TunesKit DRM Audible Converter Full Review – Remove DRM from Audible

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If you are looking for a solution to free you from the DRM restriction of Audible audiobooks, then you should take a look at the newly released Audible DRM removal tool from TunesKit Studio called Audible Converter. As the name suggests, it’s an exclusively developed application for Audible audiobooks only. Here in this review, we’ll discuss the key features of this Audible DRM cracker and the performance on how it works when removing DRM from Audible audiobooks in details.

What is TunesKit DRM Audible Converter

Generally speaking, TunesKit Audible Converter is an innovative and smart DRM removal solution specially designed to bypass DRM protection from audiobooks we purchased and downloaded from Audible.com while converting the DRM-encrypted Audible audiobooks from AAX or AA format to non-DRM-protected MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, FLAC, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc. with original metadata and chapters info preserved so that we can get full control of the Audible audiobooks by transferring the converted DRM-free books to any media player or device freely, such as iPod, Zune, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, iRiver, etc.

System Requirements

TunesKit Audible Converter has both Windows and Mac versions. It’s fully compatible with all Windows OS, including the Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and the latest Windows 10. As for TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac, it works perfectly on the most recent macOS 10.12 Sierra, as well as the Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8.

User Interface

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Like the other DRM removal products developed by TunesKit Studio, this new Audible Converter is well designed with intuitive user interface that everyone could handle it easily. There are no redundant buttons or texts but only a few tidy icons which make the command straightforward and easily to understand.

Price & License

TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac (Windows) is sold at $29.95. Users are provided with free trial version of the program to test it out before buying. The limit of the trial version is that it only converts the first 1/3 content of each book. To unlock the app and convert the whole audiobook, users should pay $29.95 to get the full version.

How It Works to Convert Audible Audiobooks

Conversion Model

We call TunesKit Audible Converter innovative and special because it uses different conversion approach to strip off DRM from Audible audiobooks. Unlike the other DRM audiobook converters in the market, even including TunesKit’s existing Audiobook Converter, this new Audible converter app no longer requires iTunes to download and authenticate the audiobooks. Instead, it works straight from the Audible files downloaded to your computer. That’s to say, removing DRM from Audible will be as simple as dragging the downloaded audiobooks to the converter without needing to install extra software, such as iTunes.

Conversion Process

The conversion can’t be simpler. To remove DRM from an Audible audiobook, it only needs three clicks: add the book, set output format, and convert. To make it more specifically, let’s take TunesKit Audible Converter for Windows as an example to see how it performs in converting the DRM-ed Audile book to DRM-free formats.

Firstly, it provides two options to add the audiobooks either by clicking “Add Files” button or by dragging the books to the conversion window. And of course, it supports batch conversion so that we are allowed to add as many audiobooks as we want to convert once.

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Then the imported audiobooks will be listed on the main interface of TunesKit Audible Converter, displaying book title, author, time length, etc. We can edit the book title by moving the cursor to it and clicking the “edit” icon. The other bigger “edit” icon next to the book info can be used to split the large audiobook file into different small segments by time or by chapters.

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Now we move to the next step, that’s to set the output format for the audiobook. Currently TunesKit Audible Converter supports almost all popular audio formats, including MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, WAV, WMA, M4B, AIFF, APE, M4R, MKA, AU, etc. To choose the target format, simply click the Format field at the bottom left of the converter. You can also customize the parameters, like codec, audio channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. of those formats according to your own needs. And if you want the audiobook after conversion keeps the same audio quality as the original book, you should select the output format as “lossless” and it will generate the DRM-free audiobook by retaining the same audio codec, bit rate, channel as the original one. By the way, it also works the fastest under “lossless” setting.

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Once all output settings are adjusted properly, we can begin to convert the DRM Audible audiobooks. All we need to do is click the “Convert” button at the bottom right of TunesKit Audible Converter interface and the books would be converted one by one in a few minutes only.

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Conversion Speed & Quality

As we mentioned before, since this smart Audible audiobook converter doesn’t need to work together with iTunes or other apps, it will convert the hours-long DRM Audible audiobooks within a few seconds at up to 100X super faster speed. For example, a 7-hour long Audible AAX audiobook could be converted to DRM-free format in 5 seconds or so when the output format is set to be lossless. Moreover, the output quality will be as excellent as the original book. Take a look at the snapshots of the properties of original audiobook and converted one and you’ll see there’s no quality loss at all.

Original Audible audiobook:

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Converted DRM-free book:

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Conclusion

After a thorough testing of TunesKit DRM Audible Audiobook Converter, we can see the conversion is smoother and faster than any other common Audible converters. It removes DRM protection from Audible AA and AAX audiobooks with ease while producing lossless audio quality. If you are asking whether it’s worthy to buy, the answer would definitely be positive. So what are you waiting for?

Pros:

  • Extremely easy and simple user face
  • Up to 100X super faster conversion speed
  • Work straightforward and no need of extra app, like iTunes
  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobooks
  • Split audiobook into small segments
  • Preserve all metadata info
  • Support a great amount of all popular output audio formats

 

Cons:

  • Doesn’t support Mac OS X 10.7 or lower

View original source: http://www.tuneskit.com/reviews/audible-converter-review-remove-drm-audible.html

 

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One Plus 2 Review & Solution to Watch iTunes M4V on OnePlus

Part 1. Review of One Plus 2

Earlier this week I received a review sample of the latest smartphone from OnePlus. The OnePlus 2 is the follow-up to one of the most critically acclaimed smartphones of 2014, and like many others I’ve been eager to see if the Shenzhen-based manufacturer can capture lightning in a bottle for a second time.

OnePlus 2 (image: Ewan Spence)

I want to spend some time with this handset before giving the OnePlus 2 the full review treatment, but before then I wanted to write a little bit about the handset, my first impressions, and if it is worth considering a purchase. Think of this article as the snap decision, the emotional feel of the OnePlus 2, before a more detailed approach to the handset in the next few weeks.

There’s no doubt that the OnePlus 2 is a big phone. It’s not quite a phablet, although if I was feeling argumentative I’d be happy to fight its corner as the smallest phablet around. The 5.5 inch screen matches the size of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus 5.5 inch screen, and both are full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution). The screen uses an LCD display, which means colors will be a little less vibrant when compared to the Galaxy S6 handset, but this has been compensated for with a brighter backlight giving the OnePlus 2 a sharp and easy to read display. That brightness does not have as wide a viewing angle as the pixel elements, so if you are viewing from the side you will still see a sharp image, but not as bright as viewing head on.

OnePlus 2 (image: Ewan Spence)

OnePlus has done its best to minimize the screen size, with relatively thin bezels on the side of the handset. There’s a larger footprint above and below the screen, making the handset feel quite tall – although when watching videos it does give me a handy place to rest my thumbs.

I’m reviewing the ‘sandstone black’ colored handset, which offers a black bezel and a dark grey cover on the back. This back cover has a deliberately rough texture, feeling like the surface of a nail file, which offers a great tactile feel and excellent grip. With the OnePlus 2 being a large handset that’s important, the rough surface combined with the gentle curve allows the OnePlus 2 to sit comfortably in my hand without raising my anxiety levels about dropping the handset.

OnePlus 2 (image: Ewan Spence)

Remove the cover and you’ll see that there’s not much going on, with only a NanoSim tray accessible. Pull out the tray and you’ll find that the OnePlus 2 supports dual-SIM operation out of the box, which I’m happy to see. I’ve no doubt alternative covers will be available in different colors and materials in the near future (OnePlus’ business model relies on higher margins on peripherals to make up for the razor-thin margin on the handset). There are two charging pins hidden under the back cover, so I’m hopeful that a QI enabled wireless charging cover will be available in the future (preferably in orange, in which case count me in).

OnePlus 2 (image: Ewan Spence)

For a handset that is built around the slogan of ‘never settle’ and maxing out the specifications at a competitive price, the lack of Qi charging is a personal disappointment. The OnePlus 2 also lacks the ‘quick charging’ hardware present in many other modern flagships. With a fixed 3300 mAh battery the OnePlus 2 should have more endurance than most handsets, but the longer and less convenient recharge time might be a hindrance. I’ll be taking notes over the next week on this issue.

One point around charging that’s already got me thinking is the charging cable. The OnePlus 2 is one of the first smartphones to ship with USB-C, and that means the variety of chargers and portable batteries I have are all reliant on this single cable. It’s bright red, so I’m not going to lose it in a hurry, but just as I have to keep a careful eye on the lightning cable location for my iPhone, the OnePlus 2 adds a touch of worry… at least until USB-C becomes more prevalent.

OnePlus 2 (image: Ewan Spence)

Other hardware specifications on the OnePlus 2 are high. My review unit sports 64 GB of on board storage and a 16 GB unit is also available. With no MicroSD support, I would find it hard to recommend the smaller capacity device.

4 GB of RAM in the 64 GB handset gives the Android-based OS lots of room to breath in, and while that might not be a key factor right now, over the expected two years of life the extra RAM could become one of the key features that provides longevity for the handset (it’s worth noting the 16 GB handset ships with 3 GB of RAM). OnePlus has shipped the handset with the SnapDragon 810, providing 64-bit computing and a 1.8 GHz Octa-core CPU which sits alongside the Adreno 430 GPU. In terms of raw numbers the OnePlus 2 should be a beast of a smartphone.

How that works out in practice will be another area for me to consider. The first day has shown the combination to work surprisingly well, with no obvious lag and able to handle complicated applications and games.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2015/08/16/oneplus-2-review-first-impressions/

Part 2. How to Play iTunes Movies on One Plus Smartphone

In this part, we’ll show iTunes users who bought movies and TV shows which they want to play on Once Plus 2 or One Plus One the simple way to make iTunes movies playable on One Plus easily.

In order to complete this kind of task, you’ll need a smart tool called TunesKit DRM M4V Converter which is one of the best iTunes DRM remover that’s developed to remove DRM from iTunes movies while converting the M4V to MP4 by preserving the lossless quality. It’s available in both Mac and Windows versions. With TunesKit iTunes Video Converter, you can break the DRM limitation so as to enjoy any iTunes movie on One Plus or other non-Apple devices.

It only takes 3 simple steps to convert the DRM-ed iTunes movies to unprotected MP4 by using TunesKit.

Step 1. Add iTunes movies or TV shows to TunesKit via “Add Files” button or drag and drop.

Step 2. Adjust output settings including output folder, subtitles and audio tracks.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start converting iTunes movies to MP4 losslessly.

Once the iTunes movies are converted to MP4, you can freely transfer the DRM-free iTunes files to One Plus or other devices without limit any more.

For the complete guide on converting iTunes M4V to MP4, you can refer to this page: How to Convert DRM iTunes M4V to MP4 with TunesKit >>

TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter Review

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Among all my needs of using Android devices, the most desired one is to use it for watching my movies purchased from iTunes store. But disappointedly, I’m not allowed to copy any iTunes movie file to Android OS due to the FairPlay DRM developed by Apple. I know you don’t like such a feeling as I do by being restricted in enjoying the legally purchased media content on selected devices only. Therefore, I would like to introduce you a simple yet effective way here to easily transfer your iTunes movies, TV episodes to Android smartphones and tablets for playback.

The way I’m talking here is related to a third-party software that is called TunesKit, a piece of tool that helps iTunes users get free from the limit of iTunes movies and TV shows. It’s specially developed to assist both Mac and Windows users with iTunes movie backup remove DRM while converting the protected iTunes movie files to commonly used MP4 that is supported by most media devices, including all Android phones and tablets. The best feature of this iTunes video converter is that it’s able to keep the original AC3 5.1 Dolby surround audio and subtitle as well as video resolution so that you can play the DRM-free movies on any Android device with the original video quality.

Well, the operation of TunesKit is also simple enough with an intuitive interface. Once installed, you only need to add the targeted iTunes movies to the program via the software interface or simply by dragging and dropping them from the default iTunes folder. Then you’ll be required to choose output settings as you like. When the settings are adjusted OK, click “Convert” and it will do all the rest job for you. Wait for a while and the non-DRM movie files will be ready for use on Android system. The conversion process won’t take a long time but it does depend on the amount of movies you are converting. Normally it works at 20x faster speed in converting each file. That’s to say, a 1-hour movie would be converted successfully within 3 minutes only.

Currently, this smart converter is certified for the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite as well as 10.8 and 10.9 while the Windows version fully supports Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 and Win 8.

Pros

  • Very easy-to-use with an intuitive interface
  • Preserve original video quality, 5.1 surround sound and subtitles
  • Super fast speed at 20x
  • Work with latest Mac and Windows OS

Cons

  • Only supports MP4 as output format
  • Lack of specific Android devices as output

Anyway, TunesKit is one of the best iTunes DRM removal solutions to get iTunes movies and TV shows on Android OS for watching. For more details about TunesKit and its products, you can simply visit the official website here: http://www.tuneskit.com or get the updates and news via its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TunesKit