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How to Convert DRM-ed Audiobooks to M4A with Chapter Kept

By Zoe Clarke

January 10, 2018

The chapter feature of audiobook is extremely important when you listen to the audiobooks. It allows you to locate the specific chapter of the audiobooks quickly. For people like you who bought audiobooks from iTunes, you can easily get access to the audiobooks chapters. But if they put these audiobooks to other players which is not the default program of Apple, are chapters still available to touch?

In fact, you may not be able to play iTunes audiobooks on non-default program of Apple, let alone get access to the chapters. The reason is the DRM technology which is embedded in iTunes M4B audiobooks. At this time, you will try to solve this problem by converting iTunes audiobooks to other formats like MP3 with the assistance of a converter. However, a new troublesome issue may appear to let you down. What is it? Yes, all the chapters are disappeared! Then, is it impossible to handle such trouble?

Definitely no! Recently, a professional converter, TuneFab Apple Music Converter, has been added a new function with chapters kept when converting iTunes M4B to M4A or converting Audible AA/AAX to MP3. With it, you can save iTunes and Audible audiobooks without any limitation. The next conversion process will show you how it works.


* Convert iTunes and Audible audiobooks to MP3, M4A etc.

* Conversion speed varies from 1X to 16X.

* Keep chapters info and high quality.

* Powerful iTunes/Audible Audiobook DRM Removal.

Step 1. Install Audiobooks Converter on PC

To begin with, download TuneFab Apple Music Converter and install it on your PC. Meanwhile, your iTunes is needed to update to the latest version. When you run it, your iTunes will be opened automatically, then you can see all your files including music, videos and audiobooks in the interface of the converter.

Step 2. Add iTunes M4B Audiobooks

Click "Audiobooks" on the left column, then choose the audiobooks that you want to convert to M4A.

Select Audiobooks

Step 3. Select Output Format

Move the mouse to "Output Settings" part, you can select M4A as output format. You also are allowed to designate a path to save the converted audiobooks in the "Output Folder".

Choose Audiobooks Formats

Step 4. Let Chapters Preserve

Because you've decided to preserve the chapters after converting, just click "Options", from the pop-up window, select "Keep chapter info (Only works with M4A files)".

Options Keep Chapter Info

Step 5. Start Extracting DRM from Audiobooks

Click "Convert" and the program will start converting M4B to M4A. It may spend a few minutes to wait due the long length of the audiobooks.

Converting Apple Music

After conversion, you can check if all the chapters are preserved. Then, you can drag those converted audiobooks to other devices with USB cable. Furthermore, you can convert iTunes audiobooks to MP3 easily with TuneFab Apple Music Converter.

Though we've mentioned M4B many times, probably you know little about M4B or have no idea on it. Here I suggest you to know more about iTunes audiobooks format especially M4B. This is good for you to choose an audiobooks player, plus the converter, you can enjoy iTunes audiobooks in a smart way.

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