How to convert iTunes DRM-protected M4P to MP3?

What are M4P files?

M4P is an Apple variant of the AAC audio file format that includes Apple’s “Fairplay” copy protection DRM. M4P and the related M4A format are an iTunes Music Store audio files, M4P includes the copy protection, whereas the M4A format does not.

What programs work with M4P files?

iTunes and Apple’s now-defunct QuickTime Player, are the only programs that can play M4P audio files. The computer is required to be one of up to five computers authorized to play audio from the account that downloaded the M4P file.

How to convert M4P to MP3?

There are many online m4p converter that you can use to convert m4p to mp3, google convert m4p to mp3 online you can find many results, like https://www.filezigzag.com/m4p-mp3-en.aspx, https://www.mp3cutter.com/m4p-to-mp3, https://www.onlineconverter.com/mp4-to-mp3. Besides, you can also convert m4p to mp3 with iTunes . However, things become different when you want to convert Apple Music m4p songs to mp3, since these m4p songs are DRM protected. The above m4p converter can't convert DRM protected m4p songs.

Can iTunes convert M4P to MP3?

iTunes can't convert M4P songs due to the DRM protection.

To convert DRM protected m4p songs to mp3, you will need a professional drm music converter. Here we will recommend Ondesoft iTunes Converter , which is such an iTunes M4P converter which allows you to easily remove iTunes DRM and convert M4P to MP3 at 16X speed. This M4P to MP3 converter preserves all ID3 tags to the output MP3 songs. It also allows you to convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3 without downloading them.

This tutorial shows you how to convert DRM M4P to MP3 with Ondesoft iTunes Converter .
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Step 1: Launch iTunes converter
Download and install Ondesoft iTunes Converter on your Mac/Windows.

Launch iTunes M4P Converter and iTunes will be launched automatically. iTunes M4P Converter will automatically load your iTunes Library. The interface is shown as below:

Convert iTunes M4P to MP3

Step 2: select M4P music you want to convert
No matter M4P songs purchased from iTunes Store before 2009, M4P audiobooks or Apple Music songs, Ondesoft iTunes Converter can convert them all. Click the checkbox before the songs/audiobooks you want to convert.

Convert iTunes M4P to MP3

Step 3: Ouput settings
Choose MP3 as ouput format. Choose output audio quality from the pre-designed settings or customize bitrate, samplerate as you like.

Convert iTunes M4P to MP3

Click icon at the top of main interface (or click Ondesoft iTunes Converter - preferences) and a Preferences window will pop up for you to make the settings. You can set the converting speed (up to 16X), output file name format, etc. Also you can choose to save ID tags and metadata information to the output MP3 and M4A files or keep Chapter information in the converted M4A audiobooks.

Convert iTunes M4P to MP3

Step 4: click Convert to start converting
After all is done, click Convert button to start converting DRM protected M4P to MP3 at up to 16X speed. Click Explore Output File to quickly open output folder and locate the DRM-free MP3 song.

Convert iTunes M4P to MP3

Unregistered users can only convert each M4P file for 3 minutes. To remove the limitation, purchase a full version.