Below is step by step guide that show you how to convert iTunes M4P to MP3 on Macintosh with TuneClone Audio Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Download TuneClone Audio Converter for Mac from http://www.tuneclone.com and RUN it.
Note: During the startup, a virtual CD burner will be installed, which will be used to convert iTunes music files. The authorization of administrator will be needed to install TuneClone virtual CD burner.
Step 2. Make settings in iTunes
Create a new playlist and add the songs you are going to convert.
Right click the playlist you just created and choose "Burn Playlist to Disc". Or you can click the "Burn Disc" button at the bottom right corner of iTunes interface.
In the pop-up dialog of "Burn Settings", you can make settings as highlighted below:
Note: You need to tick the "Include CD Text" option to perserve the music metadata such as name, artist, album names.
Step 3. Start to burn
Click the "Burn" button to start burning. After the burning get started, TuneClone will automatically convert the iTunes music to MP3 files. You can open the TuneClone manager screen to check out the burning status.
Tip: You can easily get the output MP3 files on your Mac machine by clicking the "Reveal in Finder" button on the manager screen.
Note: The most important step is to choose the CD burner. Then the software can convert music files automatically. It is especially easy when you want to batch convert lots of files.
After you have installed TuneClone Audio Converter for Mac, a virtual CD burner has been installed. So when you launch TuneClone, there will be a pop-up dialog window as shown below (because Mac OS X thinks that there is a blank CD in the virtual CD burner):
To stop prompting this annoying window while startup:
Click the Apple icon at the top left corner of your screen. A menu as below will appear. Select the menu item "System Preferences...".
In the pop-up window of "System Preferences" window will appear, click the "CDs & DVDs" icon.
In the pop-up dialog of "CDs & DVDs" preference window, change the "When you insert a blank CD" option to "Ignore".
After the steps above, the prompt window of "Blank CD inserted" won't appear when you startup Tuneclone next time.