Easy Convert audiobooks of any kind to AAC
Convert .AA, M4B and M4A to unprotected AAC
Sometimes, there is a need for us to convert audiobooks to unprotected AAC format. Macsome Audio Book Converter can do us a favor. This software has the feature of converting audiobooks to unprotected AAC, WAV and MP3 format. When the output format is AAC, the original chapters of the audiobook can be preserved, while of course, we can also re-chapter the audiobooks by ourselves to our personal preference. So with the software, it is easy for us to convert audiobooks from .AA to AAC, M4B to AAC, and M4A to AAC.
We all know that .AA audiobooks from Audible,com, M4B audiobooks and some M4A audiobooks from iTunes Store are DRM protected, which imposes on us many unpleasant restrictions. For example, we cannot play these kinds of audiobooks on our Zune, Sony Walkman, BlackBerry, Mobile Phones and the like portable audio players. The software can help us bypass DRM from the audiobooks by recording them in the background silently, while at the same time saving the recorded audiobooks in AAC format. So it is completely legal and somewhat tactful for this software to convert audiobooks of every kind to unprotected AAC format.
How to convert audiobooks to AAC format?
The following are detailed steps on converting audiobooks to AAC format which is divided into two parts:
convert to AAC with the original chapters;
convert to AAC with new chapters by ourselves
Step1. Free download this software, install and run it.
Its intuitive main interface as follows will show us how easy the software can be operated.
Warning: the downloaded Audiobook Converter is just a trial version with the limitation that convert only 3 minutes of each audiobook. You can unlock it by purchasing a full version.
Step2. Import audiobooks
Macsome Audio Book Converter imports audiobooks only form iTunes Audiobook library. So before importing audiobooks to the file list of the software, we should add the audiobook we wish to convert to AAC format to iTunes Audiobook library.
Press "Add" button, and all iTunes audiobooks available to convert will show up in a dialog. Select the audiobooks you wish to convert, and click "OK" button. Then all the selected audiobooks will be added in the file list of the software automatically.
Tips: you can use the search box to retrieve the audiobooks you wish to convert.
Convert to AAC with the original chapters
Step3. Set AAC as the output format
Open Macsome Audio Book Converter's main menu, click Preference option, and the Preference window for setting output audiobooks will pop up, including General setting window and Advance setting window.
The General setting window is as follows:
- 1. Set a destination folder on our computer to save the converted AAC audiobooks.
- 2. On the General setting window, choose Keep chapters (Only work with AAC output format). Then a dialog will pop up as follows:
- 3. Click Open Universal Access Preference, and the Universal Access window will pop up. Under the Setting option, check the option Enable access for assistive devices. Then, close the Universal Access window.
Tips: if the option Enable access for assistive devices which will show up below has been already checked, this dialog will not show up.
Tips: It just work with AAC output format to keep the chapters.
Step4. Press "Convert" button to start the conversion
When press the button "Convert", the software will convert the audiobook to AAC format with the original chapters as quickly as possible. Just in a minute, we can get the high quality AAC audiobooks with the original chapters.
Convert to AAC with new chapters by ourselves
Step3. Set AAC as the output foramt.
Open the main menu of Macsome Audio Book Converter, choose Preference option, and the Preference window for setting the output audiobook will show up. The Preference window includes two setting windows: General setting window and Advance setting window.
General setting window:
set a destination folder on computer to save the converted AAC audiobooks.
Advance setting window:
Choose Custom, and all the options on the Advance setting window are available to adjust. Under the Format pull-down menu, choose AAC as the output format.
Tips: here we can customize our output AAC audiobooks by adjusting the parameters like Bitrate, Bitrate Type, Sample Rate.
Step4. Start converting
When all the settings are finished, press the "Convert" button to start converting audiobooks to AAC. Just wait a minute, we can get the high quality AAC audiobooks.
Step5. Split the converted audiobooks into new chapters
After the conversion, we will find the converted AAC audiobooks has a large size without any chapters. So it is time for us to chapter it.
Select the audiobook you want to split in the file list, press "Split" button, and a dialog will pop up. Input the time interval in the text box, and the number of small parts this audiobook will divided to will show in the dialog. Then, click "Ok" button.
Just wait a minute, a new folder with the small parts of this audiobook will be built in the same place as the output folder where you save the converted output audiobooks on your computer.
Brilliant, isn't it? The software supports batch conversion, so there is no need to convert audiobooks one by one. And we can also edit the ID3 tags of the converted audiobooks. Macsome Audio Book Converter is really an excellent Audio Book Converter. Why not have a try?