Compare M4P with MP3 & How to convert M4P to MP3 on Mac

What is M4P

M4P is a file extension for a protected audio file encoded with advanced audio codec (AAC), which is a lossy compression generally intended as the successor to MP3, which had not been originally designed for audio only but was Layer III in an MPEG 1 or 2 video files.

M4P stands for MPEG 4 Protected (audio). The M4P file extension is seen in an Apple iTunes purchased song which uses Apples “Fairplay” DRM (digital rights management). Unprotected AAC  files have an M4A extension.

M4P files can usually only be opened with iTunes and the computer must be authorized prior to playing transferring from an iPod or burning the file. An iTunes account can be authorized on five computers and an iPod may contain the content from a maximum of five accounts.

How to convert M4P to MP3

What is MP3

MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard technology and format for compressing a sound sequence into a very small file (about one-twelfth the size of the original file) while preserving the original level of sound quality when it is played.

MP3 provides near CD quality audio. It is one of the most common music file types. It is not an MPEG 3 but uses the audio compression found in layer III in MPEG 1 or 2 video files, the audio stream layer.

How to convert M4P to MP3

To convert M4P to MP3 on Mac, you need a helper – Macsome iTunes Converter, which works well on removing DRM from protected M4P and convert M4P to MP3 format with lossless quality and super faster conversion speed.

Step 1: Free download the latest version of iTunes Converter, install and run it.

For iTunes 12.2 or later users, you need to allow iTunes to share the xml file to make it work well on iTunes 12.2.

Screenshot of iTunes Converter

Step 2. Click Add button to import the music files from Music library of iTunes.

Add Apple Music  songs

Step 3. Click iTunes Converter Menu – Preferences – Advanced to set the output audio format, here we use the default one: Same as source.

Set output format

Step 4. Click Convert button to start conversion.

Converting M4P to MP3

After the conversion, you have converted your M4P to MP3 with ease, now you can enjoy the free MP3 files anywhere.

More detailed info about Macsome iTunes Converter, please view:

http://www.macsome.com/itunes-converter-mac/index.html

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