Protected Music Converter is an application for converting protected music files into OGG, WAV, WMA, and MP3 formats. Listening to music may be done on devices that do not support playback from protected content. Music may also be uploaded to one’s cellphone, burned into an audio CD, and transferred to numerous devices. Audio qualities of unprotected files are also maintained.
A Help manual provides detailed information on each program feature. Audio conversion takes a few minutes to complete. Music files that are protected are commonly purchased via online music stores such as Napster, iTunes, and Rhapsody. Such files are Digital Rights Management protected. Input formats that may be used include AIFF, OGG, MP3, MP4, WMA, AAC, M4P, WAV, and AU audio files. The program interface is simple and contains an assortment of built-in functions. An audio player allows users to listen to files for conversion. Numerous files may be added to the conversion list by an “Add file” or drag and drop functions. Complete folders may also be selected to convert all of its contained audio files. Output file paths must be selected by users. The only requisite for converting to output formats is that input files must be playable on one’s computer. Devices to put converted audio files into include laptops, mobile phones, iPhones, iPads, and iPods.