The Official Guide to Convert Audible to MP3

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Can I convert Audible to mp3 format? I cannot listen to audible file in my old car.

How to convert audible to mp3? This is the most frequently asked questions when comes to listening to audible audiobooks. Why? Almost all audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com is locked by Audible DRM and limited to Audible proprietary format--AAX. You may argue that you have purchased audiobooks from audible.com legally and should be able to play them on any device as you like. Sadly, the fact is that Audible books cannot be played on non-audible-approved devices, and this is decided by Audible.

In contrast, MP3, the most popular audio file type, can be played on almost all audio players. It is no hard to understand why everyone wants to convert Audible AAX in MP3.

Below are 4 different ways for converting audible to MP3. Among these methods, Epubor Audible Converter is highly recommended due to its outstanding features and super easy-to-use interface.

Epubor Audible converter interface

1. [Official Method] Convert Audible to MP3 with Epubor Audible Converter

Step 1. Download and install Epubor Audible Converter

Epubor Audible Converter is designed to convert audible aax format to mp3 or m4b formats with 100% original quality preserved. It works both Windows and Mac, including Mac latest operation system Mac OS Monterey.

Key Features of Epubor Audible Converter:

1Convert Audible to MP3/M4B with 100% original Quality.

2Split audible into chapters.

3Enable you to edit the metadata of the Audible files.

4Super fast conversion speed.

5Remove Audible DRM without iTunes.

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:

Step 2. Add audible books to Epubor Audible Converter

To add Audible books, you can either click on the " +add" button to navigate the folder that storing your downloaded Audible books, or just drag your Audible books directly to the main interface. Epubor Audible Converter will auto display the book cover, title, author and book length.

To locate your downloaded audible book, please read Where are Audible Books Stored on PC/MAC/Android/Kindle Devices.

Optional Step Convert audible to MP3 with chapters

Do you want to split audible into chapters or edit Audible metadata? There is an option button at the end of each book title which enables you to split Audible into chapter or edit metadata. Please note: this option is only available in full version, not the trial version.

Just choose "split by chapters" and then click on "OK" button. If you want to apply this option to all added Audible books, tick the box before "Apply to All".

convert audible into mp3 with chapters

Step 3. Remove audible DRM and convert Audible to MP3

Click on the button" Convert to mp3" at the bottom of interface to start the conversion. This conversion contains the process of removing Audible DRM as well as converting Audible files to mp3. Once the conversion is finished, the Audible DRM will be stripped and the Audible book will be converted to drm-free MP3 files.

convert audible books to mp3

Meanwhile, the folder holding the converted MP3 files will pop up automatically. As you can see that there are folders and MP3 files in this output folder. If you split Audible file into chapters, you will get a folder with splitting mp3 files.

With this powerful Epubor Audible converter, you can convert Audible books to MP3 format with 100% original quality in 60x faster speed. This is the easiest ways to remove audible drm and convert audible aax to mp3. Of course, there are many other ways to convert audible to mp3. Keep reading to learn more ways to convert audible to mp3 in the following part.

2. Record Audible to MP3

It is easy to record your audible file to mp3 format if you use some free recording tools.

Moo0 Voice Recorder, another application which works on recording Audible to mp3 . Actually, it utilizes the recording technology to record Audible book and rip Audible to MP3 format. Of course, you can choose the your computer pre-installed audio recorder to help you finish the recording process as well.

1 Install necessary apps

Apps you need to install:
1. Audible Windows 10 app--Windows 10 & 8
2. Moo0 Voice Recorder--Windows

Audible Windows 10 App is released by Amazon company, which allows you to download, listen and manage your Audible books in library.

Updated: The Audible has discontinued the Audible Windows 10 app in 2022. You can just visit your audible library via web browser and use the Audible Cloud Player to play the audible files online.

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

When above two apps have been installed successfully, you can start the recording. Open the Moo0 Voice Recorder, select recording folder, choose MP3 as the output format, and then click on "Start Recording". At the same time, play the Audible books you want to convert. Then what you have to do is waiting. Once the recording has finished, click on " stop". Your recording will be saved as MP3 file.

Audible apps

Moo0 voice recorder

It may take a full night to record one book, but that's a way of doing it.


  • It is free to convert audible aax to mp3.


  • Recording audible to mp3 takes very long time.
  • Recording may cause the quality loss.
  • This software works on windows only, but you can use the Mac alternative apps to do the recording job.

3. Burn Audible to MP3 iTunes

How to convert Audible files to mp3 using iTunes?--This is also a frequently asked question. This part will show you the detailed steps on converting Audible to MP3 with the help of iTunes. You import the audible book iTunes to create an audio CD, and re-import the audiobook off the CD using iTunes built-in MP3 encoder. It is a little bit complex, but you can also get what you want if you follow the following steps strictly.

1 Install iTunes

Download iTunes to your computer here. After the iTunes has been installed, you have to authorize your Audible account by selecting Account>>Authorization > >Authorize Audible account. Then it will pop up the Audible.com information. You just have to fill in your account information and click the "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 create 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 computer. Select the playlist and click "Burn Disc", then choose your CD burner and write speed, and click on" Burn" to start the process. If the audiobooks are very long and not fit onto one single CD, a warning will be popped up. You can choose burn the file across 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 to import the file back to your iTunes library in MP3 format.

This method also can rip audible to mp3 audiobooks, but it will waste your CDs.

  • This method will help you burn audible into mp3.
  • The CD is portable and can be played in your car.
  • The software mentioned in this method is totaly free.
  • You need to spend some money on CD.
  • You need to authorize your audible on iTunes.
  • This process is little bit complex.

4. Convert Audible to MP3 Online Free

There are many online Audible converters over there but almost all of them doesn't work as it is advertised. Still, you can have a trial of the Audio Converter online which is totally free.

Compared with other methods, you do not have to download any apps this time.

1 Upload the Audible files online

You can upload the Audible books from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or URL. Please remember that the maximum size of the uploaded file is 10 MB. If it is over 10MB, when you try to convert the file, it will pop up a dialogue that "conversion error occured".

2 Convert Audible file

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

To use this online Audible to mp3 converter, you need to keep your internet connected all the time. If your internet is down, this method would be meaningless. You have to upload your audible file and convert them again. This method is not recommended because it is hardly to find any Audible books less than 10MB and it is lack of stability.

  • It is free.
  • It has audible size limitation. Your audibles should be less than 10MB. So it cannot handle the large size of audible files.
  • You need to keep your internet connected well in the whole process.


Although there are many ways to convert Audible to MP3 on the internet, it is obviously that Epubor Audible Converter is your best pick. Compared with other methods, converting Audible to MP3 with Epubor Audible converter is the easiest way which ensures even the newbie can unlock audible aax files within seconds on both windows and Mac computer.

1 As for conversion speed, converting a 18 hours length Audible aax to mp3 only takes it 7 minutes according to my test.

2 As for interface and usability, Epubor Audible Converter is the most easy-to-use one.

3 As for audio quality, Epubor Audible Converter keeps the 100% original quality.

4 What's more, Epubor Audible Converter also features splitting audio into chapters and editing metadata, available only in licensed version.

5 And if you need customer support or technical support, Epubor Audible converter is your perfect choice because you can access their support team via skype(epubor.alice@gmail.com), eMail( support@epubor.com) or Livechat at every page on Epubor website.

So why not just download the free trial now to give a shot?

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:
Frequently Asked Questions about Converting Audible to MP3
Q: What if the audible files I downloaded are in MP4 format?

A: Recently, if you have ever downloaded audible books via Firefox browser directly from Audible.com, there is the great opportunity that you will get audible in .MP4 format. For this kind of files, there is no way to play it on any app. Did audible changed its audible file format? In fact, it is only an aax file being renamed by Firefox browser with the wrong extension. Nothing is actually being changed with the file codec.
To fix this issue to convert audible to mp3 smoothly, just rename the extension from .mp4 to .aax. Then you can use the above mentioned method to convert aax file to MP3 or m4b. More detailed information about audible mp4 file, please read How to Deal with Audible MP4 Files.

Q: I have downloaded audible to my android device and it is not aax format, but aaxc, what should I do with these .aaxc files?

A: For aaxc files, there is no way to convert them directly currently. Please download audible file to your PC or MAC, then convert audible file to mp3 easily with Epubor Audible Converter.

Q: Is there any free audible converters besides the online free audible converter?

A: Yes, there are many free audible converters download out there. To be honest, only few of them are still working now. Some of them claimed they are free, the truth is they are is not free software anymore. Compared with the paid software, you will not get the technical support. What's more, you cannot ensure the quality of your converted file. If you are still interested in the free audible converters, please read Free Audible Converter 2021 (Tested and Reviewed).

Q: Can I convert audible to mp3 on Windows 11--the latest Windows system?

Sure, the steps to converting audible to mp3 on Windows 11 is the same as on Windows 10 if you are using Epubor Audible Converter. So please don't worry if you want to upgrade your Windows to the latest version.

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:

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04/30/2017 21:03:47
I'd love a Mac version of the Audible Converter!
05/2/2017 16:58:56
Thank you for your support. Our technical team is working on the MAC version of Epubor Audible Convter. It will be released soon! Please keep an eye on our site!
05/1/2017 03:31:28
Please make iTunes to MP3 converter
05/2/2017 17:22:49
Thank you for your support. I will report your suggestions to our technical team. They will take your suggestions into consideration in the future research.
05/1/2017 05:10:54
Audible to MP3 not working...it say error can not convert audible ebook to mp3....
05/2/2017 17:05:36
Please open a ticket to contact the customer service. Also, screenshot to show the details in the tickets. Please do not worry. They will solve your problem.
03/25/2018 05:52:40
Crap.  Only does 3 min of 9hr book, and NO UNINSTALL option.  
03/26/2018 15:45:34
The trial version only allow you convert 3 minutes of each Audible book. You can purchase the license version to get the full Audible content.
For uninstallation, please right click the Audible converter icon --open file location--click on uninstall.ext to get this software uninstalled.
01/3/2019 16:00:39
This app does what it says, having played with it and read the instructions, which does explain a few things, it will take time to rip to mp3, but does it just fine. Could argue it could do it at 191k but not really a complaint
02/24/2019 18:34:43
It's not working at all, MacOS, the latest version.
02/25/2019 14:50:48
Epubor Audible Convert can 100% to help you decrypt all of your Audible books. If you failed, you can contact support@gmail.com to get the professional help.
03/28/2019 23:01:41
Thanks for sharing! Good source.
03/21/2020 23:22:57
As a totally blind person using a screen reader, I find this product a bit difficult to use, as the screen reader cannot read some of the instructions, and cannot get to the help menu. This product would be brilliant if it was more accessible to a blind person.
03/23/2020 15:20:10
Thank you for your comments. We did have a special version for blink people.
Here is the download link:
win:  http://download.epubor.com/sold/audible-converter-blind.exe
mac: http://download.epubor.com/sold/audible-converter-blind.zip
05/11/2020 07:04:57
Does it work on 32-bit Windows 7?
05/11/2020 09:12:10
Yes, Epubor Audible Converter works on both 32- and 64 bits windows platform.
05/28/2020 06:02:43
I am very pleased with Epubor software's ability to transfer audible files to mp3's.  Thanks!
05/28/2020 08:39:27
Thank you for your feedback. Your praise is a great encouragement to us?
02/1/2021 00:34:08
As far as the MAC system is concerned, the Audible audiobooks are currently no longer downloaded directly but can be: 1) listen directly with the computer through a software managed directly by Audible; 2) listen by downloading them on Iphone where there is a library manageable through the Audible IOS software. This library is probably contained in the Audible Documents folder which is a protected folder and therefore not accessible. Therefore to date in the MAC system it is not possible to get hold of the audiobooks files to be able to then unprotect them by Epubor Audible Converter. Do you have alternative solutions to propose?
02/1/2021 17:31:58
Thank you for your comments.
We've just checked and audible books can be downloaded on mac. No worry.
09/30/2021 18:54:38
Can this program capture and convert the titles in the Audible Plus catalog??
10/8/2021 17:28:59
Which software are you talking about here?
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