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Playing iTunes protected music from a USB flash drive

Playing iTunes protected music from a USB flash drive

Although protected songs purchased from the Apple Store can be played with a bluetooth connection to your iPhone, if you copy those songs to a USB flash drive, they cannot be play in the Model S.

Here's the simple solution:

Burn your playlist to an audio CD. Then import that audio CD back into iTunes as a new play list or just let it overwrite your existing songs. The newly imported songs are no longer protected. They can now be copied to a USB flash drive and play through the car's music system.

ppape | June 23, 2013

Or just play the songs through the Bluetooth connection in your phone.

jeremythehunt | June 23, 2013

Actually you shouldn't even need to do that. You can now just delte the protected songs from your iTunes library and then redownload music purchases from the store. Since the store no longer uses DRM the new files will be protection free. As always, backup your files before deleting them but this is how I got rid of my protected music.

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH1706?viewlocale=en_US

Montgomery | June 23, 2013

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zhangde.jerry | August 2, 2018

Actually, there is an easier and high-efficiency way that convert Apple Music to MP3 format. The deep reason for the Apple Music can't play on common devices like the car system because of DRM protection.

Therefore, you should remove DRM from Apple Music with Audfree DRM Audio Converter, which is a professional tool to break DRM restriction. It supports convert Apple Music to MP3 format and then you can enjoy your Apple Music playlist in your car.

If you have an interested in this tool, you can go here right away.
https://www.audfree.com/drm-audio-converter-win/

helenawaldron26 | August 17, 2018

why not try this great tips to convert your iTunes music to usb directly? https://www.drmare.com/apple-music/put-apple-music-on-usb.html

TeslaTap.com | August 17, 2018

You can play Apple's proprietary M4A files in the Tesla via USB (but not DRM protected files). While MP3 and FLAC always work, if you have the right USB drive, M4A files play fine too without loading errors. Here's my complete analysis: https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/loading-error-fix-apple-m4a-songs

reed_lewis | February 20, 2019

why is this thread the SPAM magnet? All above flagged!

garyjtate | February 22, 2019

Get an iPod Nano plug it in to usb, play your music.

EVRider | February 22, 2019

@garyjtate: If you tried that yourself, you'd discover that it doesn't work in a Tesla.

halisanita | April 12, 2019

All iTunes music is protected by DRM, so we can't play iTunes music in other players with DRM protection, we need remove DRM protection of iTunes before putting it into USB drive. With Eelphone iTunes DRM Removal, convert iTunes music to MP3 without DRM protection.Then save converted iTunes music to USB.
https://www.eelphone.com/solution/itunes-drm-removal.html

lexiharris | April 16, 2019

Yes, iTunes itself can do it. In addition, if you are using the iTunes version of 10.7 and below, the free Requiem is for you. The methods to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4P are myFairTunes, DRmare, etc. Take a look at this article, which also introduces other methods: https://www.fonecope.com/itunes-drm-removal.html