M4B File

What are M4B files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a M4B file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a M4B file?

A .M4B file is an iTunes Audio Book file.

Files that contain the .m4b file extension are used to store audiobooks that are downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store. M4B audiobooks are copy-protected using the Apple "FairPlay" DRM technology.

The Apple FairPlay DRM technology prevents a user from playing audiobooks on unauthorized computers and devices. A user may authorize up to five computers on a single iTunes account to play the audiobook. If the user wants to play the audiobook on more than five computers, they must create another account and purchase the book on the second account for an additional five computers.

The M4B file format is based on the MPEG-4 container file format. M4B files are usually compressed using AAC encoding. M4B files are similar to M4A files, but the M4B format allows for bookmarking of the files, making the M4B format more suitable for audiobooks and podcasts.

How to open M4B files

We have identified two M4B openers that are compatible with this specific type of M4B file.

Programs that open iTunes Audio Book files

Last updated: January 16, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of M4B files. Remember, different programs may use M4B files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
iTunesiTunesVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
5KPlayer5KPlayerUser submitted
ALLPlayerALLPlayerUser submitted
MediaPlayerLiteMediaPlayerLiteUser submitted

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