How to easy split MP3 audiobooks

A large-sized audiobook can make great annoyance to us. Most of times, we wish to get back to re-enjoy our favorite parts of an audiobook, but only to find that it is really hard to find those parts. The harder you try, if unluckily you cannot retrieve the part, the more annoyed you get. The best solution is to chapter the audiobooks to our personal preference, which also means we determine the time interval of a chapter for the audiobooks. Sounds cool, isn't it?

Macsome Audio Book Converter boasts its function of splitting audiobooks. No matter .AA audiobooks form, or M4B, M4A audiobooks from iTunes Store, all can be converted and splitted by this excellent audio book converter.

Actually, prior to splitting audiobooks, the software converts .AA, M4B and M4A audiobooks to MP3, WAV or AAC format first (If you don't wish to change their format, you can set the output format as Same as source, and then what we get is one large-sized audiobook with its original format which is waiting for us to chapter). After the conversion can we start to split the audiobooks. The whole process will not take much time, and just wait a minute, we can get audiobooks with new chapters by ourselves. Thus, we make it possible to split .AA audiobooks, M4B audiobooks and M4A audiobooks.

Bypass DRM legally and tactfully

Here, DRM protection becomes vulnerable for the software can bypass it by recording the audiobooks and at the same time, saving the recorded audiobooks in a more popular format, like MP3. In this way, DRM has been legally and tactfully removed, and then we can manage our audiobooks as our wish without any restriction.

How to split audiobooks

The following will take splitting MP3 audiobooks as an example to show the steps to split large-sized audiobooks, which also means that we convert AA, M4B, and M4A audiobooks to MP3 format, and split MP3 audiobooks to re-chapter the audiobooks as our wish.

With Macsome Audiobook Converter, you can split the audiobook file to several small pieces during converting, and the below methods will show you how to set before converting:

Step 1: Set split settings

Click Split button and check the Split during converting checkbox.

Split big audiobooks

  • Method 1: Split according to the duration with different units, such as Minute(s) or Hour(s), the default value is 30 mins.
  • Method 2: Split according to the numbers of segments, the default value is 2 segments.
  • Method 3: Split according to the chapters.

Before splitting by chapters, you need to set accessibility in Mac preferences. And setting accessibility in Mac preferences on Mac OS 10.9.x is different from Mac OS earlier.

1. Select the option Split by chapters on Mac OS 10.9.x or later, then you will see the following dialog popup.

Option for Mac OS 10.9 or later

Then click Open System Preferences button and click the lock icon to make changes in the Security & Privacy window. Then Select the Accessibility in the left side area and check the app checkbox on the Privacy pane.

Security & Privacy window

2. Select the option Split by chapters on Mac OS 10.8.x or earlier, then you will see the following dialog popup.

Option for Mac OS 10.8

Then click Open Universal Access Preference button and check the Enable access for assistive devices checkbox in the Universal Access window.

Universal Access window

1. The Split by chapters option only works on the original file with the chapters.
2. If you have already checked the Enable access for assistive devices checkbox, there will be no window pops up when you set Split by chapters option.

Step 2: Convert split files

Check the split files and Click Convert button. After the conversion finished, the number of split files displays on the list and the segments can be played in sequence.

The software is designed quite user-friendly, and everyone can handle it.