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How to Transfer Songs from Apple Music to foobar2000?

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foobar2000 is a powerful and flexible music player with a unique modular design and a raft of hidden features, for example, you are happy to spend some time in "dressing up" its initially unappealing interface and turn it to suit your taste. Or you want to use foobar2000 to listen to the local lossless music and unlock other more features by using the powerful plug-ins and extensions.

Before you explore its appealing features, you will need to import your vast iTunes library to foobar2000, but only to find that the purchased music from iTunes isn't making it over. These files you purchased from iTunes or downloaded from Apple Music streaming service are protected AAC or M4P audio files.

Import Apple Music to foobar 2000

Why Purchased iTunes Music Can’t be Imported to foobar2000?

Any purchased music from iTunes during 2003-2009 are encoded with Digital Rights Management to prevent unauthorized copying of purchased items. And it is same for its streaming music service – Apple Music. With the protection, subscribers are allowed to play Apple Music on Apple authorized devices or players within the subscription period. To make your Apple Music songs or iTunes music can be successfully imported to foobar2000, you might be practiced to find or write a component to accomplish this task.

To make this easier, we recommend a powerful music converter – Sidify Apple Music Converter to help you losslessly convert Apple Music songs/iTunes M4P music/ audiobooks to unprotected MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV, and these audio formats can be fully supported by foobar2000.

apple music converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • okConvert Apple Music songs to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV.
  • okWork for Apple Music, iTunes Music and Audiobooks.
  • okConvert the Apple Music songs losslessly at fast speed.
  • okAll ID3 tags kept for better organizing your music library.
  • okPerfectly compatible with macOS High Sierra & Windows 10.

How to Transfer Apple Music Songs or iTunes Music to foobar2000


Let's come to the specific steps on how to convert Apple Music or iTunes music to MP3 and import converted Apple Music to foobar2000.

Step 1Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter

Please make sure that iTunes was well installed on your computer. Then launch Sidify Music Converter after the installation completed.

main interface

Step 2 Add Music from iTunes Library

Click "+" icon at the top right corner and an adding window will be shown to list all your music files including purchased iTunes music and Apple Music songs. You can select the music you want to convert and click "OK" to add them to track view interface.

Add Apple Music files

Step 3 Choose the Output Format

Click on the "Settings" button at the upper right corner and a dialogue will pop up to indicate you to choose output format, output quality, and output path. Here you can choose MP3 as output format, and if you want to output the lossless quality, you can choose AAC as the output format, audio bitrate to 320kbps.

set output format

Tips: To help you organize the music library after finishing downloading, Sidify program supports saving the output audio into Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist folder for meeting various user's needs.

Step 4 Start Conversion

Click "Convert" button to start converting Apple Music or iTunes music. Once the conversion is done, click the "Converted" tab and you can find the Apple Music that have been downloaded successfully.

Converting Apple Music

Step 5 Import the Converted Apple Music to foobar2000

Since all the purchased music from your iTunes library were already saved to local drive, now you can launch foobar2000 on PC or Mac and start importing these converted music to foobar2000.

Click File > Add Folder and select the file folder you chosen to save the converted Apple Music songs, then click Select Folder to add the local music to foobar2000.

Add converted Apple Music to foobar2000

Then you can start playing the Apple Music songs you added and DIY your own specialized UI and organize your music libraries with powerful foobar2000.

Play Apple Music on foobar2000

Useful Components You will Need


1. WASAPI. The plug-in that really improves the sound quality. It will change the output mode and allow foobar to monopolize the entire sound card output, then the sound quality is instantly improved.

2. Lyric Show Panel 3. A UI element which can download and display both timestamped and text only lyrics.

3. DTS decoder. You can install it for listening to DTS audio files.

Note: The Sidify Apple Music converter trial version can only converts the first three minute of each track. To convert the full tracks, please purchase the full version.

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