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How to Convert Audible AA to MP3 on Mac/Windows

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A lot of Audible.com users are looking for a way to convert the Audible books to .mp3. Sure, why not! Because the files with the formats come with a Digital Rights Management(DRM) which can prevent the unauthorized copying and playing of downloaded audiobooks and make it impossible for people to enjoy their audiobook on their mp3 players even you have paid for it.

So is there a way to remove DRM protection from Audible AA audiobooks and convert them to other common audio formats like MP3? Actually, there is more than one way. You can either record Audible content as MP3 file or burn it a CD and then rip to MP3 format. However, both methods sound troublesome. In the following article, I will introduce the best solution to help you convert AA to MP3.

Tips: If your audible books are downloaded as aax format and you want to listen to them on your mp3 players, you can read this article ultimate ways to convert AAX to MP3.

The Introduction of Audible AA Format

Audible books are available in both AA(Format 4)and AAX(Enhanced Format). What's the difference? you may be asking. Well, nothing really. Both formats provide you with the absolute best audio quality on the market. Choosing which format to download your audiobooks in comes down to how you plan to listen to them. Audiobooks in AAX(Enhanced format) aren't compressed(fancy word for making the file smaller so they may take up a lot of space on your computer or phone. Audiobooks in AA(Format 4) are compressed (much smaller), which is great if you want to download the audiobook and put it on your MP3 player or burn it to a CD. To put it simply: use Format 4 to save space when you need to.

How to Download Audible AA Books to Computer

The first step to convert .aa to MP3 is to download Audible AA books from Audible website to your computer. There's some detail you need to pay attention to. The default downloading format of Audible books is AAX(Enhanced Format), so first you need to change the default download format to AA(Format 4).

1. Go to your Library page on the desktop site. Click the drop-down menu at the top next to Audio Quality and Select Format 4.

change the default format

2. Click the Download botton to download AA books to your computer.

Notice:

1. If you are a Mac user, you can download Audible books to your computer directly by clicking Download button.

2. If you are Window user, in order to download your audiobook to your Windows computer, you will need to download Audible Download Manager to help you download Audible books to your computer.

Step 1, dwonload Audible Download Manager to your computer.

Step 2, download the purchased Audible AA audiobooks to your computer. When you click Download button, you will get an .adh file. Then double click the the .adh file to start the downloading via Audible Download Mangager.

audible download manager

How to Fast Convert AA to MP3 (without iTunes)

After download AA books to your computer, next you need to use the most powerful Audible DRM Removal—Epubor Audible Converter software to remove DRM from AA books and convert AA to MP3. By the way, Epubor Audible Converter is the cheapest Audible DRM removal tool which can help you convert AA to MP3 losslessly with the fastest speed.

Step 1, download Epubor Audible Converter to your computer and launch it.

   

Note: You can download the trial version of Epubor Audible Converter to see how it works. But the trial version can only show you the first three minutes of the decrypted Audible books.

Step 2, click Add to upload your AA books to Epubor Audible Converter to get rid of the DRM. It will decrypt your DRMed AA books immedaitely. And you will get a MP3 book after successfully removing DRM because AA books are actually encrypted MP3 book.

epubor converter decrypt aa aax

Note: One of the most powerful function about Audible Converter is that it can automatically detect and load your downloaded Audible audiobooks from your computer directly. So it can save you a lot of time trying to find the Audible books.

Conlusion

In this article, we have showed you the best solution to convert AA to MP3 on Windows/Mac. Now you can share the MP3 book with friends freely or listen to the MP3 books on your portable MP3 player.

author

Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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