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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 on audible compatible mp3 player. Many audiobook lovers want to play their purchased Audible audiobooks on any mp3 player. Here I will introduce two ways to listen to Audible on MP3 player.

 

Method 1. Transfer & Play Audible 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 players 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 transfer audible to audible mp3 player.

General method for Windows 10, 7 and Vista

Step 1 Install Audible Manager

Download and install Audible Manager. Note: there is only Windows version for Audible manager. So if you are on Mac platform, this method will not work for you. So transferring drm-free mp3 audible file via USB will help you tranfer your audible files from Mac to any mp3 player.

Step 2 Add MP3 player to Audible Manager

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, Audible Manager 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, 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 information to finish the activation.

 activate Mp3 Player

Step 4 Transfer Audible to 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 corner.

 transfer audible to mp3 player

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

The easiest way for Windows 10

Beyond the above method, if you are on Windows 10 platform, here I want to share the easiest way to play audible books on audible compatible mp3 player.

Step 1 Download and Install Audible for Windows 10 app.

 download audible for windows 10 app

Step 2 Launch Audible for windows 10, and connect mp3 player to your computer.

Step 3 Once the mp3 player connected, audible app will recognize it.

Step 4 To transferring audible books, you can click on menu icon(...) to show all the options. Then click on " Add to ...". Or you can just drag the audible book over to the device icon on the screen.

 transfer audible to mp3 player

Step 5 A new window will pop up. Just click on "ok", then enter your audible account information, and finally click on "Activate" to your audible account for the mp3 player.

audible windows 10 activate

Then the transferring will start. Once finished, a prompted window will show the message.

transfer audible to mp3 windows 10

Note: The activation process only for the first time transferring. If you have activated your audible on this device before, you will skip this step when transferring audible books next time.

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 definitely yes. Epubor Audible Converter enables you to convert the DRMed Audible books to DRM-free MP3 files 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:
   

Step 2 Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks.

Launch Epubor Audible Converter, just drag & drop the downloaded Audible books. The book title, author, book length will be displayed at the main interface.

remove DRM from Audible bookss

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.

split audible into chapters

Here are two solutions to play Audible book on MP3 player. If you have the Audible compatible MP3 player and download your books to your Windows computer, you can just transfer audible to audible compatible mp3 player. 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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