Monday, December 01, 2008

How to transfer Napster music playlist to iTunes playlist for iPod

Music purchased from Napster is under DRM protection, which stops customers from playing the downloaded music with other incompatible devices like Apple iPod and Microsoft Zune. If you don't continue to pay, you won't keep the music when the subscription expires. As we all know, iPod is one of the most popular and successful MP3 players. iPod owners can purchase various music songs from iTunes Store and listen to them with their iPods. However, if you prefer Napster and find some songs in Napster that are unavailable in iTunes store, yet you do want to enjoy these songs witn your new iPod, you are meeting the headache of Naspter being incompatible with iPod. So the following tutorial should be the solution.

The tools you will need:

TuneClone Audio Converter
Napster Software
iTunes Library

1. Make settings in TuneClone Audio Converter

Download TuneClone (fully compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista) from and install it. After launching TuneClone, click the "Settings" button. In the pop-up dialog of "Options", you can specify the "Output Folder", "Output Filenames", "Output Format" (here we choose MP3), etc. for the output files.

Tip: You can get the output protection removed MP3 music folder by clicking the "Folder" button after the whole process.

TuneClone to convert DRM protected Napster music to iTunes MP3 for iPod

2. Create a new playlist in Napster

Under "My Playlist", click the "New Playlist" button to create a new playlist. Drag and drop to the playlist the music you are going to burn from your Napster Library.

Transfer Napster playlist to iPod

3. Make CD burning settings in Napster

Click "Tools", and select "Preference..." from the drop-down list. In the left panel of "Options", navigate to "CD Options". In the right panel of "CD Options", choose TuneClone virtual CD drive as the preferred CD burner.

TuneClone to remove DRM and convert Napster music to iPod

Note: Please tick "Burn CD Text" to preserve the metadata of the music.

4. Start to burn

Click the "Burn Disk" button to start the burning and encoding process.

After the burning gets started, TuneClone will automatically convert the music file to MP3. You can open the manager screen to show all the converted music files.

TuneClone to remove Napster DRM for iPod

The most important step is to choose the CD burner. Then the software can convert the music files automatically. It is exceedingly easy when you want to batch convert lots of files.

After you get the output MP3 files converted from the Napster music playlist in your Napster, you can now begin to transfer the MP3 files to your iPod with the sync of iTunes.

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