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How to Burn iTunes Audiobooks onto a CD?

author By Harper North
Updated on: April 23, 2024
"I just bought an audiobook on iTunes, and I'd like to listen to it in my car. I created a playlist that contained the audio book, and burned an audio CD. When I put the CD in my car, it just ejects the CD."

Now, many people have purchased iTunes Audiobooks on iTunes Store and wish to burn those audiobooks to CD for enjoying while driving. After all, it's more convenient to listen to Audiobooks by playing CDs on a car. But why we can't burn them to a CD or could burn them to CD but couldn't play the audiobooks in our car stereo? This is an issue, because all of iTunes Audiobooks purchased from iTunes are in M4B, AA/AAX format and are only playable on Apple approved devices. If we want to burn iTunes Audiobooks onto a CD, we have to use an open-source iTunes Audiobook Converter to convert into other formats.

Enjoy iTunes Audiobooks

In this case, we recommend you to try Sidify Apple Music Converter, an all-in-one iTunes Audio Converter, which supports to convert the M4B, AA, AAX audiobooks to other formats. It's able to convert the audiobooks at 10X faster speed with original ID3 tags kept. Now, you can download this software and follow the guide to convert iTunes and Audible Audiobooks and then burning them onto a CD.

Wider Choices: If you want a tool to convert any streaming music (including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

Part One: Convert iTunes Audiobooks with Sidify Apple Music Converter

Things You'll Need:

  • Or is there any way to download Spotify music
  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • A Blank CD disk
  • The latest version of iTunes
  • Sidify Audiobook Converter (for Mac/ for Windows)

* If you don't see the "Choose Conversion Mode" option in Step 1, just go ahead to Step 2.

Step 1Choose Conversion Mode.

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter, and you'll need to choose one conversion mode to start: Apple Music App or Apple Music Webplayer. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

choose conversion mode

Choose [Webplayer Mode], then you will see the main interface of Sidify as below:

main interface

Step 2 Add Audiobooks with Sidify Audiobook Converter

Drag and drop audiobook tracks you like from Apple Muisc to Sidify. Or you can click the "Add" button on the interface and copy & paste the URL of your Apple Muisc to the program. Then click the "OK" button to import them to Sidify.

Extra tips: Sidify Apple Music Converter which can be also used to convert all your M4P Music and Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV , FLAC or AIFF format.

Add Audiobooks tracks

Step 3 Customize Output Settings

Directly click "Setting" button, a window would pop up. Here you can prefer to choose output format as MP3, adjust the output quality and set the output file name. Besides, the output path is also changeable if required; If not, the output audio tracks will be saved under the default folder.

Set output as MP3

Step 4 Start Converting Audiobooks to MP3 Format

Click “Convert” to start conversion and get a cup of coffee. After conversion is finished, you can click the Converted tab to find the converted audio files under specified folder.

Converting Audibooks

Part Two: Burn the iTunes Audiobooks onto a CD

After got converted Audiobooks that we want to burn to our CD, now we can start burning iTunes Audiobooks to CD on iTunes, please refer to the following guide:

1. Launch iTunes and create a new playlist to store the converted ITunes/ Audible Audiobooks.

Tips: Click on File > New > Playlist to create a new playlist and type a name for the playlist, then drag & drop the files into the newly created playlist.

Create New Playlist on iTunes Mac

2. Insert a blank CD disc, waiting until the disc is recognized.

3. Right click the playlist and select Burn Playlist to Disc". Then adjust your Burn Settings.

Start Burn Apple Music

4. Hit “Burn” to start copying all the Audiobook files to CD.

Now, you are allowed to enjoy your favorite iTunes Audiobook while you are driving.

Note: The Sidify Apple Music converter trial version is limited to convert the first three minute of each track. To convert the full tracks, please purchase the full version.

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Harper North | Staff Writer

Harper is a content writer with a profound understanding of the streaming music landscape and a specialization in music converters. She creates informative content on tools, techniques, and trends in music conversion, providing expert advice, detailed reviews, and guides.

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