How to Play M4P Files in Winamp

Written by erin mcmanaway
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A M4P file is a proprietary music file type used by programs such as Apple's iTunes. When you download a song from iTunes, it is downloaded as a protected M4P file that can usually only be played back using the iTunes media player. However, you can download a M4P input plug-in that allows your Winamp media player to read and play the M4P files. This process does not alter the actual file or remove any protection on the file, making it a legal way to play your iTunes downloads on the Winamp media player.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Decompression software

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download the free M4P input plug-in from a website, such as DownloadAtoZ or Brothersoft, which will download in a .zip file format. If your computer does not have built-in decompression software, you will need to download one to unzip the file.

  2. 2

    Right-click on the .zip file. Choose "unzip" or "extract" from the menu to extract the files into a decompressed folder.

  3. 3

    Open the decompressed folder and locate the "m4pplug.exe" file.

  4. 4

    Double-click the "m4pplug.exe" to launch the installation wizard.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Next" button. Allow the program to automatically extract the plug-in into your Winamp "Plug-ins" folder.

  6. 6

    Launch your Winamp media player.

  7. 7

    Click "File" and choose "Play File" from the top menu bar.

  8. 8

    Browse your computer for the M4P file you would like to play. Double-click it to add it to your Winamp playlist.

  9. 9

    Press the "Play" button on your Winamp media player to play the M4P file.

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