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How to Play Apple Music on Audacious


Audacious is an open source audio player. As descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet. Tweak the sound with the graphical equalizer or experiment with LADSPA effects. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or change things up with Winamp Classic skins. Use the plugins included with Audacious to fetch lyrics for your music, to set an alarm in the morning, and more.

Play Apple Music on Audacious

As a free and open-source media player software, Audacious gains the popularity of people for its high audio quality, low resource use and support for a wide range of audio formats. This software was initially released in 2005 and the latest version was released in 2008. It is designed primarily for use on Linux and as the default audio player in Lubuntu and Ubuntu Studio, but it is also available for Windows.


Unluckily, though Audacious can support many kinds of audio formats, it does not support playing encrypted Apple Music. In order to listen to Apple Music on Audacious successfully, you need to remove protection from Apple Music files and convert them to plain audio formats first. In this passage, we are going to tell you the solution on how to play Apple Music on Audacious.


Due to the protection of Apple Music, you will find that there are lots of related tools in the market when you search for it in Google. To let you make a right decision among all those programs to convert Apple Music, here we would like to highly recommend Sidify Apple Music Converter (For Mac | For Windows) to you. This program is a professional Apple audio converter, which can not only remove protection and make it easier to convert Apple Music, iTunes music and audiobook to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format, but also enable to keep lossless quality as original audio and ID3 tags information. After finishing converting, you can transfer the converted Apple music tracks to Audacious or any other devices for offline listening.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKConvert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV;
  • OKUnlock from iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks;
  • OKPreserve 100% lossless sound quality after conversion;
  • OK10X Conversion Speed; Keep all ID3 Tags and metadata.

Part 1: Download Apple Music from iTunes

Step 1 Add Apple Music to Sidify Apple Music Converter

Launch Sidify program and click "+" to select Apple Music tracks or other iTunes audio files for converting.

Add Apple Music songs

Step 2 Choose MP3 as Output Format

Just tapping purple setting button at the upper right of Sidify, you can choose output format as MP3 and adjust some basic settings.

Tips: Here you can also set the converting speed up to 10X (Mac version can reach up to 20X speed under Mac OSX 10.9-10.13) and adjust the output quality up to 320 Kbps. Besides, the output path is also available to be changed as you need.

Set output as MP3

Step 3 Start Converting Apple Music to Plain MP3

Click "Convert" button to start conversion. After conversion finished, you can click history to find the converted files.

Converting Apple Music

Part 2: Import Apple Music to Audacious

Please install Audacious Media Player on your computer. And as for Audacious, there are two interfaces for you to choose, GTK interface and Winamp classic interface. Here we take GTK interface as an example to guide you how to add Apple Music files to Audacious.

Step 1 Launch Audacious Media Player on your computer.

Step 2 Go to "File" >> "Add Files" option, then select the target folder you saved the converted Apple Music to add the songs. Or you can directly add the files to Audacious Player by using the shortcut key "Shift+Ctrl+O".

Add Apple Music songs

After that, you can put the Apple Music files to Audacious successfully and then you could play Apple Music on Audacious easily.

Note: The free trial version of Sidify Apple Music to MP3 Converter only converts three minutes of each audio file. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version of Sidify with $39.95.

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