The file extension M4B can be defined as an Apple MPEG-4 Audio Book file or it can also be associated with Myst IV: Revelation. An Apple MPEG-4 Audio Book file is a format which is used to create audio books and podcasts that are made available in the Apple iTunes store. Myst IV: Revelation by Ubisoft Entertainment is a computer game in a series of Myst games. The Myst IV game centers around heroes that explore interactive worlds.
If the M4B file extension is classified as an Apple MPEG-4 Audio Book file, the file is categorized as an audio file type which can contain audio books, podcasts and associated metadata such as hyperlinks, images, chapters, and other data necessary for using an M4B file. The type of contents distinguishes the M4B file from other formats such as M4A, MP3, and more.
Apple MPEG-4 Audio Book files are typically stored in a compressed format using AAC coding. This type of M4B file may also be protected using FairPlay Digital Rights Management (DRM), which is a technology created by Apple for the purpose of restricting the ways in which you can use the file.
M4B files which are part of Myst IV: Revelation are categorized as a game file type that contains objects, characters, playing levels, music, textures, and other elements for playing Myst IV: Revelation. This type of M4B file is typically stored in a compressed file format and can be modified using a variety of editing applications.
How to Open M4B Files
If the file extension M4B is defined as an Apple MPEG-4 Audio Book file, the best way to open the file is by using Apple iTunes which is available on the Apple website. Apple iTunes is offered in both a Mac and Windows version and must be used if the M4B file is protected by FairPlay Digital Rights Management (DRM).
If the M4B file extension is not protected by FairPlay DRM and you are using Windows, you can open the file using Windows Media Player which is typically included by default in the Windows operating system. Windows Media Player can also be obtained on the Microsoft website. Microsoft Zune is another media application to open M4B files in Windows. Zune is available on the Xbox Music website which has been updated from Zune.net.
If you are looking for a cross platform application to open and play Apple MPEG-4 Audio Book files, you can use VLC Media Player. It is an open source media application available as a free download on the VideoLAN website. VLC Media Player is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and the Linux operating system.
If the file extension M4B is related to Myst IV: Revelation, the file can be opened using the Myst IV: Revelation computer game which is available on the Myst Revelation website. Myst IV: Revelation is designed for use with the Windows operating system.
You can also opt to use Dragon UnPACKer which is capable of unpacking a compressed M4B file as well as repairing any bugs in the file. Dragon UnPACKer is available on the Elbereth Zone website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
Once you open M4B game files using Dragon UnPACKer, you can convert the components to another format for the purpose of modification and editing. For instance, if the M4B file contains images, you can convert them to JPG or GIF for use with an image editing program to customize the game. Then you can use a program such as GIMP to modify the file. GIMP is an open source image editing program available as a free download on the GIMP.org website. GIMP is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.