How to import iTunes M4P music to Windows Movie Maker http://www.tuneclone.com Many people are fond of making slideshows on their Windows Movie Maker, however, it won't let them import any purchased music as i t is DRM protected. Since iTunes store tops the music retailer in the world, the following tu torial focuses on how to convert purchased iTunes M4P music to MP3, WAV or unprotected WMA so as to import i t to Windows Movie Maker project as background music. The tu torial is composed of the following three parts: Pa rt 1. Something about Windows Movie M a ker Windows Movie Maker is a totally free program that comes with Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista. Below are the audio/video formats accepted by Windows Movie Maker: Video files: Movie files: MPEG1, Audio files: .wav, Windows media files: MP3 format audio: .mp3
.asf, .mpeg, .snd,
.mpg, .aif, .wm,
.mlv, .aifc, .wma,
.wmv .mp2 .aiff .wmv
Pa rt 2. Remove D R M from i Tunes M4P music The songs you purchased from iTunes store are under DRM protection. You cannot directly import them to your Windows Movie Maker project. However you can burn the protected music files to CDR or CD-RW disc to make an audio CD and then use some CD r ipper software to convert the audio CD t rack back to MP3, WAV, WMA, etc. And iTunes allows you to burn the protected music files to CD-R or CD-RW disc to make a standard audio CD: 1. Insert a CD-R or CD-RW disc into your CD-ROM drive. You'd better use CD-RW disc as i t can be used for more than once. 2. Burn your playlist to make an audio CD. You cannot select the MP3 CD option since i t requires the protected music files be converted to unprotected MP3 files. 3. After the audio CD is successfully burned, insert the disc into your CD-ROM drive again. Then
you can use iTunes to import the music t racks on the burned disc to MP3 files. The steps are very simple indeed. Yet, I'd like to in troduce a practical application called T uneClone M4P to M P3 Converter. I t applies the vi r tual CD burning technology so that there is no need to use real disc. You can use it to move your library of M4P DRM protected music to the MP3 format that you can use on any player out there worth i ts salt. This is a useful tool for anyone looking to break their relationship with the iPod. The best part is that it maintains all of the music file's metadata. You can learn how to remove DRM from iTunes M4P music with TuneClone M4P to MP3 Converter from this guide.
Pa rt 3. Add the output DR M-free music to Windows Movie M ake r After you get the output DRM-free music by adopting either the disc burning/ripping method or vir tual CD burning method discussed in Part 2, now you can begin to import i t into your Windows Movie Maker project. Click on File. Then click on Import. A window will appear. In the window, navigate to the sound or music file you want to add to your movie. Then double click on the file. You'll see the icon for the file in your Windows Movie Maker "collections". Click on the icon and drag it on to the t imeline to the part of the video you want the sound or music to play.