What Is M4P and How to Convert M4P

M4P

A comprehensive guide for M4P, including what M4P is, converting iTunes M4P to MP3/M4A, M4P players and other information about M4P format.

About M4P

What is M4P

To be honest, we are all familiar with MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, etc. And M4P file extension is usually seen in an iTunes purchased song. Most people know that, especially for Apple users. But what is M4P? You must be curious about it. Now, you can get the answer. M4P (MPEG-4 Protected) is a protected audio format encoded with advanced audio codec (AAC), which uses DRM technology to restrict copying. And unprotected AAC files have an M4A extension. So what is the different between M4P and M4A? Why people want to convert M4P to M4A? You need to read in the next part. Also, there are some tips about MP3, AAC and other audio formats linked to iTunes.

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What Is M4P

Convert M4P to M4A

Speaking of converting M4P to M4A, first you need to know the difference between M4P and M4A. On one hand, M4A doesn't have DRM, which means it is unprotected to be transferred and copied as you like. But M4P is protected with DRM, so you need to remove DRM to make M4P free to transfer and copy. On the other hand, M4P has 128 bit rate, which is a lower bit rate compared with M4A 256 bit rate. So the audio quality of M4P is not a match of M4A's. Now, for converting M4P to M4A, you can use M4P to M4A converter, like free online file converter, Apple Music Converter and more. Or you can just burn your M4A songs to CD with iTunes, and put CD back to iTunes, and then the M4P files will be M4A files.

Convert M4P to M4A

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Convert M4P to MP3

Use iTunes to convert M4P to MP3

You know how to convert M4A to MP3, but how to convert M4P to MP3 for free? Use iTunes. In "Edit" > "Preferences", click "General" > "Import Settings", choose MP3 format as the Import Using. And select songs you want to convert, choose "File" > "Convert" > "Create MP3 version". Now, you can see two copies of the songs, including the MP3 file and M4P file, you can play them.

Convert M4P to MP3 with the third-party software

Ok, except for converting M4P to MP3 with iTunes, you can also change M4P to MP3 by the third-party software, like NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter, Free M4P to MP3 Converter, M4P to MP3 Converter for Mac, etc.

Change M4P to MP3 online

Ok, for people who don't want to download any software on Mac or PC, here you can convert M4P to MP3 online. There are some online M4P converters for you to convert M4P to MP3 and other audio formats.

Remove DRM to convert M4P to MP3

Because M4P file includes DRM, so it cannot be converted to MP3. It is a better way to remove DRM from M4P. There are some programs which can help you to remove DRM from M4P, like myFairTunes, Calibre, Requiem and more.

Play M4P on Android and Windows phone

Play M4P on Android

We all know M4P file can be played on iPhone, iPod, iPad and other Apple devices, but for Android, M4P files cannot be playable directly. Then you can use VLC for Android, or burn M4P files to CD and then re-rip them for transferring them to Android.

Play M4P on Android

Play M4P on Windows Phone

For playing M4P on Windows phone, you can use the same way with playing M4P on Android. There are a lot of M4P players for you to open and play your M4P file.

Play M4P on Windows Phone

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July 03, 2018 08:25 / Updated by to Video Converter