What is M4P format?
M4P format is “protected AAC”. It is a format of purchased music that can be listened to only through the iTunes softer or an iPod.
The file extensions for native Apple audio formats used in iTunes and iPods . All Apple formats are part of the MPEG-4 multimedia standard which is based on Apple QuickTime. M4P are typically compressed, lossy files using AAC encoding, and of higher quality than MP3. But M4P files are specifically purchased through iTunes Store which employ DRM technology to restrict usage or copying. MP4 is the only official MPEG-4 extension, but most MPEG-4 audio files in circulation have M4A or M4P extension due to their usage in iTunes.
The .m4p is usually used as the music format for the iTunes Store DRM copy protected content.
Why you need to convert M4P to MP3?
The common, but non-standard use of the extensions .m4p is due to the popularity of Apple’s iPod and the iTunes Store, and now is becoming more and more popular.
Reason 1: MP3 format is more common and accepted by most media player and mobile devices like Zune, PSP, and MP3 Player.
Reason 2: Remove DRM protection of the M4P music, so you can enjoy your iTunes, iPod music anywhere as you want.
Reason 3: You have iTunes and have purchased the songs, but want to use them on another one of your computers that does not have iTunes. They will not play because they are not mp3 format.
Reason 4: … (Depend on you) :)
How to convert M4P audio to MP3?
With M4P to MP3 Converter, you can easily convert DRM M4P to MP3 or other audio format like WAV, AAC, OGG.
Here is a simple step by step guide showing you how to convert iTunes DRM protected M4P files to MP3 quickly and effortlessly using the M4P to MP3 DRM Music Converter software.
2. Run M4P to MP3 Converter after it has been successfully installed.
3. In this example, we will be converting m4p files. Add your M4P files to the program’s input list by clicking the “Add Files…” button:
4. Select the output folder where all your converted MP3 files will be placed:
5. You may skip this step if you want to keep the converted files in the same folder as your original audio files.
6. Click the “Start” button to begin the conversion process:
Just wait for a while and your files will be converted from iTunes M4P to MP3 almost instantly!
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The .m4p is usually used as the music format for the iTunes Store DRM copy protected content, while .m4a is now being used by the iTunes Store for DRM-free, unprotected music files.
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