Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How to Convert protected Music/ Video

When you legally download music from services such as iTunes and Musicmatch Jukebox, the files are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). This prevents you from playing the music on unsupported players. Use these steps to convert your protected audio files to MP3. Be aware that you may only listen to these files. Distributing them is illegal.

As MP3 Players only accept audio, you need to convert the audio from your videos to MP3 and other popular audio formats. Here I’ll use MelodyCan Ultra Video software to convert audio from video to MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC, WAV, OGG which supports all the iPod and other MP3/ MP4 players.

1 Download MelodyCan Ultra Video edition, install and run it.

2 Set desired MelodyCan settings.

3 If you check “Automatically start conversion” in MelodyCan settings, conversion will start immediately after the program startup.

4 If you check “Advanced mode”, you’ll be able to listen to converted files in MelodyCan window.

Don’t forget to choose the suitable output folder (your converted files will be saved there).

6 Select the files for conversion using “Select Files” button in MelodyCan main window toolbar. You can alternately drag’n’drop entire folders with your music from Windows Explorer to MelodyCan window.

7 After you finished with settings, click on “Convert” button to start the conversion.

8 In the result your converted files will appear in output folder.

9 Now only one click left! “Copy to iPod” button will copy your converted music to iPod.

So now you can copy the music to your iPod or share them to your friends.


If the audio (music, song) format not fits for your MP3 players, Run MelodyCan Professional to convert audio formats as you want. The process is the same as convert video to audio.

Add audio -> Choose the output audio format -> Convert

MelodyCan is not compatible with Mac OS. It can only be run on Windows XP and Vista.


* The demo version of the program is available on "http://www.convert-any-media.com/includes/download.php" With the
demo version, you can convert 3 minutes of each video file and 30 seconds of each music file.
* MelodyCan is easy to install and use with a very handy and clear user interface.
* Super fast conversion, up to 40x the playback speed for audio files in batch mode

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