Remove Audible DRM - Remove DRM from Audible Audio Books Purchased in iTunes Store

Audible DRM Remove Audio Book DRM Posted by Estrella H.| Last Updated: Mar. 13, 2020

How to remove DRM (Digital Rights Management) from Audible files purchased in iTunes?

Audible is the largest producer of downloadable audio books in the world. In 2003, this audio books provider and Apple reached an exclusive deal whereby Apple could only source audio books from Audible and Audible could not supply other music digital platforms with the content besides Apple's iTunes store. Purchase Audible audio books on iTunes Store, and then you can listen to your audio books on your authorized Apple devices. But if you want to transfer them to alternative MP3 players, you will fail.

Audible audio books purchased on iTunes have an .m4b extension and contain AAC audio which is encrypted by Apple's FairPlay DRM. Therefore, to freely transfer and play Audible audio books, we need to remove Audible DRM and convert Audible files to MP3 in advance.

Note: Digiarty Software does not advocate removing DRM from Audible audio books for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to copyright laws in your countries before doing so.

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How to Remove DRM from Audible Books Purchased in iTunes Store?

Audible DRM Removal Tool - WinX MediaTrans

  • - Remove DRM from Audible files and convert to DRM-free MP3.
  • - RemovE DRM from music & part of the music purchased in iTunes.
  • - Transfer pics, music, videos, ringtones, etc between PC and iOS.
  • Note: It can also remove DRM from part of iTunes Videos.

Versatile Audible DRM Removal Software - WinX MediaTrans

WinX MediaTrans is a desktop-based iOS file manager compatible with Windows 10, 8.1/8, 7 and Vista. It allows users to transfer photos, music, videos, e-books, ringtones, voice memos and more between PC and those iOS devices running on iOS 12 and lower, without iTunes. In addition, it adds the support for DRM removal through the latest update. When you connect iOS with PC, this program can detect DRM-protected music, audio books, and part of the movies purchased from iTunes Store automatically, and suggest you to remove DRM after you export them from iOS to PC. So, Audible audio books bought on iTunes Store are fully supported by this software. Besides removing Audible DRM, it will convert Audile books to MP3, an audio format accepted by virtually all media players.

How to Remove DRM from Audible Books Purchased in iTunes, Convert Audible Files to MP3?

1. Download WinX MediaTrans on your Windows computer. Or, download a Mac version.
2. Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. The original cable is recommended.

prevent auto sync

Step 1:

Launch the Audible DRM removal tool you just installed. If iPhone is connected to PC well, it will guide you to main UI immediately. If not, check how to fix iPhone not showing up on PC. Plus, there's a prompt saying that you'd better check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, iPads from syncing automatically" in iTunes to avoid data loss.

click on Book

Step 2:

Click on "Book" module, and then you will get access to a new window. In the meantime, this program will load all e-books stored in your iPhone.

Note: If the source files are in iTunes library, you should click "Remove DRM" to kill DRM embedded in your audio books.

select target Audible DRMed files

Step 3:

Navigate to "Audio Books" located at the left bar, move your eyes to the file window, tick target Audible files and hit "Export". Then all selected files with copy protection will be transferred to PC.

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Step 4:

After that, it will pop up a dialog telling you that those audio books are encrypted. If you want to play the DRM-protected Audible audio books without limitation, just click on "Decode" to remove Audible DRM instantly.
Note: In this step, you're supposed to keep iTunes open. Besides, make sure you sign in iTunes with the account you used to purchase the Audible audio books.

Moments later, you'll see DRM-free Audible audio books in your destination folder. This tool will give Windows 10 users MP3 output files, while offer AAC with .m4a file extension to Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista users. Again, it is inadvisable to remove Audible DRM for any commercial use.

WinX MediaTrans is not only an Audible DRM removal and Audible to MP3 converter, but also the best iOS file manager to transfer photos, music, videos, e-books, ringtones, iTunes U and Podcast between computer and iPhone iPad iPod. Plus, it can turn your iPhone as a USB flash drive to store all kinds of files, make iPhone ringtones, create music playlists, and so on.

External sources:
Audible: Audible Inc. is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet...
DRM: Digital rights management (DRM) schemes are various access control technologies that are used to restrict usage of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works...

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