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While it isn’t necessarily shopping-related, this money saving tip is relative to those who have an audiobook sourced from iTunes in the .m4b format who wish to convert it to a standard audio file format such as .m4a or the universally accepted .mp3 format … without purchasing any expensive software or hiring a professional to do the conversion.
Ready to dive in? Here we go!
The simplest way we’ve found to convert the .m4b format to .m4a is to open iTunes and right-click on the audiobook. Here, you will see the option to Show in Finder.
Click this option to reveal the file’s location in the Finder application.
Hint: If you’d like to retain a copy of the original .m4b file, simply right-click the file and choose Copy. Paste the file into the same folder, or into any other desired location, and continue on with the steps below using the version you plan on changing to .m4a / .mp3.
Right-click the file and choose Get Info.
You should now see the Get Info dialog window open, which will look similar to this:
Under Name & Extension, change the file extension from .m4b to .m4a and close the dialog window. The following pop-up will appear:
Make sure to select Use .m4a and you should see this update immediately in the Finder window opened several steps back.
While this action will remove any bookmarks/chapters from your audiobook, it will create a file which is accepted by many more devices, sites and services, such as AudioAcrobat.
…and voila, that’s it!
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