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.m4b File Extension

Developer: Apple
File type: MPEG-4 Audio Book File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .m4b. Files with the file extension .m4b can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .m4b files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .m4b file?

An MPEG-4 audio book file contains audio data and certain encoding specifications that make it possible for a user to "bookmark" a certain section of the audio data. The audio data stored in these MPEG-4 audio book files are integrated with compression standards used for the M4B format and are also implemented with encoding specifications proprietary to Apple. The MPEG-4 audio data format is implemented into the audio data content stored in an M4B file. The Apple iTunes software can be used to download these M4B audio books from the Apple iTunes store. The FairPlay encryption technology was developed by Apple and may be integrated into certain M4B audio books to secure its content and only allow users with authorized iPods and computers to view the content of the M4B audio book. The Winamp software can be installed in computers running on Microsoft Windows-based systems to implement support into the system for opening M4B files and for viewing the content stored in these M4B audio books, particularly those that are not encrypted with FairPlay security, though the MPEG-4 plugin's settings may require modified configurations to implement support into this program for playing these M4B files. These MPEG-4 audio book files are affixed with the .m4b extension.

how to open a .m4b file?

Launch a .m4b file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .m4b file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .m4b files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .m4b file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .m4b file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .m4b file association errors

applications that open a .m4b file

Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes is a software categorized as a media player computer application for playing, downloading, organizing and saving various files, which are digital audios and videos. There is also a feature that enables content managements from iPod models, iPad Touch, iPhone, and iPad. This software can be connected to iTunes Store so a user can download or buy music, videos, audio books, ringtones or even games for iPod in just a click of a button. In fact, it allows the download of various applications via the App Store for some Apple devices, which are iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. The downside of this is that it does not enable music transfer from one device to another unit. This program is compatible for Apple’s Mac OS X version 10.6.8 and other later versions, but also works for current Windows OS such as Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista, then for the upcoming Windows 8.
VideoLan VLC Media player

VideoLan VLC Media player

VideoLan VLC Media player is a multi-media player software that is considered to be an open source and cross platform multimedia player with framework. Thus, a product that can play most of the standard files of multimedia plus CDs, DVDs and VCDs. It also plays different streaming protocols, supported applications or devices and webcams. There is also the ability to play audios of various codecs even if there are no codec packs included: MPEG-2, WebM, MP3, WMV and MKV. This software works on most Windows computers, Mac OS X PCs, Linux and well as Unix. In addition, there is descryption for DVD which is executed via the libdvdcss library. It also has playback control support for all computers compatible with it using libcdio or libvcdinfo. On Mac computers, this media player can grab audios and videos from EyeTV applications and other devices that capture EyeTV data. On GNU and Linux, it supports encoding cards that are compatible with V4L2 and MPEG-2 which are Visiontech Kfir and Hauppage WinTV-PVR 250-350.
Microsoft Windows Media Player

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player Playlist (WPL) is a computer file format that keeps multimedia playlists for video and audio collections. It is an owned file format utilized in Microsoft Windows Media Player versions 9 to 12. The fundamentals of WPL files are represented in XML format. These .WPL files can be accessed and utilized by the Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 application version as well as the Roxio Creator 2012 program. WPL files are also known as Windows Media Player playlist files, which are indicated by the Microsoft Windows Media Player or the other media players with support for WPL files as reference data when users open these playlist files and begin to access the content stored in it. The top-level aspect specifies that the file's elements go after the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) structure. The information contained in these WPL files are directory locations to the video files and audio content chose by the creator of the .WPL file, this enables the media player application to quickly and easily find and play the video and audio content from their directory locations.
Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 with WinAHX plug-in

Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 with WinAHX plug-in

Winamp Media Player 5.6 is very powerful media player and management software itself because it serves as a great tool for users to not only play their favorite music but also to organize them in one library. It is equipped with all the good features that users are likely to look for in a media player. Plus, additional features can also be added when plug-ins are added. The Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 with WinAHX plug-in is Winamp with added features already because of the WinAHX plug-in. This plug-in exclusively works as a winamp plug-in. It is actually a small payer for the songs created in AHX 1.x/2.x. This plug-in features a hundred percent playback accuracy, very low usage for CPU, as well as it features the best AHX tunes available. With this, once this plug-in is added to Winamp, Winamp also gets the features and added abilities present in this plug-in. With this plug-in, it is already possible to play AHX songs using Winamp.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .m4b files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .m4b. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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