Best Audiobook DRM Converter to Remove DRM from iTunes/Audible Audiobooks

By Rico Rodriguez to Audiobook, DRM | Last Updated on Dec 6, 2018

Why are you seeking for an audiobook DRM converter? As for me, gone forever are the days that I spent spare time with my nose in a book. I am much more likely to be listening to books than turning the pages nowadays. I discovered that audiobooks are a great antidote to the problem of never having enough time to read for pleasure. For example, you can read this way on your iPhone while walking to the subway; forget the discomfort standing in the rush hour crush; or slip the iPhone into a pants pocket when I'm doing chores around the house.

But as you start your audiobook journey at the library - downloading digital books from online with iTunes/Audible, two major inconveniences bother you. Most audiobooks require for a charge by chapters for copyright issues. Worse yet, a digital loan lasted with a time limit (only two weeks usually), and if you didn't finish a book in that time it would become inactive on your iPhone.

Facing this, I'm wondering whether there is an audiobook converter to remove DRM from audiobooks so that I can listen audiobooks not just on iPhone, but also iPad iPod, Android, Mac/PC; or keep the purchased audiobooks on my iPhone all the time. Here I pick out best 3 audiobook DRM removers to pull the job off.

iTunes/Audible Audiobooks DRM Removal - Faster Than Any Others

MacX MediaTrans helps to import audiobooks with DRM copy protection from iPhone to Mac/PC, MP3 players, car radios or any other devices to stave off boredom when walking to the subway, doing chores, driving etc.

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Basic Info Comparison of the Top Three Audiobook DRM Converters

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TunesKit Audiobook Converter for Mac

NoteBurner Audiobook Converter for Mac

Formats Compatibility M4P, MP3 M4A, M4B, AA, AAX
MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC
M4A, M4B, AA, AAX
MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC
Compatible OS Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 (macOS Sierra) iTunes 11.2 or higher iOS 7 or higher Mac OS X 10.8 or above & the latest iTunes Mac OS X 10.8 or above, and the latest iTunes 12.5.1 OS X 10.6/7 users please download V 1.6.0.
Batch Decryption Yes Yes Yes

1. MacX MediaTrans

We place MacX MediaTrans as the top 1 among these three audiobook converter Mac not only due to the high performance on converting DRM-ed audiobook to MP3, but also its one-stop service which tallies with users' habits on listening audiobook. In other words, people are used to listening audiobooks on iPhone on the go, on Mac/Windows computers or other devices when they are doing chores, cooking, exercising etc. And this audiobook DRM removal software works like a charm to convert M4P DRM audiobook to MP3, as well as transfer audiobook from iPhone iPad to Mac. Thus you can listen to your favorite audiobooks on popular devices or MP3 players, such as Macbook Pro/Air, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPod, Zune, PSP, iRiver etc.

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Pros:
Easy-to-use and remove audiobook DRM without quality loss;
Fast convert audiobook M4B to MP3, M4P to MP3/AAC for limitless playback.
Transfer audiobooks from Mac to iPhone or vice versa without iTunes.
Cons:
Compatible to limited audiobook formats, only convert M4P DRM-ed audiobook to MP3;
Only allows one-way DRM audiobooks decrypting and transferring, from iPhone to Mac at present.

BTW, MacX MediaTrans is more than an audiobook converter Mac, but also an iTunes DRM removal tool, which convert iTunes DRM M4V to MP4 on Mac for playback on Android/VLC/Smart TV etc., as well as convert Apple Music M4P to MP3, transfer videos, photo, music, ebooks, ringtones between iPhone iPad and Macbook Pro/Air, iMac etc.

Tutorial: How to Decrypt and Transfer DRM Audiobook from iPhone to Mac

Step 1: Free download the auidobook converter Mac and launch it. Then click connect your iPhone to Mac computer with the included USB cable. Remember to set iTunes properly to prevent iPhone from automatically syncing in case of any data loss.

Step 2: Click "Book" icon on the main interface and you can find your audiobooks in the lower directory. Select the DRM audiobooks you wanna convert and transfer.

Step 3: Click "Export" button, and there will pop up a window telling you the audiobooks are encrypted. Click "Decode" button, the DRM protected audiobooks will be decrypted and transferred to Mac in a blink of time.

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2. TunesKit Audiobook Converter for Mac

TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac is an all-in-one audiobook DRM converter which is developed to convert DRM-ed audiobooks to MP3 or other DRM-free audio formats. It's available to convert various iTunes/Audible audiobooks DRM formats at 30X faster speed, such as M4B, M4A, AA, AAX to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A supported by most popular media players with a few clicks only.

Pros:
Easy-to-use at 30x faster without quality loss;
Remove and convert iTunes/Audible audiobooks DRM from MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV
Cons:
Can't split the audiobook files after conversion;
Require to install and launch the latest iTunes to convert DRM-ed audiobook with TuneKit

[How to] Convert DRM Protected Audiobooks to MP3, AAC etc.

1. Import Audiobooks. Click the Add Files button to import audiobooks to TunesKit. You can also drag and drop the audiobooks into the converter.
2. Customize Output Settings. Click the "gear" icon behind the audiobook to select the output format as you like.
3. Convert Audiobooks. Once all the settings are adjusted, you can click Convert button to begin converting the audiobooks to unprotected format as you like.

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3. Noteburner Audiobook Converter for Mac

Noteburner Audiobook Converter for Mac is also a nice choice if you want to remove DRM copy protection from audiobooks purchased on iTunes store and Audible.com. This easy-to-use Mac audio converter is designed to convert DRM-ed iTunes and Audible M4B, AA audiobooks to plain formats including MP3, AAC, AC3, etc at 16x faster speed. Noteworthy, it also keeps output MP3 with ID tags and chapters preserved.

Pros:
Easy to install and use. Support batch conversions.
Preserve ID tags and chapters after conversion.
Legally convert both DRM protected and DRM-free audio books to unprotected MP3, AAC, etc.
Cons:
Only have Mac version.
Need iTunes installed.

How to remove DRM protection from Audiobook files?

1. Download and launch NoteBurner Audiobook Converter on Mac, all of audiobook files would be listed automatically.
2. Click "Add Audiobook" button to select the audiobook files you want to convert.
3. Click "Convert" Button to Start Audio Book Conversion.

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As you can see, all the audiobook DRM removers above are able to remove DRM from audiobooks from iTunes/Audible though with some difference in performance and quality. If you are not sure whether these audiobook DRM remover meets your needs or how they actually perform in bypassing DRM protections and converting audiobooks, you can download the trial version to try it by yourself before buying. But from the aspect of users habits of listening audiobooks, MacX MediaTrans is preferred owing to its additional function of transferring DRM protected and DRM-free audio books from iPhone to Macbook Pro/Air, iMac 5K etc.

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MacX MediaTrans, all-in-one audiobook transfer, converter and manage tool, helping transfer audiobook to iPhone from Mac/PC without iTunes syncing and easily convert/manage audiobooks for iPhone in batch.

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