Convert M4P to M4A on Windows or Mac for DRM-Free Music Enjoyment

M4P to M4A convert M4P Last Updated : September 12, 2018

Only after M4P files, purchased from iTunes or Apple Music, are converted into M4A can they be playable on more devices with no limit.

M4P, encoded with advanced audio codec (AAC), is an MPEG-4 music format sold on iTunes Store or Apple Music encrypted with "Fairplay" Digital Rights Management (DRM). In order to protect the copyright of those purchased music songs, DRM tech only allows Apple users to play M4P files in authorized apps and cannot be converted to other formats.

So, if you want to remove the DRM from purchased music into DRM-free M4A, for playback on more smart devices like undelegated Apple products, Android mobiles, music players, or gaming consoles, the following iTunes DRM removal tool will give you a leg up.

How to Crash the Encryption of M4P and Convert It to M4A?

1st also the Best Apple DRM Removal - WinX MediaTrans

  • - Decode M4P songs downloaded from iTunes Store or Apple music;
  • - Auto convert M4P into M4A (AAC) format during the decryption;
  • - Support taking DRM off from iTunes purchased movies, audio books.
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There're numerous users who have downloaded M4P songs from iTunes Store/Plus over the last few years. And with the advent of brand-new music streaming service - Apple Music in 2015, who has attracted over 30 million subscribers up to April this year, M4P file has opportunity again to meet more music fans.


Actual Question Quoted from Forum: "Recommend a good .m4p to .m4a converter?

Remove DRM from (M4P) iTunes Music

I have a bunch of songs that I have purchased on iTunes over the years that are .m4p format, which I realize can't be played on the S on a USB drive. I tried a couple of websites' advice of trying to get iTunes to convert by exporting to a disc and re-importing as a .mp3 but no dice.
Googling nets many supposed .m4p to .m4a converters that are free. I suspect they are loaded with bloatware (or worse), so I am hesitant to download anything from a website I don't recognize.

Are there any good .m4p to .m4a converters that are safe to download, inexpensive or free that the forum can recommend? Or should I just suck it up and pay the 28 bucks? Thanks."


Convert M4P to M4A or Convert M4P to MP3: It may be a little bit long quote, but every detail can be encountered by the real M4P music holders. Although the license of MP3 was terminated by its developer and advanced and more compatible AAC is going to supersede MP3, MP3 is still accepted widly currently.


M4P vs M4A: M4P and M4A are both AAC files, the only difference is M4P is embedded with DRM while M4A is DRM-free.

How to (Batch) Convert M4P Music to Unprotected M4A with WinX MediaTrans

First, we should make it clear that WinX MediaTrans is a 100% clean, secure and stable paidware ($29.95 for 1 PC). But its trial version also provides users full opportunity to enjoy every functions in a limited file number. To convert M4P to M4A on computer easily, just follow the steps below. We just exemplify how to release M4P from DRM into M4A on Windows, and Mac guide shares the same workflow.


Note: WinX MediaTrans can finish all the file transferring jobs without running iTunes, but you must make sure iTunes is or was installed here. Also the iPhone manager only supports Apple devices running on iOS 7.0 or later.

Set AAC as Output

Step 1 - Install M4P to M4A Converter
Download, install and launch WinX MediaTrans on your Windows (10 or lower) PC or Mac. Here we should make it clear that WinX MediaTrans supports exporting M4P to DRM-free audio format in MP3 or AAC. It auto converts M4P to M4A on Windows 7/Vista, while to MP3 on Windows 8/8.1/10.

Step 2 - Produce M4A from M4P on iDevice or Local iTunes library

● Convert iOS M4P to M4A:
Connect your iDevice like iPhone to computer rightly. After the software recognizes it with detailed information presented, click "Music Manager" module to access to another exclusive dialogue box with all songs listed. Select the source M4P file(s) you'd like to changed into M4A under "DRM" category, and click "Export" button. Soon, a smaller encrypted music list window would pop up, just click "Decode" to start transfer M4P from iOS to computer as M4A (AAC) format.

● Convert iTunes M4P on Computer to M4A:
In this case, you should only launch your iTunes and start up the "Remove DRM" feature of WinX MediaTrans. Select and add iTunes M4P music with DRM protection into it after setting iTunes Library XML as the reminder says. Then click "Remove" to smash DRM from M4P at once.

Convert M4P to M4A on iOS or iTunes Library
WinX M4P to M4A Converter

Step 3 - Play M4A Freely

While the M4P is transformed into unrestricted M4A, you can directly find the output under default path and play the music on computer or move to Android, Windows Phone/tablet, Xbox and PS4 for portable enjoyment.

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