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 can not 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 player.

How to convert Audible to MP3? Here are four options for your choice.

Method 1. Convert Audible to MP3 by Audible Converter

The Audible Converter is designed to convert any DRM-protected audiobooks from Audible, including AA, AAX to DRM-free audio formats, like MP3, AC3, M4A and FLAC 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.

On Windows 7 computer, please use Audible download manager to download your files. If what you are using is Windows 10 or 8, you can use Audible app for downloading Audible books. If you are using Mac, just click on “Download" button at your Audible library to download Audible file. More information, please read the full guide on how to download audible books to computer.

By default the downloaded audible books will be in aa or aax format. If you failed to find them, Where are Audible Books Stored on PC/MAC/Android/Kindle Devices will give you the comprehensive answer.

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 or just drag your audible books directly to the center of this app.

add audible books to epubor audible converter

When the Audible book has been added, you can see the book title, author, book length.

Bonus Tip--Split audible into chapters

Also, there is an option button to show there are more options you can do to this book. Actually, this is a splitting option which allows you to split audible books into chapters. There are four options for your choose--no split, split every X minutes, split into X segment averagely or split by chapters. If you want to apply this option to all audible books, just tick the box before "Apply to all" and then click on "OK" button. If you only want to apply this book to current audible book, uncheck "Apply to all" and then click on "OK".

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

Also, 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 stored splitted mp3 files. Otherwise, you will get the converted MP3 files stored at the output folder directly.

converted mp3 books

With this powerful audible converter, you can converted your Audible books to MP3 format and listen to the Audbile books on any device or player you like. For converting 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 choose MP3 as output 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 softwares. Audible app is released by Amazon company, which allow you manage your audible books in library. Since Audible books can only play on limited player, we have to play audible books by 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 the "Start Recording". At the same time, play the audible books you want to convert on Audible. Then what you have to do is wait the audible book to finish the playing and click " 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

To convert Audible .aa or .aax book to MP3 format, you can use iTune to import the .aa book to creat 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. Since the audiobooks are very long and may can not fit onto one single CD, a warning will be display. 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 importing the file back to your iTunes library in MP3 format.

This works also can get your MP3 audiobooks, but it will waste your CDs.

Method 4. Convert Audible to MP3 by Online Converter

To convert Audible to MP3, you also can use the online converter. There are many online converters online, 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 audio converter does not have installation requirements, but 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.


Here I introduce four methods to convert Audible aa. or .aax to MP3 format. Compared with the method 2, 3 and 4, method 1 is much easier to operate. It ensures even the newbie can unlock their .aax files within seconds on PC.

Download the Epubor Audible Converter for free:


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

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.
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