DRM can be found on purchased music files, movies, e-books, audiobooks, etc. The DRM technology is used by the companies like Apple Inc. or Audible to control how you use the file, even though you bought it doesn't mean that you 'own' it. As I mentioned in the previous posts, you need to use DRM removal software to remove DRM from these protected files if you want to listen to or back up the files with more freedom.

In this guide, I will show you how to break the DRM protection from your locked iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks. Our audiobook DRM removal tool can help you get rid of the inconveniences caused by DRM. After that, you are able to listen to the AAX, AA, or M4B audiobook with any device or app you like, and you can back them up in any way you desire.

What You'll Need

1. TuneFab Audiobook Converter

TuneFab Audiobook Converter can remove DRM from different encrypted audiobooks like iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks. It also has the audio conversion feature that lets you convert M4B, AAX, or AA audiobook to other formats, such as MP3, M4A, FLAC, etc. Most importantly, it allows you to keep audiobook chapters after conversion. TuneFab Audiobook Converter is able to convert audiobooks with 16X faster speed, which saves you much time.

2. Audiobooks with DRM Protection

iTunes audiobooks: You need to download the purchased iTunes audiobook in iTunes.

Audible audiobooks: You need to import the Audible audiobook to iTunes.

3. iTunes

iTunes installation is required because TuneFab Audiobook Converter works with iTunes. iTunes 12.2 or later installed (The latest version of iTunes is recommended).

Update! TuneFab Audible Converter is newly launched! You can now convert your Audible books even without the iTunes app. Once you add your .aax audiobook files to the converter, click "Convert", and you can receive the output files without Audible DRM applied.

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Audiobook DRM Removal: Remove DRM from Audiobooks

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Audiobook Converter

TuneFab Audiobook Converter is fully compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and macOS 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14. Choose the version that fits your computer, then download and install it on your PC.

When you open the software, you will see the main screen of the program pop up with your iTunes library. All your iTunes playlists will be detected and displayed automatically on the main interface.

Step 2. Add DRM-ed Audiobooks to Conversion List

The main interface of the audiobook DRM removal is quite simple, isn't it? Now you might have already figured out how to add audiobooks you want to remove DRM from into the conversion list.

Yes, all you need to do is select the "Audiobook" playlist > tick the checkbox of the audiobook. You can select multiple audiobooks at a time. Now you can move to step 3.

Select Audiobooks from TuneFab

Step 3. Select Output Format for Your Audiobook

If you want to keep all the bookmarks in your audiobook, I suggest that you select M4A as the output format. If you don't care about the audiobook chapter, then you can choose other output formats such as MP3, FLAC, etc.

To keep the metadata tag, please make sure that you have enabled the metadata tag feature in the "Options" section.

Select Output Format

Step 4. Remove DRM from Audiobook

Finally, you can click on the "Convert" button to start converting AA, AAX, or M4B audiobook to MP3/M4A. The software is able to bypass the DRM and convert your audiobook in high quality.

Heads Up: If you are trying to convert hours-long audiobooks, you can adjust the conversion speed to 16X faster before converting. But the 16X faster speed is only available to Windows users currently.

Audiobook DRM Removal


TuneFab Audiobook Converter provides a much easier way for you to get rid of DRM. But this DRM removal tool is only for personal use. If you need to back up your Audible or iTunes audiobook to an external hard drive or want to play the audiobook through other devices like MP3 or VLC, then this program is your best option.

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