Guide: How to Convert Apple Music/iTunes M4P to WAV Efficiently

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 8, 2021 11:13 AM

In the previous post, we have talked about how to convert M4P songs to MP3 format. And if you're not happy with MP3 and would like to save the converted M4P music files at a higher level with lossless quality, you can consider WAV format. Compared with MP3, WAV files are lossless and uncompressed, which can be the best choice when you have strict requirements for sound quality.

So how can you transfer the M4P file, whether it's purchased from the iTunes store or downloaded from Apple Music subscription, to WAV format? Well, in this article, we are going to introduce the best tool to convert M4P to WAV with simple steps.

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Why Convert M4P to WAV
Best M4P to WAV Converter: ViWizard Audio Converter
Step-by-Step Guide to Convert M4P Files to WAV on PC/Mac
Additional: How to Convert Unprotected Audios to WAV with iTunes

Why Convert M4P to WAV

What is M4P? An M4P file is actually a protected iTunes Music Store audio track file. Files with the M4P file extension are usually from iTunes and Apple Music. Usually, they are protected by Apple, which makes Apple Music and iTunes users cannot use these M4P audios on devices or players that do not get admittance of Apple. Generally, when you need to play these M4P audios, you can use iTunes or Apple Music app.

What is WAV? WAV, or WAVE (Waveform Audio File Format), is created by Microsoft and IBM. The most common WAV audio format is uncompressed audio. Many audio editors use WAV for WAV files to produce high-quality audio that they can easily edit. But they usually have huge sizes at the same time.

If you want to save your Apple Music or iTunes music in high quality and with high compatibility which means they can be played on any device or player, converting M4P to WAV is obviously an ideal choice. Next, we will introduce the best method to convert M4P to WAV.

Best M4P to WAV Converter: ViWizard Audio Converter

iTunes is able to convert unprotected audios to WAV, AAC, FLAC, or MP3. But for the protected M4P audios from Apple Music, it can offer no help. To help you remove the protection from M4P songs easily, you can turn to a professional tool named ViWizard Audio Converter for help. This is an easy-to-use yet powerful audio converting program that is capable of converting Apple Music and iTunes M4P music files to WAV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A and other common audio formats at a quite fast speed. The most important part is that you will never lose the original quality when using ViWizard Audio Converter to convert M4P to WAV and other unprotected formats.

Besides protected M4P files, ViWizard Audio Converter can also enable users to convert any Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks, and unprotected audios to other popular formats, with the original ID3 tags preserved. You can also export the converted files on any media player or burn them to the CDs without limitations.

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Features of ViWizard Apple Music Converter:

  • Not only convert Apple Music to WAV, but also convert iTunes M4P songs to WAV
  • Convert M4P to WAV, MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC
  • Perform well at 30X faster speed without quality loss
  • Support converting to 6 common audio formats
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Step-by-Step Guide to Convert M4P Files to WAV on PC/Mac

Next, let's move to the detailed instruction on how to convert M4P files to WAV with the help of ViWizard Audio Converter. Before we start, please download the program and install it on your Mac or PC.

Step 1Add M4P Songs to ViWizard

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Simply open ViWizard Audio Converter after you finished installation. Then drag the downloaded M4P files and drop them to the software, or you can click the Add Files button on the top menu bar to import your target files. Make sure your M4P songs can be played on iTunes on your computer.

Step 2Set Output Format as WAV

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Once your M4P files are added to the program, you can click the Format button at the lower-left corner and choose WAV as the output format.

Step 3Begin to Convert Apple Music to WAV

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When all the settings are ready, you can now click the Convert button to let ViWizard start to convert Apple Music and iTunes M4P songs to WAV format. After the process is finished, you can press the Converted folder to locate your converted files and play them on any media player you like.

Additional: How to Convert Unprotected Audios to WAV with iTunes

Although iTunes cannot help you with the conversion of protected M4P files, you can use iTunes (or Music app on Mac) to convert those unprotected audios to WAV. Here is a simple guide.

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Step 1. Launch iTunes or Music on your computer.

Step 2. Go to Edit > Preferences > General in iTunes or go to Music > Preferences > Files in Music.

Step 3. Click the Import Settings option.

Step 4. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the format you want. Here we choose WAV.

Step 5. Choose the audios and go to File > Convert > Create [format] Version.


ViWizard Audio Converter is a comprehensive solution to convert protected audio files from Apple Music, iTunes Music and audiobook, Audible audiobook, as well as common music files to the popular WAV, MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc. for playback on any device and player. It's easy to operate and anyone can use it effortlessly. You can download the trial version and try to convert M4P to WAV free. For any more questions about converting M4P to WAV with ViWizard, please feel free to leave your comment below.

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