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Solved: 2 Ways to Remove DRM from iTunes/Audible Audiobooks

By Patrick Dyer

January 13, 2017

Recently, more and more people enjoy reading audiobooks. Audiobooks can be brought everywhere since they can be stored on your portable devices such as smartphone, iPod, Walkman, etc. People can listen to more books instead of reading them from a real book, which brings much convenience. The widest-used audiobooks are iTunes and Audible audiobooks, from Apple and Amazon respectively. However, even when you have purchased iTunes or Audible audiobooks, you can not save them to other devices freely. Why?

Audiobook Picture


Part 1. Restrictions on iTunes/Audible Audiobooks

The main restriction of audiobooks purchased from iTunes and Amazon Audible is that they are all restricted by DRM protection. DRM is short for Digital Rights Management, a technology used to lock the digital contents and prevent them from being copied and transferred freely. Also, the Audible audiobooks are encoded in AA/AAX format while iTunes audiobooks are using M4B format. And the AA/AAX/M4B format is only supported by some specific media devices. If you want to listen to the DRM-ed iTunes and Audible audiobook on any devices, an audiobook DRM removal tool is needed. Therefore, we are going to show you how to crack DRM protection from iTunes or Audible audiobooks with the best audiobook DRM removal and format conversion.

Part 2. Remove DRM from iTunes/Audible Audiobooks

First, let's take a look at TuneFab Apple Music Converter. This program is one of the best audiobook DRM removals which can help you get rid of the DRM from the locked audiobooks from iTunes and It can convert M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks to usual MP3, M4A, FLAC, AC3, etc. with lossless quality. Then the DRM will be removed successfully from the audiobooks. If you set the MP3 or M4A as output format, you will be able to fully preserve the original chapter info. After the conversion finished, you can transfer the converted audiobooks to Sony Walkman, iRiver, etc.

YouTube tutorial on using TuneFab Apple Music Converter to remove DRM from iTunes/Audible audiobooks:

Steps to Convert iTunes M4B and Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks

Tips: To convert Audible AA/AAX audiobooks, you need to import the AA/AAX files to iTunes first. Just open the iTunes and go to Books > Audiobook section. Then click File > Library > Import Playlist to add AA or AAX files to iTunes. After that, please quit the iTunes since the TuneFab Apple Music Converter will open iTunes while launching.

Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

After installation, run the TuneFab Apple Music Converter on your PC. As we said before, iTunes will be automatically opened at the same time to load your media files in iTunes library.

Step 2. Select the Audiobooks You Want to Convert

After installation, run the TuneFab Apple Music Converter on your PC. As we said before, iTunes will be automatically opened at the same time to load your media files in iTunes library.

Select the Audible Audiobooks

Step 3. Choose the Output Format

Open the output format drop-down list on the "Output Settings" section and specify a format you like. If you want to keep the original chapter for the audiobooks, please select MP3 or M4A as output format.

Select Output Format

Step 4. Change the Conversion Speed

This audiobook DRM removal can convert protected audiobooks at 16X fast speed. And it allows you to adjust the conversion speed according to your need. You can click "Option" to change the conversion speed.

Adjust Conversion Speed

Step 5. Convert iTunes/Audible Audiobook

Now you can start to remove the DRM protection from iTunes or Audible audiobooks by clicking "Convert" button.

Convert Audiobooks

Part 3. Record iTunes/Audible Audiobooks Freely

There is another choice for you to get the DRM-free iTunes and Audible audiobooks in MP3 format. That is to record the audiobooks by yourself. The newly-launched program on TuneFab, TuneFab Screen Recorder, is highly recommended if you need to record iTunes and Audible audiobooks. It offers both video and audio recording services with high quality. Besides, users are able to save the recordings MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC according to their needs.

TuneFab Screen Recorder Overview

View the guidance:

How to Use TuneFab Screen Recorder

Now there will no problems to transfer M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks to non-support devices for enjoying. For the more detailed tutorial, you can get it below:

How to Convert Audible AAX to MP3 on Window & Mac

How to Convert Audible AA to MP3 on Windows/Mac

M4B Converter – How to Convert iTunes M4B to MP3

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