Convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to MP3? Solved!

Q: I just purchased dozens of audiobooks from for the purpose of playing them on my MP3 player when taking a bus or subway. However, it appears that those Audible books are not compatible with my MP3 player at all. I noticed all the audiobooks are saved in .aa or .aax format. Is that the problem? If so, how to convert Audible files to MP3?

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As an Audible audiobook addict, you might already found that playing Audible AA and AAX audiobooks on common MP3 players is no easy job due to the special encrypting codec of those books. To help you get rid of the hassle while enjoying Audible audiobooks on any media player, here in this article, we will offer you an effective solution to easily and losslessly convert Audible to MP3.

Part 1. What You Need to Know about Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks

Speaking of online digital audiobook stores, the most well-known website should be or Audible Store. As one of the most popular and largest audiobook sellers and producers, it provides tons of audiobooks in various genres for audiobook fans all over the world.

However, to protect the copyright of the audiobooks, Audible has encoded in the books with AA and AAX format with Audible's Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. In result, unauthorized playback is not allowed. In other words, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks are only playable on specifically selected devices and media players, like iTunes, Windows Media Player or Audible Manager.

Part 2. Best Encryption Removal Software for Audible to Convert AA/AAX to MP3 Losslessly

After reading the brief introduction to Audible audiobooks, you might have realized that if we'd like to transfer AA and AAX audiobooks to MP3 players or other MP3 compatible devices, we have to bypass copyright encryption from these audiobooks at the first place. In fact, all you'll need is a professional Audible Locked AA/AAX to MP3 converter. Fortunately, there are many third-party software can do the job. But which is the best and most efficient solution?

By adopting advanced and innovative decryption technique, DRmare Audio Converter is a top star in removing limitation from Audible audiobooks. It's an all-in-one Audible encryption remover to convert protected Audible audiobook from AA, AAX to MP3 or other common audio formats, like M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC, etc.

With built-in multifunctional ID3 tag editor and splitting function, it also allows you to customize the output protection-free audios by changing the year, title, album, composer and more as well as splitting them by chapters or time or to segments averagely. If you like, you can choose output format as 100% lossless audio and it will convert your Audible books to MP3 at up to 30X faster speed.

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DRmare Audible to MP3 Converter Key Features

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Part 3. Detailed Tutorial to Convert Audible AAX/AA to MP3 Format

DRmare Audio Converter is available for Mac and Windows operating systems. Take DRmare Audio Converter for Mac as example, we'll introduce the detailed steps of converting protected Audible audiobooks to non-protected MP3 files for your reference. Before getting started, please make sure that you have downloaded and installed the free version of DRmare Audible Audiobooks on your Mac in advance.

Step 1Import Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to DRmare software
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Double click to launch DRmare Audio Converter for Mac from your desktop and the main interface of DRmare audio encryption removal tool will show up automatically. In order to upload AA/AAX audiobook files to DRmare software, you need to click the second "Add Files" option at the top center of the main screen and then you can choose wanted Audible audiobooks from Audible library. Or you can drag and drop locked AA/AAX audio files to the main interface directly.
Note: If you have some encryption-free AA/AAX audiobooks and would like to convert these unprotected AA/AAX files to MP3, you can also use DRmare Audio Converter to convert them by clicking the first "Add Files" button to import your protection-free AA/AAX audiobooks to DRmare software. The remaining steps are the same as the following steps.
Step 2Define MP3 as the output format and other settings
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Once all audiobooks uploaded to DRmare completely, you can get down to select the output format by touching the "Format" button at the bottom left corner. DRmare Audio Converter will pop up a new window, where you can see lots of audio formats and you can define MP3 as the output format. In this step, you are allowed to click the "Edit" icon at each imported audiobook file to personalize ID tags and chapter info.
Step 3Convert DRM AA/AAX to MP3
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Click the Convert tab to launch the conversion process, and DRmare Audio Converter will automatically start to get rid of restriction from Audible audiobooks and convert AAX to MP3 or AA audiobooks to MP3. Now the only thing you should do is to wait a few minutes. When the converting process finishes, you can find out protection-free MP3 audio files at destination folder and share converted MP3 files to any MP3 player, including Apple iPod, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, Fiio, etc.
Video Demo How to Convert Audible AA, AAX to MP3 on PC
Now the following video tutorial will guide you to convert your protected Audible audiobooks from AA or AAX to MP3 by using DRmare Audible to MP3 Converter on your computer step by step.

Part 4. More about DRmare Audio Converter

Apart from working on Audible encrypted audiobooks, DRmare Audio Converter can also remove FairPlay Protection from Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs and M4A, M4B audiobooks and convert encrypted and encryption-free audio files to multiple common audio formats, like MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc. On the strength of DRmare DRM Audio Converter, you can freely enjoy any audio files on any device and media player for playback.

View also: How to Convert iTunes M4P to MP3 with Ease

Aug 21, 2019 7:23 AM

Updated by Thomas Carman to Convert DRM Audiobooks