How to Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks on PC & Mac

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan 18, 2021 15:14
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Digital Rights Management, sometimes referred to as DRM, is a copyright protection technology you can find in all audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com. With the DRM protection, you are deeply trapped in a frustrating situation where you cannot listen to Audible audiobooks as freely as you expect. In other words, you are limited to play Audible books on selected devices only.

Although it's easy to understand why the rights holders are keen to protect their digital works, to consumers, DRM is extremely annoying. Now thanks to the release of some Audible DRM removal software, you are able to easily break the DRM lock and enjoy Audible books anywhere. In this post, we'll show you the easiest solution to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks once and for all by converting the encrypted books from AAX to MP3. Let's check out now!

Part 1. Best Audible DRM Removal for Windows and Mac
Part 2. How to Remove DRM from Audible Books with iTunes
Part 3. How to Remove DRM from Audible Files by Recording
Part 4. Comparison of Audible DRM Removal for Windows and Mac

Part 1. Best Audible DRM Removal Windows and Mac

If you are looking for the most easy-to-use and fastest Audible DRM converter, you will be suggested to use ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter. Let's learn more about ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter.

1.1 Audible Converter Review: ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

Smarter than all the other Audible audiobook converters in the market, ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter works straightforward to remove Audible DRM without iTunes. Specifically, you don't need to authorize the Audible account in iTunes at all. That's to say, you can completely bypass DRM from Audible books even if you forgot your Audible account password.

While removing DRM from Audible books, ViWizard Audible Converter will convert those protected audiobooks from AA or AAX format to MP3, WAV, AAC, or other common formats. It won't downgrade the audio quality as it will only strip off the DRM protection. Besides, it can keep the ID3 tags and chapter info of the Audible titles. At the same time, it allows you to split the large audiobook into small segments by chapters or time frame.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

  • Losslessly convert Audible books to MP3 without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at 100× faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters like format, bit rate, and channel
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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1.2 Tutorial: How to Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks

Now you can follow the tutorial below to delete DRM from Audible audiobooks by using ViWizard Audible DRM Remover with a few clicks only. Here we take the Mac version as example. The version for Windows works in the same way as Mac.

Step 1Drag Audible audiobook files to ViWizard

After launching ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter, then you can add Audible audiobooks by either dragging the files or clicking the Add Files icon on the main interface of ViWizard. You are allowed to convert multiple Audible books once as it supports batch conversion.

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Step 2Adjust the output audio parameters

Once all the audiobook files are loaded successfully to the conversion window, click the Format button and choose the output audio format as you want. Currently, it supports lossless audio, MP3, M4A, and much more. Besides, you can freely adjust the audio parameters like codec, channel, bit rate, and sample rate according to your needs. To split the large audiobook to small files, simply click the Editing icon next to each audiobook's name.

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Step 3Start removing DRM from Audible books

When everything is ready, you can begin to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks and convert those protected AA and AAX files to DRM-free format by clicking the Convert button at the bottom right of the converter.

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1.3 Video Demo: How to Use ViWizard to Remove Audible DRM

You can also watch this video tutorial to know how to easily convert Audible audiobooks to MP3 or other DRM-free formats with ViWizard Audible Converter step by step.

Part 2. How to Remove DRM from Audible Books with iTunes

ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter could be a good option for you to complete your task. If you want to find an audio converter that can not only remove Audible DRM but also crack DRM from other resources like Apple Music and iTunes audios. The below list is a sampling of tools available.

No.1 ViWizard Audio Converter

ViWizard Audio Converter is an useful audio converter that can convert special audio files from Apple Music, iTunes, and Audible, as well as more than 100 common audio files to six popular audio format files. With this professional converter, you can get rid of the DRM protection from Audible and convert Audible audiobooks to MP3, M4A, and more without any audio loss. But it requires to install the iTunes on your computer.

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How to remove Audible DRM with ViWizard Audio Converter

Step 1. Start by opening ViWizard Audio Converter, then drag and drop Audible book files into the main screen of ViWizard.

Step 2. Click the Format panel to launch the audio settings window. Here you can set the audio format, bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

Step 3. Start removing DRM from Audible and converting Audible books to MP3 by clicking the Convert button.

No.2 Tunelf Audio Converter

Tunelf Audio Converter is another powerful audio converting tool that is designed to handle the conversion of Apple Music, iTunes audios, and Audible audiobooks. Besides, it converts up to 100 plain audio format files to MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC, and M4B. So, it is easy for you to remove Audible DRM protection if you are using Tunelf Audio Converter. You can also use it to split Audible audiobooks into different chapters.

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How to crack DRM protection from Audible audiobook

Step 1. Open Tunelf Audio Converter and then go to add Audible audiobooks to the converter for conversion. You can choose drag-and-drop or click the Add button.

Step 2. After adding Audible files to the converter, click the Format button to start personalizing the output audio parameters, including format, bit rate, channel, and sample rate.

Step 3. Click the Convert button to initiate the conversion of Audible to MP3 and remove DRM lock from Audible files.

Part 3. How to Remove Audible DRM by Recording

If you are looking for a free Audible DRM removal, you must take the tools below into consideration. With the tools below, you can record DRM-free audiobooks from Audible. However, the output audio quality cannot be guaranteed.

No.1 OpenAudible

OpenAudible is a cross-platform application for downloading and managing Audible audiobooks on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is specially designed for all Audible users to handle the conversion. It supports conversion from Audible AA and AAX to MP3, M4B, and M4A audio format. After conversion, you can get the converted Audible files without DRM protection.

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How to use OpenAudible to remove Audible DRM

Step 1. Fire up OpenAudible on your computer and click File > Import Books.

Step 2. Navigate to the folder where you stored your Audible books files and then add them to the tool.

Step 3. After loading Audible books into the tool, right-click the Audible audiobook title and select Convert to MP3.

No.2 Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder

Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder is a free online audio recording platform that can help you record any audio from your computer sound card and microphone. It can save the recordings to several formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and OGG. By using this online audio recorder, you can directly record your purchased audiobooks from Audible.com.

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How to record DRM-unlocked audiobooks from Audible

Step 1. Go to open Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder and install a launcher.

Step 2. Click the Start Recording button from the website and select Audible books to play.

Step 3. Start recording Audible books by clicking the Start button and then click the Stop button to end the recording.

Step 4. Hit the "Show in Folder" button to locate the recorded Audible book files in output directory.

No.3 Audacity

Audacity is another free, open-source, and cross-platofrm audio software. Serving as an audio recorder and editor, it can record any audio from Windows, Mac, and Linux. After recording, you can edit the recordings within the software. With the help of Audacity, you can record Audible books to a number of common audio formats including WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, and MP3.

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How to record DRM-free Audible files by Audacity

Step 1. Open Audacity and go to adjust the recording settings.

Step 2. Then select an Audible audiobook and start playing on your computer.

Step 3. Click the Record button to initiate the recording of Audible audiobooks.

Step 3. Click the Stop button to finish recording and export the recorded Audible books.

Part 4. Comparison of Audible DRM Removal Windows and Mac

Here is a comparison table of Audible DRM removal we've listed. To have a more clear idea of those Audible DRM removal tools, we have compared those tools from various aspects like supported system, audio quality and so on. Then you find which one is more suitable for you.

  ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter ViWizard Audio Converter Tunelf Audio Converter OpenAudible Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder Audacity
Supported OS Mac & Windows Mac & Windows Mac & Windows Windows, Mac, Linux Mac & Windows Windows, Mac, Linux
Supported Input Formats Audible audiobooks Audible books, Apple Music, iTunes audios, and up to 100 audio format files Audible books, Apple Music, iTunes audios, and up to 100 audio format files Audible audiobooks Any audio from the computer Any audio from the computer
Supported Output Formats Lossless audio, MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, AIFF, APE, FLAC, WAV, WMA, M4B, M4R, MKA, AU MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, M4B MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, M4B MP3, M4B, M4A MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, OGG WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3
Conversion Speed 100× 30× 30× 10×
Output Music Quality 100% lossless quality Lossless quality Lossless quality Lossy quality Lossy quality Lossy quality
Keep ID3 Tags × × ×
Audio Editing × ×
Audible DRM Removal Remove Audible DRM directly Remove DRM with iTunes Remove DRM with iTunes Remove Audible DRM directly Remove DRM with recording Remove DRM with recording
Split Audible into Chapters × × ×
Price $34.95 Start from $14.95 Start from $14.95 Free Free Free

Final Thoughts

With the above 6 Audible DRM removal tools, you can remove DRM protection in different methods, including conversion and recording. Generally speaking, if you want to remove DRM from Audible files free, you can choose OpenAudible, Audacity, or Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder. But if you focus on the conversion speed and audio quality, ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter could be the best choice. Besides, you can also try using Tunelf Audio Converter and ViWizard Audio Converter – both are powerful audio converting tools for Audible books and other audios.

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