Do you have a collection of DRM protected music and want to be able to listen to that music on your portable device, in your car or any other place where you can’t play the DRM protects songs? TuneClone provides a solution for this, and doing so without breaking any DRM. Most DRM protections (like iTunes fairplay or Microsoft’s PlaysForSure) allow you to burn your music to a standard CD. This can then be ripped again and that will give you an unprotected version of your music. The drawback? It’s tedious work burning your music and then ripping it again, and you also get a quality loss from the burning and re-ripping the music.
TuneClone elliminates one of these problems, the burning to CD and re-ripping. It works by setting up a virtual CD-RW unit on your system, which you then select as your target device when burning your music. TuneClone writes your files as mp3, which you then can use as you like.
The application works well, although there are some minor glitches, I have been forced to restart the procedure a couple of times. But compared to the major hassle of burning to CD and re-ripping, it’s a super solution.