A file with .m4p extension is associated with iTunes protected Audio file. It is just an AAC file which is protected with a proprietary DRM technology created by Apple. If you had ever purchased music from iTunes between 2003 and 2009, you will find the music files are saved in M4P format. And when you try to open these music files with your media player such as Windows Media Player and VLC, you will be failed to do that. As we said previously, all the M4P files are encrypted with DRM copyright protection, which limits the playback of the iTunes music. So is there any M4P player which can open M4P files easily?
In fact, the M4P files can be opened with Apple's iTunes and QuickTime only on PC. And, the computer you used to play M4P music file on iTunes must be authorized with the same account that was used to download the audio file. And up to five computers can be authorized with the same account. Therefore, all the common media player can't be used to open M4P files unless you convert the M4P to other DRM-free audio format like MP3, FLAC, M4A, MKA, etc. After converting M4P to MP3, M4A, etc. you are able to find a lot of M4P player to open your M4P files like VLC media player, RealPlayer, MediaMonkey, Media Player Classic, etc.
To process the conversion of M4P, you need to install a DRM removal on your computer. Apple Music Converter is a professional iTunes DRM Audio Converter, which can convert M4P music files, Apple Music and M4A/M4B audiobooks to MP3, AC3, FLAC or MKA formats for playing on any media player on your PC, smartphone, mp3 player, PS4, etc. Better still, it can preserve the ID3 tags information to the output MP3 and M4A format after conversion.
Apple Music Converter – Play M4P Files Anywhere
To play M4P files on any media player, Apple Music Converter can help you remove the DRM from M4P music and convert them to other formats.DownloadDownload
Step by Step: Convert Purchased iTunes M4P Music
Initially you need to have Apple Music Converter installed on your computer the open it. Once the program started normally, the iTunes will be launched automatically at the same time.
Make sure the protected M4P songs are well-downloaded on your computer. And then go to the "Music" playlist, now you just need to tick the front box of the song's info one by one to select M4P tracks for converting.
In the bottom of interface, select the output format from the output format list. This program provides 8 formats for your choice: MP3, M4A, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R and MKA. The profile settings will be adjusted automatically according to the chosen output format.
Now we comes to the key step. Find the "Convert" button and tap on it. Then this Apple Music Converter will start to convert purchased M4P music to your desired format.
That's it! When you finished the steps above, the horrible DRM of M4P files will gone. And now you can open the M4P files on Windows Media Player, Real Player, VLC Media Player, KMPlayer, etc. at will for enjoying.