How to Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes [Popular Tips]

Posted by Adam Gorden on June 05, 2018 07:57:05 PM.
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"My friends sent some audiobook CDs to me as birthday gifts last week. Since I don't have a CD player, I wonder if it is possible to add these audibooks to iTunes so that I can sync to iBooks on my iPhone for playback. I am not so tech savvy. Please help. "

It is not difficult to add media files to iTunes. But there are some details you need to put attention to when importing audiobooks, else they may not show up correctly or play well. Here I will take MP3 audiobooks and Audible books to show you the full tutorial.

How to Import MP3 Audiobooks to iTunes

MP3 is one kind of audiobook formats. Usually you can find such files from the online sources like Librivox, Lit2Go, Overdrive, Mind Webs or purchased CDs etc. Compared to music, audiobook has a smaller bit rate and much larger length. If you'd like to transfer these books to your iPhone, you can follow the steps to put them on iTunes from your computer first.

Step 1. Launch iTunes, Click "File" > "Add File to Library", it will open up a Window for you to browse your MP3 books.

Step 2. Navigate the folders to locate and highlight your audiobooks, then click "Open" to import all of your MP3 files. When they are imported, you should find them under the audiobook section of iTunes.

Step 3. In case the files don't show up correctly, you can right click on the MP3 files and then choose "Get info" to open the info page. Next you can go to the "Options" column and make sure the "Media Kind" is changed to "Audiobook".

Step 4. Now you can listen to the audiobooks on iTunes or sync them to your iOS devices.

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Full Tutorial to Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes

Regarding the Audible audiobooks, the steps to upload them on iTunes library is similar, you may just follow the same instruction above or you can use the Audible Download Manager to sync the audiobooks to iTunes automatically during the process of downloading. The only difference is that you need to input the original Audible account name and password to authorize the books on the computer first since they are DRM protected. Normally, you can authorize an audiobook to up to 10 iOS/Android/Windows mobile devices and up to 5 Windows/Mac computers.

But if you don't have the Audible account or password any more or your audiobooks are received from your friends, you won't be able to authorize them by yourself. In this case, you'd better break the DRM protection.

TunesKit Audible Converter for Windows/Mac is one of the most handy audiobook converters in the market. It is designed to rip Audible AA/AAX files in an unique way, just throw any audiobooks into the software main screen and click "Convert", TunesKit will do the remaining job for you. This means you don't have to have the original Audible account to do the conversion. That is awesome, isn't it? As I know, none of other software have this great feature so far. Besides, it supports multiple output formats including M4A, M4B, WAV, MP3, FLAC, AAC and so on.

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How to Remove DRM from Audible Books before Transferring to iTunes

Now please download the software and follow the steps to convert your Audible books.

1Add AA/AAX audio files

Load audible audiobooks

You can click "+" button to add the files or drag and drop the Audible audiobooks into the conversion interface.

2Change output format for iTunes

set output format for iTunes

When the AA/AAX files are loaded into TunesKit conversion window, you can simply click the "Edit" icon to choose the output format and set other parameters, like codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. You can choose M4A/M4B to keep the audiobook chapters or FLAC to keep original quality or MP3 to be compatible with more devices.

3Crack DRM from Audible Audiobooks

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Next, you can tap the "Convert" button to start converting your Audible audiobooks to DRM free audio files in batch. With the direct decryption technology, the converting speed could reach up to 99X faster. So even if you have couples of books, they will be completed converting within a few minutes.

When the converting is done, it will be a breeze to import and play the Audible audiobooks to iTunes like other MP3 files. What's more, you can sync them to any Apple mobile devices such as iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Do you still have any questions? Let's know your thoughts on the comment section below.

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