M4P to MP3 Converter - How to Convert DRM-protected M4P to MP3

If you subscribe to Apple Music, the $9.99/month music streaming service, you're familiar to the M4P format. The songs you download from Apple Music all have this suffix. It's really just an AAC file that's copy-protected using a proprietary DRM technology created by Apple. M4P is not supported by common music players, so many people ask how to convert M4P to MP3.

Convert iTunes M4P to MP3

Due to the DRM protection, you can only play the M4P files with iTunes or Music app on authorized computers, which is done by logging into iTunes/Music under the same account that was used to download the audio file. To remove this limitation and play the downloaded Apple Music songs anywhere you want, you can convert them to MP3.

How to convert M4P to mp3? There are many online m4p converter, however they can't convert DRM protected M4P songs. Songs you downloaded from Apple Music are in DRM protected m4p format, to convert these m4p songs to mp3, you will need professional DRM M4P converter.

How to convert iTunes/Apple Music M4P to MP3?

Songs you purchased from iTunes Store before 2009 and downloaded from Apple Music are formatted in M4P format with DRM protection, which limits you to play them on authorized Apple devices. To enjoy your purchased music or downloaded Apple Music songs on non-Apple-devices without any limitations, it is necessary for you to remove iTunes DRM protection and convert iTunes M4P songs to popular audio format like MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, MKA.

Online M4P to MP3 converter tools such as freeconvert.com and filezigzag.com, mp3cutter.com can't convert iTunes/Apple Music M4P songs since they are DRM protected. To convert Apple Music M4P songs to mp3, you need professional M4P converter which is able to remove Apple DRM.

Here we will introduce Ondesoft iTunes Converter, a professional iTunes/Apple Music m4p to mp3 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.

1. Convert M4P music to DRM-free format then you can play M4P files on any device

2. MP3/M4A/AC3/MKA /AIFF/FLAC/M4R/AU formats are supported

3. Preserve all ID3 tags, album, artist, TrackID.

4. High efficiency, batch files conversion, stable and safe conversion process

5. User-friendly interface and simple operation

This tutorial shows you how to remove iTunes DRM and convert M4P to MP3, M4A, AAC, etc. 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.