Winamp is one of the first widely used music players on Windows. It supports music playback using MP3, MIDI, MOD, MPEG-1 audio layers 1 and 2, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc. However, it cannot play Apple Music because of the DRM protection. To play Apple Music with Winamp, you need a third-party software to handle the DRM code. Following are 2 methods to play Apple Music with Winamp. Let’s see how to do it.
Part 1Import iTunes library to Winamp
You might also be thrilled that you can import iTunes library into this program. Follow this short guide to see how you can import your iTunes songs into Winamp.
Notice: Old version Winamp doesn't support this option (you should download version 5.55 or higher). You can't purchase music from the iTunes Store via Winamp.
Step 1. Download the latest version of Winamp on the official website.
Step 2. Adding iTunes Songs
Click on the local media menu item in the left part of the Winamp interface. Then the "Add to Media Library" popup menu will appear, click on the "Import iTunes Media Library" button.
Now Winamp will search the iTunes music folder and import all music tracks.
When the searching task is done, you can play iTunes music with Winamp.
Part 2Convert Apple Music to Play on Winamp
If you somehow fail to import M4P files to Winamp, here is another solution for you.
Since Apple Music is protected by DRM which restricts you from playing Apple Music on Apple’s own platform, you need to use Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music to plain audio format (like MP3, FLAC, etc.). Here is a brief guide that shows you how to use this handy software.
Apple Music Converter – Apple Music to Winamp
With Apple Music Converter, you can easily get rid of DRM protection and convert Apple Music to any common audio format.DownloadDownload
Download the free trial version above and install it in your PC. There is no need to import Apple Music Playlist to the software. Apple Music Converter will automatically sync your iTunes playlist.
Notice: Make sure you've installed iTunes in your computer, or the converter cannot run properly.
Next, choose a format that you prefer (MP3, FLAC, AIFF) in the "Output Settings" window.
Click on "Convert" on the upper part of the interface to start the conversion. Now leave all the job to Apple Music Converter. You just sit and wait for a while to get the converted files.
Winamp Supported Format:
AAC, AIFF, AMF, APL, ASF, AU, AVI, CDA, FAR, FLAC, IT, ITZ, KAR, MDZ, MIDI, MIZ, MOD, MPG, MPEG (ES, MP3, MP4, PS, PVA, TS), MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MTM, M2V, M3U, M4A, NSA, NST, NSV, OGG, OKT, PLS, PTM, RMI, SND, STM, STZ, S3Z, ULT, VLB, VOC, WAV, WMA, WMV, XM, XMZ.