Why convert Audible to MP3? Almost all audiobooks downloaded from Audible are in.aa or.aax format which is protected by Audible's Digital Rights Management (DRM). That means these.aa and.aax audible books can not be played on non-audible-approved device even though they are purchased legally from Audible. In the contrast, MP3 is the most popular audio file type and also can be played on almost all audio player. Download mp3 of.
How to convert Audible to MP3? Here are four options for your choice.
Method 1: Convert Audible to MP3 by Audible Converter
The Audible Converter is designed to convert any DRM-protected audiobooks from Audible, including AA, AAX to DRM-free audio formats, like MP3, AC3, M4A and FLAC that are supported by most popular media playing devices, such as iPod, Kindle, Sony Walkman, iRiver, etc and other iOS, Android mobile phones or tablets.
1 Download audible audio books to computer first
For successfully audible to mp3 converting, the basic step and the most important one is downloading your audible books to computer first.
On Windows 7 computer or Mac, use Audible download manager to download your files. If what you are using is Win 10 or 8.1, you can use Audible app.
By defaul the downloaded audible books on computer will be aa or aax format. If you failed to find them, you can search them with.aa or.aax. More information please read the full guide on how to download audible books to computer.
The Epubor Audible converter supports both Windows and Mac system. When it has been downloaded successfully, just double click installation package to install it. When it has been installed successfully on your computer, you can see the icon on your desktop.
3 Add Audible books and remove the DRM of Audible books
Double click the Audible Converter icon on the desktop to open it. You will see "+Add" at the top of the surface. To add Audible books, you can either click on the " +add" button or just drag your audible books directly to the center of this app.
Once the Audible books have been added to Epubor Audible Converter, they will decrypted automatically without any other click. The folder with the decrypted books will pop up automatically when the decryption has finished. Usually, the decrypted AA file will not in AA format any more, but in MP3 format. If you want to convert your Audible books to MP3, you can just download your Audible books in AA format and use Epubor Audible Conveter to decrypt it. It will save you a lot of time.
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If the downloaded Audible books in AAX format, the decrypted books will be in M4B format. In this situation, you have to follow the step 3 to convert Audible to MP3.
4 Choose the Output format and convert Audible to MP3
Click on the button" Convert to XX" at the bottom of interface, and choose MP3 as the output format. Then click on "Convert to MP3" to finish the conversion. Once the conversion has been finished, there will be "succeeded" at the end of each Audible file. Also, the folder with the converted files will pop up automatically.
With this powerful audible converter, you can converted your Audible books to MP3 format and listen to the Audbile books on any device or player you like. For converting AAX to MP3 on Mac, you can just read the guide The Easiest Way to Convert AAX to MP3 on Mac
Method 2: Convert Audible to MP3 by Recording
Another path is using a recording software, Moo0 Voice Recorder, another application which works on audible to mp3 conversion. Actually, it can not convert the Audible.aa or.aax to MP3 directly, but it can record the Audible book and choose MP3 as output format.
1 Install necessary apps
First of all, you need to install the above two softwares. Audible app is released by Amazon company, which allow you manage your audible books in library. Since Audible books can only play on limited player, we have to play audible books by this player.
Moo0 Voice Recorder is a very simple and easy to use sound recorder. Since this program can capture any sounds on your PC, you may use it to record Internet radio, streaming music, Skype calls and even some songs from your video files.
2 Recording Audible book and save as MP3 file
When above two apps have been installed successfully, you can start the recording. Open the Moo0 Voice Recorder, select recording folder, choose MP3 as the output format, and then click the "Start Recording". At the same time, play the audible books you want to convert on Audible. Then what you have to do is wait the audible book to finish the playing and click " stop". Your recording will be saved as MP3 file.
It may take a full night to record one book, but that's a way of doing it.
Method 3: Convert Audible to MP3 by Buring a CD via iTunes
To convert Audible.aa or.aax book to MP3 format, you can use iTune to import the.aa book to creat an audio CD, and re-import the audibook off the CD using iTunes built-in MP3 encoder. It is a little bit complex, but you can also get what you want.
Download the Itunes to your computer here. After the iTunes has been installed, you have to authorize your Audible account by selecting “Account>Authorization > Authorize Audible account”. Then it will pop up the information. You just have to fill in your account information adn click the "Click here to complete your activation! " to finish the authorization.
2 Add Audible books to iTunes
Open iTunes, click " File>new>playlist" to creat a new playlist and name it after the title of the audiobook. Then, drag the audiobooks into the new playlist.
To burn a CD, first of all, insert a blank CD to your compuer. Select the playlist and click "Burn Disc", then choose your CD burner and write speed, and click on" Burn" to start the process. Since the audiobooks are very long and may can not fit onto one single CD, a warning will be display. You can choose burn the file accross multiple CDs if the options are given.
Open the “General Preferences”, click" Edit>Preferences". Then click “Import Settings” and ensure you are selecting“MP3 Encoder.” Click “OK” to save the changes.
Reinsert the burned audiobook CD. Highlight the CD in iTunes' sidebar and select "import". iTunes will begin importing the file back to your iTunes library in MP3 format.
This works also can get your MP3 audiobooks, but it will waste your CDs.
Method 4: Convert Audible to MP3 by Online Converter
To convert Audible to MP3, you also can use the online converter. There are many online converters online, but they are not totally free. You can have a try the Audio Converter online which is totally free.
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Compared with other methods, you do not have to download any apps this time. You only need to upload the audible.aa or.aax file to the website.
1 Upload the Audible files online
You can upload the Audible books from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or URL. Please remember that the maximum size of the uploaded file is 10 MB. If it is over 10MB, when you try to convert the file, it will pop up a dialogue that "conversion error occured".
Once the file has been uploaded to the website, choose the MP3 as the output format and click on "convert" icon to finish the conversion. When the conversion process has been finished, please click download to download the MP3 file.
Although the online audio converter does not have installation requirements, but you need to keep your internet on all the time. If your internet is down, this method would be meaningless. You have to upload your.aa or.aax file and convert them again.
Here I introduce four methods to convert Audible aa. or.aax to MP3 format. Compared with the method 2, 3 and 4, method 1 is much easier to operate. It ensures even the newbie can unlock their.aax files within seconds on PC.