How to Convert Apple Music to AC3

By Justin SabrinaUpdated on September 01, 2021

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How to convert Apple Music to AC3 audio format? This article will provide a step by step guide on how to remove DRM and convert Apple Music DRM-ed lock to AC3 for enjoying on QuickTime Player, VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, etc.

“I have downloaded many Apple Music songs on my iTunes library and want to convert them to AC3 format for playing on my QuickTime player. What’s the best way to do that?”

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What is an AC3 file?

AC3 is an audio file specifically developed by Dolby Digital to provide surround sound audio. It can include up to six channels of audio (DD 5.1 surround sound with subwoofer output); uses lossy compression and often used as the format for DVDs, cinema theaters, and game consoles. It became the de facto standard for surround sound, and has held that position since its inception in 1992, with it coming to home cinema in 1995.

Know About Apple Music M4P

Apple Music is a very popular music streaming platform that offers all the on-demand music you need, and you can access over 50 million songs in the library. Among them, Beats 1 TV station provides live broadcast 24 hours a day, including DJ Zane Lowe. You can find the latest albums in Apple Music, like Taylor Swift's ME! Therefore, this music service is more and more widely used and it applies to all Apple key products, including iOS devices, Apple TV and Apple Watch, and can be used on Mac / PC via iTunes and Android devices. In addition, you can stream Apple Music through CarPlay and Sonos systems as well as Amazon Echo products. Like other streaming servers, Apple Music offers you a free trial and long-term subscription plan. New users can try Apple Music for free for 90 days. After the free trial expires, you will need to pay a personal plan of $9.99 per month. A family plan, which is good for up to six people, is priced at $14.99/month.

We all know that all Apple music songs are DRM protected, so they cannot be played by other music devices or other players than the Apple Music app. What’s more, if you cancel your subscription, you will lose the right to own these songs even if they are already downloaded. Therefore, in order to maximize the benefits, we recommend converting the downloaded Apple Music songs to a normal lossless format, so that you can listen to your favorite Apple music on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Here we introduce you to a practical Apple Music DRM Removal that allows you to break away from DRM restrictions and convert this song into a DRM-free audio format, such as AC3. After conversion, you are able to save Apple Music tracks for offline listening forever.

How to Convert DRM-locked Apple Music to AC3

If you subscribe Apple Music service, you can enjoy the music without any limitations. However, when you cancel the service, all the playlist and music songs will be removed, what a pity! Now you can try UkeySoft Apple Music Converter which is a professional Apple Music DRM Removal software, is capable of removing DRM from Apple Music songs and converting them to DRM-free AC3, MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, AU, AIFF, after that, you can transfer common Apple Music songs to iPod nano, iPod shuffle, QuickTime Player, VLC Media Player, Windows Media Player, Android tablets, PSP, PS4, etc for playback. Also, it is a multi-functional iTunes Music Converter, and it can be used to convert iTunes purchased songs, Audible audiobooks to plain audio format.

Key Features

  • Legally remove DRM from Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs and audiobooks.
  • Convert DRM-locked Apple Music to AC3, MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, AU, AIFF.
  • Extract audio files from iTunes movies, music videos, TV shows, Podcast, etc.
  • Play Apple Music on iPod nano/shuffle, Samsung, MP3 players, Android Tablets, iPad, HD TV, etc. without limitation, even if you unsubscribe Apple Music service.
  • Preserve 100% of the original sound quality and all ID3 tags.
  • Support batch conversion & up to 16x faster speed.
  • Fully compatible with latest iTunes & Windows 10 & macOS Mojave 10.14.

Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Convert Apple Music to AC3

1.Add Apple Music Songs to iTunes Library

Firstly you should add or download songs/playlists from Apple Music store to the iTunes library if you want to convert Apple Music songs to AC3 quickly. After downloading, exit iTunes.

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2.Launch UkeySoft Apple Music Converter

Launch the UkeySoft Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be automatically opened as well. And Apple Music Converter will load entire iTunes library and display in the left panel.

Launch apple music downloader

3.Select Apple Music Tracks

Click Music playlist or specific Apple Music playlist, and tick the checkbox in front of the Apple Music songs.Or you can use the "Search" bar to locate the songs wanted easily.

Note: Since UkeySoft supports batch conversion perfectly, you can select as many tracks as you want or select entire playlist by ticking the first checkbox in the label bar.

Select apple music tracks

4.Select AC3 as Output Format

Choose the output format you want like MP3, M4A, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R and MKA.In the case, select AC3 as your output format. By the way, you can set the audio quality from low, normal, high or set bitrate, sample rate according to your needs.

Select AC3 as output format

5.Remove DRM and Convert Apple Music to AC3

Simply click “Convert” button to start converting Apple Music to AC3. After conversion, you can click “Open Output File” to locate converted Apple Music tracks in AC3 format.During converting, iTunes plays the Apple Music tracks in the background (muted), so you'd better not using iTunes before conversion is finished.

Convert apple music to ac3

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter

A must-have Apple Music converter to get 50+ million DRM-free Apple Music tracks

  • Remove DRM from Apple Music and Audible/iTunes audiobooks
  • Convert Apple Music songs, purchased iTunes music, M4P songs, etc
  • Convert iTunes M4B audiobooks and Audible AA/AAX audiobooks
  • Convert any other iTunes compatible audio formats
  • Extract audio from iTunes movies, TV shows, MV and home videos
  • Support MP3, M4A, FLAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, MKA as output format

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