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Solved: How to Copy iTunes Playlist to USB for Car

Karlie Harris
BY Karlie Harris   
Last Updated: May. 24, 2017

It is very convenient to listen to music on iTunes or using Apple Music. You have a quick access to a large song library where you can purchase a wide range of kinds of songs and put them into different playlists. Once these songs purchased, they could be played even offline. However, sometimes we will want to transfer certain iTunes playlist to USB for playback. For example, we will want to transfer the iTunes playlist to USB for car so we can enjoy the satisfying music even on the long journey. If you do, you will have to do a little extra work to make this happen. You just have to follow the steps below:


1.Plug your USB drive into your computer.

2. Open iTunes.

3. Make a list of the songs in the playlist that you want to move to the USB drive.

4. Browse to your iTunes directory on your computer.

5. Select the songs from the playlist.

6.Drag the files from the iTunes directory to the USB drive in Windows Explorer.

After you make sure all files transferred into the USB, you can eject the USB and plug it in your car audio player for playback. Your playlist should be able to play now.

However, you may bump into this situation: some songs or even many of the songs you transferred into the car audio player can't be played. If this situation occurs, start over transferring the songs into your car audio player won't be of any help, because these songs you downloaded from iTunes are restricted only to be played on certain players. These songs are protected by Fairplay DRM developed by Apple. Therefore, if you want to transfer them into your USB and play them smoothly. There is no way but to remove the DRM from these songs. After you remove the DRM protection you can convert the songs to MP3 format then transfer them into your USB for playback. Since MP3 are universally accepted, it should be playable on your USB.

Though iTunes has certain ability to convert songs you download from iTunes, it is impossible for it to convert songs with DRM protection. Apple Music Converter is a powerful audio converter that can remove the DRM protection from songs downloaded from iTunes and convert them into MP3. Besides, Apple Music Converter can convert in 16× speed, so it won't take you too long, and there will be little quality loss during the conversion. Consequently, Apple Music Converter should your perfect tool to copy iTunes playlist to USB. The tutorial below will lead you to copy iTunes playlist to USB successfully.

Apple Music Converter – A Great Tool to Copy iTunes Playlist to USB

With user-friendly design and high quality output,  Apple Music Converter is the best choice for you to copy iTunes playlist to USB.


How to Copy iTunes to USB

Step 1. Launch Apple Music Converter

You can download Apple Music Converter according to your system version. Then launch the setup. After the installation is over, initiate the Apple Music Converter. The iTunes will be launched together.

Launch Apple Music Converter
Step 2. Add iTunes Playlist to Convert

You can choose the playlist you want to convert on the interface.

Add iTunes Playlist to Convert
Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format

After you make sure all files added, you can click the “Output Format” bar to choose MP3 as the output format.

Select MP3 as Output Format
Step 4. Change Output File’s Parameters

Click "Options" button at top menu bar, you can see a pop-up window. You can change conversion speed, rename output music files and preserve Metadata tags (MP3 and M4A only).

Change Output File’s Parameters
Step 5. Start Converting iTunes Playlist to USB

After all settings done, you can now click “Convert” to start the conversion. The conversion will finish automatically, so you can take a rest. After the conversion is over, you can transfer the converted file to USB for your car.

Start Converting iTunes Playlist to USB

It takes just a few steps for you to copy iTunes playlist to USB for your car. Now you should be able to enjoy your playlist even on your long journey. Better yet, you can carry the USB with you so you can play it wherever.


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