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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. You may argue that you have purchased audible books from audible.com legally and should play them on any device as you like. The fact is that Audible books cannot be played on non-audible-approved devices which is decided by Audible. In contrast, MP3 is the most popular audio file type and can be played on almost all audio players. It is no hard to understand why everyone wants to convert Audible AAX in MP3.

To help you listen to your purchased audible books freely, 4 different ways for converting audible to MP3 will be shared in this article. Among these methods, Epubor Audible Converter is highly recommended due to its outstanding features.

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 DRM-free mp3 or m4b audio formats with 100% original quality preserved. It supports both Windows and Mac, including Mac latest operation system Mac OS Big Sur.

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 stored 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.

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 has been finished, the Audible DRM will be stripped and the Audible books will be converted to drm-free MP3.

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, but they are not as easy as this way. In the following part, there are 3 different ways to share in the following part.

2. Record Audible to MP3

Moo0 Voice Recorder, another application which works on Audible to mp3 conversion. Actually, it using the recording technology to record Audible book and rip Audible to MP3 format.

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.

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.

Pros:

  • It is free to convert audible aax to mp3 with this method.

Cons:

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

3. Burn Audible AAX to MP3 iTunes

How to convert Audible files to mp3 using iTunes?--This is a frequently asked question. This part will show you the detailed steps on converting Audible to MP3 with the help of iTunes. You can use iTune to import the .aa book 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.

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 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 rip audible to mp3 audiobooks, but it will waste your CDs because almost all Audible books are very long.

Pros:
  • This method will help you burn audible into mp3. And the CD is portable and can be played in your car.
  • The software mentioned in this method is free.
Cons:
  • 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, 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.

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 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 it is hardly to find any Audible books less than 10MB.

Pros:
  • It is free.
Cons:
  • 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.

Verdict

I have to admit there are many different ways to convert audible in mp3, but only Epubor Audible Converter is my 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.

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 usablity, 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.

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

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:
   
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20 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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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.
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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
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05/11/2020 07:04:57
Does it work on 32-bit Windows 7?
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05/11/2020 09:12:10
Yes, Epubor Audible Converter works on both 32- and 64 bits windows platform.
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05/28/2020 06:02:43
I am very pleased with Epubor software's ability to transfer audible files to mp3's.  Thanks!
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05/28/2020 08:39:27
Thank you for your feedback. Your praise is a great encouragement to us?
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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?
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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.
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