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Apple iTunes Music Store (M4P) file is an Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) file that protects its content with Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. Essentially, Apple uses this file format to prevent unauthorized use of the music files that are available for download from the iTunes Music Store. The specific name of Apple’s DRM protection is “FairPlay,” which is precisely what protects the content in M4P files.
Since M4P files protect iTunes files, naturally the default program for opening them is iTunes. The cross-platform option, which includes all popular operating systems and mobile, is VLC media player.
On Windows, several other options are available, such as MediaMonkey, Winamp, and Helium Music Manager. On Mac OS X, QuickTime is a good option. If there is a problem playing the file on a device, then use Aimersoft DRM Media Converter for Windows to remove DRM protection.
Developed by: Apple Inc.
Initial Release: 1997
MPEG 4 Audio (M4A) compresses and encodes audio files by using one of two coder-decoder algorithms: Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) or Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC). M4A files are smaller in size while simultaneously better in quality than MP3 files, with which it shares the most similarities, in comparison to all other audio file formats.
M4A files open in most well-known, audio-playback programs, including iTunes, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player. For Apple users, iTunes is the default program to open M4A files. For Windows users, the default program is Windows Media Player. Users can also preview M4A files by highlighting the file and pressing the spacebar.
Initial Release: 2001
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