M4P File Type

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What are M4P files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a M4P file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a M4P file?

A .M4P file is a Protected iTunes Music Store audio track file.

Files that contain the .m4p file extension are audio files that have been downloaded from the iTunes Music Store onto a user's computer. M4P files are protected AAC files that use Apple's "Fairplay" DRM copy-protection technology.

THE M4P file format limits the number of computers that a user can play a specific file on. If a user wants to play the M4P file on their computer, the computer must be authorized using the Apple iTunes application. A user can authorize up to five different computers using the same iTunes account.

If a user wants to play the file on more than five computers, they must create a second account. They must purchase the song with that account, allowing another 5 computers to access the song.

How to open M4P files

Important: Different programs may use files with the M4P file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your M4P file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different M4P openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension M4P

While we know of one file format using the .M4P file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .M4P file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of M4P files. Remember, different programs may use M4P files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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