Is there a good way to convert my m4p to Mp3?

#1

I know I can write my music files that are in m4p format to CD, then get them back off of that in a format that I can use in something other than iTunes, but that is a PIA.

I see some programs that claim to create a virtual CD-RW to convert your files, but I am suspicious of how well they work. Anyone have any experience or recommendations on these or other approaches?

Thanks.

#2

In itunes you should be able to right click the songs you want as MP3s and choose create MP3 version. I’m seeing this on a mac, not sure if pc is different.

#3

You get the option to create an AAC version, but it will give you a message that protected files cannot be converted to other versions.

#4

Either of these should take care of it:

http://dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm

http://www.freac.org/

I’ve used both and they work well.

#5

What do you have these days that doesn’t play M4A?

#6

m4p - no problems with m4a.

#7

m4a = mp4 audio aka .aac
no audio should be in “mp4” extension, only the video files are whereas .mp3 = audio only
i am not sure why you want to convert/reconvert/transcode again for more quality loss.

oh wait…m4p = protected m4a. p is for protected, not mp4. when did you buy those tracks from itunes? they haven’t been copy protected for a long time.

#8

you can always try “ffmpeg file.m4p file.mp4” in console, it may work if ffmpeg is installed, support the format, and is on the path

#9

no, the aac/m4a is protected. itunes stopped selling protected tracks 3 years ago. i guess your m4ps predates that switch?

i used something to remove the copy protection from my purchased mp4 videos off itunes last year. ah, yes, requiem. requires you to have itunes 10.5 i believe. heh, you asked this already in 2011.

#10

iTunes 10.5.3 is the last version you should be sitting at in order to strip DRM from your purchased books, videos, music using Requiem 3.3.5.

#11

I could have sworn somebody recommended one that did the virtual CD-drive mounting and ripping thing a little while ago, but I can’t find the post or thread anymore.

#12

Searching for keywords relating to this results in a deluge of real-looking spammy-software posts, from China.

#13

Oh, found it, in the Android Apps thread.:
http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showpost.php?p=3095439&postcount=1017

But I’m not sure that it’s really a recommendation.

#14

Yeah TuneClone appears to be one of those (not quite malware/illegal) scuzzy SEO-optimized programs that have 10s of renamed clones of itself all based on open-source stuff.

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