What is a .M4P File And How To Open It – Apple (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .m4p extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .m4p file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .M4P file?

The file extension .M4P is iTunes Music Store Audio File. This file extension belongs to the developer Apple. The file is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .m4p file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .M4P file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .M4P file on various operating systems.

How to open a .M4P file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .m4p file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple iTunes software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple iTunes and Apple QuickTime Player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .M4P file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Apple iTunes software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .M4P file on Mac

The .m4p file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple iTunes software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple iTunes and Apple QuickTime Player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .M4P file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple iTunes software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .M4P file?

If you cannot open the .M4P file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .M4P file.m4r – Apple, .m4u – MPEG-4 Playlist, .m4v – Apple, .m5p – MOTU, .m64 – Mupen64 Movie File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .M4P file with the Apple iTunes, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Windows and Apple iTunes, Apple QuickTime Player programs on Mac.