In an attempt to compensate for iTunes’ lack of conversion capabilities and its limited support for some of the most common audio and video file formats, TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is an iTunes extension that can transform any Apple media file into formats that other devices and brands can play and manage. Though it launches as a standalone program, it requires you to have iTunes installed and running on your PC in order to work.
With support for all Apple media formats, this conversion tool can work with any M4A and Apple Music M4P songs, any M4B and Audible audiobooks, as well as with any Apple-compatible audio and video format, such as MP3, WAV, AIFF, MP4, MOV, etc. You can convert as many media files as needed in one single operation, and make use of the built-in output profiles to select the format and quality that better fits the requirements of your target devices. Additionally, you can customize any of these profiles by tweaking the codec and the sample and bit rates to your liking. Its support for ID tags will allow you to transfer any existing metadata to the resulting media files, as long as the selected output format is either MP3 or M4A.
The program’s iTunes dependence prevents you from loading and converting any audio or video file that is not part of the iTunes library – a restriction that, personally, I find quite limiting. Once the tool is in sync with iTunes, you will be able to see all your Apple media neatly organized in a similar folder structure as that in iTunes. Working so closely with the Apple library has its advantages, too – for one, you can convert any Apple Music track on the fly, i.e., without downloading it first. Apple and Audible audiobooks are also supported, as well as any iTunes movie or home video in an Apple-compatible format (MP4, MOV, and M4V), whose audio you can extract to any of the supported audio formats with ease. TuneMobie Apple Music Converter will organize your converted tracks automatically by renaming them by title, artist, album name, etc., and will let you organize them by folder in a simple and straightforward way.
The conversion process itself is fast and clear, though it doesn’t seem to make much use of multithreading, as conversions are performed sequentially on a one-by-one basis following the order of the tracks on the conversion list. During the conversion process, the program will consume about 50 percent of your system resources, and you are advised not to make any changes in your iTunes library while in progress.
TuneMobie Apple Music Converter adds to your iTunes library a set of conversion features that will help you enjoy your Apple media in non-Apple playback devices. Despite its various limitations and restrictions, some users may find this tool to be an efficient way of “unlocking” their audio and video files from the claws of iTunes.
- Supports iTunes tracks and audiobooks
- Converts Apple Music tracks without downloading them
- Extracts audio from iTunes movies and other videos
- ID tags support
- Song renamer and organizer
- High conversion speed
- Won't work unless you install and launch iTunes
- Metatags limited to M4A and MP3 files
- No multithreading conversion