How to Convert M4P to WAV Online/Free on Windows/Mac

By James Blair Updated on 2024-1-23 / Update for Apple Music Tips

What is M4P? M4P files could be divided into two different types, respectively Apple Music M4P songs and common M4P music without DRM protection. For the protected Apple Music M4P music, you can't play them on non-Apple devices. So, today, we will focus on how to convert M4P to WAV. Why do we need to do that? That's because WAV files are uncompressed and with high audio quality. Besides, they can work with various devices and platforms.

To help you out, we will introduce some M4P to WAV converters for you to convert M4P files to WAV, including protected and unprotected files. After that, you can play M4P songs on WAV-compatible music players and devices without a problem. Now, you can refer to the following parts and start.

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Part 1. How to Convert Apple Music M4P to WAV Losslessly

Apple Music songs are not only encoded in M4P format but also encrypted in DRM technology. This limits iTunes users from playing M4P songs on Apple-authorized devices and music players only. When it comes to listening to Apple Music songs on other music players, especially for WAV-supported music players, the best choice is to convert DRM M4P to WAV. Since WAV files feature with lossless CD quality, you can get a better listening experience.

For the best DRM M4P to WAV converter, here, we can meet AudFree DRM Audio Converter. It is an all-in-one iTunes DRM removal software and Apple Music converter. With the assistance of this software, you can convert protected Apple Music to WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP3, etc. while removing DRM protection at the same time.

Besides, you can reset the output Apple Music audio parameters like audio channel, bit rate and more within this tool. Also, it can start the conversion process at a rapid speed and keep the lossless audio quality. After that, you can get the unprotected Apple Music songs in multiple audio formats like WAV. Then you can put them on compatible devices or players for playing offline without any limitations.

AudFree Apple Music to WAV Converter

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Tips: If you'd like to play Audible books on WAV music player, like Windows Media Player, you can also use this tool to transfer audiobooks to WAV for playback. Besides, if your iTunes music files were downloaded after 2009, you can just use iTunes as a WAV encoder to import them to WAV format.

Step 1Add Apple Music DRM M4P songs to AudFree
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Please download Apple Music files completely on your Windows or Mac computer. And then you can start to install and launch AudFree DRM Audio Converter on your computer. Then add the downloaded DRM M4P files to the main interface by clicking on the 'Add' button at the bottom-left corner of AudFree program.
Step 2Select lossless WAV format as output format for Apple Music M4P songs
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In this step, you can start to customize output audio parameters. Just click the 'audio' icon to open the settings window, where you can define output format as WAV and adjust other audio parameters, like bit rate, sample rate, audio channel, etc.
Step 3Start to convert Apple Music M4P to WAV files
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The last step to extract WAV files is to simply press the 'Convert' button at the main interface. AudFree DRM Audio Converter will automatically convert DRM Apple Music downloads to WAV files and save Apple Music on your computer. The conversion time could be faster than other audio formats as WAV is a lossless format without compression. After that, you can locate the music files and transfer them to WAV-compatible players for playing offline.

Part 2. How to Convert Unprotected M4P to WAV Online

If your M4P files are unprotected by any DRM technology, it could be easier to encode them to WAV. And there are some free online M4P to WAV converter allowing you to convert M4P files to WAV with ease. Here we will introduce two of them to you. With them, you don't need to download any extra software on your Mac or Windows computer.

1. FileZigZag

FileZigZag is an online website that can help convert files from M4P file extension to WAV online for free. Now, let's see the detailed but easy steps as below:

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Step 1. Navigate to FileZigZag official website and open the 'M4P to WAV' web page on your web browser.

Step 2. Drag and drop files to the right box or just click the 'Browse for Files' button to upload common M4P songs.

Step 3. Just click the triangle-arrow button of the 'Select type' option to choose WAV as the output format.

Step 4. You can hit the 'Convert' button to start the converting process and all files will be saved automatically.

2. FreeConvert

FreeConvert is also an online tool for users to convert media files to multiple formats. It can work with almost all web browsers. Now, let's check how to use it to convert M4P to WAV file online.

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Step 1. Head to the official website of FreeConvert via the web browser on your device. Head and navigate to the Audio Converter section.

Step 2. Hit on the 'Choose Files' button on the screen to browse and pick up M4P files.

Step 3. Select WAV audio format as the output format in the 'Convert To' section.

Step 4. Once set, touch the 'Convert' button to begin to convert unprotected M4P files to WAV.

Part 3. How to Convert M4P to WAV Free

Besides the methods above, here comes the free solutions. In this part, we will show you an M4P to WAV converter free to get WAV files. Audacity is a nice tool as it can convert, record and save audio files as other audio formats. Here let's start to see how it works.

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Step 1. Download and install Audacity on your computer.

Step 2. Launch the program and click on 'File' > 'Import'. Then pick up the 'Audio' option. There you can proceed to browse and choose M4P files.

Step 3. Hit on the 'File' > 'Export' option. Then select the 'Export as WAV' option to change M4P to WAV for free.

Step 4. Choose the destination folder you want and hit 'Save' to start the conversion.

Part 4. FAQs about M4P to WAV

Q1: What Are the Differences between Apple Music M4P and WAV?

A: M4P is an audio file developed by Apple with DRM protection. It is applied to music purchased from the iTunes Store. In this case, the M4P files are limited to be used on Apple devices. Besides, the files are compressed and have small file size. For WAV files, it is uncompressed and keeps lossless audio quality. Also, it is compatible with most devices and platforms. But it has a large file size as it is an uncompressed format.

Q2: Why Do You Want to Convert Apple Music M4P to WAV?

A: From Question 1, we know the differences between Apple Music M4P and WAV. Here we will tell you why you need to convert M4P to WAV. First, the WAV format has lossless audio quality without uncompressed. Also, it can be played on most devices and players. Besides, it will keep more data from the audio file so that you can edit your files with ease.

Q3: How Do I Convert M4P Files to WAV on Mac?

A: You can use the Apple Music app on your Mac computer to do that. Just import your M4P files to it and choose WAV as the output format to start converting.

Part 5. In Conclusion

Here are the tips that we show you to convert protected and unprotected M4P to WAV files. To convert common M4P files, you can use the online and free methods in the above parts. For protected Apple Music M4P audio files, you need to use AudFree Audio Converter. It can remove protection from Apple Music M4P files and convert them as plain WAV files for use anywhere. Besides, it will retain the original quality and full ID3 tags of Apple Music songs.

James Blair

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James Blair is an experienced writer and music lover. Reviews and tips on using popular music, like Apple Music, can be found in his articles.

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