How to Split Audible Audiobooks by Chapters

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jun 24, 2021 2:49 PM.

Audible is the largest audiobook provider in the world. It offers all kinds of audiobooks from history to science, technology, classics, fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and much more. By installing the Audible app, usually, we can listen to Audible audiobooks on computers, mobile phones, portable MP3 players with chapters. After stopping playing audiobooks, we can easily select a specific chapter or resume where you last left off to continue to enjoy the audiobooks next time.

When your player has a small storage, you may need to split the whole audiobook into pieces. Is there a way to split Audible books to chapters? The answer is positive. You can convert and split Audible files into chapters with 2 methods. Please just continue with me to find out the best solutions.

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Part 1. How to Split Audible into Chapters with Audible
Part 2. How to Split up an Audible Book into Chapters with Audible Converter

How to Split Audible into Chapters with Audible

Audible empowers users to divide audiobooks into several parts. But it is only workable for long audiobooks over 12 hours long. And the division is not by chapter. If you want to split Audible audiobooks by chapters when the books are shorter than 12 hours, go ahead to the second method. Now let’s look at the operation steps on different devices with this Audible method.

Android or iOS: Just open the left navigation menu and then tap Settings > Download Settings. Go to the Download by Parts section. Then tap the Multi-Part Downloads button.

Computer: Tap the Settings button and click the Downloads button. Then turn on the Download your library by parts switch.

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How to Split up an Audible Book into Chapters with Audible Converter

Although Audible offers the option for users to split audiobooks into multiple parts, it is really time-consuming and they are only playable on the Audible app. It supports dividing Audible audiobooks into parts, not chapters. And this feature is only accessible for audiobooks longer than 12 hours. Another better option to split Audible books into chapters is to download the entire audiobooks and use a special audiobook splitting tool to help you split all the audiobooks into chapters within a few clicks.

Please note a common audiobook splitter may not work since the Audible audiobooks are encoded in AA or AAX formats. For instance, if you import the Audible files into a free tool such as iTunes and then try to select the option - Convert to MP3 Version to split your audiobooks, you will be prompted the message that protected Audible files are not supported. These free tools can split audiobook into chapters, not Audible audiobooks. So here I will recommend the best audiobook splitter ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac which supports splitting Audible audiobooks into chapters effortlessly. It runs on both Windows and Mac computers. Please simply download the free trial version to evaluate it.

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Detailed Tutorial to Split Audible Audiobooks into Chapters

Some people find Audible chapters don't match. For this problem, you can use ViWizard to divide Audible book into chapters again. ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter supports bulk converting technology. The processes to convert Audible files and keep Audible chapters are done simultaneously with 100X faster speed. Even if you have numerous files, they can be finished within a few minutes.

1Import Audible Audiobooks

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In order to cut the Audible files into small pieces, you have to download Audible audiobooks first. After downloading, you can locate the Audible AAX or AA files from the Windows Explorer or Mac Finder and drag them to ViWizard Audible AAX Converter screen.

2Split Audible Files by Chapters

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ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter offers many options for you to customize your Audible audiobooks such as splitting audible books, changing the output format, adjusting the playback parameters. To split the Audible AAX or AA files, you can click the Edit icon which looks like a pen. Then you can select to split files by time or chapter as you want under the Split page. Besides, ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter offers many output format options. You can convert Audible to MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV, M4A, etc. Go to the Format button to choose a format for Audible books.

3Convert the Audible Audiobooks

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Finally, you can click the Convert button to make all the changes take effect. It takes a few minutes only to convert couples of audiobook files effectively. When it is done, you will see all the audiobook chapters are split on the output folder you have selected.


Compared with the first method, the second one is so easy, right? By splitting the long audiobooks into small chapters or segments with ViWizard, it will help you remove the hassle of playing audiobooks in limited storage players and you can easily forward or backward to select the chapter you want to play. What's more, you don't need to worry about the limitation on Audible books. Just play the new audiobooks on any devices you have. Believe it or not, this is the fastest and easiest I have ever found. Any users including green hands can split Audible audiobooks like a pro as long as getting the ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter. If you still haven't tried this fantastic converter yet. Why not just download it to have a try?

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