TuneClone Audio Converter is the software you are looking for if you have a big collection of iTunes M4P music files to be converted to MP3. It automatically generates a virtual CD drive and simulates the burning and ripping process. All you need to do is install TuneClone and then burn your playlist to TuneClone virtual CD burner. And TuneClone will directly convert the iTunes M4P music to MP3. It is very fast and all the music information about artist, album and title will be preserved perfectly.
Note: If you are using iTunes 8.0 or above, please skip to http://itunestomp3.blogspot.com/2008/09/updated-how-to-convert-itunes-protected.html
1. Download TuneClone from http://www.tuneclone.com and install it.
TuneClone Audio Converter is fully compatible with Windows XP and Vista. A virtual CD Burner will be installed. This virtual CD-RW will be used to convert music files.
2. Set the default CD Burner to TuneClon CD-RW at iTunes.
Click menu "Edit", select menu item "Preferences...", and then select "Advanced" tab. In order to keep the music metadata, the "Include CD Text" option should be checked.
3. Create a playlist, and then add the files you want to convert into the playlist.
4. Click Burn Disc button at the bottom right of the main screen of iTunes.
While the burning gets started, TuneClone will automatically convert the music file to MP3. You can open the manager screen to show all the converted music files.
The most important step is to choose the cd burner. Then TuneClone will convert the music files automatically. It is exceedingly easy when you want to batch convert lots of M4P files.