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The Official Guide to Convert Audible to MP3

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Why convert Audible to MP3? Almost all audiobooks downloaded from Audible are in .aa or .aax format which is protected by Audible's Digital Rights Management (DRM). That means these .aa and .aax audible books cannot be played on non-audible-approved devices even though they are purchased legally from Audible. In the contrast, MP3 is the most popular audio file type and also can be played on almost all audio players. Therefore, it is easy to understand that why everyone wants to convert Audible books to MP3.

Epubor Audible converter interface

How to convert Audible to MP3? Here I will show you four different methods to convert Audible aa/axx to MP3 step-by-step.

Method 1: Convert Audible to MP3 by Audible Converter[The Easiest Way]

The Audible Converter is designed to convert any DRM-protected audiobooks from Audible, including AA, AAX to DRM-free audio formats, like MP3 or M4b that are supported by most popular media playing devices, such as iPod, Kindle, Sony Walkman, iRiver, etc and other iOS, Android mobile phones or tablets.

1 Download audible audio books to computer

For successfully audible to mp3 converting, the basic and the most important step is downloading your audible books to computer first. If your Audible books still in your online library, please download audible books to computer now. By default the downloaded audible books will be in .aa or .aax format depends on the methods and the formats you picked before downloading.

2 Download and install Epubor Audible Converter

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:
   

The Epubor Audible Converter supports both Windows and Mac version. When it has been downloaded successfully, just double click installation package to install it. When it has been installed successfully on your computer, you can see the icon on your desktop.

3 Add Audible books to Epubor Audible Converter

Double click the Audible Converter icon on the desktop to open it. You will see "+Add" at the top of the surface.

Epubor Audible converter interface

To add Audible books, you can either click on the " +add" button to navagate the folder stored your downloaded Audible books or just drag your Audible books directly to the main interface. When the Audible book has been added, you can see the book title, author, book length.

add audible books to epubor audible converter

[Optional Step]--Convert Audible into MP3 with chapters

Also, there is an option button at the end of each book title. Actually, this is a splitting option which allows you to split Audible books into chapters. There are four options--no split, split every X minutes, split into X segment averagely or split by chapters. Just choose the way you want to split your Audible books and then click on "OK" button. If you want to apply this option to all Audible books, tick the box before "Apply to all". In this way, you can convert your Audible into MP3 with chapters.

split audible into chapters

 

4 Remove Audible DRM and convert Audible to MP3

Click on the button" Convert to mp3" at the bottom of interface to finish the conversion. This conversion contains the process of removing Audible DRM as well as converting Audible to mp3. Once the conversion has been finished, the Audible DRM will be removed and the Audible books will be converted to MP3. Also, there will be "succeeded" at the end of each Audible file.

convert audible books to mp3

Meanwhile, the folder with 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 auible file into chapters, you will get a folder with splitted mp3 files. Otherwise, you will get the converted MP3 files stored at the output root directory.

converted mp3 books

Pro tip--Convert Audible to MP3 Android

I usually download my Audible books to my Android device. So is there any way to convert Audible downloaded from Android device?

1. If your Audible for Android version is older than 2.37.0, the Audible files you downloaded to your Android device will be in AAX format. Please follow the above steps to convert Audible aax to mp3. Please copy the Audible files to your computer and then add them to Epubor Audible Converter for converting.

2. If you have upgraded your Audible for Android to 2.37.0 on 6/20/2019, you will download Audible .aaxc instead of normal Audible format. In this situation, please follow how to convert audible aaxc to mp3 to get your Audible books converted successfully.

Epubor Audible converter interface

With this powerful Audible converter, you can convert Audible books to MP3 format, no matter it is AA or AAX format. Enjoying your Audible books on any device or player you like is easy like a charm, right? For converting Audible AAX to MP3 on Mac, you can just read the guide The Easiest Way to Convert AAX to MP3 on Mac

Method 2. Convert Audible to MP3 by Recording

Another path is using a recording software, Moo0 Voice Recorder, another application which works on Audible to mp3 conversion. Actually, it can not convert the Audible .aa or .aax to MP3 directly, but it can record the Audible book and rip Audible books to MP3 format.

1 Install necessary apps

Apps you need to install:
1, Audible for PC app--Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
2, Moo0 Voice Recorder--Windows

First of all, you need to install the above two software. Audible app is released by Amazon company, which allow you manage your Audible books in library. Since Audible books can be play on limited player, I choose to play Audible books on this player.

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 from AA/AAX to MP3. Then what you have to do is waiting. Once the recording finished and 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.

Method 3. Convert Audible to MP3 by Buring a CD via iTunes

Some ebooks lovers asked "how to convert Audible files to mp3 using itunes"? This part will show you the detailed steps on converting Audible to MP3 with the help of iTunes. To convert Audible .aa or .aax to MP3 format, you can use iTune to import the .aa book to create an audio CD, and re-import the audibook off the CD using iTunes built-in MP3 encoder. It is a little bit complex, but you can also get what you want.

1 Install iTunes

Download the 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 creat 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 compuer. 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 accross 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 work also can turn your Audible AA/AAX to MP3 audiobooks, but it will waste your CDs because almost all Audible books are very long.

Method 4. Convert Audible to MP3 Online

To convert Audible to MP3, how about using the Audible to MP3 online conversion service? There are many online Audible converters, but they are not totally free. 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. You only need to upload the Audible .aa or .aax file to the website.

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

Although the online Audible converter does not have installation requirements, you need to keep your internet on all the time. If your internet is down, this method would be meaningless. You have to upload your .aa or .aax file and convert them again. This method is not recommended because you may not find any of your Audible books is less than 10MB.

Conclusion

Above are the four methods of converting Audible AA or AAX to MP3 format. Compared with other methods, converting Audible to MP3 with Audible converter is the easiest way which ensures even the newbie can unlock their .aax files within seconds on PC. To be mentioned, converting a 18 hours length Auible aax to mp3 only takes it 7 mintues according to my test. So why not just download the free trial to have a try?

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:
   

If you failed to find them, Where are Audible Books Stored on PC/MAC/Android/Kindle Devices will give you the comprehensive answer.

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joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.

12 Comments
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04/30/2017 21:03:47
I'd love a Mac version of the Audible Converter!
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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!
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05/1/2017 03:31:28
Please make iTunes to MP3 converter
Thanks
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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.
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05/1/2017 05:10:54
Audible to MP3 not working...it say error can not convert audible ebook to mp3....
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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.
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03/25/2018 05:52:40
Crap.  Only does 3 min of 9hr book, and NO UNINSTALL option.  
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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.
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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
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02/24/2019 18:34:43
It's not working at all, MacOS, the latest version.
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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.
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03/28/2019 23:01:41
Thanks for sharing! Good source.
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