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Convert iTunes Music to MP3 Format Using These 2 Ways

By Tony Moton

August 30, 2017

As we known, the formats of iTunes Music are divided into 2 kinds – M4A and M4P. The largest difference between these two formats refers to that M4A format is DRM-free, while M4P is protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM. As a result of which, it is refused by many MP3 media players. If you want to play iTunes music on other MP3 media players, you have to convert the M4P format into MP3, which is adapted by the media players. However, it is hardly to use iTunes to convert the M4P music files to MP3. As a result, we need the assist of some third-party programs to help us realize the conversion. In the following post, 2 methods are provided for you to convert iTunes Music into MP3.


Part 1. Remove DRM from iTunes Music

Since the iTunes Music is protected by DRM, the simplest and most effective method is to remove DRM from it. To achieve this you need to take use of a converter. TuneFab Apple Music Converter could be a good choice. This program can help you convert iTunes Music into MP3 format with a considerable speed and remove DRM from it. Once you get the DRM-free MP3 iTunes Music, you are able to play them on any media players which support MP3 format.

Follow these 3 steps to make your conversion successfully:

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter and select the songs

Click on the Try It Free button above to launch the program (TuneFab Apple Music Converter). You are able to try the free trial version. When you run the program, it will connect with your iTunes. Then you can view the list of your iTunes Music from the "Library" in "Playlists". Select the songs you need to convert, and tick them out.

Select M4P File

Step 2. Output files settings

Select MP3 as the output format. You can also choose a output folder to save the songs.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

Note: In "Options", you can set the conversion speed in your preference. The speed ranges from 1x to 16x. You can also skip this setting.

Convert M4P to MP3

Step 3. Start conversion

Clicking on "Convert", the conversion will then start. You just need to wait for few minutes and then you can get the MP3 iTunes Music.

Convert M4P to MP3

Part 2. Record iTunes Music by Yourself

You can record the iTunes Music by yourself using some audio recording programs. Here I'd like to recommend a software for you.

RecordPad Sound Recording Software

Free Audio Recorder

RecordPad is a simple sound recording program for Windows and Mac OS X. You just need to play iTunes Music on your PC and use it to record them down.

After recording, select the output format as MP3. Browse the destination for saving the files. Then you can get the MP3 iTunes Music.


Although record iTunes Music by RecordPad is also a good way to save the songs freely and without any limitation, the quality of the recorded songs would be worse, and it is also time-consuming. 

As a result, I still strongly recommend you to use TuneFab Apple Music Converter. You can not only get the high quality MP3 iTunes Music, but also save lots of time, because TuneFab Apple Music Converter can convert more than one songs each time in a rather high speed. 

Additionally, TuneFab Apple Music Converter can detect all the music lists in your iTunes, which means that you can select the music directly inside the program instead of uploading them onto it one by one. It is more professional. Try it and you will find its great advantages.

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