07-22-2009 05:05 PM
I have an audiobook in a .m4b format but I've heard that it's incompatible with the Sansa Fuze. Would anyone happen to know of a free program I could use to convert this file type to .mp3 or some other playable form?
Thanks in advance,
07-23-2009 03:21 PM
Apparently m4B files are protected, which means standard converters will not work with them.
You could use iTunes to burn them to a CD, then rip the CD to mp3 files. You'd probably lose the tagging information, though.
07-23-2009 10:05 PM
If you have m4b's, you probably have iTunes. iTunes can convert m4b (or m4a) to .mp3 no problem.
.m4b can be protected, but doesn't have to be. Many (software) players actually can play them just after renaming m4b to m4a.
10-07-2011 05:04 PM
Files with the .m4b extension are not necessarily bought from the iTunes store.
For example, jw.org has 3 monthly podcasts where the AAC content is delivered in an .m4b container. There is no charge to download these files. The chapter divisions separate the articles and contain PNG still images at various times in the audio stream instead of just a single cover image.
05-25-2012 12:12 AM
The following will take convert M4B to MP3 with the ideal M4B Converter as an example at M4B Converter - Convert M4B to MP3/M4A/WAV/AAC/WMA on Mac or Windows
08-17-2014 08:54 PM
M4B is the file extension for audio-only MP4 files. It is widely used by podcast and audiobook downloaded from the Apple iTunes store. However, most iTunes audiobooks can only be played on authorized computers using iTunes or on certain iPod player. In order to play M4B audio file with non-iTunes media player or non-iPod MP3 players, it is necessary to convert M4B to MP3, WAV, AAC and more common used audio format.
08-20-2014 01:46 PM
Open iTunes, find the files, highlight them, right-click, Convert to Mp3.
Or go into iTunes settings for Importing, change the default to mp3 at 192 kbps or above (more hi-fi). Burn the m4b files to a CD and rip the CD with iTunes.
Don't pay for a media converter touted by a shill exhuming a very dead thread.