How to Convert iTunes M4P to MP3?

By Justin SabrinaUpdated on September 01, 2021

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Downloaded some M4P protected files in your iTunes and want to convert them to unprotected copies file such as MP3? Using iTunes M4P to MP3 converter can help you convert protected M4P audio files and Apple Music AAC files to mp3 format.

How to Convert iTunes M4P to MP3?
“What can I do to convert iTunes files from "protected" M4P files to MP3? I have tried several methods and failed. Is there a 100% effective way?”

How to Convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3?
"I have download lots of Apple Music tracks to iTunes library, all downloaded M4P files cannot converted with iTunes, is there any free M4P to MP3 converter helps me convert M4P songs to MP3?"

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About Apple Music AAC File and iTunes M4P Files

What's types of M4P files that the iTunes can playing? Includs the downloaded Apple Music songs and protected M4P audiobooks, but some iTunes audiobooks is M4B format. In addition, you can import the AAX or AA Audible audiobooks to iTunes for playing.

Apple Music is a popular streaming music servie, When you add Apple Music songs to iTunes library, you will find the songs is Apple Music AAC audio file, if you have downloaded the songs to iTunes library folder, you will find the file extension is ".m4p". In other words, all Apple Music songs added DRM protection, so all tracks cannot be copied or transferred to other devices, even you have downloaded them to the computer.

M4A is the audio extension of the unprotected AAC file, although Apple has given up the Fairplay DRM feature on songs in the iTunes Music Store, you may still keep some M4P songs which you may have purchased from 2003-2009 in iTunes Store or downloaded from the Apple Music app. These DRM-protected audio files can only be played on Apple devices via Apple Music app, not MP3 players, Walkman, PS4 or other Android smartphones or tablets. You can't even burn M4P songs to an audio CD. If you have a valid Apple Music subscription, you can download as many of the current Apple Music M4P songs as you need, but you don't own the songs, you can only listen to them offline on Apple devices. If you unsubscribe and the subscription expires, the downloaded Apple Music M4P song will disappear from the iTunes library.

In order to play these M4P and protected AAC files using devices other than Apple, you will have to convert Apple Music M4P songs and iTunes M4P audiobooks to MP3. Here is a review of iTunes M4P to MP3 Converter, a utility for converting Apple Music M4P files to MP3, converting iTunes M4P purchases to MP3, converting Audible/audiobooks to MP3.

Best iTunes M4P to MP3 Converter

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is the representative of the iTunes M4P to MP3 converter tool. It is also a professional Apple Music DRM Removal, which can convert iTunes-encrypted audio to MP3, including iTunes M4P songs, Apple Music, AAX/AA audiobooks and iTunes M4P/M4B audiobooks. You can use it to convert iTunes M4P songs to MP3 and other formats without any quality loss. All ID3 tags and metadata will be retained in the output file including artist, album, title name, artwork, and more. The app's interface is very intuitive and similar to iTunes. You can select the music songs you want to convert, then check and edit the metadata, set the parameters -speed, output format, and more. After that, you can click the "Convert" button to start iTunes Music to MP3 conversion.

After convert iTunes M4P to MP3, you transfer converted files to iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, PSP, Walkman, Android phones and tablets, Kindle Fire tablets, iPhone/iPad/iPod easily for listening offline. Let's see more key features of UkeySoft iTunes M4P to MP3 converter:

M4P-to-MP3 Converter

iTunes M4P to MP3 Converter

  • okApple Music converter, iTunes audio converter, M4P to MP3 converter, Audiobook Converter, DRM audio removal;
  • okConvert Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs and Audiobooks;
  • okConvert iTunes M4P files to MP3, M4A, FLAC, AU and other audio format;
  • ok16X faster conversion speeds with keeping lossless audio quality;
  • okPreserve song’s title, artist name and cover picture after conversion;
  • okBatch conversion allows you to convert Apple Music playlist/album at once;
  • okkeep Apple Music songs, playlist and albums forever;
  • okSupports convert Apple Music songs on the latest MacOS Catalina.

Tutorial: How to Convert iTunes M4P to MP3?

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Apple Music Converter and Loads M4P Files
Launch Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be launched automatically. iTunes library will be loaded and displayed as playlists in the left panel. Please do not close or operate iTunes before the conversion is done.

Apple Music Converter

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is intuitive and easy-to-use, compatible with latest Windows 10 and Mac OS X. It performs up to 16X faster conversion speed on Windows and Mac 10.9 - 10.15. The Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song. If you need to get a full song, you need to sign up to purchase the full version to unlock all features. This way, you can have Apple Music songs forever, even if you are no longer a subscriber.

Step 2. Select M4P Files
All the contents of iTunes music are displayed in the left column. You can choose any MP4 songs you want to convet. You can use built-in search box to locate songs quickly.

select M4P songs

Step 3. Choose MP3 as Output Format
Choose MP3 as ouput format. Also, you can choose output audio quality from the pre-designed settings or customize bitrate, samplerate as you like.

MP3 as output format

Click "Options" icon at the top of main interface 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.

Step 4. Start Converting iTunes M4P Files to MP3
Click on "Convert" button to start converting iTunes M4P or AAC songs to MP3 at up to 16X speed. Click "Open Output File" to quickly open output folder and locate the DRM-free MP3 songs.

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  1. Justin Sabrina    

    I have the latest itunes and just downloaded this Apple Music converter, this software not only can help me convert Apple Music M4P to MP3, but also helps me convert iTunes M4P songs, M4B audibooks and AAX audiobook to MP3. I will recommend this software to my family.


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