M4P to MP3

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M4P to MP3

Post by Dragon_Cooler » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:07 pm

Anyone know where i can get a FREE program to convert MY downloaded music from itunes to play in MY stuff??


I just got an iTunes account today and i cant do anything with the files, it sucks!!!!
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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:46 am

Was it bought from iTunes or ripped from CD's?

For future use, if your ripping from CD's you can change the preferences to burn to MP3 for CD's.

An old trick for the removal of DRM is to burn them to a CD and then re-import them back into itunes, but at a loss of audio quality, though there was a program floating about the Internet that stripped the DRM off of the files for you, erm, think it was called FairUse.

Try this one at Engadget

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Post by kenc51 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:25 am

"FairUse" will only remove the DRM protection ( :evil: ) from WMA files AFAIK

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:53 pm

these are files i have downloaded from iTunes. They are in the .M4P format and i would like to keep the quality as much as i can!
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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:22 pm

Try this one at Engadget
Did you?

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:02 pm

yes i did and i tried that hymn program and couldnt get it to work. I kept getting that unable to locate user key error. I am still looking for other methods as well as keep trying this one. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by rockcola » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:39 pm

burn them to a CD and then re-rip the tracks. You will have to manually put in song titles and what not, but it works. I do it so I can stream them to my 360.

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Post by Tyron » Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:15 pm

Tunebite will allow you to convert drm protected files to wav. The loss of sound quality if you want to convert it to mp3 is a small problem. But no matter what method you use, that's going to be what you're faced with.

http://www.tunebite.com/en/tunebite/index.html

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Post by Bwall » Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:55 am

I used a program called dBpoweramp to convert a bunch of them over not too long ago. I wasn't aware of any loss in sound quality but can go back and check.
It uses Lame, but the versions you can download now require you to pay up front, I still have an older version that is free, you just install and then install the m4p-mp3 codec. Let me know via PM if you'd like me to send this over.

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:27 am

I have almost just said screw it, the fact that i have to plug in a password almost every time i want to listen to a song i downloaded legally. The F*** with that. Also it will only let me reformat 5 times before i have to buy the songs again. BS!!!!!!!
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Post by DMB2000uk » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:51 pm

If you de-authorize the compputrer before you reformat (I know, not always do able) it will let you play them again without using another of your 5 'chances'.

But yeah, stripping DRM time :)

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Post by Tyron » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:02 pm

Bwall wrote:I used a program called dBpoweramp to convert a bunch of them over not too long ago. I wasn't aware of any loss in sound quality but can go back and check.
It uses Lame, but the versions you can download now require you to pay up front, I still have an older version that is free, you just install and then install the m4p-mp3 codec. Let me know via PM if you'd like me to send this over.

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m4p and mp3 files are lossy compression. That means every time you compress a file with them you lose some sound quality. mp3's usually do it by cutting off the frequencies above 16k. So if you take a lossy compressed file, convert it wav, then compress it with another lossy compression method, you lose quality twice. Like dubbing a cassette.

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Re: M4P to MP3

Post by lovemp3 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:22 pm

I can not find a free converter which can convert m4p to mp3? Maybe you can try some converter in the trial period.

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Re: M4P to MP3

Post by Libran_kevin » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:45 am

Those programs will never be free.
Choose one of them, I recommend Noteburner since I have been using this tool and it worked well.

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Re: M4P to MP3

Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:36 am

ummm buddy you can use iTunes to convert any of the formats it has into any of the formats it has.

what you want to do is read this page, it'll explain better than i can, considering i've only had iTunes for about 2 months, and i just converted an mp4 to an mp3 so i could use another program to make a custom ringtone. anyhow give it a go!
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Re: M4P to MP3

Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:37 pm

OH WOW!!!! LAWL

I will have to give that a freaking try!! If it will work, this will be funny as heck. RIGHT UNDER MY NOSE!!!! LOLOLOL
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Re: M4P to MP3

Post by ieieafef » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:52 pm

Hymn works for linux if you need to convert m4p files. It is free.
Maybe you can also rip a CD first, then rip it to MP3.

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Re: M4P to MP3

Post by Scorpio » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:57 pm

Dragon_Cooler wrote:Anyone know where i can get a FREE program to convert MY downloaded music from itunes to play in MY stuff??


I just got an iTunes account today and i cant do anything with the files, it sucks!!!!
I just stumble upon this guide to convert itunes m4p to mp3 with two ways, that may be helpful

http://www.wmatomp3-converter.com/guide ... o-MP3.html

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Re: M4P to MP3

Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:27 am

Thanks for the continued suggestions guys, but this thread is ages old, so it's getting locked.

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