How to Convert iTunes Audiobooks M4B to MP3 [Latest Guide]

By Ivan Scott Updated on 2024-2-20 / Update for Audiobook Tips

"Can you convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3?" Yes. iTunes audiobooks, like its movies and TV shows, are fully restricted by DRM copyright protection technology. As a result, all the audiobooks are encoded in a special audio format called M4B. It is only supported by selected devices (merely Apple's) that are authorized with Apple ID. Other media-playing devices, such as Android phones and common MP3 players, are totally incompatible with iTunes audiobooks.

But for iTunes regular users, there will always be a time when they need to transfer iTunes M4B audiobooks to non-Apple platforms for playback. For example, they want to burn the books to CD, play them in the car, etc. In such cases, a proper DRM iTunes audiobook M4B to MP3 converter will be highly needed. It will help convert the protected MPEG 4 audiobook from iTunes to MP3, a more commonly supported format by most popular media players.

Now, follow the tips below to find out the quick solution to convert iTunes M4B audiobooks to MP3 for free in simple steps.

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Part 1. Best Tool to Convert iTunes Audiobooks to MP3

So, the problem is whether there's any software that can completely remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks as well as convert the M4B format to MP3 at the same time. If you search further, you'll be delighted to find that there are indeed a large amount of iTunes audiobook converters on the Internet.

To save your effort, we highly recommend AudFree DRM Audio Converter to you. It's the best and most complete DRM removal tool that can help you permanently unlock DRM from iTunes audiobooks. It can convert iTunes DRM M4B audiobooks to MP3 format without any quality loss. It will keep the original ID3 tags and chapter info in the output MP3 books too. Besides, it will split large audiobooks into smaller clips via chapters for you.

In addition to iTunes audiobooks, AudFree Audio Converter also works with iTunes songs, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks, Apple Music as well as non-DRM audio files. Also, it can output audio files to AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A and M4B formats. Besides, it allows you to reset output audio files' bit rate, codec, volume and more before converting.

AudFree iTunes M4B to MP3 Converter

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  • Remove DRM from iTunes M4B/M4A audiobooks
  • Convert iTunes M4B audiobook to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4B, and M4A
  • Preserve ID3 tags and chapters in output audiobooks
  • Support to convert iTunes M4P songs, Apple Music songs and other audio files
  • Work at up to 30X faster speed and keep high quality

Part 2. How to Convert iTunes M4B Audiobooks to MP3

After downloading and installing the latest version of AudFree DRM Audio Converter on your computer, you may follow these instructions to start converting your iTunes audiobooks to MP3.

Step 1Import iTunes audiobooks to AudFree DRM Audio Converter
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Launch AudFree DRM Audio Converter on Mac/Windows. Then import the M4B audiobooks from iTunes library by clicking the first 'Add' button at the bottom-left corner. You can also drag the iTunes audiobooks directly to the converter if you like.
Note: To avoid any conversion error, you must first authorize your computer with the iTunes account. If the original audiobooks can't play well in iTunes alone, you should authorize it in advance. Otherwise, AudFree won't work properly.
Step 2Set output profile for iTunes M4B audiobooks
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Go to Format Setting by clicking on the 'format' icon in the AudFree program. Then select output format as MP3. You can also change the codec, channel, bit rate, volume, etc. if you want to make the output quality better. After that, tap 'OK'.
Step 3Convert iTunes M4B audiobook to MP3
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Click the 'Convert' button to begin converting and exporting the iTunes DRM-ed M4B audiobooks to MP3. After conversion, you can locate the DRM-free audiobooks from the converted folder in the AudFree tool. Then you can freely transfer them to any MP3 player or device for offline playback.

Part 3. In Conclusion

This is the best way for you to convert protected iTunes M4B audiobooks to MP3. With AudFree Audiobook Converter, you can easily convert and save iTunes audiobooks to plain audio formats with high quality. You are also allowed to reset output audio parameters within it. In this case, you can play iTunes audiobooks anywhere offline. By the way, if you want to convert common M4B to MP3, you can refer to the post: How to Convert M4B to MP3 for more detail.

Ivan Scott

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Ivan Scott, an audiobook enthusiast with a passion for writing. He keeps up with information and tech skills related to iTunes and Audible audiobooks, and shares them with readers.

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