4 Methods to Convert Audible to MP3

I will introduce 4 ways to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3. They are Epubor Audible Converter, recording, burning cd and oneline converter.

As the world's largest audiobook provider and online retailer, Audible. com have more than 180000 new releases, mysteries, romances are available on its website. Most people can find the audiobook they want on Audible. Once the purchased audiobooks have been downloaded, they will find Audible audiobooks are not in normal MP3 format, but in .AA or .AAX format. The Audible encode their audiobooks with special wrapper which caused these Audible audiobooks only can be played on certain devices and player. This action limit the buyers control of the audiobooks they purchased legally. Once you have purchased the book, you must want to listen to it on any device or play with any player, not limit to the Audible-approval devices or players. How can we solve this problem? Let's convert audible to MP3. As we all know that MP3 is the universal supported format. If we convert audible .aa or .aax to mp3, you can not only play it on device, but also can back up this audibobook so that you will never lose this book.

How can we convert .aa or .aax to MP3? I will introduce 4 ways to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3.

1Method 1. Convert Audible to MP3 by Epubor Audible Converter
2Method 2. Convert Audible to MP3 by Recording
3Method 3. Convert Audible to MP3 by Buring a CD via iTunes
4Method 4. Convert Audible to MP3 by Online Converter

Please download the purchase audiobooks on your computer at first before converting them to MP3. You can read this guide article: How to Listen and Download Audible Books on Computer. Before you download your Audible book, you have to activate your PC by Audible Download Managaer at first. To activate your computer, please open your Audible download manager, click on " options", then select "Activate PC"at the dropdown list, it will pop up a new window where you should fill in your Audible account information. Then it will pop up a new messsage "Activation of your pc successfully".

audible download manager activate

Method 1. Convert Audible to MP3 via Epubor Audible Converter

The Epubor Audible Converter can help you 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 and install Audible Converter

Download the tool for free:

Windows Version Download

When the .exe file has been donwload to your computer, double click to install it. When it has been installed successfully, you will see the the icon on your desktop. The Audible converter now is supporting Windows operation system.

2 Convert Audible .aa/.aax to MP3

To add the Audible book to Audible Converter, you can click" +add" at the central top of the surface or just drag the .aa/.aax file to the certer of the surface. You can just add convert one single book or convert in batch. Once you have added the audibooks to the converter, just tick the little box at the front of each title, choose the output directory and output format for your audiobooks. Then click on " Convert" to finish the converting process. You can find the status of the converting process at the right side of each books. The check mark means the book has been converted successfully and the "wait" means this book is still waiting in the line for the converting. The converting speed is very fast.

convert audible books to mp3

When all audiobooks haven been converted, you can click on "open" button at the output directory to find the converted books.

converted mp3 books

As we can see that this software is easy-to-use and enables you convert the Audible books very fast. You can easily convert Audible .aa or .aax books to MP3 or other formats.

Method 2. Convert Audible to MP3 by Recording

There is also another way to convert Audible .aa/.aax to MP3 which is recording. You can not just convert the Audible file to MP3 directly by using this method, but have to record your Audible book and choose MP3 as the output format.

1 Install necessary apps

Apps you need to install:
1, Audible for PC app--Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
2, Moo0 Voice Recorder --Windows

First of all, you need to install the above two softwares. Audible app is the official player released by Audible which enables you download, play and manage your Audible books. If you do not like this app, you can also choose any other apps, such as windows media player or iTune which also support by Audible.

Audible apps

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

If you have installed above two apps, we can start the recording now. Open the Moo0 Voice Recorder, select recording folder to contain the MP3 file, fill in the file name for your Audible books, and then select MP3 as the output format, and finally click on "Start Recording". When recording device has been ready, you can play the Audible book you want to convert on Audible apps. From now on, what you can do is waiting. Once the Audible books has finished, just click on "stop" to finish the recording. And now, your recording will be saved as MP3 file at the foder you have selected former.

Moo0 voice recorder

The biggest draw back is that you have to remember how long this recording will last and pay attention to stopping the recording. If the book is too long, it may take a full night to record one book, but that's a way of doing it. It is a little bit waste of time compared with Audible converter.

Method 3. Convert Audible to MP3 by Buring a CD via iTunes

There is another way to convert Audible to MP3 which is importing .aa/.aax file to creadt a CD via iTunes and re-importing the audibook off the CD using iTunes built-in MP3 encoder. Compared with other methods, this one is a little bit complex, but it also help you get MP3 file.

1 Install iTunes and Authorize Audible Account

Download the Itunes to your computer here and install it on your computer.

To authorize your Audible account, you have to select “Account>Authorization > Authorize Audible account”. Then it will pop up a new window where you have to fill in your Audible account information and then click on "Click here to complete your activation! " to finish the authorization.

burn cd via iTunes

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.

3 Burn a CD via iTunes

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.

4 Import MP3 Audiobook

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. You can get your Audible file in MP3 format.

This method is complex and will waste your CDs, but it also can help you get what you want.

Method 4: Convert Audible to MP3 by Online Audio Converter

If you are not statisfy with the former three methods, you can try online audio converter. Although there are so many .aa or .aax to MP3 converter, but I tried some of them but failed. Here is the only one I convert audible to mp3 successfully without any cost.

To use this method, you should have a very steady internet connection. If your internet is down at any process, you have to start from the first step again. The good point is there is no installation requirement.

1 Upload the Audible files

You are allowed to upload the Audible files from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or URL. By using this online converter, please ensure your audiobook is less then 10MB because this online converter supported maximum size is 10MB. If uploaded file is over 10 MB, it will pop up the error message "conversion error occurred" during the conversion process.

2 Convert Audible file

When the audible file has been uploaded successfully, it will show in the website. You can add another Audible files and convert them together, but I will not suggest you do this because if there is one failed file, you have to start from the beginning again.

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.

online audio converter

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.

Conclusion

Here I introduce four methods to convert Audible books to MP3 format. Compared with the method 2, 3 and 4, method 1 is easy to use. It ensures even the newbie can unlock their aax files within seconds on PC.

Download the tool for free:

Windows Version Download

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