How to Convert Audible AAXC to MP3?

On June 20, 2019, Audible released a new Audible App for Android. The biggest change coming to this version is that all Audible books downloaded through the Audible app will be saved in AAXC format instead of AAX format. Many Android phone users felt a sudden rush of panic at the thought of no longer being able to convert AAXC to any other format. Good news is that we always have a perfect solution for converting Audible books. Now let’s take a look at how to convert AAXC to MP3.

1. What is AAXC Format?

The AAXC format is a new Audible format created in the latest released Audible App for Android and used for all Audible books downloaded through the app. Basically, the new AAXC format is just the same format as the AAX format with an address copyright protection to avoid Audible files from being converted to any other format.

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2. Why does Audible Adopt AAXC Format?

Confirmed in a phone call to Audible, AAXC is the new format that Audible is now using through Audible app, which means all the audiobooks downloaded from the new Audible App released on June 20, 2019 or later are saved in the AAXC format. And the main purpose of adopting this new AAXC format is to prevent Audible books from being decrypted and converted to any other format. It’s like an added protection on Audible contents to avoid some users to convert them.

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3. How to Only Get AAX File?

Fortunately, as long as you don’t download Audible Books through Audible App for Android, you can still get AAX files. For Audible books that you purchased (not borrowed), they can be downloaded in enhance format(.aax) from Audible website. And all of your Audible books including the Romance titles can be downloaded in AAX format through Audible App for Windows.

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4. How to Convert AAXC to MP3?

Audible AAXC files can’t be converted to MP3 since now Audible added an address copyright protection to them, but a good workaround is to download Audible books as AAX format instead to convert to MP3 smoothly with Audible Converter software. Follow below step by step guide to convert AAXC to MP3.

Step 1download Audible books from Audible websites or Audible App for Windows to your computer. For detailed instructions, you can read the full guide on how to download Audible books to computer.

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Step 2download and install the most powerful and easy-to-use Epubor Audible Converter to your computer.

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Step 3launch Epubor Audible Converter, click Add button to upload Audible books to the software automatically or simply drag and drop AAX files to the main interface of the software, then click Convert to MP3 to start the conversion.

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By the way, if you want to split Audible files into chapters, before hitting the Convert to MP3 button, you need to click on the edit icon to the right of the book title and check Split by chapters and click OK.

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Tips

Right now AAXC format is only applied to Audible App for Android, in case someday AAXC format is used on all Audible books no matter you download the book from Audible website or Audible App for Windows. So we highly recommend you to back up all of your Audible books as soon as possible.

Conclusion

In a word, Audible file types downloaded on PC are still same .aax format. And this .aaxc format downloaded through Audible App for Android is basically the same format as the .aax except that the added address copyright protection on the .aaxc format can avoid Audible files from being converted to any other format. Luckily, .aaxc format is only applied to Audible files downloaded through the app. So with Epubor Audible Converter, we can still and always convert Audible to MP3 effortlessly.

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