Music Transformer
Music Transformer
3.9.0

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Music Transformer free download for Mac

Music Transformer3.9.0

19 January 2017

Convert DRM files to MP3 (was DRM Dumpster).

Overview

Music Transformer (was DRM Dumpster) is the automatic way to convert DRM tracks from your iTunes music library to standard music files. Simply set up your Mac, launch Music Transformer, click the Dump DRM button, insert a single CD-RW and the process runs automatically and unattended.

Music Transformer uses a CD-RW and iTunes itself to convert all of the DRM music files in your Library (or in a user selectable play list) to standard music files (MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV) that you can use with any music player. Using a standard CD-RW ensures maximum compatibility because Music Transformer does not need to install any third party driver software - and that is a good thing.

The published price is that of a one-year subscription.

What's new in Music Transformer

Version 3.9.0:
  • Added support for macOS 10.12 Sierra

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35 Reviews of Music Transformer

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Xplicit
13 September 2008
Version: 3.1

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I guess this is the most useless app I've seen in a long time. It reduces a manual 4-clicks process to an semi-automated process where you still need 2 clicks. Isn't that ridiculous? It doesn't even do it without using a physical CD, like with a virtual drive or whatever. Calling yourself a developer is really an embarassment to the whole developing community.
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Leif-Heflin
03 September 2010
Version: 3.6.0
Does this result in a significant loss in quality?
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Lee123
22 January 2010
Version: 3.5.0
Just a heads up. There is another program like this (i have not tried either) that does the same thing with a Virtual CDrom. This should make the other program 40 times faster.
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Mnanda
26 November 2009
Version: 3.4.1
So I'd avoided buying this for ages, based somewhat on the harsh reviews here, and I wish I HADN'T listened... The program is great and does EXACTLY what it says. To the person who complained that tracks were reimported incorrectly at fractions of their original times - :017, :023 etc. I can second the developer's response - this is not the software, it's iTunes, and probably has to do with the quality of the disc you were using. How do I know? Because I had this EXACT same problem when I was burning and reimporting MANUALLY - before I bought DRM Dumpster. POINTERS: Because of the problem mentioned above, I was really, really careful to compare the times of the newly imported tracks before deleting the originals. I also broke my protected library up into smaller playlists of about 100-120 tracks a piece - no one suggested this, but I thought it made sense to do smaller batches. So far so good. Only regret - wish I'd bought this and dealt with this problem ages ago.
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Roy-Van-Der-Woning
17 December 2008
Version: 3.3
Contrary to what seems to have become the popular consensus, my experience with Burning Thumb's support has been exceptionally positive. After purchasing a license, I noticed that some of my tracks' meta data was not retained during the conversion, such as my album art. I contacted the developer about this, and one hour (!) later, I got an initial response. Not only did I instantly get a refund for my purchase because DRM Dumpster did not perform to my expectations, I also got an email the very next day with an update which addressed the problem with the missing meta data. When I subsequently reported a few more glitches, the developer sent me a second update which fixed those issues as well. Even though there are still some nice-to-have's on my wish list, and I did experience one or two stability issues, I find that DRM Dumpster is the closest to ideal, and most convenient option to enable my protected tracks for playback on non-Apple devices like my SqueezeBox. The developer has been very forthcoming in identifying an fixing the reported issues, and did so within 24 hours. I will report the remaining niggles in due time and have no doubt that they can be ironed out as well. Whether or not DRM Dumpster is worth the price is highly subjective, but it definitely pays off to contact the developer if something doesn't work as advertised. It got me a free license and a tool that does a hands-off conversion of my DRM protected tracks, allowing me to attend to a less mind numbing pastime.
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Okraider
02 December 2008
Version: 3.2
The support is horrible. Could not get it to work after jumping through numerous hoops with support. Burning Thumb will not refund. They even sent me insulting and hostile email when I disputed. Try before you buy! Don't throw your money in the dumpster.
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Xplicit
13 September 2008
Version: 3.1
I guess this is the most useless app I've seen in a long time. It reduces a manual 4-clicks process to an semi-automated process where you still need 2 clicks. Isn't that ridiculous? It doesn't even do it without using a physical CD, like with a virtual drive or whatever. Calling yourself a developer is really an embarassment to the whole developing community.
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Morpheo
12 September 2008
Version: 3.1
Someone please explain one thing to me: why should one spend $30 on such a "utility" when one can burn m4p manually and import them back into iTunes? I mean... $30????????
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Fredducker
12 September 2008
Version: 3.0
I give up after 5 tries and almost an hour and a half... and I had just ONE encrypted mp3 to convert! It's obvious that for a lot of people this program crashes or stops working half-way through. The same happened for me. While some of the steps work fine, it's a real pain to have to restart the whole process (for example when you have gotten as far as copying the tracks onto a cd-rw and the program stalls, you'll have to redo everything from the beginning). This program could be good if you could chose what step to proceed to (1-gathering files, 2-burning them and most important 3-ripping them) without having to wait or restart over. And if it didn't crash or stall without giving you a reason.
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Tim-Kolar
23 August 2008
Version: 3.0
I just got done (after six crashes) with an attempt to unlock my library: Started with ------------- 1098 Protected tracks Brand new Memorex High Speed CD-RW (12x) Ended with ----------- 1087 MP3 tracks generated On the order of 300 corrupted or truncated tracks. Results -------- My iTunes library is completely screwed. I now have 1087 suspect files sprinkled through it, and no simple way to find and remove them. The most visible corruptions are tracks that were 2-3 minutes long and are now 2-3 seconds long. I'm also a bit curious about the 11 files that got lost, but I'll be generous and guess it lost those while crashing. How DRMDumpster could be better: 1) Stop crashing. 2) Do some basic checks on the imported tracks to see if they fit the profiles of the tracks they're supposed to be replacing. Start with length. 3) Stop relying on physical media. The corruptions pretty clearly result from the read/write cycle to the CD-RW. This whole thing should be done on a virtual CD. To the authors: Sorry to pan your product, but an iTunes library full of corrupted MP3s that I have to dig out by hand leaves me in a considerably worse position than I was when I started.
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Cerebrl
05 April 2008
Version: 2.1.9
First of all, I was very skeptical about this software (every other software I tried failed to "unprotect" songs correctly), but after trying the free demo, I was SOLD! The demo converted 30 Protected AAC files perfectly. It carried over my tags, all the comments, and my ratings! And yes, you could do this the manual way if you are not willing to pay $25 (on sale at the moment), but who in their right mind wants to waste an entire day going through that process. I would rather pay the $25, go mountain biking, watch a movie or whatever I want to and come back to a perfectly converted library. Pros: completely automatic, good audio format choices, free demo that works, simple to use (just READ the readme file before proceeding) and is perfectly legal (like anyone cares, right?). Cons: ugly icon, uses quite a bit of CPU power and kind of slow (speed limited to CD writer and CD-RW used) Suggestions: audio adjustment would be great (volume adjustment and/or EQ adjustments) when burned and imported, if possible. And, maybe a pause and resume button, if possible. Thanks for a program that works!
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Burningthumb
10 March 2008
Version: 2.1.9
As a bit of information for everyone, for small libraries (< 30 protected tracks) DRM Dumpster for Mac OS X is FREE to use. Simply use the demo mode. In addition, if you cannot afford the license fee please contact us directly to work something else out. While we need funds to ensure development continues, we are very flexible with respect to individual circumstances. As I have indicated in the past, the best thing to do for all issue is to not hesitate to contact us directly.
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Sapporobaby
28 October 2007
Version: 2.1.7
$30. No way.
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Verycarla
21 October 2007
Version: 2.1.6
How is this any different from using iTunes yourself to burn and then import your iTunes Store purchases?
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Bugsman-(i-Kill-Germs)
25 September 2007
Version: 2.1.4
I may be missing something here, but I suspect not. Rouge Amoeba supply Audio Hijack Pro for $32. It does about 2000% more for just $2 extra. I have used Audio Hijack (the 'Lite' version) for the past 3 yrs - it's brilliant, but now discontinued. Method: After installing AH-Pro, configure the program to hijack iTunes, select the tracks, hit the whammo button, and voila! A totally transportable audio file in any format you like.
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Burningthumb
03 August 2007
Version: 2.0
Somebody, on that other software directory, posted some FUD about iTunes 7.3 applying DRM to re-imported files. This is also *not* the case. DRM Dumpster works fine with iTunes 7.3. Please, please, ignore comments from people who have not actually (as was this case) tried the software. If you do have a problem please contact me directly - so far I have managed to solve any problems brought directly to my attention. Finally if the problem cannot be solved you will certainly get your money back so don't be concerned about that.
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Burningthumb
27 June 2007
Version: 1.5.1
Tested with iTunes 7.2. Somehow some people think its not working with iTunes 7.2 but I have fully tested and it is working fine with iTunes 7.2. So if you have a problem please contact me directly as it can surely be fixed if you send me your log output.
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Macfeller
21 April 2007
Version: 1.4
Isn't this a process of expanding to AIF and then doing a re-encode? Never a good thing.
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ivanovitch
21 April 2007
Version: 1.4
Stops on mounting of CD-RW. Have to manually eject and re-insert CD to allow script to continue. Not sure why this is better than manually selecting all protected files, converting them to an MP3 format on CD, then re-importing... Confusing non-standard interface, too.
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Gaffer
15 January 2007
Version: 1.3
THanks for all your help works wonders now!
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Pjn
11 January 2007
Version: 1.3
Thanks for your reply, I value it.
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Gaffer
08 January 2007
Version: 1.3
When using DRM Dumpster 1.3 when i start the dump it doesnt find any files just gives me a red X
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Pjn
04 January 2007
Version: 1.3
Question, how do I convert for exaple an audiobook with DRM the first track with about 2 hours playing time, a cd-rw doesn't help here, could it be possible to write the audio on to a dvd-rw ?
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Locutisofbored
03 January 2007
Version: 1.3
I'd just like to download the program; haven't been able to for about a week straight now.
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Cellocgw
16 December 2006
Version: 1.3
I'm with the others who'd like to see a virtual disk driver written (or 'borrowed' :-) ) so that this app could run without a CDRW. Not to mention that presumably it could run much faster once the step involving writing to a CD is removed. I have no idea at what point some lawyer would decide it was violating the DRM.
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Dr-Sax
06 December 2006
Version: 1.2.2
Everything is now working. Takes the hazzle out of removing the DRM.
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Diablo943
22 November 2006
Version: 1.2
An interesting time saver, but why just CDR-W? Why not an external hard drive or DVD-RAM? I sure would like to be able to use the DVD-RAM drive on an old G4 to clean up my iTunes library!
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Dr-Sax
16 November 2006
Version: 1.0.2
Tried the new version but it still doesn´t collect any songs to be converted. Just a red cross.
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Dmetzcher
15 November 2006
Version: 1.0
This is a great idea, but what about the quality loss issue with burning 128k AAC files to a CD, and then ripping them back. Has this been addressed at all?
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Dr-Sax
15 November 2006
Version: 1.0
Geat idea for a hassle free converter but it seems not to work with a foreign language like german. Is there a possble fix?
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ravi-1
15 November 2006
Version: 1.0
Identified the DRM protected files (159) in my iTunes Library, put them into a playlist then began conversion. Converted 14 files then hung for over an hour. Quit and restarted. It appeared to redo the already done files and got to 17 files before hanging again, this time overnight.
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Burningthumb
15 November 2006
Version: 1.0
Sorry all my bad. We uploaded a small fix earlier today and it looks like the image was somehow corrupt. Its fixed now.
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Diablo943
15 November 2006
Version: 1.0
I am unable to mount the disk image. I keep getting an error stating "codec overrun"
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Attentionwandered
13 November 2006
Version: 1.0
i see what your saying but my problem is i cant send a song to a friend without giving them my itunes login, where they can buy music to my credit card. it doesnt need to be ONLY mp3 and ONLY aac. make it like an option, a little checkbox or something. thanks for your time
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Oscar74
12 November 2006
Version: 1.0
All this does is simplify the process of taking your protected AAC files from iTunes, burn then to CD, and then re-rip them into MP3 format. If you want AAC files, just burn your songs to CD and re-rip them as AAC.
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Attentionwandered
12 November 2006
Version: 1.0
this is a pretty cool idea. havent tested it but can i ask, does this convert to aac? i prefer aac, and you lose alot of quality going from mp4 to mp3 if it doesnt you should find a way to add it.
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