In some cases, you may need to convert the audiobooks you purchased online to AAC or other formats. Specifically, this would be necessary if the audiobooks are bought from iTunes or Audible, two of the largest online audiobook stores in the world. That’s because those audiobooks are mostly protected with DRM technology which will only allow you listen to the audiobooks on selected devices instead of the common media players. This article will introduce a simple solution to help you get rid of the DRM protection from iTunes and Audible audiobooks while converting the protected books to unprotected audio formats, such as AAC, with the original chapters preserved.
Firstly, let’s take a look at the tools in order to easily convert the DRM-ed iTunes and Audible audiobooks to AAC on both Mac and Windows OS.
TunesKit - An Ultimate Solution to Convert DRM Audiobooks to AAC
When talking about the best and fastest DRM audiobook converter, TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac could be on the top list of it. It’s specially developed to help audiobook users remove DRM lock from iTunes and Audible audiobooks by converting the protected M4A, M4B, AA, AAX audiobooks to common AAC and other formats, like MP3, M4A, WAV, etc at 30x faster speed. Besides, when the output is selected as AAC (or M4A), it will automatically keep the original chapters in the converted books for you.
Now you can begin to follow the tutorial below to see how TunesKit works in converting the DRM audiobooks to AAC while keeping chapter info. We’ll take the Mac version as an example to show you the complete guide.
Tutorial to Remove DRM and Converter iTunes/Audible Audiobooks to AAC
Step 1. Make sure you’ve downloaded the proper free trial version of TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter according to your computer systems.
Step 2. Launch TunesKit Audiobook to AAC Converter, click “Add Files” to load audiobooks from iTunes library. Or you can simply drag the books to the converter directly.
Step 3. Select output format as AAC by clicking the “gear” icon.
Step 4. Click “Convert” button to start removing DRM from the protected audiobooks and converting them to AAC without DRM protection.
Yes, once the conversion is done, you can transfer the DRM-free AAC audiobooks to any media player for listening.