Q: "I want to convert my downloaded Audible books to MP3 to play on my MP3 player. But when I import them into an online Audible converter, it says: AAXC files are not supported. So, is there any AAXC converter?"
Yes. There are some powerful Audible converters that allow you to convert AAXC to MP3 or other commonly used formats. This article will introduce two effective solutions. Just scroll down the posts and check them out.
Part 1. An Overview of Audible AAXC File
What Is AAXC File?
The AAXC file extension is the file format for Audible audiobooks. After June 2019, all Audible file downloads from Android and iOS devices are saved in this format. Currently, AAXC has almost completely replaced AAX on mobile devices. The AAXC format does not affect the listening experience of playing Audible books.
Why Audible Updates Format to AAXC?
The main reason for using AAXC is to strengthen the copyright protection of Audible audiobooks. The advanced AAXC format will protect Audible audiobooks from being copied to other players or devices. This means that AAXC files can only be accessed on devices that support the Audible app. It's more difficult to convert AAXC to MP3.
How to Open an Audible AAXC File?
To open and listen to Audible AAXC files, you should download and install the Audible app for Android or iOS. You can use your file manager to place the files in the directory where Audible stores downloaded audiobooks. And then, you will find AAXC files under the "Downloaded" section of your Audible library.
See also: Where Does Audible Download Books
How to Download AAX Instead of AAXC Format?
Wondering how to convert AAXC to AAX? You cannot change the original file type by renaming the extension of an AAXC file. But luckily, the AAXC format is only available for audiobooks downloaded from the mobile Audible app. You can still get Audible books in AAX or AA format from the Audible desktop app or the official Audible website.
Part 2. How to Convert AAXC to MP3 on Windows and Mac
As we mentioned above, updated AAXC files are more difficult to convert. And there's actually no copyright-breaking AAXC converter. But luckily, you can download Audible books as AA/AAX format, then use Audible AA/AAX Converter to break the format protection and convert them to MP3.
DRmare Audiobooks Converter provides you with the strongest support to convert AAXC to MP3. It enables you to losslessly download and convert Audible AA/AAX files to MP3, FLAC, AAC and more common formats. This smart tool can work 30 times faster. And it can keep 100% original metadata in the converted files, including the original high quality and the same ID3 tags.
DRmare Audible Converter
How to Convert Audible AAXC to MP3 on Mac/Windows
To get AAX MP3 files, you need to first download your favorite Audible books on the Audible desktop app or its official website. Then you can use DRmare Audible Converter to convert them to MP3 with simple clicks. You can follow the steps below.
- Step 1Download Audible books to AA/AAX
- Please navigate to Audible online website, and then click the 'Library' section to search and find audiobooks that you'd like to download. After that, confirm the info and touch the 'Download' button to download Audible AAX to your PC.
- Step 2Import Audible audiobooks to DRmare Audible Converter
- Please download and install DRmare Audiobooks Converter on your desktop. Then open it directly and click on the 'Add files' button at the bottom right to load downloaded Audible audiobooks. There is no upper limit of loading numbers and this software supports batch conversion.
- Step 3Adjust Audible output format as MP3
- After all of the audiobooks are loaded to this AAXC to MP3 converter, click to the 'audio' icon to open the output settings window. The default output format is MP3 and you can choose to change it to AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, or FLAC. You can also change the codec, channel, sample rate, or bitrate. After that, click on 'OK' to save the changes.
- Step 4Download and convert Audible books to MP3
Directly tap on the big 'Convert' button. Then the program will start to convert Audible AAX to MP3. The converting time is based on the numbers and the size of documents. In a good network condition, it runs at 30X faster speed to save your time. When the conversion is finished, please go to the target 'Output' folder where saves all the converted Audible MP3 files. Just click the flashing red dot on the main interface to locate them. Then you can stream the converted Audible AAXC MP3 files to your Android or iOS devices.
Notes: For the unregistered users, you can get 1 min conversion of each file. For registered users, you can convert the whole Audible audiobook to MP3.
Part 3. How to Convert AAXC Files to MP3 Online Free
Want a free AAXC to MP3 converter? Then you can use ACONVERT.com, which allows you to convert AAXC to MP3 online for free. In fact, it can not only convert audio files, but also supports documents, e-books, images, videos, etc. You don't need to install third-party applications on your computer, and all steps can be completed online.
It supports adding audio files from your computer for conversion and multiple output audio formats. But it doesn't provide an option to change bitrate and sample rate. Also, it sometimes doesn't work with AAX files and the output audio quality is low. And there is no editing function like DRmare Audiobook Converter to manage audiobook playback.
How to Convert AAXC to MP3 Free Online via ACONVERT
Step 1. Go to ACONVERT.com via your browser. Hit 'Add Files' button to add the Audible audio files from your computer. You can also choose files from Google Drive, URL or Dropbox.
Step 2. After adding Audible audiobooks to this online freeware, please click the 'Target' option to scroll down and select 'MP3' as the output format for Audible audiobooks.
Step 3. Press the 'Convert Now' button to convert AAXC to MP3 online. Click the 'download' icon to save converted Audible audio MP3 files to your device.
Part 4. More You Want to Know about AAXC
Q1: What Is the Difference between Audible AAX and AAXC?
A: Both AAX and AAXC formats were developed by Audible for their copyright protection. The copy protection of AAXC is stronger and now there is no way to remove this protection. But it only applies to audiobooks downloaded from the Audible mobile app.
Q2: Is There an AAXC to MP3 Converter Android?
A: No. Actually, there is no AAXC to MP3 converter on the market. The workaround is to download Audible as an AAX file, then convert it to MP3. So, if you are looking for an Android AAXC MP3 converter, you can use a similar method. The only added step is to transfer the converted Audible files to your Android device.
Q3: What Is the Best App to Convert AAXC to MP3?
A: Today we show you two ways to convert Audible AAXC to MP3. One way is to use DRmare Audible Converter, and the other is to use ACONVERT. Obviously, the former is better because of its better output sound quality and other more powerful features.