The following article shows you how to convert iTunes DRM protected AAC (M4P) to MP3 on Mac OS X using TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac.
Why Use TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac?
Basically, when you purchase music from iTunes Store, they are actually DRM protected content (protected AAC or say M4P) and you will not be able to play the M4P files on MP3 players which do not support their formats. In such case, the option is to Burn those tracks to a CD and then Rip them once again to the Mac HD wherein the DRM will be removed and you will get the tracks in (DRM free) MP3 format. After this you will be able to transfer them to a memory card or to most MP3 players or mobile phones.
In case you have purchased a great amount of music from iTunes Store, you can go ahead and use TuneClone Mac M4P Converter which acts as a Virtual CD-ROM drive on your Mac, and lets you remove the DRM element without having to waste actual CD's.
Step by Step: Convert M4P to MP3 Using TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac
Step 1. Download TuneClone M4P Converter for Mac and run it.
Note: During the startup, a virtual CD burner will be installed, which will be used to convert iTunes music files. The authorization of administrator will be needed to install TuneClone virtual CD burner.
Step 2. Make settings in iTunes (iTunes 9 or above)
Create a new playlist and add the songs you are going to convert.
Right click the playlist you just created and choose "Burn Playlist to Disc". Or you can click the "Burn Disc" button at the bottom right corner of iTunes interface.
In the pop-up dialog of "Burn Settings", you can make settings as highlighted below:
Note: You need to tick the "Include CD Text" option to perserve the music metadata such as name, artist, album names.
Step 3. Start to burn
Click the "Burn" button to start burning. After the burning get started, TuneClone Mac M4P Converter will automatically convert the iTunes music to MP3 files. You can open the TuneClone manager screen to check out the burning status.
Tip: You can easily get the output MP3 files on your Mac machine by clicking the "Reveal in Finder" button on the manager screen.
Note: The most important step is to choose the CD burner. Then the software can convert music files automatically. It is especially easy when you want to batch convert lots of files.