How to Play Audible on MP3 Player (Video Guide)

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One reason that I love audiobooks is that I can listen to the audiobook while doing other things, such as doing laundry or taking exercise. So I prefer to playing audiobook on MP3 player rather than Iphone or Android device because the MP3 player is smaller and easy to carry. However, audiobooks purchased from Audible.com are protected by DRM and only can be played audible compatible mp3 player. Listening to Audiobooks becomes much harder because of the DRM protection. Many consumers want to play their purchased Audible audiobooks on any device or player. To solve this problem, I will introduce two ways to listen to Audible on MP3 player. Method 1 is importing Audible books to MP3 player with Audible Manager while method 2 is removing DRM from Audible and converting audible .aa or .aax to MP3 format with the best Audible DRM Removal.


Method 1. Play Audible books on Audible Compatible MP3 Player

Although Audible claims that Audible is compatible with hundreds of devices from mp3 players to the latest and greatest phones and tablets, the fact is that you will only find few devices are compatible with Audible. Let's see what MP3 devices are compatible with Audible.

    Audible Compatible MP3 Players
  • Sandisk MP3 Players
  • Creative MP3 Players
  • Garmin & Tom Tom GPS Devices

From above list, you will find that the most popular MP3 players such as sonos, Sandisk, Zen Player, SonyWalkman are not on this list. So if your MP3 players is not in the audible compatible MP3 play list, just skip to Method 2 to know how to play Audible on any MP3 player.

Anyway, if you happen to have these Audible compatible MP3 player, please follow the below steps to put audible books on mp3 player.

Step 1. Install Audible Manager

To transfer Audible to MP3 player, you have to install Audible Manager to you computer. You can download it here. Unfortunately, you will only find Windows version of Audible Manager.

Step 2. Add MP3 player to Audible Manager

Before the following step, you have to plug your MP3 player into your computer at first. Open Audible Manager, you will see Devices at the top toolbar. Click on Device-->> Add New Device, AduibleManager Mobile Device Update window will pop up.

 add mp3 player to audible manager

In this new window, you will see all AudibleReady devices.

 add mp3 player to audible manager

Select your device and click on "ok" button. Now you will received a message asking that Audible Manager must be closed to install all the component files. Click on " OK" button to close the program. The Audible Manager will install a plug-in for the device you selected. When the component file has been installed successfully, the Audible Manager will close automatically. When you restart it again, you will see your device under the Mobile Devices section located in the bottom left corner.

Step 3. Activate your MP3 Player

Find your Device under at the Mobile Devices section, right click it and select Activate. Then you have to enter your Audible account inforation to finish the activate process.

 activate Mp3 Player

Step 4. Put Audible on MP3 player

When you have activated your MP3 player, you can transfer Audible audiobooks to your MP3 player. Ensure you have selected your MP3 player, and then the Audible book you want to play on MP3 player. Then click on "+Add to Device" in the upper right cornor.

 transfer audible to mp3 player

A progress bar will show you the transferring status. Once the process has been finished, your Audible audiobook will be transferred to your MP3 player successfully. Now you can play Audible on MP3 player.

Method 2. Convert Audible to MP3 and play Audible on Any MP3 Player

If we do not have Audible compatible MP3 palyers at hand, can we play Audible on MP3 player? The answer is yes. Epubor Audible Converter enables you to convert the DRMed Audible books to DRM-free MP3 audio books so that you can listen Audible on any MP3 player.

Step 1. Get your tool ready--Download Epubor Audible Converter

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:

Once the Epubor Audible Converter has been installed on your computer. You will see that the interface like the below picture.

 Epubor Audible Converter

Step 2: Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks

When you open the Epubor Audible Converter, just drag & drop the downloaded Audible books to the interface. Once the Audible files have been added to the Epubor Audible Converter, they will be decrypted automatically. The book title, author, book length will be displayed at the main interface.

remove DRM from Audible books

Step 3. Remove Audible DRM and convert Audible to MP3

The click on " Convert to mp3"button at the bottom to start the process of removing DRM and converting audible file. Once it has been done, the there will be "Succeeded" at the end of each Audible audiobook title. Also, the folder with the converted MP3 file will automatically pop up.

convert audible books to mp3

Step 4. Play Audible on MP3 player

Now connect your MP3 player to your computer, and then copy and paste your converted DRM-free Audible audiobook to your MP3 player. From now on, you can listen to your own Audible books freely and easily.

Bonus Tip--split audible into chapters with Epubor Audible Converter

Some users have compained that the audible books are too long and seek the ways for splitting audible into chapter. Epubor Audible converter can help you split audible into chapters easily. Below are detailed steps.

1. Add audible into Epubor Audible Converter.

2. Click the option button at the end of audible book title.

audible split option

There are splitting options as the following picture shown.

split audible into chapters

3. Select how to split your audible and then click on “OK" button. If you want to apply this option to all Audible books, just tick the box before "Apply to all" and then click on "OK"

4. Then go back the main interface of Epubor Audible converter and then click on "Convert to mp3" button to finish the conversion. Meanwhile, your audible books will splitting into several MP3 files as your requested.

Here are two solutions to play Audible book on MP3 player. If you have the Audible compatible MP3 player, you can just use the Method 1. Or not, we recommend you use Audible DRM Removal tool--Epubor Audible Converter to convert Audible to DRM-free MP3 format and put audible on MP3 player. Now I am sure you can play audible books on any mp3 player!

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