"How to convert AAXC to MP3 from Audible?" The AAXC format is newly applied to the downloaded Audible audiobooks on Android and iPhone to avoid playing audiobooks in non-Audible media players. Now, you can only use an Audible app to listen to Audible AAXC files on some portable devices. So, many people are looking for a way to convert Audible AAXC files to MP3 or other audio formats for better listening through more media players on the go.
As an updated encrypted format with an additional layer of encryption, it could be more difficult to convert AAXC audiobooks to MP3 format. But take it easy! Two effective solutions will be introduced in this article. Just scroll down the post and check them out.
Part 1. Audible AAXC File: Everything You Should Know
What Is AAX File?
AAXC file extension is a file format of audiobooks. It is used on Audible files on Android and iOS devices. All the audiobooks downloaded from the mobile Audible app are saved as AAXC files after June 2019. For now, AAXC almost completely replaces AAX on mobile devices. AAXC format won't degrade the listener's experience of playing Audible books in the Audible app.
Why Audible Updates Format to AAXC?
One of the important reasons is to enhance the copyright protection of audiobooks. The advanced AAXC format will protect Audible audiobooks from being copied to other players or devices. That's to say AAXC files can only be accessible on devices that support the Audible app. The format conversion of AAXC Audible files could be tougher. So, for most audiobooks' addicts, it is harder to keep their favorite Audible audiobooks forever.
How to Open an Audible AAXC File?
To open and listen to Audible AAXC files, you should download and install Audible for Android on Android devices and Audible for iOS on iPhone devices. 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.
How to Download AAX Instead of AAXC Format?
You can't change the original file type by renaming the extension of AAXC file. But luckily, the AAXC format is only available in the downloaded audiobooks from mobile Audible app. You can still get Audible books in AAX or AA format from Audible official website. And you can also save the Audible AAXC audiobooks to AAX format via Audible app on Windows and Mac computers.
Part 2. How to Convert AAXC to MP3 via Smart Software
As the latest protected audiobook format, currently, AAXC is still unbreakable. Also, there is no specific Audible AAXC to MP3 converter in the market now. But fortunately, there is still a good workaround to convert AAXC files to MP3. It requires you to find and download AA/AAX Audible files on your computer first. Then use an AA/AAX converter to break formats protection and transfer MP3 tracks to your devices for playing via other media players.
For Audible audiobooks converter, DRmare Audiobooks Converter gives you the most powerful support. It is born to losslessly download and convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, FLAC, M4A, M4B, and such universal formats. Adopting the latest converting skill, this smart tool can work at 30X faster speed. And it can keep 100% raw metadata in the converted files, including the original high quality and same ID3 tags.
Moreover, you can also choose to customize the output settings by using the built-in audiobook editor. For sound effects, you can change the volume, speed, and pitch for better audiobook playback. For track editing, you can turn on the auto-split function and choose the way of splitting Audible files. You can split audiobooks by hours/mins, by segments average, and by chapters.
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How to Convert Audible AXC to MP3 on Mac/Windows
Before getting started to get AAXC MP3 files, please download your favorite audiobooks with the same title on mobile apps on your computer first. And then, with the help of DRmare Audiobooks Converter, you can easily download and unlock audiobooks from Audible with ease.
- Step 1Download Audible books to 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 save them as AAX audio format on your local computer.
- Step 2Import Audible audiobooks to convert as MP3
- Please download and install DRmare Audiobooks Converter on your desktop. Open it directly. There is no upper limit of loading numbers. Just click on the 'Add files' button to load downloaded Audible audiobooks to DRmare Audible Converter.
- Step 3Adjust Audible book output format as MP3
- After all of the audiobooks are loaded to this AAXC to MP3 converter, click to the 'audio' icon to open a new window of Setting. Now you can change the output format as MP3, codec, channel, sample rate, or bitrate. To keep the best output quality of the Audible audiobooks, you can alter the bit rate to 320kbps. Then set the sample rate to 48000 Hz. Alternatively, you can directly tick 'Keep lossless quality' option to do lossless conversion.
- 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 finished, please go to the target folder where saves all the converted Audible MP3 files. Just click the flashing red dot on the main interface to locate them. Now you can stream the converted Audible MP3 audios to your mobile devices.
Notes: For the unregistered users, you can get 1 min conversion of each file. For registered users, you can convert the whole Audible audiobooks to MP3.
Part 3. How to Convert AAXC Files to MP3 Online Free
In this part, you will get an open-source tool to convert AAXC files to MP3 online for free. It is called ACONVERT.com. As an online toolkit, you don't need to install third-party apps on your computer and all steps can be done online. It supports adding audio files from your computer for conversion and a wide variety of output audio formats. But it doesn't provide an option to change the bit rate and sample rate of AAXC audiobooks. Besides, there are no editing functions like DRmare Audiobook Converter to manage the audiobook playback. It sometimes can't work with AAX file and the output audio quality is quite low.
How to Convert AAXC Audiobooks to MP3 Free Online
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 '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. In Conclusion
Although there are some restrictions in Audible AAXC format, it brings a better audiobook listening experience. And now, with the help of two AAXC to MP3 converters, you can easily listen to Audible AAXC books on wanted media players. To be honest, DRmare Audiobook Converter is a better way because of faster conversion speed and lossless audiobook quality.
If you have other ways to convert AAXC to MP3 directly, please let us know. Just feel free to write it down in the comment area.