How Can I Play Audible Audiobooks on Sony Reader? Fixed!

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 09, 2019 5:20 PM.

Q: "I have purchased Sony Reader on Amazon for listening audiobooks. However, I cannot play my purchased audible audiobooks on it. So bad. I still not find a good way to solve the problem. Who could tell me how to do?"

Is there any good way to transfer Audible audiobooks to Sony Reader? Sure! Do not need to worry about this problem. Just change the format of Audible audiobook, and then you play Audible audiobooks on Sony Reader once and for all. Read this article, you will know the reason why you cannot play Audible audiobook on Sony Reader and know how to do.

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What You Need to Know about Sony Reader

The Sony Reader was a line of e-book readers manufactured by Sony. It shows its features as compact and lightweight touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi and fast page turns. Its battery lasts for up to two months on a single charge with Wi-Fi off.

The Reader offers access to a large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your local library. The Reader could display Adobe PDFs, ePub format, RSS newsfeeds, JPEGs, and Sony's proprietary BBeB ("Broadband eBook") format. Some Readers could play MP3 and unencrypted AAC audio files.

Why You Cannot Stream Audible Audiobooks on Sony Reader

Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming on the Internet. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio, TV programs and audio versions of magazines and newspaper. All Audible audiobooks are encoded in the format of AA and AAX protected by digital right management (DRM).

Therefore, Audible's content is only accessible through special proprietary closed software, including unauthorized-playback prevention by means of an Amazon user name and password. That means that all users are not allowed to play these audiobooks on other devices not supported by Audible. So, Sony Reader is incompatible with Audible audiobooks.

How to Read Audible Audiobooks on Sony Reader

As it is written, we are allowed to listen Audible audiobooks on Sony Reader due to digital right management from Audible. However, we could remove DRM protection from Audible audiobooks and convert AAX to MP3 by virtue of the tool, so that these audiobooks can be streamed once and for all.

ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter is a unique and top-leading DRM removal solution for Audible audiobooks that can losslessly remove DRM restriction from Audible audiobooks and convert the AA, AAX audio books to non-DRM MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, FLAC, OGG, M4R and other popular audio formats. It's also capable of splitting the large audiobook file into small clips via chapters. It doesn't require iTunes and other extra apps at all.

ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter features the following functions:

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Step 1. Import Audible audiobooks to the software

add audible aax files

Simply launch ViWizard Audible AAX Converter. Then click the "Add Files" button to load the Audible AA or AAX audiobooks from your computer. You can also import the audiobooks via direct drag-and-drop. You can add multiple audiobook files once for batch conversion.

Step 2. Select output formats

set audiobook output formats as mp3

After the audiobook files are imported into ViWizard Audible AA Converter, you should click the "Format" button at the bottom left of the conversion interface and choose the output format from the pop-up window. The default output format is lossless which will generate a DRM-free audiobook files without touching the original audio tracks at ll. Currently it supports many output formats, including MP3, M4B, AAC, WAV, WMA, M4R, M4A, FLAC, OGG and other popular formats. For lossless output, you can't customize the audio codec, channel, sample rate and bit rate.

Step 3. Convert DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to MP3

converted mp3 audiobooks

Before starting the conversion, you can click the "Editor" icon listed in each column of the audio book file to split the audiobook into several small files via chapters or time frame. Then click the "Convert" button to start removing DRM from Audible audiobooks and converting the AA, AAX files to DRM-free lossless audio or other formats at up to 100X faster speed.

Step 4. Transfer converted Audible audiobooks to Sony Reader

Above all, after using the software, you can easily convert Audible audiobooks into other poplar formats such as MP3 and freely play those audiobooks on any media player or device at any time you like. Otherwise, by converting Audible audiobooks into MP3 format, you also can share your purchased Audible audiobooks with your family and friends without format limitation.


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