"Since switching to an Android phone, all files in the M4P format can't be played on my phone at all (error message, then skips to next song). Has anyone had success with converting these types of files to something playable on Android phones?" - From Reddit
Have you ever want to play M4P music files on the Android phone? For Apple Music, users can try to download the Apple Music app on the Android phone since Apple Music is supported by Android. But for iTunes M4P music files, it seems that there is no way to make them playable on Android. Fortunately, there still two ways you can try to help you fulfill this task. Just keep on reading.
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What is M4P?
Most of you may be familiar with MP4, but now we are discussing M4P. Have you ever noticed this file type?
M4P is a file extension for Advanced Audio Codec (AAC). It stands for MPEG 4 Protected (audio). The M4P file extension is used in iTunes purchased songs which use Apple's FairPlay DRM (Digital Rights Management). The digital contents with DRM protection would have more limitations. For example, users cannot be copied and move the songs as they like.
If you want to transfer iTunes M4P songs to Android, you have to remove the DRM encryption first. What's more, some Android devices or media players do not support the M4P format, which means you need to change the format of your M4P files.
How to Convert iTunes M4P Songs to Android
Therefore, to remove DRM from M4P files and convert their format to MP3 would be the best choice. I strongly recommend you to use TuneFab Apple Music Converter to achieve the goal. This software is able to convert both the iTunes songs and Apple Music tracks in M4P format to open MP3 easily. Just install the software on your computer, select the music you want to convert to MP3, choose the output format and then convert them.
• Remove Copy Protection from M4P File
• Convert M4P to Plain MP3/AA3/M4A Format
• 10X Faster Conversion Speed & Lossless Output Quality
• Available on Windows and Mac
Here is the YouTube tutorial on how to use TuneFab Apple Music Converter
Step 1. TuneFab Apple Music Converter Installation
After downloading the software, you can double-click the .exe or .dmg file to install the software on your computer.
Step 2. Run TuneFab Apple Music Converter
After installation, run the program. iTunes will be opened at the same time. It will automatically scan and display available songs from your iTunes library.
Step 3. Choose iTunes M4P Songs to Convert
On the left-hand side, you can see all the different iTunes playlists. Next to the Playlist section is the Info section, which displays the song's information. The contents of a playlist (song list) are displayed in the center.
Click any playlist that contains the files you want to convert and tick to select them.
Step 4. Select Output Format
In the Output settings, you can choose the audio output format. MP3 is recommended. You can also select the location where you want to store the songs after conversion.
Step 5. Start to Rip DRM and Convert M4P Files
To start the conversion process, just click the "Convert" button in the top left corner of the screen.
After the conversion process completes, you can go to the output folder. From there, you can copy the songs to your Android phone to play them without any trouble.
Aside from M4P songs, other "Apple Contents", such as iTunes audiobooks and iTunes movies are not playable on Android phone. People change their mobile phones more frequently than ever before, so it is important to break the DRM barrier. Otherwise, when you switch from iPhone to Android, you may be unable to play your purchased iTunes songs and movies any more.