Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mac M4P Converter - Convert iTunes Protected AAC to MP3 on Mac OS X

The following article shows you how to convert iTunes DRM protected AAC (M4P) to MP3 on Mac OS X using TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac.

Why Use TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac?

Basically, when you purchase music from iTunes Store, they are actually DRM protected content (protected AAC or say M4P) and you will not be able to play the M4P files on MP3 players which do not support their formats. In such case, the option is to Burn those tracks to a CD and then Rip them once again to the Mac HD wherein the DRM will be removed and you will get the tracks in (DRM free) MP3 format. After this you will be able to transfer them to a memory card or to most MP3 players or mobile phones.

In case you have purchased a great amount of music from iTunes Store, you can go ahead and use TuneClone Mac M4P Converter which acts as a Virtual CD-ROM drive on your Mac, and lets you remove the DRM element without having to waste actual CD's.

Step by Step: Convert M4P to MP3 Using TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac

Step 1. Download TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac and run it.

Note: During the startup, a virtual CD burner will be installed, which will be used to convert iTunes music files. The authorization of administrator will be needed to install TuneClone virtual CD burner.

Step 2. Make settings in iTunes (iTunes 9 or above)

Create a new playlist and add the songs you are going to convert.

Right click the playlist you just created and choose "Burn Playlist to Disc". Or you can click the "Burn Disc" button at the bottom right corner of iTunes interface.

In the pop-up dialog of "Burn Settings", you can make settings as highlighted below:

Mac M4P Converter

Note: You need to tick the "Include CD Text" option to perserve the music metadata such as name, artist, album names.

Step 3. Start to burn

Click the "Burn" button to start burning. After the burning get started, TuneClone Mac M4P Converter will automatically convert the iTunes music to MP3 files. You can open the TuneClone manager screen to check out the burning status.

Mac M4P Converter

Tip: You can easily get the output MP3 files on your Mac machine by clicking the "Reveal in Finder" button on the manager screen.

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

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Free download YouTube video to iPod on Mac

The following article will share with you how to download and convert YouTube videos to iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod touch on Mac for free using Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac.

Clone2Go Free YouTube Video Downloader and Converter for Mac is a piece of free software specially designed for Mac OS X users to download and convert online YouTube videos as FLV, 3GP or MP4 files. You can follow the steps below to learn how to download YouTube videos to iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod touch on Mac OS X for free with the help of this freeware Mac YouTube Downloader.

Step 1. Download Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac, install and run it.

Note: This Free Mac YouTube Downloader is compatible with Intel based Mac OS X 10.5 or above. Below is its main interface:

Free Mac YouTube Downloader

Step 2. Add YouTube videos

Visit and open the YouTube videos you'd like to play on your iPod. Copy the video link from the address bar of your browser.

Paste the link to the "Video Link:" box and click the "+Add" button, then it will be added to the manager panel at the top of the interface. To add more videos, just copy and paste the link to the the box and click the "+Add" button again. Then there will be a list of URL of Videos showing in the manager panel.

Free Mac YouTube Downloader

Note: You can click the "-Remove" button to remove the links you don't want.

Step 3. Specify output format and output folder

To download YouTube videos for viewing on iPod, choose "MP4" from the "Output Format" options. Tick the "HD MP4 if it is available" download YouTube HD videos as HD MP4 files for your iPod.

Free Mac YouTube Downloader

Click the "..." button to locate to the folder you want to output the downloaded YouTube videos to.

Note: After the downloading and conversion process, you can click the "Folder" button to locate this folder and get the output videos.

Step 4. Start to Download

Click the "Download" button to start downloading and converting YouTube videos to iPod. When the downloading begins, the downloading process is clearly shown in the manager panel. You can also get the video information such Title, Duration, File Size, etc from the manager panel. You can also terminate the downloading and converting process by clicking the "Stop" button.

Note: The video size of the output files may not fit the screen of your iPod. In this case, you can upgrade Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader for Mac to Clone2Go Video Converter Professional for Mac and import the output videos into the program. From the "Profile" drop-down list, choose "Apple iPod Nano/Classic MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4) as the output format to convert the output video files for playback on iPod.

Step 5. Sync output video files to iPod

Launch iTunes. Click "File -> Add to Library..." to import the output video files to iTunes libary. Then you can sync them to your iPod.