What is a .M4B File And How To Open It – Apple (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .m4b extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .m4b file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .M4B file?

The .M4B file extension is MPEG-4 Audiobook File. The creator of this file extension is Apple. This audio related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .m4b file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .M4B file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .M4B file on various operating systems.

How to open a .M4B file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .m4b file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .M4B file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .M4B file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .m4b file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Books software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .M4B file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Books software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .M4B file on iOS

The .m4b file can be opened on iOS.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

First of all you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the Apple Books software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

Still cannot open the .M4B file?

If you are still unable to open the .M4B file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .M4B file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .m4e – MPEG-4 Video File, .m4p – Apple, .m4r – Apple, .m4u – MPEG-4 Playlist, .m4v – Apple. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .M4B file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Media Player programs on Windows, Apple Books program on Mac and Apple Books software on iOS.