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How to Convert iTunes M4B Audiobook to DRM-free AAC

Most Apple’s media content downloaded from the iTunes Store own FairPlay DRM protection to prevent them from being copied and distributed easily, iTunes M4B audiobook is no of exception. Since the exclusive deal between Audible and Apple was reached in 2003, audiobook purchased on iTunes comes with a .m4b extension and an AAC audio protected by Apple’s DRM technology. With the DRM protection, users can’t enjoy or share the audiobooks freely as expected, and they are limited to play the M4B audiobooks on Apple-approved devices. Even though the exclusive agreement has been ended in the early 2017, the DRM of iTunes audiobook is still keep well. If you also encountered such a problem in enjoying or sharing iTunes M4B audiobook, then you are supposed to get rid of DRM restriction and convert iTunes M4B audiobook to pure AAC or other popular formats. Please read on the following article to know the complete guide on how to convert iTunes M4B audiobook to AAC format.

Convert iTunes Audiobook to AAC

Currently the best solution to convert iTunes M4B audiobooks is to use a third-party audiobook DRM removal software which can easily remove DRM from iTunes M4B audiobooks and convert them to DRM-free AAC format. Here we highly recommend NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter. It is an all-in-one iTunes audio DRM removal solution, which can not only convert DRM-ed iTunes or Audible audiobooks to AAC or other widely-used formats, but also convert Apple Music songs, iTunes M4P audio to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC & WAV audio. The speed of converting is quite fast, and there is no need to worry its tone quality; NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter converts Audible audiobooks with lossless quality.

Highlights for NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter

  • Remove DRM protection from iTunes & Audible audiobooks;
  • Convert iTunes & Audible audiobooks to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV;
  • Convert audiobooks at lightning speed with lossless quality;
  • Perfectly support the latest version of iTunes;
  • Provide prompt technical support and excellent customer service.

Tutorial: How to Convert iTunes M4B Audiobook to DRM-free AAC

NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. Here we will take Mac OS as an example to guide you how to convert iTunes M4B audiobooks to DRM-free AAC format. Before we get started, please download the Audiobook Converter to your Mac.

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Step 1. Run NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter on Mac

Launch iTunes DRM Audio Converter on Mac. You will see the simple and intelligible interface of iTunes DRM Audio Converter.

main interface

Step 2. Add Audible Audiobooks to NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter

Launch NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter. Click button “+” on the upper left. There will be a pop-up window showing you all the iTunes music and audiobooks you’ve downloaded. Click “Audiobooks” and now select the audiobooks you want to convert and click “OK”.

add audiobooks

Step 3. Customize Output Settings

Click NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter (on the upper left of the screen) > Preferences, then you will see a pop-up window which allows you to choose output format (MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV), conversion speed, output path, etc.

select output format

Step 4. Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks

Click “CONVERT” in the middle and all the audiobooks you selected in Step 2 will soon be converted from DRM-protected .m4b format to AAC format.

converting

When the conversion is finished, click the History button and you will see all the converted audiobooks, which can also be found by directly going to the output folder you customized in Step 3.


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