If you own an Apple iPhone or iPod, then chances are that you have purchased music from the online iTunes store. Have you noticed that you can only play the tracks on the music players manufactured by Apple Computers, Inc.? Yes, you may transfer the files on a Windows® PC, but you will still not be able to play those. Wondering why? Well, for one thing, Apple uses a pretty strong DRM encryption, christened as “Fairplay”, on the music tracks.
That prevents the tracks from being played on music players manufactured by any other company. Besides, the file format, .m4p, is not supported by Windows® and most other operating systems. So, is there any way you can enjoy your favorite music on your PC? Thankfully, there are not one, but two ways. Have a look.
The first process involves the wastage of a CD/DVD, but is the simpler of the two, unless you are savvy with the usage of virtual disk creator programs. In order to follow this procedure, do the following:
The second process requires you to use a particular third party software utility, named TuneClone™. This software will create a virtual drive on your PC, and will use that for storing the music tracks prior to ripping. So, no physical discs need to be wasted. Here’s how you go about using it:
Your M4P music collection is now ready to be played on Windows Media Player, without any copy protection. Enjoy.