How to convert M4P to M4A?
"I have about a 1000 songs in my iTunes library that are formatted .m4p. I want to convert them to .m4a. What procedures/tools are available to accomplish this process?" - Do you have the same confusion?
M4P is an iTunes Audio format. M4P files are seen when downloading music from Apple Music and iTunes Store(before 2009). Similar to this format is M4A, which is also an iTunes Audio file, but one that isn't copy protected.
How to Open an M4P File
M4P files can be opened with Apple's iTunes . However, the computer you're using iTunes on must be authorized in order to play the M4P file, which is done by logging into iTunes under the same account that was used to download the audio file.
How to Convert an M4P File
Ordinary online and music converter apps can't convert M4P files due to the DRM protection. To convert M4P to M4A, you will need a professional
DRM music converter
. Here we will recommend
Ondesoft iTunes Converter
. It is a specific iTunes audio converter that allows you to convert any iTunes songs, audiobooks and Apple Music songs to mp3 on Mac or Windows. The songs are still playable even after you
cancel Apple Music subscription
Related: How to convert M4P to MP3?
Steps to convert Apple Music M4P to M4A
1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter
Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.
2. Sign in your Apple Music account
Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.
3. Change output format(optional)
The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.
4. Select music
Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.
Click Add songs.
5. Start Conversion
By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.
After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.
Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.
Features of Ondesoft Apple Music Converter:
Built-in Apple Music web player
Ondesoft Apple Music Converter features built-in Apple Music web player. Once logged in your Apple Music account, you can easily browse and select any songs, albums and playlists you want to download.
Customize profile settings
Apple Music to MP3 converter allows you to customize Codec, Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output file. Also you may save them as custom profile for future use.
Fast Conversion Speed
The conversion speed can be as fast as 16X and you are free to set it as you desired.
The powerful search function enables you to quickly find Apple Music tracks you need according to name, artist and album.
Customize file name format
Output file name can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID and you are free to customize it as you like.
Save ID tags
ID tags such as song name, Artist name, Album, Album artist, Genre and Artwork will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A files.
Batch conversion allows you to convert as many Apple Music tracks as you want at a time.
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