Month: November 2016

How to creat CD from downloaded Apple Music files

Someone maybe find that they can’t burn downloaded Apple Music files to CD? Even they are subscribers of Apple Music.

This is  big problem to solve? Here we will talk how to creating CD from downloaded Apple Music with the help of Macsome iTunes Converter, which is all-in-one iTunes Audio files Dealer and helper.

When you want to convert some iTunes Audio files,  use Macsome iTunes Converter.

When you want to convert purchased Audiobooks, use it.

When you want to remove the FairPlay DRM, use it.

Steps to Burn Apple Music files to CD

To Creat CDs from Apple Music files, you need two parts to get it.

Part 1. Remove the limitation of Apple Music and convert to MP3 or other

Part 2. Use iTunes to burn the converted  MP3 to CD.

Part 1. Remove the limitation of Apple Music and convert to MP3 or other

First of all, free download the latest version of iTunes Converter, install and run it.

Step 1. Click Add button to import the music files from Music library of iTunes.

Add Apple Music to Convert

Step 2. Click iTunes Converter Menu – Preferences – Advanced to set the output audio format, here we use the default one: Same as source.

Apple Music to MP3

Step 3. Click Convert button to start conversion.

Part 2. Use iTunes to burn the converted  MP3 to CD.

Now you can following the iTunes burning guide to burn the convert MP3 files to CD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apple Music will crank up the tunes for users of Ola’s ridesharing service in India

Apple wants to bring Apple Music to as many places as possible, and to help reach that goal, the company has buddied up with Indian ride-hailing service Ola, which will now offer music to passengers as part of the ridesharing experience.

iPhone 7 Plus Music files

Under the new partnership, Apple Music will be available to passengers through a new service called Ola Play, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

More:  How to Convert offline Apple Music and play on iPhone7 Plus

Apple isn’t the only new partner for Ola — the company also partnered with the likes of Sony, Qualcomm, Fynd, and Audio Compass to help beef up its in-car audio offerings.

So how will the system work? According to Ola, passengers will have access to a tablet that will offer a range of infotainment systems, including Apple Music. Alternatively, users can download the Ola Play app and control the infotainment straight from their smartphone.

“Cars were initially built for the driver,” said Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal at a news conference, according to the Los Angeles Times report. “But with ridesharing, the control needs to be there for the passenger, and Ola Play works along that.”

Not only is Ola making other partnerships but this is also Apple’s second deal with a ridesharing service. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a hefty $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese company. According to Cook, the partnership will Apple get some insight into the Chinese market.

It’s largely thought that Apple itself is hoping to make inroads into the automotive industry. While most rumors indicate that the company has ditched plans to release a car of its own, the company may still be working on the underlying self-driving technology that could help cars drive on their own.

Source from:  http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/apple-music-ola-partnership/

 

Spotify and Apple Music get the remix treatment

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Spotify and Apple Music now feature unofficial song remixes on their streaming platforms, months after sealing deals with mix- and remix-centric music licensing company Dubset, TechCrunch reports.

Related: Apple Music DRM Removal

This could lead to a deluge of music from independent artists – creating new opportunities for musicians, and an expanded listening experience for users.

Apple Music and Spotify each reached agreements with Dubset in the first half of 2016.Dubset scans mixed and remixed music to attribute content and distribute royalties to original rights holders. Their partnership with Dubset has a number of implications:

  • SoundCloud stands to lose out in this scenario. Unofficial remixes and mixes uploaded talented bedroom producers are one of SoundCloud’s key differentiators in the music streaming space. It’s the reason SoundCloud has over 125 million tracks, compared to Spotify and Apple Music’s 30 million-song catalogs. With Spotify and Apple Music gaining more of this content, SoundCloud’s edge in this space could begin to wear down.
  • In turn, SoundCloud’s acquisition potential could falter. The company is reported to be in negotiations with Spotify about a merger, but Spotify could opt out of a deal if it can get SoundCloud’s content without having to spend $1 billion or so on an acquisition. But backing out of this deal would cause Spotify to miss out on tens of millions of SoundCloud users who might have otherwise been Spotify-converts.
  • And SoundCloud’s catalog is only one of its core strengths. The platform also excels in the social aspect – facilitating connections between musicians and fans, and helping to establish collectives formed by artists and independent labels. The fact that artists participate on SoundCloud like, and alongside, regular users lends to an experience absent on other platforms.
  • Spotify and Apple Music’s catalog is still short on one front. For now, the two music streaming services are only adding remixed songs to their catalogs, and not DJ mixes comprised of several songs in succession. Excluding mixes from their catalog is a missed opportunity – to expand their catalogs, satisfy fans, and compensate artists – as 700 million people listen to mixed content every month, according to Dubset CEO Stephen White.

Related: Apple Music on iPhone 7

The article source from: http://www.businessinsider.com/spotify-and-apple-music-get-the-remix-treatment-2016-10

Reliable source shares details about three new iPhone 8 models launching next year

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Apple is expected to introduce a major iPhone redesign next year, according to multiple reports, and a reliable source brings more details about Apple’s future iPhone plans. Specifically, an Apple insider says the company is expected to introduce three iPhone 8 models next year spread across two familiar sizes.

DON’T MISS: Convert offline Apple Music and play on iPhone7 Plus

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions — therefore, the same sizes Apple used for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7.

Kuo, who often comes forward with accurate insights into Apple’s future plans, says that Apple will use both LCD and OLED screens for the 2017 iPhone. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus will have LCD displays. But Apple is also going to introduce a mew 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus version that’ll feature an OLED screen.

Finally, both Plus models will have dual lens rear cameras, but the 4.7-inch 2017 iPhone will still have a single lens main camera.

“We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFTLCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display,” Kuo wrote in a note seen by MacRumors. “We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFTLCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.”

Apple is also rumored to be removing the home button from the iPhone next year and placing the fingerprint sensor under the screen, in what will almost be an all-screen iPhone design. Kuo did not address the iPhone 8’s design in this new report.

Source from http://bgr.com/2016/11/15/iphone-8-rumors-display-specs/

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How to convert offline Apple Music to FLAC format

FLAC ,short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, and is also the name of the reference codec implementation. Digital audio compressed by its algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size and decompress to an identical copy of the original audio data.(source from:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLAC)

When there are some this and that cases you need to convert them to FLAC format, Macsome iTunes Converter just thought of this,and newly added FLAC output fortmat to the latest released version.

First, go to download and install the latest version of iTunes Converter on your PC, run it.

Please make sure that your iTunes Converter is the latest version, or you can open the software and click “Menu – Check for Updates” to check and update to the latest version.

User Interface

Second, click the Add button, you can choose the different iTunes library to add the audio files.

Add iTunes Audio tracks

And select the file you want, click “OK”, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.

Third, click Setting icon to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.

Set FLAC output format

Finally, click the Convert button to start the process.

Convert M4P to MP3

After the conversion, you have converted Apple Music to FLAC, and you can play the converted FLAC audio tracks on your car, if you have cancel your Apple Music.

Referral link: Apple Music to FLAC.

 

How to compare M4B VS M4A VS M4R

M4B is a file extension for an MPEG-4 part 14 audio layer audio book container file format used by iTunes. An M4B file is very similar to an M4A file but specified for audio books.

M4B files support metadata for chapters and bookmarking on supporting players and most commonly uses AAC (Advanced Audio Codec).

M4A is a file extension for an audio file encoded with advanced audio coding (AAC) which is a lossy compression. M4A was generally intended as the successor to MP3, which had not been originally designed for audio only but was layer III in an MPEG 1 or 2 video files. M4A stands for MPEG 4 Audio.

A file with the M4R file extension is an iTunes Ringtone file. They can be created and transferred to an iPhone in order to use custom ringtone sounds.Custom iTunes Ringtone files in the M4R format are actually just .M4A files that have been renamed to .M4R. The file extensions are different only to differentiate their purposes.

How to compare M4B VS M4A VS M4R

A file with the M4B file extension is an MPEG-4 Audio Book file. They’re often seen used by iTunes to store audio books.

The M4A audio format is basically identical to M4B except that those types of files are used for music instead of audio books.

Apple’s iPhone uses the MPEG-4 Audio format for ringtones too, but those files are instead saved with the M4R extension.

Simple Steps to Convert Apple Music files

Macsome iTunes Converter is always used to convert any Apple Music files to M4B format for Windows and Mac users. It is an all-in-one iTunes Music and Apple Music and Audio books Converter.

With it, you can easily convert any protected M4A, M4B, Apple Music, purchased Audio books to unprotected MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC format. Meanwhile you remove the FairPlay DRM as well.

First of all, please go to free download the latest version of Macsome iTunes Converter for Windows, install and launch the software.

User Interface

Step 1. click the Add button to select the audio files from the Music or other library.

After you choose the music files, click “OK”, and then all the audio tracks files you selected would be listed on the main window.

Add Downloaded Apple Music

Step 2. Choose M4B as the output format by clicking the Setting icon. Like this, you can set the output path before the conversion as your need.

Set the output format

Step 3. Click “Convert” button.

Converting Audio tracks

The conversion will be finished with a minute. Now you can play the converted and unprotected M4B audio tracks wherever you like.

Apple Music’s Rumored Price Cut?

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According to a new report from Digital Music News, Apple is considering a price cut to its Apple Music streaming service. The report claims that Apple is considering a price cut as steep as 20 percent, which would allow the company to better compete with services like Spotify and Amazon Music.

(Referral Reading: Apple Music to MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC)

With a 20 percent discount, the single-person Apple Music plan would come in at $7.99 per month, which is $2 less than the current $9.99 price point. The family package, which allows for up to six people, currently comes in at $14.99, but with the price cut would come in at $12.99. The $4.99 student tier would remain the same.

Here’s how the new plans would look compared to the old ones:

Current Rate:

  • Single-person rate: $9.99 a month
  • Family rate: $14.99 a month
  • Student rate: $4.99 a month

Rumored discounted rate:

  • Regular rate: $7.99 a month
  • Family package: $12.99 a month
  • Student rate: $4.99 a month

Today’s report claims that the price cut could start out as a holiday promotional discount, with those subscribing prior to Christmas seeing the lower prices. It’s not entirely clear if the lower prices would extend past the holiday season, but Digital Music News seems to imply that they would.

Amazon recently announced its new Music Unlimited Service, which comes in at $7.99 per month for Prime users and $3.99 for users with an Amazon Echo device. Spotify has also offered heavy discounts to its services.

Today’s report should be taken with a grain of salt, though. Digital Music News hasn’t had the best track record this year. The news outlet reported that Apple was planning on ending iTunes Music downloads, which Apple itself denied. The move would also contradict Apple’s general attitude of not competing in terms of prices for its services.

A price drop for Apple Music would certainly help those on the fence pull the plug and subscribe, but Apple would be sure to not have to anger artists and labels in the process of cutting prices, especially considering the initial drama surrounding Apple Music’s three month free trial.

Source from: https://9to5mac.com/2016/10/31/apple-music-price-cut/