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How to Burn iTunes Audiobooks to CD

By Tony Moton

February 01, 2018

You have recently downloaded an audiobook from iTunes store. You would like to burn it to CD so you can listen to it in your car. Here comes the problem that the audiobooks you purchased from iTunes Store are in AA or AAX format and protected by DRM policy. Therefore, you are not able to transfer them to non-Apple devices for listening. You can't even use apple devices to listen, because the same Apple id can only authorize five Apple devices, and once more than five of them can't be authorized.

Moreover, you are only allowed to burn each audiobook one time to CD according to the request of the Audible's publishers. Obviously it's not convenient and it drives you crazy.

Why can't we convert it to MP3 and burn it as CD easily? Is there any solution to remove the DRM and burn Audible books to CD more than one time? Of course, there is. In this guide, I'll show you two ways to burn iTunes audiobooks to CD.

Before you burn your audiobook to CD, you need to prepare something:

* A computer with disc driver

* A blank CD

* An iTunes Audiobook to CD converter (TuneFab Apple Music Converter may be your best choice)

Free Study Guide


Part 1. Burn Audible books to CD via iTunes once only

First, please make sure that your iTunes is the latest version.

Step 1. Open your iTunes.

Step 2. Click Books, then Audiobooks.

Step 3. Create a playlist (containing the songs or files that you want to burn to your CD), and then make sure you want to include the check box next to the item on your CD.

Step 4. Insert a blank CD.

Step 5. Select the playlist, then select the "file" > "to burn the playlist to the disc".

Note: if the menu does not appear "playlist burn to CD," your selected playlists cannot burn to CD, because it contains a restricted project.

Step 6. Select CD format.

Step 7. Adjustment for your Burn Settings:

#1. Preferred Speed: 8x

#2. Disc Format: Audio CD

#3. Gap Between Songs: None

Step 8. Click Burn.

It may take a few minutes to burn a CD. You can click "Cancel" button to cancel burn, but if you are using CD-R or DVD-R, then this CD may not be able to use again. If your audiobook is longer than 80 minutes, iTunes will prompt when you need to insert a new disc.

Part 2. Remove DRM and Convert Audible Files to MP3

Before the tutorial of this part, I would like introduced a prefect program iTunes Audiobook Converter to you. TuneFab Apple Music Converter, which is a professional tool to remove DRM for iTunes and audible content and help you easily convert Apple Music files, audiobooks, and other downloaded music from iTunes or Apple Music to plain MP3, AC3, AIFF, FLAC format.

Step 1. Download TuneFab Apple Music Converter and select the Audible Audiobooks.

Please check if it is the latest version before you start the conversion. Open this program and run it, then it will automatically connect with your iTunes Files and load to program. After loading, you can click "Audiobook" to choose the audiobook files that you want to burn to CD.

Audiobooks Playlist

Step 2. Select Output Format

After choosing the audiobooks, you can select MP3 or other formats as the output format. You can make a choice depend on your player device. This program also allows our user to adjust the bit rate to get the best audio quality.

Choose Audiobooks 

Note: You can click on the button "Option" to select the conversion speed according to your preference. If you set the MP3 or M4A as output format and tick the "metadata" option, you will be able to fully preserve the original chapter information.

Adjust Conversion 

Step 3. Start Converting

Click "Convert" button, then a converting window will pop up and start converting and removing. It will take some minutes, please be patient. After successful converting, you will get the suitable audiobooks format that could be supported by your devices.

Converting Apple Music

Step 4. Burn the converted audiobooks to CD with iTunes

You can use iTunes to burn them and the tutorial I mentioned in part one. Before you use iTunes to burn the converted files to CD, you need import the converted audiobooks into your iTunes and create a playlist.

Burn to CD with iTunes

Which of these two methods do you prefer? If you are very fond of audiobooks, you will definitely prefer the second one. It’s the best way to burn Audiobooks to CD without times limitation. Now, download TuneFab Audiobook Converter to burn your iTunes Audiobooks to CD and enjoy them. You'll love it.

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