Undoubtedly, iTunes is the world’s best way to play and add to your collection of music, movies, TV shows, apps, audiobooks, and more. Many people prefer to source their favorite audiobooks on iTunes even though they don’t play them on iPhone, iPad or MacBook. For instance, it is often to see people trying different ways to transfer audiobooks to Windows Media Player. Needless to say, this is not easy for a beginner or somebody who is not familiar with iTunes and Windows Media Player. If you are one of them who is seeking an efficient way to make it trouble-free for moving audiobooks from iTunes to Windows Media Player, take a deep look into this review and you will definitely get some useful guide as a return.
Part 1. Know about Windows Media Player and its supported formats
Windows Media Player is a household name to many due to the fact that it is installed on the Windows system by default and functions as the most commonly used media player. It supports playback of audio, video and pictures, along with fast forward, reverse, and file markers. Moreover, the player includes intrinsic support for Windows Media codecs and also WAV and MP3 media formats. Specifically, Windows Media Player 12 adds native support for H.264 and MPEG-4 Part 2 video formats, ALAC, AAC audio and 3GP, MP4 and MOV container formats. Windows Media Player Mobile 10 on Windows Mobile 6.5 supports MP3, ASF, WMA and WMV using WMV or MPEG-4 codecs.
Part 2. Why can’t directly transfer iTunes DRM audiobook to Windows Media Player
Though Windows Media Player is convenient and professional to use, it is incapable of directly streaming iTunes media such as videos, music, or audiobooks. This is because digital rights management (DRM) has long been imposed on iTunes media contents including but not limited to videos, music, and audiobooks. That is to say, any multimedia contents on iTunes can only be directly played or added by Apple devices, like iPhone, iPad, iWatch, or Macbook. In terms of this, you may be quite clear now that why we can’t directly transfer iTunes DRM audiobook to Windows Media Player but how to transfer audiobooks from iTunes to Windows Media Player? If a third party software or app, for example Windows Media Player in our case, needs to play iTunes media contents, the very first step is to rip off DRM and make the media content DRM-free for playing. In the following part, a powerful tool will be introduced to lead you to convert iTunes audiobook to Windows Media Player with the best output quality.
How to transfer iTunes audiobook to Windows Media Player with the help of Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate
As stated in the previous part, DRM is the major obstacle against playing iTunes audiobooks on Windows Media Player, and what we need to do is remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks before we transfer iTunes audiobooks to Windows Media Player. The best tool to do this job is Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate, a professional DRM removal program for all iTunes media contents. It is capable of removing DRM and convert the iTunes contents to DRM-free mp4/mp3 in a lossless way. With the most advanced technology applied, this tool works at 50X speed than other rivals and offers multilingual services for users across the globe. It takes only several seconds to remove DRM from a 10M song. Amazing, isn’t it? Now let’s take a deep look into the steps for converting iTunes audiobook to Windows Media Player with Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate.
Step 1: Download Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate.
Go to Leawo’s official website, download and install the program on your computer first. And you’ll have to register in order to start converting your audiobooks.
Step 2: Add iTunes audiobooks to the tool.
Launch the program, and three modules namely videos, music, and audiobooks are displayed. Click Add Files to import the source iTunes audiobooks to the tool.
Step 3: Set a directory to save the converted file.
On the Output box, set a directory for saving the converted DRM-free mp3 files.
Step 4: Edit the file parameters.
Click the editing icon to set parameters such as channel, sampling rate, and bit rate for the output file.
Step 5: Start to remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks and convert it to mp3.
Click the Convert button below to remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks and export the DRM-free file in mp3 format. The progress bar will timely indicate the completion percentage.
Step 6: Check the converted iTunes audiobooks.
Click the Converted tab to find the converted iTunes audiobooks, where you can transfer iTunes audiobooks to Windows Media Player for playing.
With Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate, it is not a difficult job anymore for you to enjoy iTunes M4B audiobooks, iTunes M4P music or iTunes M4V videos on Windows Media Player. To save your time, it is recommended to add your iTunes audiobooks to Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate in batches and convert them all to DRM-free mp3 at one time, after which you are able to play back these DRM-free files as many times as you like on Windows Media Player. Give its shot and let me know your comments.