How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Windows Media Player

Updated by Adam Gorden on May 10, 2022 4:37 PM

Windows Media Player (WMP) is a prominent media player for Windows computers as well as Windows mobile phones and tablets. It supports all kinds of media files including videos, music, audiobooks, pictures and has a lot of features like media file playback, library management, disc burning, ripping and streaming etc. If you love digital media contents and have multiple media files from different sources, then it is a good idea to import them to Windows Media Player for playback and facilitate management according to the options artist, album, genre etc. In most of the time, the process to import media files to WMP is a simple drag & drop. After importing , you will get quick access to all your digital media files in one place.

However, sometimes you may encounter the error that the files are corrupted or not supported when importing media files to WMP. That is mainly because some video or audio files are encrpyted by DRM protection. But just take it easy, there are other ways to fix that. Now I will take the Audible audiobooks for example to demonstrate how to import and play Audible on Windows Media Player.

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Part 1. Official Way to Download and Import Audible Files to Windows Media Player
Part 2. Download And Convert Audible Books for Playing on Windows Media Player

Official Way to Download and Import Audible Files to Windows Media Player

Amazon officially recommends users to use the iTunes or Audible Manager to play Audible audiobooks, which are easy to use. For the Windows Media Player, it won't allow users to import Audible titles into Windows Media Player directly, you have to do everything from the scratch.

How to Import Audible Books to Windows Media Player Automatically

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Step 1. Download and install Audible Download Manager on your computer. You can go to the Audible official website to get it directly.

Step 2. Double click the app to launch it.

Step 3. Click General Settings menu and then select the option Windows Media Player under the menu 'After download import files to'.

Step 4. Click Save Settings to confirm.

Step 5. Login Audible account from the official website and go to Library > My Books to find the Audible audiobook you want.

Step 6. Then click the Download button.

Step 7. When it is downloaded completely, you will find it on the Windows Media Player.

How to Import Audible Books to Windows Media Player Manually

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Step 1. Make sure Windows Media Player is selected under 'After download, import files to'. If not, click the Change Location button to set WMP as default location.

Step 2. Select Import Audible Titles... > Import into Windows Media Player Library from the Option menu.

Step 3. The main thing now is to verify that the folder location is right. If not, please use the Browse... option to find the correct one.

Windows 7/8/Vista - \Users\Public\Documents\Audible\Downloads Windows XP - \Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Audible\Downloads

Download And Convert Audible Books for Playing on Windows Media Player

The aforementioned way to import Audible audiobooks works really well on Windows Media Player 11 if you have a good Audible account. But sometimes if you don't have access to your original account anymore such as it is hacked or forgot and there is not a way to retrieve them or you don't other versions of Windows Media Player 12, it won't work directly. Is there still another alternative solution to import the Audible audiobooks to Windows Media Player for playing? The answer is positive. You will just need to get a ViWizard Audible Converter which can help you remove any limitations from all the Audible AA and AAX files and transform them to another popular universal format such as M4A, AAC, AC3, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, MKA and so on. It even doesn't require you to authorize the Audible files on your computer to let the software work. Just drag and drop the Audible AA or AAX files to the software, ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter will do the rest for you automatically. It offers a totally free trial version, so you can try it out as you want.

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ViWizard Audible Converter Key Features

  • Convert Audible AAX/AA to MP3 for playing on Windows Media Player
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at a 100X faster speed
  • Customize some parameters of output audiobooks
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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Video Tutorial of ViWizard AA/AAX Audiobooks Converter

Guide of Using ViWizard AA/AAX Audiobooks Converter to Convert Audible Books for WMP

Now let's see how to use ViWizard to convert Audible audiobooks for playing on Windows Media Player. Please click the download button as above to install the converter on your desktop first.

Step 1Prepare Your Audible Files

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Start the ViWizard AA/AAX Converter on your PC. To add audiobook files to the converter, just click the Add Files button in the top-right corner. You may also just drag and drop the local files to the converter.

Step 2Customize Audible File Settings

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To modify each audiobook, click the Edit icon on the right side. In this area, you may split the audiobook by chapter or time, change the listening speed, and edit the metadata tags. Then, in the lower-left corner, pick the output format by clicking the Format panel. In this scenario, the MP3 format is an ideal choice. You may adjust options such as channel, sampling rate, bit rate, and so forth in the fourth window. Remember to click the OK button to save your changes.

Step 3Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3

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After you've verified all of the selections, go to the bottom and click the Convert button. The converter will begin downloading and converting the Audible books to MP3. When the conversion is finished, click the Converted button at the top to view all converted Audible books.

Step 4Add Apple Music Files to WMP

Open the folder with converted Audible audiobooks. Then drag and drop the folder to Windows Media Player to play Audible books on Windows Media Player.


To play Audible on Windows Media Player is not a difficult thing. You can download Audible files on windows via ViWizard Audio Converter. It’s a professional tool to help you play Audible audiobooks on Windows Media Player with lossless quality. You may get more fun with ViWizard, just click the download button below to have a try now.

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