How do convert audiobook to MP3

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thewall, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    I have brought an audiobook from itunes and it is in the MP4b format,i want to change it to MP3 or WMA to play in my car,when i click on create MP3 version i'm told the format cannot be changed because it is protected,is there any free software out there as i don't warrant buying some for one book or can i still do it in itunes
  2. macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    Old trick in the book is to burn it to a CD using iTunes, delete your local copy, then rip the CD back to the format you want.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    I have itunes 11 and can't seem to find away to burn to cd,can you advise me please
  4. macrumors 603

    Feb 20, 2009
    Some things to try:

    Does this help?

    Also, you might look into the following apps

    They may be able to open the mp4 files and then convert them to either mp3 or .aiff format.

    If all you can get is .aiff, drag the .aiff file into iTunes, and then convert it to mp3.

    There is also an app out there called "Calibre" (which I don't know much about), but it -might- be able to do such a conversion...

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