The m4p file extension is associated with the proprietary version of AAC (advanced audio coding) for the MP4 file format with Digital Rights Management developed by Apple, for the use in music files downloaded from their iTunes Music Store.

There is one other file type using
the M4P file extension!

m4p file icon.m4p - Sage MAS 90 data file

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M4P file extension - Apple iTunes Music Store audio

What is m4p file? How to open m4p files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

m4p file icon: m4p filetype icon

The m4p file extension is used for a proprietary version of AAC (advanced audio coding) for the MP4 file format with Digital Rights Management developed by Apple, for the use in music files downloaded from their iTunes Music Store.

These *.m4p files are protected *.aac audio files downloaded from the iTunes Music Store, that incorporates Apple Computer's "Fairplay" DRM copy protection, which limits the number of computers the file can be played on.

In order to play a protected m4p file, you have to authorize your computer using Apple iTunes, which is done by entering a username with correct password for the account that downloaded the audio file. Up to five computers can be authorized with the same account.

The default software associated to m4p file type:

Apple iTunes for Windows icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple iTunes for Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

iTunes is a digital media application for playing and organizing digital music and video files. Also is used to manage Apple portable devices such as iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes has integrated iTunes Store service, where can users buy and download digital music, videos, applications for iOS devices, audiobooks, podcasts, ringtones etc. iTunes is distributed as a free software.

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple iTunes for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple iTunes is multimedia application distributed with Apple Mac OS X operating system. It organizes and plays digital music and videos. iTunes is also used to manage Apple's portable devices, such as iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Help how to open M4P files:

Use iTunes to work with the *.m4p files.

How to convert file with extension M4P:

You can remove the DRM from *.m4p files with Aimersoft DRM Media Converter for Windows and convert it to regular mp4.

Find conversions from m4p file:

m4p to mp3

m4p to wav

Find converter to m4p file type:

mp3 to m4p

List of software applications associated to the .m4p file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open m4p file, edit m4p file, convert m4p file, view m4p file, play m4p file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the m4p files.

  • Open m4p file
  • Play m4p file
  • Convert m4p file
  • Burn m4p file
  • Others m4p file

Software that open m4p file - Apple iTunes Music Store audio

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open m4p file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with m4p file by default:
Apple iTunes for Windows small icon Apple iTunes for Windows
Other suggested software:
MediaMonkey small icon MediaMonkey

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