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 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 can I convert the Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3?

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. For the intention of helping 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 any Audible AA/AAX audiobook to MP3.

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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's providing 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. Or in other words, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks are only playable on specifically selected devices and media players, like iTunes, Windows Media Player or AudibleManager.

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

Via the brief introduction to Audible audiobooks, you might have realized that if you’d like to transfer AA and AAX audiobooks to MP3 players or other MP3 compatible devices, you have to bypass DRM copyright encryption from these audiobooks at the first place. In fact, all you'll need is a professional Audible DRM 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 DRM decryption technique, DRmare DRM Audio Converter is a top star in removing DRM from Audible audiobooks. It's an all-in-one Audible DRM remover to convert DRM 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 DRM-free audios by changing the year, title, album, composer and more as well as splitting them by time or chapters 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.

DRmare DRM AA/AAX to MP3 Converter

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  • Remove DRM protection from Audible AA/AAX audiobooks
  • Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 and other common formats
  • Customize ID3 tags and chapter info according to your needs
  • 30X fast converting speed with lossless quality kept

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

DRmare DRM Audio Converter is available for Mac and Windows operating systems. Take DRmare DRM Audio Converter for Mac as example, we'll introduce the detailed steps of converting DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to non-DRM 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 DRM AA/AAX audiobooks to DRmare software
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Double click to launch DRmare DRM Audio Converter for Mac from your desktop and the main interface of DRmare audio DRM 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 DRM-locked AA/AAX audio files to the main interface directly.
Note: If you have some DRM-free AA/AAX audiobooks and would like to convert these unprotected AA/AAX files to MP3, you can also use DRmare DRM Audio Converter to convert them by clicking the first “Add Files” button to import your DRM-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 DRM audiobooks uploaded to DRmare completely, you can get down to selecting the output format by touching the “Format” button at the bottom left corner. DRmare DRM 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 DRM restriction from Audible audiobooks and convert AA/AAX 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 DRM-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.

Part 4. More about DRmare DRM Audio Converter

Apart from working on Audible DRM audiobooks, DRmare DRM Audio Converter can also remove FairPlay DRM technology from Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs and M4A, M4B audiobooks and convert DRM and DRM-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 DRM and DRM-free audio files on any device and media player for playback. As for converting DRM M4P files, including Apple Music and iTunes songs to MP3, there is a detailed source page for your reference: How to Convert DRM iTunes M4P to MP3 with Ease.

March 9, 2018 7:23 am

Posted by Thomas Carman to Convert DRM Audiobooks