M4P to MP3

Discussion in 'iPod' started by don't do it, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. don't do it macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Location:
    somewhere on the Earth
    #1
    Ok forgive me if this has been discussed before but for the past month i've been trying to figure out how to change the iTunes .m4p format to regular .mp3 of.aiff audio files. I have tried using many things and none seem to work.

    Thanks in advance for the help.:D
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    #2
    You could try selecting the songs you want to convert and then go to (in iTunes) Advanced -> Convert Selection to MP3. The last time I used it it just made new tracks for all of the converted songs. If I remember correctly, you lose ratings and play counts though.
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #3
    Unfortunately .m4p is a protected file. You would need a program that strips off the protection like DRM Dumpster. But I have found that DRM does not work on Leopard. :(

    I'm still looking for a converter

    Peace:cool:
     
  4. don't do it thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Location:
    somewhere on the Earth
    #4
    Thanks for the quick replies but the converter in iTunes only works on songs that aren't downloaded from iTunes. Also why does dumpster not work on Leopard.
     
  5. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #5
    Not sure, worked fine on Tiger then when I upgraded to Leopard it bounces in the dock a couple of times and then does nothing. :(

    Peace:cool:
     
  6. zephead macrumors 68000

    zephead

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Location:
    in your pants
    #6
    You could always just get a CD-RW, burn the songs as CD audio and rip it back. A CD-R would work too, but you'll be able to erase and reuse a CD-RW.
     
  7. Volante macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    #7
    When I've done it in the past (was a while ago now) I first converted .m4p to m4a. Then it's easy to convert to mp3. =) I found a tool for this through google, unfortunaly it doesnt seem to be supported nomore?

    Anyway, here's the adress:
    http://www.hymn-project.org

    Here's a commercial one:
    http://www.notecable.com/convert-m4a-m4b-m4p-to-mp3.html

    Please note that most of these programs require you to be able to play the content to convert it.
     
  8. don't do it thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Location:
    somewhere on the Earth
    #8
    thanks though i've already tried hymn it doesn't work though. Also yes if I could convert them to .m4a's then it would work but how much do CD-RW's usually cost?
     
  9. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

    cheekybobcat

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Location:
    U-S of A
    #9
    A quick search on Google or Staples would have told you that. But about $40 for a 50 pack.
     
  10. don't do it thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Location:
    somewhere on the Earth
    #10
    Thanks i guess i'm a bit tired today so ya anyway I'll be checking staples and also dumpster works with my mac so i got it all figured out

    Thanks
     
  11. ryan.stewie macrumors regular

    ryan.stewie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    Australia
    #11
    doubleTwist!

    try using doubleTwist http://www.doubletwist.com/ (PC - XP, Vista Only) it legally (yes, legally!) removes drm by playing the song 'silently' and in fast-forward in the background and re-records it with only 5% loss in quality. I use it to put my iTunes songs on my Wii and it works great!
     
  12. wajojo macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    #12
    I am using TunePat M4P Converter (http://tunepat.com/), and the converting speed is much faster than Notecable.
     

Share This Page