How to Convert iTunes M4P Audiobooks to MP3 on Mac | Remove M4P DRM

By Rico Rodriguez to Audiobook Transfer | Last Updated on Dec 7, 2023

This tutorial is meant for users eager to convert iTunes M4P Audiobook to MP3 format on Mac OS, regardless of DRM put in the audiobooks. Learn how to remove iTunes DRM M4P and enjoy DRM-free M4P audiobooks on MP3 player, and other non-Apple MP3-compatible devices such as Microsoft Zune, PSP, Sony Walkman, Creative Zen, etc.

Get Errors When Converting M4P to MP3 on macOS Computers

M4P is a protected audio file with advanced audio codec (AAC), which is encoded with Apple's Fairplay DRM (Digital Rights Management). Generally, M4P files are seen when downloading music, especially audiobooks, from iTunes store.

Most Apple users would like to convert M4P to MP3 on their Macs for various reasons. But when they do this through "Edit -> Preferences -> General -> Importing -> MP3 Encoder" in iTunes, they will get error message like "file could not be converted because of an authorization error". This is because of the DRM mechanism that demands iTunes to be authorized on computers (five computers at most) prior to playing the file, so that Apple can track how many computers the audio file you downloaded has been decoded.

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Best iTunes DRM removal tool - MacX MediaTrans to crack DRM from iTunes and convert protected M4P audiobook to DRM-free MP3 format for playing on Microsoft Zune, PSP, Sony Walkman, Creative Zen, etc. Also a data transfer software for iPhone iPad iPod.

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You are unwilling to play your iTunes purchases in Mac computer, iPhone and iPod only. So there reaches a high demand to remove DRM from iTunes and convert protected M4P audiobook to MP3 on Mac for wide playback on non-Apple devices. So a iTunes DRM removal software is a must-have.

iTunes DRM Removal Software Review: MacX MediaTrans is a professional tool that is tested to get rid of DRM M4P and M4V from iTunes purchases, e.g. audiobooks, movies, TV shows, etc. It helps automatically convert iTunes M4P audio to MP3, convert audiobook M4B to MP3, convert Apple Music to MP3 or convert M4V to MP4 format when transferring from iPhone iPad to Mac computer, so that you can enjoy protected audiobooks on other non-Apple devices without authorization anymore.

More than just an M4P to MP3 Audiobook Converter for Mac: Besides automatically convert iTunes protected M4P music to MP3 format, this M4P converter is also a professional iPhone manager that is able to speedily backup photos, sync music, transfer audiobooks, videos, movies, TV shows, podcast, ebooks, voicememos, and even make ringtones for iPhone at ease.

How to Convert iTunes M4P Audiobook to MP3 on Mac OS X

Follow this ultimate guide to find the easiesy way to transfer protected M4P to DRM-free MP3 on Mac

Step 1: Free download MacX MediaTrans on Mac. This tool even supports the latest macOS Sierra and iPhone 7, iOS 17. A word of caution. Please turn off iTunes auto sync to avoid data loss. Then please connect your iPhone to Mac with a USB cable.

Step 2: Locate Book module and click on it to access the iBook manager where it will direct you to transfer protected M4P to MP3 format.

Step 3: Tap Export button in the top bar to select and open the audiobooks to be transferred to computer.

Step 4: When everything is ready, just hit the Sync button at the bottom right to start transferring audiobooks from iPhone to Mac.

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This tool is built in audiobook DRM removal tool that will automatically crack the DRM restriction and directly transfer M4P audiobooks to your computer and save in MP3 format. After that, you can put the DRM-free MP3 audio in other devices such as Zune, PS4, etc.

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