Quick Guide: Convert M4P to MP3 Online and Offline

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 13, 2020 11:13 AM.

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M4P, short for MPEG 4 Protected (audio), is developed by Apple. Apple uses M4P format for its music files sold in iTunes Store or Apple Music Store. All the files are protected with FairPlay DRM (digital right management) technology. Thus the M4P audios you bought can only be played with Apple's authorized devices such as iPhone, iPad, iTunes, etc. That's why you need to convert M4P to MP3, a more universal format that is supported by most of players or devices.

An M4P to MP3 converter can help you do that. There are many tools on the Internet including the web-based ones and desktop ones. Some users may wonder to convert M4P to MP3 online since it's free and easy. The thing is, most online tools that we've tested can only convert M4P audio files that have no DRM protection. If you have these files, you can read on and here we will how to use online audio converter to convert M4P to MP3 with ease.

Part 1: How to Convert M4P to MP3 Online
Part 2: How to Convert M4P to MP3 Offline

Part 1. Convert M4P to MP3 Online for Free

There are many M4P to MP3 converter online tools on the Internet and most of them are easy to operate, no need to download software on your computer. Among them, we pick the FreeConvert.com as an instance.

This free online converter is able to help you convert DRM-free M4P files like .m4p, .m4a to MP3, WAV, FLAC, OGG, etc. It offers two ways to upload the M4P files. You can choose your target files from the computer or just paste the URL from the website. Besides, the first mode will allow you to batch convert M4P to MP3 online free. However, it supported maximum file size is only 1GB.

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Steps to Convert M4P to MP3 with FreeConvert:

Step 1: Open your browser and go to the FreeConvert website. Add the target M4P files by clicking the blue "Choose M4P Files" button or paste the URL directly.

Step 2: Click the "Advanced Settings" and you're allowed to adjust the audio bitrate, sample rate, channel, etc. cut the audio files, or add the fade in or out effects, etc.

Step 3: Hit the "Convert to MP3" button to start the conversion. Then click the "Download" button to download the converted MP3 files once the conversion is done.

That's all about how to convert M4P to MP3 online with FreeConvert. If your M4P files cannot be converted after tried all the steps above, your files might be protected. You can then move to the following part.

Part 2. Convert M4P to MP3 Offline on Mac/PC

As we said above, most web-based M4P to MP3 tools cannot convert DRM protected M4P to MP3 online. So how can you convert those files? Here you can turn to ViWizard Audio Converter for help.

It can help you bypass the DRM protection meanwhile it will convert both protected and unprotected M4P files to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B. Thanks to the advanced technology it adopts, ViWizard Audio Converter is capable of converting your M4P files at 30X fast speed with high quality retained.

Besides Apple Music and iTunes M4P files, this comprehensive audio converter can also help you remove DRM from iTunes M4A, M4B audiobooks, Audible AA, AAX audiobooks, etc. losslessly.

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Key Features of ViWizard M4P to MP3 Converter:

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Steps to Convert M4P to MP3 with ViWizard:

Step 1 Add M4P files to ViWizard

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Click the Download button above to choose the right version of ViWizard Audio Converter for installation. After that, open it and press the music note "Add" button to import the M4P files that you want to convert from your computer.

ViWizard M4P to MP3 Converter supports batch conversion, which gives you a chance to import multiple music tracks at a time for conversion.

Step 2 Select MP3 as output format

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Once all the M4P music files are added successfully, you can click the "Format" option at the bottom left corner and set the output format as MP3.

Step 3 Start to convert M4P to MP3

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Next, just press the "Convert" button to let ViWizard program start bypassing the DRM and converting M4P songs to MP3 immediately.

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These are two useful methods to convert M4P to MP3 online and offline. To sum it up, if your M4P songs are common music files, you can try the web-based tool. However, if your M4P files are DRM-encoded, then ViWizard Audio Converter can be a good assistant. Moreover, this smart program can help you convert other protected audio files like iTunes and Audible audiobooks with zero quality. If you need it, just get the free download below and have a shot.

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