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How to Convert Audible AAXC to MP3?

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On June 20, 2019, Audible released a new Audible App for Android. The biggest change coming to this version is that all Audible books downloaded through the Audible app will be saved in AAXC format instead of AAX format. Many Android phone users felt a sudden rush of panic at the thought of no longer being able to convert AAXC to any other format. Good news is that we always have a perfect solution for converting Audible books. Now let's take a look at how to convert AAXC to MP3.

1. What is AAXC Format?

The AAXC format is a new Audible format created in the latest released Audible App for Android and used for all Audible books downloaded through the app. Basically, the new AAXC format is just the same format as the AAX format with an address copyright protection to avoid Audible files from being converted to any other format.

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2. Why does Audible Adopt AAXC Format?

Confirmed in a phone call to Audible, AAXC is the new format that Audible is now using through Audible app, which means all the audiobooks downloaded from the new Audible App released on June 20, 2019 or later are saved in the AAXC format. And the main purpose of adopting this new AAXC format is to prevent Audible books from being decrypted and converted to any other format. It's like an added protection on Audible contents to avoid some users to convert them.

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3. How to Only Get AAX File?

Fortunately, as long as you don’t download Audible Books through Audible App for Android, you can still get AAX files. For Audible books that you purchased (not borrowed), they can be downloaded in enhance format(.aax) from Audible website. And all of your Audible books including the Romance titles can be downloaded in AAX format through Audible App for Windows.

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4. How to Convert AAXC to MP3?

Audible AAXC files can’t be converted to MP3 since now Audible added an address copyright protection to them, but a good workaround is to download Audible books as AAX format instead to convert to MP3 smoothly with Audible Converter software. Follow below step by step guide to convert AAXC to MP3.

Step 1download Audible books from Audible websites or Audible App for Windows to your computer. For detailed instructions, you can read the full guide on how to download Audible books to computer.

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Step 2download and install the most powerful and easy-to-use Epubor Audible Converter to your computer.

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Step 3launch Epubor Audible Converter, click Add button to upload Audible books to the software automatically or simply drag and drop AAX files to the main interface of the software, then click Convert to MP3 to start the conversion.

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By the way, if you want to split Audible files into chapters, before hitting the Convert to MP3 button, you need to click on the edit icon to the right of the book title and check Split by chapters and click OK.

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Tips

Right now AAXC format is only applied to Audible App for Android, in case someday AAXC format is used on all Audible books no matter you download the book from Audible website or Audible App for Windows. So we highly recommend you to back up all of your Audible books as soon as possible.

Conclusion

In a word, Audible file types downloaded on PC are still same .aax format. And this .aaxc format downloaded through Audible App for Android is basically the same format as the .aax except that the added address copyright protection on the .aaxc format can avoid Audible files from being converted to any other format. Luckily, .aaxc format is only applied to Audible files downloaded through the app. So with Epubor Audible Converter, we can still and always convert Audible to MP3 effortlessly.

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23 Comments
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08/15/2019 17:41:32
In Europe it is not possible to download with computer audible files, so in Europe this program don't work with new audible files and in my opinion is not correct that the company continue to sell it without an upgrade !!
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08/16/2019 08:44:02
Can you please tell me exactly the problem? Also, you can screenshot and show me the details via my email: epubor.iris@outlook.com. Then we will try our best to help you fix it.
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08/16/2019 19:03:04
Audible in Europe, don't permit download from PC or Mac
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08/16/2019 08:46:57
If you using a Windows 7, 8 or even 10 OS, first of all, please contact Audible Customer Support to ask them to "updated my download settings" because you can’t download Audible books via Audible Download Manager
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08/16/2019 19:06:58
In Europe you can't do this
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08/19/2019 10:21:53
Have you contacted the customer service about this issue? I think this is possible because we have many customers from Europe.
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08/19/2019 17:55:13

Yes of course,I asked about to amazon /audible

In Europe you can’t download offline for sure

You can only in device, android, iOS, windows app, and in this case you have aaxc files… and all software like your don't works until now

You can’t with computers pc or Mac

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08/20/2019 08:29:35
If you can download audible books via  windows app, you will get aax format audible books. And the aax  books can be converted to mp3 format with Epubor Audible Converter.
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09/4/2019 02:30:01
Max you are using your PC wrong if you cant download them ok. Stop using IE and use a real browser like Chrome/Firefox. I have no trouble downloading my Audible Audiobooks - all 3000+ of them. If you are having trouble with downloading after you install Chrome, then try using the developers tab (by pressing F12) and then press Cnrl + Shift + M to bring up the device tool bar and select one of the various Android devices, refresh the page(F5)  if it doesnt automatically refresh, then click on the link for the audiobook, it should download just fine then.
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10/29/2019 16:41:46
On the Japanese audible, it is not possible to download AAX or AA files. Sadly you can only stream content. All the same the apps we have got can only download AAXC files. Do you think you will support converting directly from AAXC in the future? Thank you!
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12/19/2019 10:17:56
We are working on this aaxc format. Once we have any progress, we will let you know. Thank you for asking.
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12/16/2019 18:12:55
It is possible to download audibles in Europe !
I testes on tablet SAMSUNG. In app, there is possibility to choose between CLOUD, INTERNAL and SD.
Than, files are in folder ANDROID/COM.AUDIBLE.....
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12/19/2019 10:17:08
Thank you for your comments and testing. Glad to know that.
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02/29/2020 07:04:29
When I downloaded a book the mp3 was for 10 minutes, not the 12 hours that the books it's supposed to be. i don't know what happened.
Please help! i followed all the instructions.
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03/3/2020 08:45:04

Are you using the trial version? Please note that the trial version only converts 10 minutes of each files. So please upgrade the  audible converter to licensed version.

Any more problem, please feel free to let us know.

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05/25/2020 19:21:52
Downloading the book worked only with the Windows App (Europe). Unfortunately neither Epubor nor aax to mp3 converter converted the +400 MB audiobook in aax format correctly. Both converted only the first 10 minutes of the audiobook into mp3 (although epubor shows the correct length of the audiobook before converting)
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05/26/2020 08:39:59

Thank you for contacting us. This is the trial limits. Please note the trial version only converts 10 minutes of each audible book. To obtain the full content of this book, please upgrade your audible converter to full license >>https://www.epubor.com/audible-converter.html

Any more problems, please feel free to contact us.

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06/14/2020 04:04:18
What is "address copyright protection"? I cannot find anything online which describes what this is.
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06/15/2020 08:58:57
Thank you for asking. This means these audible books are protected by Audible DRM.
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06/16/2020 11:01:15
Any luck with .aaxc format yet?
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06/17/2020 08:48:16
Thank you for asking. We are still working on this aaxc format. Once we have any progress, we will let you know. Now it's highly suggested downloading your Audible books from computer as AAX/AA format and then use Epubor Audible Converter to convert them to MP3 for a backup.
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06/21/2020 15:59:53
hmm... do let us know the moment that you crack the aaxc protections because i have both InAudible and OpenAudible, both of which work wonderfully on original AAX or AA files... coincidentally, i was playing around with an AAXC file, trying to get it working in one of the many audible conversion apps i use, and i renamed it .AAX instead, and guess what happened??? it showed all the book information in both OpenAudible and InAudible, including the purchase date and cover art, granted that thats all i could do in InAudible, but in OpenAudible conversion worked(for a minute or so) then gave me an error... i dont know if it helps you any but there you go...probably a stupid thing to try, but its sometimes the stupid tests that help the most... i had actually not noticed said book was in aaxc, or that it was currently uncrackable, so when i swapped it for a new book for free, i was stuck without a fully readable copy of the book...
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06/22/2020 10:01:54
Thank you for contacting us. Please download your audible books not via audible for android or iphone, then you'll not get the audible books in aaxc format, but aa or aax format instead.
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