Have you ever bought some audiobooks with DRM copyright protection from iTunes Store or audible.com? Are you bored with importing those protected audiobooks to your MP3 players? Maybe you have heard some audiobook DRM removal solutions and tools through search engine or related forums, but how to choose the best one for you to remove DRM protection from those locked audiobooks files? From now on, you’ll not be troubled with this problem anymore. In this post, We’ll list the top 3 best DRM audiobook/audible converters, two of them belong to TunesKit, called TunesKit Audiobook Converter and TunesKit Audible Converter and the last one comes from NoteBurner, named NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter.
TunesKit Audiobook Converter, TunesKit Audible Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are professional DRM audiobook removal tools, which all aim to strip DRM of audiobooks sold on iTunes and audible.com. When it comes to the exact differences of these three tools, I downloaded some audiobooks from iTunes store and audible.com to my PC, and then embarked on comparing them in the following aspects by converting the same source with these versions.
To see exactly what differences are all about, I launched the three tools and discovered that TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter not only convert audiobook files purchased from iTunes but also transfer audiobooks sold on audible.com, while TunesKit Audible Converter only works on removing DRM protection from audible.com. Besides, TunesKit Audiobook Converter and TunesKit Audible Converter both simply add DRM-protected audiobook files, either by adding files directly or dragging audiobook files into this area, while the input paths of NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are a bit different, which cannot drag audiobook files into this area, but just need do a click to choose the files what we want to convert.
Comparison: Price & Speed
TunesKit Audiobook Converter is able to work at 30X faster speed in converting a DRMed audiobook to unprotected formats, which costs $34.95. And NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter quotes $39.95 at 20X faster speed. That’s good news that TunesKit Audible Converter is sold at a promotion price of $29.95 with up to 100X super faster speed. Someone may ask me the reason why TunesKit Audible Converter works so faster than the other two? That’s because TunesKit Audible Converter needn’t launch iTunes, but TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter need to launch iTunes. All three versions contribute to remove DRM protection with lossless quality kept, even tag ID.
According to price and speed, TunesKit Audible Converter is a best choice to strip DRM protection with the lowest price and the fastest speed.
Input& Output Format
Input format might be one of the most important characteristic that customers care about, because it participates in the ultimate practicability.
With the help of TunesKit Audiobook Converter, you can convert DRM M4B, AA, AAX audiobooks to non-DRM MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. As for NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter, it can remove DRM from M4A, M4B, AA and AAX audiobooks. Due to the input paths, TunesKit Audible Converter only encode audible AA,AAX audiobooks to common MP3,AAC,M4A,AC3,WAC,etc. However, it is worth mentioning that it’s the function of editing files. On the one hand, you can customize the codec, audio channel, bit rate and sample rate for the audiobooks and change the tag ID according to your own needs. What’s more, TunesKit Audible Converter can split audiobook into small segments by time frame or by chapters. Last but not least, you can preview the efficiency converted.
Conclusion & Suggestion
From what have mentioned above, I could conclude that if you convert DRM files sold on audible.com, TunesKit Audible Converter is the best choice on the basis of price, speed, out format and the function of editing files. If you have bought audiobooks from iTunes, both TunesKit Audiobook Converter and NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter are convenient for us to strip DRM protection. However, TunesKit Audiobook Converter converting at 30X faster speed is much faster than NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter at 10X faster speed.