2 Best Ways to Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 on Mac/Windows

Updated by Adam Gorden on Aug 26, 2020 3:14:01 PM.
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Sometimes when you are trying to download Audible audiobooks to MP3 players, you are likely to get unexpected error telling you 'file format not supported' or something like that. In such cases, it's necessary for you to convert Audible books to MP3 or a more popular format. Now follow this article to find out the proven ways to free convert Audible AAX/AA to MP3 on Mac or Windows.

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Part 1: About Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks & DRM
Part 2: Two Methods to Convert Audible to MP3
    #1: Convert Audible to MP3 via ViWizard
    #2: Convert Audible to MP3 via Convertio
Part 3: More About Audible.com

Part 1: What You Should Know about Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks & DRM

As the largest producer and seller of downloadable digital audiobooks in the world, Audible.com has already become the most popular online audiobook store for audiobook fans to purchase audiobook of any genre. But in spite of the large catalog, all of the Audible audiobooks are encoded in .aax or .aa file format with Audible's Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection, in which way the Audible .aa and .aax audiobooks can only be played on selected and authorized mobile devices.

In other words, customers cannot fully control and play those DRM-locked Audible files on any MP3 player, unless they completely remove DRM from Audible books and convert Audible to MP3.

Part 2: Two Methods to Convert Audible to MP3

Solution 1. Convert AAX to MP3 with Professional Audible Converter

To convert Audible files to MP3, the most highly recommended solution is to use dedicated Audible DRM removal software, for instance, ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter for Mac/Windows, a professional Audible AAX to MP3 converter that can easily remove DRM protection from Audible by converting the AA/AAX to MP3 and other formats, including WAV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc.

As the unique Audible to MP3 converter in the market, the superiority of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter is that it doesn't need to work with iTunes. And thanks to its innovative processing core, it can work at up to 100X faster speed and at the same time keep original ID3 tags and chapter info while converting Audible to MP3.

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Tutorial to Convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to MP3

Here we'll take the Mac version of ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter as example to show you how to convert Audible AAX to MP3 on Mac step by step.

Step 1. Load AA/AAX Files to ViWizard Audible Converter

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Download and launch ViWizard AA/AAX Converter on your Mac. Then click the "+" button in the upper side to load the target Audible audiobooks into the conversion interface. You can also find the AA, AAX files from Audible folder and drag them to the software.

Step 2. Customize Output Profile

set output format

If you want to keep the lossless quality while converting Audible AA/AAX, you should leave the output format as default. To change AAX to MP3 or other formats, you should click the "Format" option and select the MP3, or WAV, FLAC under it. You can also customize the codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate and other parameters for better sound quality.

Step 3. Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3

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Go back to the main interface of the Audible to MP3 converter after finish the settings. Then click the "Convert" button at the bottom right corner to start the conversion from AAX/AA to MP3. Once done, you can find the converted DRM-free MP3 audio books and freely import them into any media players, such as Apple iPod, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, etc. for playback.

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Solution 2. Convert Audible to MP3 with Free Audible Converter

The other highly recommended solution to convert Audible books to MP3 is using some free Audible converters, such as Convertio, an online Audible AA to MP3 converter that can free convert AA/AAX to MP3 online with ease. Here's the complete guide you may follow:

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Step 1. Go to Convertio Website

Firstly, visit the official site of Convertio.

Step 2. Import Audible AA/AAX Books from Mac/PC

Click the "From Computer" icon to add the AA or AAX audiobooks you want to convert to MP3. Then select output format as MP3. As it supports batch conversion, you can add multiple Audible files to convert once.

Step 3. Free Convert Audible AAX to MP3

Click "Convert" button to let it start converting your Audible AAX or AA to MP3 format for free. After the conversion, you should click the "Download" button to get the converted MP3 audio files.

Part 3: More About Audible.com

Besides the digital audiobooks, Audible.com also sells other spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming including radio, TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers in totally 150,000 audio programs. In March 2008, Audible was bought by Amazon.com and became the subsidiary of Amazon. Although Amazon was expected to remove the DRM from Audible audiobook selection after the purchased of Audible in keeping with the current trend in the industry, Audible's audiobook products continue to have DRM, in keeping with Amazon's policy of DRM-protecting its Kindle e-books. Therefore, it's still have a long way to go when the DRM is totally removed from Audible's .aa and .aax audiobooks.

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