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How to Convert Audible AAX/AA Audiobooks to MP3

Speaking of audio books, you must have heard about Audible.com. As the most popular online audiobook store, Audible.com has provided tons of downloadable digital audiobooks for fans. But it is necessary to point out that the audiobook offered on Audible.com are encoded in AA or AAX file format protected by Audible's Digital Rights Management (DRM). Customers are not allowed to play DRM-protected .aa or .aax Audible files on iPhone or other mobile devices unless they have purchased audiobooks.

Convert Audible AAX to MP3

Is there a way to remove DRM protection from Audible AA or AAX 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 to a CD and then rip to MP3 format. In the following article, I will introduce three simple methods to help you convert AAX to MP3.

Part 1. Convert AAX to MP3 with powerful AAX to MP3 Converter

Since most of the AA/AAX files from Audible are DRM protected, you can't use a common video converter as an Audible DRM removal to convert AAX/AA audiobook file directly to MP3. But there is indeed one powerful AAX to MP3 converter that could help you do this. As the most professional video converting tool, Video Converter Ultimate supports you to convert any video/audio formats, including AAX to MP3 format. Now let's see how to convert Audible to MP3 with this converter.

Step 1Download AAX to MP3 Converter

Download, install and open Video Converter Ultimate on computer/Mac.

Download AAX to MP3 Converter

Step 2Import the AAX audiobook

Click "Add File" and load the AAX or AA audios to this free Audible to MP3 Converter.

Import AAX File

Step 3Convert Audible AAX to MP3

Choose "MP3" format from the drop-down list of "Profile". You can also freely select the destination file folder for the converted MP3 audio files. Then click "Convert" to make the audio conversion from AAX to MP3.

Convert AAX to MP3

Wait for a few seconds, the original AAX audio will be converted to MP3. With the same method, you could also convert AAX to WAV, M4A or other popular audio formats if you want.

Note: Video Converter Ultimate enables you to convert AAX/AA with no DRM for sure, but it may fail to convert AAX to MP3 with DRM.

Video Converter Ultimate For Mac

Part 2. Free convert Audible to MP3 online

There are also some online audio converting tools that can help you turn AAX/AA file into MP3. Here we introduce an easy-to-use online AAX to MP3 program to make the audio conversion. If you prefer converting Audible AAX/AA to MP3 online, you can follow this guide.

Convert AAX to MP3 Online

Step 1Open your browser and go to Convertio website on PC/Mac.

Step 2Click the computer icon and load the AAX file, then choose the input format and output format as AAX to MP3. This online converter support you to convert more than one AAX audio to MP3 at the same time.

Step 3Click "Convert" button to free convert AAX to MP3.

Then the AAX Audible audio file will be uploaded and then converted to MP3 audio file. Compared with the first method, free convert AAX file to MP3 online might be easier, but that may cost you more time as you wait for the converting process done.

Part 3. Turn AAX file to MP3 without removing DRM

The above methods can be used to convert unprotected AAX files, but if you want a safer way, please keep reading this part. We provide you a legal way of converting AAX files to MP3 format, which is recording.

Detailed steps of converting AAX to MP3

Step 1. Download the Audible AAX audiobooks to your computer.

You can add audiobooks from Audible to iTunes Library and download the purchased audiobooks to your computer.

Step 2. Download, install and launch Aiseesoft Screen Recorder on your computer.

Screen Recorder

Step 3. Play audiobooks on your computer.

Play the audiobooks you want to convert with audiobook player.

Step 4. Start to record

Choose Audio Recorder from the interface of Screen Recorder, enable System Audio and Disable Microphone Audio, so you can get high quality audio effect. In the settings, click Output – Audio format and set it in MP3. Click OK to save.Then click Rec to start.

Audio Recorder

Step 5. Convert AAX to MP3

After finishing recording, click the Stop button. The recorded Audible AAX audiobooks will be saved automatically in MP3 format.

Set MP3 format

Tips

There is a more thoughtful design in the second method. You can set the recording time length the same as the audiobook file. By doing this, you won't have to wait till the playing ends. You can go to sleep or take a shower or so other things at the same time. After the recording ends, the recorded audio file will be saved automatically. And that will save you much time, right?

In this article, we have mainly offered you three simple methods to free change AAX to MP3 online, or convert Audible AAX to MP3 with audio converting software or by recording. You can choose one method that suits you more.

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August 17, 2018 11:15 / Posted by to Audio, Media Recorder