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How to Convert DRM Protected Audiobooks to M4A with Chapters Kept

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on September 01, 2021

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If you want to convert DRM protected audiobooks to unprotected audio files with chapter kept, this article will bring you the best audiobooks to M4A converter.

iTunes and Audible as the largest audiobook providers, users can get an excellent listening experience through specific players, such as iTunes player, QuickTime, Audible Manager. However, all downloaded audiobooks from iTunes and Audible.com are protected by DRM. This is a technical limitation, and protected iTunes M4B and Audible AA / AAX audiobooks cannot be transferred to MP3 players or car stereos for playback. That's why we need to convert audiobooks to other more popular audio formats.

In general, if you don't mind that every time you open an audiobook you need to start over because of the lack of chapters, then you can convert the DRM-protected audiobook into any common format, such as MP3. But if your audio book is large, then the chapter is very important, because it may end up costing you a lot of precious time to return to the previous playback progress every time. So, how to keep chapters when converting DRM-ed audiobooks?

How to Keep Chapters When Converting Audiobooks?

As we all know, the common audio formats that support storage chapters are M4A, M4B. If you choose other music formats, such as WMA, FLAC, MP3, WAV, etc., you will lose some tag information. Therefore, in order to cater to this era of podcasts, broadcast applications and audiobooks, we promote using audiobook DRM removal software, which can help you easily save DRM protected Audible and iTunes audiobooks as M4A with chapters markers kept.

If you have no idea about Audiobook DRM Removal. What we want to recommend here is UkeySoft Audiobook Converter for Windows and Mac. This software is able to help you strip DRM protection from iTunes / Audible audiobooks, record audio and save as new file formats including MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, and MKA . If you need to keep all chapter markers when converting audiobooks, the M4A output format is best for you. Up to 16x conversion speed and batch conversion features are beneficial for you to get unprotected audiobook files quickly.

UkeySoft Audiobook Converter is also a professional Apple Music Converter and iTunes Audio Converter, which can be used to convert Apple Music songs and iTunesM4P music to unprotected MP3 files so the they can be played on iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Xbox, Sony Walkman and Zune, etc. Besides, you are able to keep these songs permanently even if you cancel the subscription service.


  • Remove DRM from Audible and iTunes audiobooks;
  • Convert DRM protected audiobooks to MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC, FLAC, etc.;
  • ID 3 tags and metadata will be kept after conversion;
  • Conversion speed from 1x to 16x;
  • Support batch conversion;
  • Chapter information is retained in the M4A output file.

How to Convert iTunes/Audible Audiobooks to M4A

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Audiobook Converter
Download and install UkeySoft Audiobook Converter application on your computer. Launch it and iTunes will be open at the same time.

UkeySoft Audiobook Converter

Step 2. Select Audiobooks for Converting
Click on the "Audiobooks" category on the left. Then, on the right, select the M4B file you want to convert to M4A. This UkeySoft AudioBook Converter supports batch conversion, so you can select as many audiobook as you want.

Select Audiobooks

Step 3. Select M4A as Output Format
Click the Output Format drop-down button and choose M4A as your output format. You can also choose output audiobook quality (High, normal or low) or customize bitrate, sample rate according to your needs.

customize output format

Step 4. Convert Audiobooks to M4A wit Chapters Kept
Click the ”Convert” icon at the top of the main interface to start converting M4B, AA, AAX audiobooks to M4A with chapters kept. You will get the DRM-free M4A audiobooks quickly.

convert audiobooks to m4a

Unregistered users only support converting 3 minutes of each audiobook. However, you can break the limit by purchasing the full version. If you also want to convert iTunes M4P songs / audiobooks or Apple Music songs, download UkeySoft Apple Music Converter for Mac or UkeySoft Apple Music Converter for Windows.

Convert DRM-ed Audiobooks to M4A


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