[Resolved] 2 Free Methods to Remove DRM and Convert M4P to MP3

Got in trouble with playing purchased M4P songs on other devices outside iTunes? You'll find two radical solutions without any cost here. Keep reading and figure it out!
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With this Free M4P to MP3 converter, you can remove DRM protection from M4P and convert it to MP3, WAV, AC3, AAC, OGG, WMA, AIFF or other popular audio formats. Learn more >

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Remove DRM Protection from M4P

Remove DRM Protection from M4P

What do You Know About M4P?

Q: I haven't heard of any good way to convert iTunes M4P files to MP3. I have purchased an Xbox One, and want to play my iTunes purchase on it. All I know is that M4P files don't work on Xbox One. Any ideas?

Q: A friend gave me some songs digitally in M4P format (copied from her computer to my external hard drive). I am unable to burn the M4P files to my CD. What is the best FREE download/software that can process the songs format from M4P to MP3? Thanks!

Well, many of you may not even know that the music/songs purchased from iTunes in M4P format come with Apples "Fairplay" DRM (Digital Rights Management). This restricts copying the data and requires authorization of a system via the Apple iTunes software. An iTunes account can be authorized on five computers. Don't be confused that M4P is an MPEG-4 file container for encoded AUDIO only which utterly differs from MP4 video file format.

DRM Protected M4P File? How to Deal with It?

It is well known that Apple is partial to its own products, the proprietary M4P file is a DRM-protected audio file which is bound up with iTunes. That means it may result in playback issue if you directly transfer it to other devices aside from iTunes. To permanently solve this problem and enjoy M4P music freely, it is wise to remove DRM from M4P file and convert to MP3. You know, MP3 is considered as the universal audio format in a smaller file size owning a high compatibility with almost all devices.

Related Topics: Can iTunes play FLAC | iPhone Won't Play Videos | Play MKV on Apple TV

So the question arises: how to convert M4P to MP3? A widely-circulated way is to burn protected iTunes M4P files to an audio CD and then rip them back as MP3. However, you may feel dumb since it's a bit complicated and not for beginners. So here are two free and simple methods for you to help convert M4P to MP3.

Method 1 - M4P DRM Removal with Free M4P Converter

Free HD Video Converter Factory is a clean, safe and free multipurpose desktop program which is not only a handy HD video converter, but also a straightforward audio converter providing you a simple way to convert M4P to MP3 with original quality in a ultrafast speed. Download this freeware on your PC and follow the steps below.

With this Free M4P to MP3 converter, you can remove DRM protection from M4P and convert it to MP3, WAV, AC3, AAC, OGG, WMA, AIFF or other popular audio formats. Learn more >

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Step 1: Load M4P File

Launch the free M4P to MP3 converter, click "Add Files" or a simple drag-and-drop to import M4P file into the workplace.

Add M4P File

Add M4P File

Step 2: Select MP3 as Output Format

Open the Output Format list on the right, select MP3 profile under Audio Tab. Also, there are 300+ optimized presets for your different requirements. No need to care about some complex preferences or settings, just click on your desired profile.

Select MP3 or Other Formats

Select MP3 or Other Formats

Step 3: Start to Convert Protected M4P to MP3

Set your save path and hit "Run" button to convert M4P file to MP3 format.

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Start to Remove DRM and Convert M4P File to MP3

Start to Remove DRM and Convert M4P File to MP3

Optional - Practical Editing Features

Before the conversion, experienced users are able to modify audio parameters, such as change MP3 bitrate, encoder, audio channel, sample rate, boost audio volume or disable sound. Besides, you are allowed to cut audio, merge audio, remove/extract audio, etc.

When it's complete, you can transfer the MP3 to your smartphone, tablet, TV, game console or other devices for enjoying freely.

Method 2 - Convert M4P File with Free Online Converters

Some free online converters also allow you to convert M4P file to MP3 online, such as Online-Convert, FileZigZag, etc. It is a better choice for the people who have low requirement, as you know, free online service always has various limits on conversion speed, input file size, conversion time. You just upload the M4P file and choose MP3 from the list of available formats. Then click "Convert" button to wait for processing. Finally, download the converted file to your local hard drive.

Be aware that, since M4P is a protected format, less online file converters will work with it. It is important to notice that some online service may contain spyware, adware or other potential safety hazards. So I personally recommend you to go for Method 1 to handle the whole process offline in a safe environment. The free desktop program is good enough in safety and functionality. More amazing features are waiting for you to explore.

Hope you'll succeed in converting M4P file to MP3. If this tutorial really works for you, don't hesitate to share with your friends. Also, you are welcomed to leave any word below to interact with others.

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