I just spent the better part of 2 hrs going through that list and doing my own search. Most of the programs are not free. The have a free trial which converts the first 3 minutes, if they recognize the file at all. Most of them do not recognize the .m4p file extension. The recognize .aac but Itunes won't convert to .aac b/c its protected media.gearhead said:Here's a whack of links, get the ones that have been tested spyware and virus free.
Matter of fact, do a search right on tucows.com or download.com or cnet.com.
They've been around forever and usually don't post up any garbage.
You can try shareware as well for 30 days or so, then just uninstall it and download another one.
That doesn't work with music bought from Itunes which are most of my M4p files. It won;t even burn them to a CD. It comes up with a message that protected music can't be converted.gmc_noob said:Not to bad. Itunes will do it for you. Go into your itunes preferences, go to the CD Import settings. Change the import file type to .mp3.
Then, go into your library, highlight the songs you want to make an mp3 version of. Then, go up to the menu bar, and click Advanced, then you will see a selection titled "Create MP3 Version" ....your done.
But this will duplicate the songs you chose, so, you have to go to the view menu, and choose Show View Options, and put a check in the "Kind" box. This will put a column in iTunes, so that you sort through the file types by clicking the header of the Kind column, you want MPEG-Layer 3 ;D
iTunes won't convert DRM to non-DRM songs. However, you can "upgrade" your songs for $.30 each through iTunes. (The non-DRM version are also recorded at a higher bitrate.) I have never upgraded mine as I only use iTunes and iPods to listen to my music. I would say about 1/3 of my songs are DRM'd.SnowItch said:According to another poster (I don't use iTunes either), iTunes will now convert the DRM tunes to non-DRM.