There is some
.m4b files from the iTunes store that I bought, and from what I understand, these files cannot be converted into
.mp3, unlike the
To put those files into another audio player that I have that can only support
mp3, I need to convert it... and it looks a way to do it is to burn the
.m4b into a CD-R, by first creating a playlist, and then burn the playlist into a CD-R, and there are up to 7 times that can be done. Then, once the CD-R is made, then it can be ripped as an
But since I don't really need a CD-R version, so an extra CD-R will be wasted. Is there a way to burn the
.m4b onto some virtual CD-R and then rip it instead? (for Snow Leopard or Lion). But if it involves installing questionable shareware that might slow down the machine overall, it may be not as desirable -- so if it is shareware, it'd better be a reliable and trustworthy shareware.
(as a side note, the
.m4b protection doesn't seem very strong... since anybody can just burn it and rip it, and then it is DRM free... the cost is only about 10 cents for CD-R, for about 16 songs... so the use of
.m4b as a protection together with the ability to burn it onto a CD-R is somewhat strange to me)
Update: it seems like we can use a CD-RW and write it and erase it... and there won't be any wasted CD-R... the only thing is I don't know how many times they can be erased...