This guide is going to show you how to convert DRM protected WMA music tracks purchased from Nokia Music Store to (DRM free) MP3 format for sync to a lot more mobile players incompatible with Nokia Music formats with TuneClone Audio Converter. First, let’s take a look at something about music downloaded from Nokia Music Store:
All downloads from Nokia Music Store use DRM licences in the Windows Media format(WMDRM). They allow you to play a protected track and transfer it to a regsitered Comes With Music device an unlimited number of times. However, to burn tracks to a CD or to transfer tracks to an unregistered compatible mobile device, you must buy the tracks from Nokia Music Store.
The audio file format of the tracks in Nokia Music Store is Windows Media Auido (WMA) with a bit rate of 128 kb/s or 192 kb/s. The tracks are protected by Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM). Tracks encoded at 192 kb/s are bigger files than those encoded at 128 kb/s, but of better quality.
Now let’s take a look at how it performs to convert WMDRM Nokia music to MP3 using TuneClone Audio Converter:
Step 1. Make settings in TuneClone
Download and install TuneClone Audio Converter from
. Launch the program. In the TuneClone interface, make sure TuneClone virtual CD drive is successfully installed (at the bottom left corner). Click the “Settings” button. In the pop-up dialog, you can specify the output path, output filename format, output file format (choose MP3), etc for the output files.
Step 2. Burn “Audio CD” in Nokia Music
Launch the Nokia Music program.
Drag and drop the music files you want to convert to MP3 to the TuneClone virtual CD drive icon (in H) until the total length goes to 79 mins.
Click the “Burn CD” button to start the burning process. After the burning gets started, TuneClone will fetch the music from the “virtual CD” (in a temp folder) and encode it to MP3 format.
After the whole burning and encoding progress, you can get the output files by clicking the “Folder” button in the TuneClone interface. Now you can possess the music without any restriction.
The drawback is that, after the conversion, the ID3 tags info for the music tracks has been missing. I have to retrieve the information by dragging and dropping the original music to the TuneClone “Track Info” panel one by one.