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How to Convert iTunes Audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on April 06, 2023

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Do you want to listen to iTunes Audiobooks on any MP3 player? This article will teach you how to convert iTunes M4B audiobooks to MP3 or M4A, then you can put them to MP3 player, iPod nano and more MP3 devices for listening freely.

"How can I convert my purchased iTunes M4B audiobook to M4A so I can put it to my iPod Nano 7th?"

"I want to play iTunes audiobook on my MP3 player. I tried to record iTunes audiobooks as MP3 files, but the output quality is poor. How to convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3 format losslessly?"

iTunes audiobooks, including .M4P audiobooks and M4B audiobooks, feature high sound quality and truly give us an auditory pleasure. Audiobook files that are usually purchased from the Apple iTunes store use the M4B format, which is protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM (Digital Rights Management). iTunes M4B audiobooks cannot be transferred to phones or other devices directly. You can make them playable on any device by converting to MP3, M4A or other universal formats. This guide will teach you how to convert iTunes Audiobooks to MP3, M4A and other audio formats to be compatible with most media players and devices. Let's explore!

Also read:

* How to Download AA/AAX Files from Audible

* How to Convert M4B, AA, AAX, M4P Audiobooks to MP3

iTunes audiobook to mp3 converter


Part 1. Why Need to Convert iTunes M4B Audiobooks to MP3, M4A?

Audiobooks are becoming more and more popular now for book reading, e-learning in the network times duo to its convenient and flexible. Audiobooks is mostly used by adults when driving an automobile or as an alternative to radio. However, under DRM protection, anyone can only play these M4B files on a specific computer and device authorized by Apple ID. You might want to know how to play audiobooks on other devices, such as Android smartphones, portable MP3 players, and more. MP3 is a more compatible audio format with nearly all portable audio players. If we can convert .M4P audiobooks to MP3, or .M4B audiobooks to MP3, that would be perfect. Then, we can enjoy our audiobooks wherever we want, and share favorite audiobooks with our friends at will.

On the other hand, M4A audio format is supported by almost iOS devices and Apple players. If we can convert M4B audiobooks to M4A or convert .AA/.AAX audiobooks to M4A format, then it will be quite easy to put audiobooks to old iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, QuickTime, iMovie, etc. To achieve this, you definitely don't want to miss the Apple Music Converter software which supports removing DRM from iTunes audiobooks in a peaceful manner.

Part 2. Best Tool to Convert iTunes Audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.

UkeySoft Audiobook Converter is the best and most complete DRM removal tool that can help you permanently remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks while converting the DRM M4B to MP3, M4A, etc. What's more, it will keeps ID3 tags and chapter info into the ouput M4A files. Besides, this smart M4B to MP3 audiobook converter can also convert Audible AAX/AA to MP3, AAC & WAV audio. The following detailed guide will lead you to easily convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3 for free, it can convert iTunes audiobooks on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS X 10.14 or older.

Features of UkeySoft Audiobook Converter:

  • Unlock DRM from iTunes Audiobook/music, Audible Audibooks & Apple Music.
  • Convert iTunes M4P, M4B, Audible AA, AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Convert Apple Music/iTunesmusic to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV, etc. losslessly.
  • Preserve ID3 tags and metadata information in output MP3/M4A files.
  • Burn iTunes Audiobooks to CD or DVD and playback on any devices.
  • Play iTunes Audiobooks on any media players and device without iTunes app.

Steps to Convert iTunes M4B Audiobooks to MP3 Format

Before we get started, you need to make sure you have added iTunes audiobooks to the library.

itunes audiobook library

Step 1. Launch Apple Music Converter

Install and launch Apple Music Converter program on your computer and iTunes will be launched automatically.

launch ukeysoft audiobook converter

Step 2. Select iTunes M4B Audiobooks

Next, select Audiobooks you are eager to convert in the list. This software supports batch conversion. So you can choose more than one books, or just select all at a time.

Select iTunes M4B Audiobooks

Step 3. Select MP3 Output Format

You can now choose output formats, such as MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC, FLAC and more.

choose MP3 as output format

Once you have determined output format, you can choose from the 3 default profiles: Low, Normal and High quality. Of course, you can also set parameters on your preference.

Step 4. Customize Conversion Speed

Click "Options" on the toolbar to customize conversion speed and a name format for your output audiobooks which may contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID.

Customize Conversion Speed

Step 5. Convert iTunes M4B Audiobooks to MP3

When all the settings are adjusted, you can click “Convert” and your chosen audiobooks will be waiting for converting in the file list. When the conversion finished, you can play your converted audiobooks anywhere you want.

Convert iTunes M4B to MP3

Part 3. Extra Tips to Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.

If you’ve purchased lots of audiobooks from Audible in the past, but now want to move them to your MP3 player, PSP, iPod Nano or any other portable devices, you’ll most likely need to convert them from AA or AAX format to MP3. We know that UkeySoft Audiobook Converter supports to convert both iTunes Audiobooks and Audible Audiobooks to MP3, M4A and other formats, but it requires iTunes app and Audible accounr authorization. It's so complex, right? What if you forget your Audible account? Don't worry, UkeySoft also released a professional Audible Audiobook Converter for Audible users.

UkeySoft Audible Audiobook Converter enables you to crack Audible DRM and convert Audible AA/AAX books to M4A, MP3, M4B, AAC, FLAC, AC3, OGG, AIFF and WAV format without iTunes and Audible account authorization. When converting Audible to M4A files, it can run at up to 700X super faster speed with 100% lossless audio quality and ID3 tags kept. Unlike traditional converters, it not only can keep chapter information, but also split audiobook into small segments as needed. After conversion, you can transfer the converted Audible files to any media players and device for offline playback, like Windows Media Player, QuickTime, MP3 Players, iPods, PSP, iRiver, Kindle, etc.

Highlights of UkeySoft Audible Audiobook Converter:

  • Unlock Audible DRM without iTunes and Audible account authorization.
  • Convert Audible books to MP3, M4A, M4B, etc. with lossless quality.
  • Keep Chapter info and split the large audiobook files into small clips.
  • Customize ID3 tags and metadata info like title, author,comments, etc.
  • Work at 700X faster speed while converting Audible to M4A files.
  • Play Audible audiobooks on any device and player without Audible app.
  • Burn Audible books to CD; Share Audible books with friends via email.

3 Steps to Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3, M4A

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Audible Audiobook Converter on Mac or PC. Click "Add" button to import the downloaded AA or AAX Audible files.

add aa or aax audiobooks

Step 2. Click "Options" button to set the Output Format as lossless M4A, MP3 or other format, and change output settings as needed.

Select MP3 as the Output Format

Step 3. Hit on "Convert" to start converting AA/AAX Audible to MP3 or M4A format with lossless quality. When finished, click "History" to view the converted Audible books.

start converting Audible books

Final Words

To free your iTunes audiobooks from the digital prison of the M4B or M4P format, you can use UkeySoft Audiobook Converter to make it happen. UkeySoft Audiobook Converter makes it easy to convert iTunes M4P, M4B audiobooks, Audible AA, AAX audiobooks, iTunes M4P songs and Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV and other formats. To free your Audible books from DRM-protected AA or AAX format without iTunes app and Audible acount authorization, UkeySoft Audible Audiobook Converter comes in handy. If you have any other good suggestion, please let us know!

Convert iTunes Audiobooks to MP3
Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina has over 10 years of content writing experience. She specializes in product reviews, how-to guides, tips and tricks, top lists, etc. on data encryption, multi-media conversion, screen recording and iOS unlocking. At UkeySoft, she performs in-depth research SEO copywriting and collaborates with our R & D team to offer effective software solution, most of her articles on software are helpful and easy to read, helping our reader easily solve problems through using software or apps.


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