio Converter*'
(http://www.tuneclone.com) attracted my attention. The edge of
TuneClone over other similar programs is that it applys the virtual CD
burning technology to simulates the burning and ripping process. You
just need to burn the iTunes M4P playlist to TuneClone virtual CD
burner. Then TuneClone will directly convert the iTunes M4P music list
to Zune WMA or MP3 for you. It is very fast and the information about
each music song will be preserved perfectly. Below are several key
steps to convert iTunes M4P music to Zune MP3 or WMA using TuneClone
Audio Converter.



Click the -Setting- button at TuneClone. In the pop-up window, you can
specify the output folder, output filenames, output format, etc. for
the converted MP3 or WMa files.
Tip: You can get the converted music folder by clicking the -Folder-
button after the whole process.


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Click Edit - Preferences... - Advanced - Burning. Select TuneClone's
virtual CD-RW drive as CD burner. In the -Disc Format- option, tick
-Audio CD-.
Tip 1: In order to keep the information about the music, the -Include
CD Text- option should be checked.
Tip 2: The most important step is to choose the cd burner. Then the
software can convert the music files automatically.


Create a playlist, and then add the iTunes M4P music files you want to
convert to Zune WMA or MP3 into the playlist. After the conversion, the
WMA or MP3 music folder should be located under the folder you specified
at first. The name of the music folder should be the same as that of the
iTunes playlist you created.
Tip: It is exceedingly easy and fast when you want to batch convert
lots of files.

After you get the output folder, now you can transfer it to your Zune
software so as to enjoy the iTunes music on your Zune MP3 player.


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