How to Convert MP3 to Audiobook [Best, iTunes and Free Ways]
"How to convert MP3 to audiobook format? I have some audiobooks in MP3 audio format. But I can't play them on iTunes and other players. Is there any way to help convert MP3 audios to audiobook files?"
As for audiobook, its audio formats are M4A, M4B, AA and AAX. For the audiobooks in MP3 or other formats, they can't be played on iTunes. So, to make MP3 audiobook to play on iTunes, you need to convert MP3 to audiobook format.
To help you, here in this post, you can find the solutions. We will show the best MP3 to audiobook converter for you to make it. Also, iTunes and ways to convert MP3 to audiobook free are here for you. Now, just follow us and learn how to fix the issue.
Part 1. Best Way to Convert MP3 to Audiobook on Windows/Mac
To convert MP3 to audiobook, here is the best tool to help you. It is DRmare MP3 to Audiobook Converter. Here we will show you how does it work.
It supports to import Apple Music, iTunes audiobook, and Audible audiobooks. And it can export them to different formats like M4A, M4B, and more. On the contrary, it can convert Audible to MP3, and so on. Besides, it has a lot of options to optimize your audiobooks. You can split large audiobooks into small segments. Also, you can adjust the audiobook playback speed/volume/pitch.
How to Convert MP3 to Audiobook by DRmare Audio Converter
Now, let's see how to convert MP3 to audiobook format with DRmare Audio Converter. Then you can play those audio files on the platform you want with ease.
Before starting, please download the DRmare program onto your computer. After that, you can start to convert MP3 to audiobook Windows/Mac.
Step 1. Add MP3 audios to DRmare program
Open DRmare Audio Converter. Then click 'add files' button to import all your MP3 files to DRmare.
Step 2. Define output format and parameters of MP3 to audiobook format
Just click the format icon to set to convert your MP3 to M4B or M4A. To split the file, you can click the "editing" icon which looks like a pen. And then choose to split audiobook by chapter/time.
Step 3. Convert MP3 to audiobook
Click "Convert" to batch convert all your MP3 to audiobook. Then check the 'converted' icon find the MP3 to audiobook files on your computer.
Video Demo: How to Convert MP3 to Audiobook
To learn how does DRmare Audio Converter convert MP3 to audiobook in a faster way, you can visit this video tutorial.
1. 30X faster speed and lossless quality
2. Support multiple output formats and audiobook customization options
3. Remove DRM from Audible and iTunes audiobooks
1. Only the trial version is free. If you need full features, you need to get a premium license.
Part 2. How to Convert MP3 to Audiobook in iTunes
iTunes is the most popular source for purchasing or renting digital media files. But you may not know that it also has a lot of fantastic features. It can convert audio files, burn CDs, transfer files and much more. To change your MP3 to audiobook, you just need to follow the steps.
Step 1. Open iTunes, select "Music" category and click "Library" tab to locate all your music files.
Step 2. Right-click to choose the MP3 file you want. Then select "Get Info" > "Edit Items". If you want to choose multiple files, please hold down the "Ctrl" on Windows or "Command" on Mac.
Step 3. On the "Details" tab, please change the "Genre" to "audiobook". And then check the box next to "Album is a compilation of songs by various artists".
Step 4. Go to the "Options" tab and change the media kind to "Audiobook". Then your audio files will be moved to the "Audiobooks" category. It will contain chapters too if you combine multiple files.
Note: The method above only changes the properties of the MP3 files, the format is not modified.
If you'd like to change the format, you can also follow these new steps to convert to AAC files:
Select your audio files > "File" > "Convert" > "Create AAC Version"
Because there is not a default M4A and M4B format, you need to rename the AAC format to M4A/M4B manually after converting.
1. It is totally free
2. Manage and play your media files easily
1. The output formats are limited, no M4A, M4B options
2. It takes up a lot of system resources to run and the speed is slow
Part 3. How to Convert MP3 to Audiobook Free
Want to convert MP3 to audiobook Android/iPhone? No worries, there is a lot of free MP3 to audiobook converter for you here.
Media.io is a free online media converter. It is now called Online UniConverter. You can use it on computers, smartphones, tablets without installation. And it supports all popular formats. You can convert MP3 to AA, AAX, M4A, M4B and so on. The drawback is that it takes a long time to upload files with 100MB limitation.
2. MP3 to iPod Audio Book Converter
This is probably the easiest free MP3 to M4B converter you can find in the market now. Just import your MP3 and click "Start Conversion", your MP3 files will be converted to M4B for free. But it only runs on Windows PC only.
3. Audiobook Binder
This is an iPhone audiobook converter similar to Audiobook Builder. The difference is that it is free. It supports to convert MP3 to audiobook M4B iOS compatible format. And you can change the cover artwork, audio encoding properties, and sample rate.
Part 4. In Conclusion
Here we list 5 tools to help convert MP3 to audiobook. They include the ways of the best, free and iTunes. You can choose the one that you like and try it out.
But, we'd like to recommend the way in Part 1. With DRmare Audio Converter, you can get MP3 to audiobook format. Also, you can download Audible audiobooks to computer as other audio formats. And you can get original audio quality of audio files and split them into small parts. After then, you can play audio tracks on any device you want.