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M4P Format: How to Play Apple Music M4P Freely

By Patrick Dyer

August 18, 2017

"I have purchased an Xbox One, and want to play my Apple purchase from m4p format to mp3. How can I do this?" - Apple Communities


Have you also encountered with this issue that you have to convert Apple's M4P format into MP3 for playing the songs on other devices? If you are familiar with Apple Music, you must know that Apple Music are in M4P format. To start with, let's get to know something about M4V format.


What Is M4P?

M4P format stands for MPEG 4 protected audio, which is a file extension encoded with AAC. Like AAC, M4P files are protected by FairPlay DRM, a technology mean developed by Apple Inc, which adopts to protect digital contents, to ensure the protection of the works' copyright. During 2003 to 2009, the songs purchased from iTunes store were all in M4P formats. Although you had paid for the songs, you fail to copy it or download them to your own devices because of the DRM encryption. So, if you want to play M4P Apple Music freely, you must remove DRM from it.


Play Apple M4P Music Files on iTunes

M4P music files can be play on Apple's iTunes freely, but this could be only adopted on PC. You must make sure your iTunes on PC have been authorized by the same iTunes account which you used to purchased or download the songs. You should pay attention to that up to only 5 devices could be authorized by the same account, which means that you can only play M4P Apple Music on less than 5 devices.


Remove DRM from Apple M4P Music Files

Using DRM removal converter could be the most effective way to play Apple Music with M4P files freely. Here I'd like to introduce TuneFab Apple Music Converter for you. With TuneFab Apple Music Converter, you can easily bypass the DRM encryption of M4P music files, and convert the M4P format into MP3, AC3, FLAC, and so on. Without DRM, you can keep the Apple Music songs for a long time and play it on many devices or media players.

• Convert Apple Music from 256kbps to 320kbps;

• Convert Apple Music to the format of MP3, AC3, M4A, FLAC;

• The option of conversion speed from 1x to 16x is provided;

• Apply to both Windows and Mac users;

The guidance of using TuneFab Apple Music Converter are provided to you:

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Click on the download button above to launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter ( a free trial version is provided to you). Also, make sure you have launch the latest iTunes, since these two programs would connect with each other to get the list of your Apple Music.

Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Select the unconverted music

After TuneFab Apple Music Converter connected with iTunes, you can get the list of your Apple Music from "Library”" in "Playlists". Tick the little box before the title of the songs you want to select.

Select M4P File

Step 3. Output settings

Set the format you want to convert in "Output Settings". You can also save the converted songs to a particular folder here. Also, codec, bit rate, etc. of the songs can be amended here.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

Step 4. Options

Clicking on "Options" on the top left, you can set the conversion speed from 1x to 16x according to your need. The higher the speed would be faster. This setting could save lots of time.

Convert M4P to MP3

Step 5. Convert

Press the "Convert" button to finish the conversion. And you could get the DRM-free M4P Apple Music.

Convert M4P to MP3


Write Behind

By comparison, using TuneFab Apple Music Converter to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert its M4P format into MP3 would be more beneficial. Because you can keep these songs as long as you want without worrying time limitation. Besides, you can play these songs on more than 5 devices, which you could not reach just using your Apple ID to authorize. Also, it is quite easy to operate TuneFab Apple Music Converter. The whole conversion could be done just in few minutes. Have a try, and you will find that TuneFab Apple Music Converter could benefit you a lot.


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