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How to Play iTunes M4P Files without iTunes

Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: Apple Music Tips

M4P - MPEG 4 protected audio, is a protected AAC file extension, generally used by Apple iTunes purchased songs with digital rights management, while M4A is an audio extension for unprotected AAC file. At beginning, M4P format is applied to the iTunes purchased songs in 2003. Later, in 2009, Apple removes the limitations of iTunes songs. But, M4P format came again with Apple Music. In general, this format produces better sound quality and files of smaller size, when compared to the MP3 format. However, these M4P files are not compatible with most of popular devices including MP3 player, Android phone, or even the iPod Nano. They are limited by Apple on usage.

You may prefer to transfer iTunes or Apple Music M4P file on your portable MP3 player or stream them in your car, but are always blocked. Don't worry though, things changed thanks to the coming out of some professional M4P music converter software. With the help of such tools, we can easily convert any iTunes or Apple Music M4P files to MP3 or other widely used formats and play them on unsupported devices without iTunes.

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Tool Required: NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter

NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter, developed by NoteBurner Inc, is a professional Apple Music Converter, which will help you record and convert Apple Music files, audiobooks, or other downloaded music from iTunes or Apple Music to MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC format at 10X faster speed with keeping lossless audio quality.

Features of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter:
  • Record iTunes music, podcasts, audiobooks, Apple Music;
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/M4A/FLAC/WAV;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags & lyric after conversion;
  • 1-click to burn Apple Music to CD, edit ID3 tags, etc;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface.
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Tutorial about How to Convert iTunes M4P Files to MP3

1 Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software and choose to download songs from the "iTunes App".

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2 Add Apple Music Songs

Click the button "+ Add" to add music, it will pop up a window, which will show you all of the songs you have downloaded from Apple Music. You can choose any song you want to convert.

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3 Choose Output Format

After the successful adding, please click the button "Settings" to choose the output format as you need, in the pop-up window, you can set output path, output quality, and output format including WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF, FLAC, and ALAC.

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4 Start Recording iTunes M4P Songs

After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed. After converting, the output folder will be open automatically. Or you can click the "Converted" button on the left side to find the converted music. Now, you can play them on WMP, VLC player without iTunes.

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