iOS system or iTunes users must be familiar with M4B as it is often used for audiobooks or podcasts. Almost all the audiobooks downloaded or bought from iTunes store can only be played on devices authorized by Apple ID. Thus many people may have a question: what if we want to convert M4B to MP3 or other formats such as M4A and FLAC in order to play M4B audiobooks on other non-supported devices? Want to know how? Let's have a preview of today's article.
Part 1. M4B to MP3. Easy or Not?
Usually, iOS users can download or purchase audiobook, music, TV show or even games from iTunes Store conveniently. As to M4B file, there are always two types: DRM-free and DRM-protected (DRM: Digitals Rights Management). Actually many products you download or buy from iTunes Store are copyright-protected by DRM, but there is still remain some unencrypted files. At this moment, some may ask, for audiobooks in either of these two M4B types, how to transfer them to any other devices for listening to anytime and anywhere? Don't worry, let's move on to the next part. In the following part, we will share two converters with you.
Part 2. How to Convert M4B to MP3 on Computer
A. For That DRM-free M4B
For that DRM-free M4B, we would like to introduce one powerful program to all of you today. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is such kind of an integrated converter that can help us settle a lot of video/audio problems.
VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is a reliable and high efficient converter which can not only help you convert an M4B file to commonly used MP3 format but also works to:
1. Enables you to convert to/from more than 300 video/audio formats such as MOV, FLV, AVI, MP3, AAC etc. that compatible with your devices.
2. Adjust the parameters such as bit rate, channel, sample rate, codec of your output audio files.
3. Convert your files with a speed of 6X faster than normal while keeping your files almost in a good quality just like the original one.
If you have the need to convert your DRM-free M4B file, please follow the steps below:
Step 1. Launch the Converter
Download the software and install on your computer. This converter is available for both Mac & Windows. If you are hesitated to buy one, you can download its trial version in the beginning. After installation, run the converter. A few seconds later the interface pops up.
Step 2. Add Your M4B File
Click "Add File(s)" in the menu on the top to import your M4B files or just take an easy drag-and-drop to import the file. If you have to convert a number of M4B files, just add them in batch instead of adding one by one, which indeed helps you save much time.
Step 3. Choose the Output Format for Your File
If you want to convert your audiobook to an MP3 format, click the format icon and then choose the MP3-MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 from the General Audio option.
Step 4. Set the Profile Setting
In this part, you can click the Settings program to set the parameters included sample rate, audio bitrate of your audio file according to your need.
Step 5. Convert Your M4B File(s) to MP3 Format
Click the "Convert" button at the bottom of the panel and wait for a while, your audiobooks will soon be converted to MP3 format.
B. For That DRM-protected M4B
As to those DRM-protected M4B files, we will highly recommend another software called TuneFab Apple Music Converter. This program can get quick access to your iTunes Audiobook List. It can help you remove DRM from iTunes music, audiobooks so that you can enjoy more freedom as well as save and play in other non-apple devices. What's more, its 16X conversion speed really helps you convert audio in high efficiency. Do you want to know how to convert your DRM-protected M4B audiobook files?
Follow the Tutorials Below:
Step 1. Download the converter, install on your PC and then run it. When the panel pops up, click Audiobooks in the Playlist on the left program and select one audiobook.
Step 2. Choose the MP3 format for your files by clicking the Output Format option.
Step 3. (Optional) Set the Profile Settings of your audio file.
Step 4. Click the "Convert" button on the top of the panel to convert your M4B file to MP3 format.
Both of the two programs we have talked today are very good tools for you to convert M4B to MP3. Why not just take a shot and download them according to your need? With their help, only a few clicks can also finish the M4B to MP3 conversion. In this way, you can listen to your audiobooks anywhere at any time!