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Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎11-28-2008

Convert M4B to a playable format?

Hello,

 

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,

7th

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,082
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

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Message Edited by Tapeworm on 07-23-2009 04:45 PM
SanDisk User
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎05-29-2009

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

this will convert it if its not DRM protected, if its protected you gotta use another app(google for help on that). 

http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

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. 

 

SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 163
Registered: ‎01-19-2009

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

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.

Newbie
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-30-2011

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

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.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-25-2012

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

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

It also applies to converting M4B to M4A/WAV/ WMA/ MP2/AU/AAC/AAC/AC3/AIFF/OGG.

You can convert the whole M4B file without splitting, or convert as well as split M4B by chapter, or just convert only favorite clip to any desired audio format.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

Shill much?

 

Somehow I doubt the OP has waited this long for a solution.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-17-2014

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

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.

Why dont you simply download some Audio / Video converter from web? There are so many converters available online but before going to download or purchase, find out the best M4B to MP3 Converter - Faasoft M4B to MP3 Converter.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Convert M4B to a playable format?

Another shill.

 

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.