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. Launch Ondesoft iTunes Converter
Download, install and run Ondesoft iTunes Converter on your Mac or Windows. It will load the whole iTunes library automatically. So you need to add Apple Music songs, albums or playlists you want to convert to m4a to iTunes Library.
2. Check Apple Music songs
If you added Apple Music songs/albums to Library, click Music on the left side and find your songs. Click the top checkbox if you want to select all songs in the playlist.
If you add playlist to Library, click the playlist name on the left side and all songs in the playlist will be shown on the right side. Check the songs you want to convert to M4A.
3. Configure output settings
Select M4A as output format. This M4P converter also supports converting M4P tracks to MP3, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R and MKA. You can also set Bitrate and Samplerate as you like.
4. Start to Convert
Click Convert button to start converting selected Apple Music M4P songs to M4A. During converting, iTunes plays the Apple Music tracks in the background (muted), so you'd better not using iTunes before conversion is finished.
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:
Automatically synchronize with iTunes Library
Just add Apple Music tracks, playlists or albums to iTunes Library. Apple Music to MP3 converter will automatically load and show them on the interface. There is no need to download the tracks, playlists or albums if your internet connection is fast enough .
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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