How to Burn iTunes/Audible Audio Books onto CD via iTunes

Posted by Adam Gorden on Aug. 03, 2015 15:14:01 PM.

If you like to listen to audiobooks, you'll always have the need to burn your audiobooks to CD either for the purpose of backup or playback on car radio, or something else. Here in this article, we will show you a common yet easy way to burn audiobooks onto CDs by using iTunes. No matter where you got the audiobooks (from iTunes or Audible), whether they are DRM-protected or DRM-free, you can follow the steps below to burn the audio books to CD for use easily.

Note: For audiobooks purchased from iTunes or, each of the audio book file can only be burnt to CD once due to the DRM restriction. If you want to skip that limit for good, you can refer to the tips below the guide to see how to permanently remove DRM lock from iTunes and Audible audiobooks so that you can burn iTunes/Audible audiobooks to CD as many times as you like.

Guide to Burn Audiobooks to CD with iTunes

Step 1. Make sure you have installed the most up-to-date version of iTunes on your computer in order to make burning audio book to CD easier. Otherwise you can download it from Apple official site. Then launch your iTunes.

Step 2. Import the audiobook files into iTunes library if they are downloaded from other sites, such as, by clicking "iTunes > File > Library > Import Playlist."

add audible audiobooks to itunes

Step 3. Click "Audiobooks > My Audiobooks" to select the audiobook files that you want to burn to CD. Then right-click those books and choose "New Playlist from Selection."

create new playlist for audioboks

Step 4. Put a blank CD into the CD drive on your computer and wait for the computer to recognize the CD.

Step 5. Right-click on the playlist you just created and select "Burn Playlist to Disc." Then you'll be asked to adjust the burning settings, including the burn speed, disc format, etc. Click "Burn" once you confirmed.

burn audiobooks to cd

If the audiobook file is longer than 74-80 mins, iTunes will prompt when you need to insert a new disc. You just need to follow the prompts as they appear to successfully complete the burn.

Tips to Remove DRM from iTunes/Audible Audiobooks

As mentioned above, audiobooks downloaded from iTunes and Audible are restricted by DRM copy protection and can only be burnt to disc once. But what if you need to burn those audiobooks to CD several times? Don't worry. Here we will introduce a simple solution to you to remove DRM protection from iTunes and Audible audiobooks so that you can burn them to CDs at anytime you like.

In order to get it done, you'll need ViWizard DRM Audiobook Converter for Mac/Windows to help you remove the DRM lock and convert the protected audio books to common audio formats, such as MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. Now you can follow the steps here to learn how to easily remove DRM from iTunes and Audible audiobooks.

ViWizard audiobook converter interface

1Load iTunes/Audible Audiobooks to ViWizard DRM Audiobook Converter

Launch ViWizard DRM Audiobook Converter and click Add Files button to load the iTunes library which contains the DRM audiobooks that you want to burn to CD. Select the audiobooks that you need to burn and click Add.

2Select Output Format

When the DRM audiobook files are added to ViWizard, you can choose the output format, including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A by clicking the "gear" icon behind the audiobook's name. Besides, you can also set the output format in advance via the Preferences of ViWizard DRM Audiobook Converter.

3Convert DRM Audiobooks

Now you can begin to convert the DRM-protected Audible or iTunes audio books to common formats by clicking the Convert button.

The conversion progress will take a while to complete. It mainly depends on the amount of the files you are converting. Normally it works at 20x faster speed for each file. Once the conversion finishes, you'll get the DRM-free iTunes/Audible audiobooks to be burnt to CD freely.

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