How to Convert Protected Apple Music M4P to AAC
"I am a subscriber of Apple Music. I downloaded the M4P songs to my local computer. Is it possible to convert M4P to AAC so that to transfer to Android devices? I don't want other formats such as MP3 because AAC seems to have better quality. "
That is right. Apple Music is encrypted with M4P format. Except Apple devices, there is no other players or devices can play it. To solve this dilemma, we will offer the tips to convert Apple Music songs to AAC format here.
Part 1. M4P vs AAC: Main Difference
When it comes to Apple Music or iTunes songs, many people may have hear about that they are encoded in AAC codec with MP4 or M4A format. So what are the differences among M4A, M4P and AAC?
What Is AAC
AAC, short for Advanced Audio Coding, is an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. It is regarded as the successor of the MP3 format. For the same bit rate audio files, AAC perform better than MP3. The standard AAC file is in AAC format.
AAC is also part of MPEG-4 Audio which used widely on YouTube, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Nintendo DSi, iTunes, PlayStation, Sony Walkman.
What Is M4P & M4A
Both are the proprietary container formats created by Apple. M4A contains everything of AAC except the format is different. M4P combines AAC file as well as the digital rights managements protection. This means you can't play M4P files freely elsewhere even if you have subscribed to the service.
Part 2. Best M4P Converter You Need
So is there a free M4P converter to encode M4P to AAC? Unfortunately no. Though many free audio converter online support to convert common files like MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA and much more, few supports DRM protected files.
At this point, I'd highly recommended you DRmare Apple Music Converter for Windows/Mac. It supports both DRM and non-DRM files. It is not a freeware, but it has a lot of fantastic features which can't be found from free tools. With these powerful features, it will save you much time and energy to convert your files.
DRmare Apple Music Converter for Windows/Mac
- Support DRM M4P, M4B, AA/AAX and and any other common non-DRM files
- Losslessly remove DRM protection from Apple Music with 30X faster speed
- Support to convert to a lot of formats MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC, WAV
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