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Smart Audible to MP3 convert to download, convert, split Audible books

  • Download Audible AA and AAX files locally without Audible account authorization
  • Convert Audible books to MP3, FLAC, MKA, AIFF, M4A, M4B at 100X speed in bulk
  • Customize audiobook effects and split Audible files by chapters for better use
  • Edit ID3 tags manually, or keep all ID3 tags and chapter info automatically

How to Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters - 4 Methods

Audible is one of the largest sellers of audiobooks, offering more than 200,000 audio products from numerous publishers. It also allows you to download audiobooks for offline listening. However, some audiobooks are very long and you cannot listen to them all in one sitting. In this case, splitting Audible audiobooks by chapters is a great solution. This way you can organize your digital library, create custom playlists or listening queues, and more. It greatly improves your listening experience and helps you select your favorite audiobook chapters to play directly. Read on now and learn how to split audiobook into chapters in the 4 best ways.

split audiobooks by chapters

Part 1. How to Download Audible Books with Chapters by Audible

Can I download individual chapters in Audible? No. But you can choose to download Audible audiobooks as individual parts or as a whole. As long as your audiobook is longer than 12 hours, you can choose to download your audiobook into multiple parts. If your audiobook is less than 12 hours long, you can refer to Part 2.

How to Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters on iPhone/Android:

Step 1. Open the Audible app on your Android/iOS device and tap on the 'Profile' icon.

Step 2. Tap on the 'Gear' icon at the top right and choose 'Data & Storage'.

Step 3. Choose 'Multi-Part' under the 'Download By Parts' section. Then your Audible audiobooks will be downloaded with chapters.

download audible audiobooks by multi parts mobile

How to Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters Free on PC:

Step 1. Get into the 'Settings' page by clicking the 'gear' icon.

Step 2. Tap the 'Downloads' option and switch the 'Download your library by parts' button to left.

Step 3. Audible audiobooks will be downloaded into chapters automatically.

download audible audiobooks with chapters pc

Part 2. How to Split Audible AudioBooks into Chapters by DRmare Audible Converter

For Audible, audiobooks under 12 hours long can only be downloaded as a single part. Additionally, it is not suitable for cutting large books into chapters as this wastes time and may fail. Therefore, we found a professional tool to help you - DRmare Audible Converter.

When you are going to cut Audible audiobooks, you should remember that audiobooks downloaded from Audible are encoded in AA/AAX format and have built-in DRM copyright technology. Therefore, you need to unprotect it before you can split your audiobook by chapters. Thankfully, this all-in-one DRmare Audible Converter allows you to remove Audible protection and split Audible books by chapters. Even better, it also lets you cut Audible audiobooks by time or the way you want.

It can also convert Audible audiobooks to popular audio formats such as MP3, FLAC, etc. This way you can listen to your Audible books on almost all portable devices and MP3 players. You can also keep the downloaded Audible files forever so as to keep them permanently.

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DRmare Audible Converter

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  • Remove DRM limitation from Audible and iTunes audiobooks
  • Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC and other formats
  • Split Audible audiobooks and other audiobooks by chapters, time, or the way you want
  • Run at a 30X faster speed to convert all Audible books with parallel processes
Step 1Import downloaded Audible audiobooks to DRmare
import audible audiobooks
Before adding audiobooks to DRmare Audible Converter, please download Audible books on your computer in advance. You can then drag and drop AA/AAX Audible audiobooks to DRmare conversion window from Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. Or please click the 'Add Files' button to choose favorite audiobooks from your iTunes library directly.
Step 2Split Audible audiobooks by chapters, time, or others
split audible books as you want
After loading audio files into this DRmare tool, you can see the 'Edit' icon on the right side of each track. Click the 'Effect' option to change the volume, speed, and pitch. Click the 'Split' icon to split Audible audiobooks, and click the 'Tags' option to edit the ID3 tags.
Step 3Set Audible book output parameters
customize output parameters of audible books
If you don't make any changes, this tool will automatically remove protection from Audible and convert Audible books to MP3 by default. You can click on the 'Format' icon to choose other audio formats and customize the bit rate, sample rate, and more. Then click on 'OK' to apply the changes.
Step 4Convert Audible books with chapters
convert audible books with chapters
Finally, click on the big 'Convert' button at the bottom right to launch the conversion process. When the converting process finishes, you can see all converted Audible audiobooks in chapters and are saved in the destination folder on your computer. And you can transfer all unprotected audiobooks to any device for playback freely.

Part 3. How to Split Audible Books into Chapters by Audacity

How do you split Audible into chapters? Besides using Audible and DRmare Audible Converter, you can also use Audacity. It is free to use and allows you to edit, cut, trim or merge recorded audio files. With it, you can record Audible audiobooks into commonly used audio files and then split them into chapters for free. However, it is not suitable for newbies as the process is a little bit complex.

Step 1. Open Audacity and configure it to use speakers by clicking 'Device' > 'Host' > 'Windows WASAPI'.

Step 2. Now go to the Audible app to start playing your audiobooks and click the 'Record' button on Audacity.

record audible books with audacity

Step 3. Once you finish recording, click 'Stop' to stop the recording.

Step 4. Now move the mouser to your desired split point on the track and click it once. Then choose "Edit" > "Clip Boundaries" > "Split".

split audiobooks into chapters by audacity

Step 5. Finally, click on 'File' > 'Export' and choose to save the recorded audiobooks as MP3 or other formats.

export audible audiobooks audacity

Part 4. How to Split Audiobooks into Chapters by iTunes

If you have converted your Audible audiobooks to common audio files or have some DRM-free audiobooks, you can use iTunes to split them into chapters. However, please note that it only creates a shorter version of the audiobook by specifying start and stop times, rather than breaking it into separate chapters. Therefore, you need to repeatedly manually create each chapter you want. If you think it's not complicated, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer and import the audiobooks you want to split by clicking "File" > "Add File to Library".

add common audiobooks to itunes

Step 2. Once added, you can see them in "Recently Added". Right-click on the audiobook and select "Get Info" > "Options".

Step 3. Set the "Start time" and "Stop time" for each chapter. Then click "OK" to save the changes.

set audiobook start and stop time

Step 4. Now go back to the main screen and choose "Preferences" > "Edit" > "General" > "Import Settings".

import settings

Step 5. Under Import Using, choose "MP3 Encoder" and then click "OK".

choose mp3 encoder

Step 6. Finally, click "File" > "Convert" > "Create MP3 Version" and the audiobook chapter will show in your iTunes library.

create mp3 version of audiobooks

Part 5. In Conclusion

Audible DRmare Audible Converter Audacity iTunes
Work for Longer than 12 hours audiobooks Audible audiobooks,
iTunes audiobooks,
and other common audiobooks
Any audiobooks Commonly used audiobooks
How to Work Download Audible audiobooks with chapters Split Audible books with chapters automatically Set the start and stop time manually Set the start and stop time manually
Output Quality Lossless Lossless Lossy Lossy
Other Features / Convert Audible books to common formats;
edit volume and pitch;
play your audiobooks offline, etc.
Cut, trim, edit audio files, etc. Manage and play your music library
Ease of Use ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐

If your Audible audiobook is more than 12 hours long, you can directly use Audible to download the audiobook with chapters. If not, you need to seek help from a third-party splitting tool. However, Audible audiobooks cannot be edited or split directly due to DRM protection. So, remember to remove DRM protection from Audible files and then you can use any audio editing software to split audiobooks. We recommend you to use an all-in-one tool called DRmare Audible Converter, which allows you to remove DRM protection, split audiobooks by chapters, time or segments, etc. Now you can download a free trial to test its performance for yourself.

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