Is there an effective way to remove Audible DRM and convert audible enhanced format(aax) to something an mp3 player can play? Or am I bound to Audible compatible device?
Over the course of the past several years in the digital publishing industry, we’ve noticed that eBook market has declined while audiobook market has taken off in popularity in recent years. If you’re an audiobook lover, the odds are that Amazon Audible is your favorite choice to shop. You’ll feel miffed when you can’t share your purchased audiobooks with your friends or listen to them on an MP3 player. That’s because audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com are in AA and AAX formats with audible DRM protection. It’s a must to remove audible DRM from your purchased Audible audiobooks and convert their formats to a more widely used audio format in order to listen to the audiobooks on more platforms freely. That’s why I want to introduce the easiest and most effective way of removing Audible DRM and converting Audible from aa and aax to mp3 or m4b with Epubor Audible Converter.
Step 1. Purchase and Download Audible Books
1. Purchase and download Audible books to computer
If your choose to purchase and download kindle books to your computer, please read full Guide on How to Download Audible Books to Computer to learn the detailed steps.
2. Purchase and download Audible audiobooks to Kindle e-Readers
Last year Amazon announced Audible audiobook was supported by a wider variety of its Kindle eReaders including the entry-level eReaders. If you choose to download kindle books to your kindle device. Please ensure your kindle device is compatible with audible audiobooks. Here I’m going to illustrate how to purchase and download Audible audiobooks directly from the Audible supported Kindle e-Readers. To purchase new audiobooks you don’t have to visit Audible’s website, just launch the Kindle Store from the Kindle devices. They now have a category for Audible’s audiobooks.
1. Tap the Store icon in the toolbar.
2. Tap Go to Audible Store.
3. Browse or search for an audiobook.
4. Tap on the audiobook you want to purchase.
5. Tap on Buy with 1 Credit or Buy for $X.XX.
6. Tap Go to Library to download the audiobook.
Tips: If you aren’t a member of Audible, you can get 2 free audiobooks by signing up for a 30-day free trial. Then you can get the audiobook for free by tapping on Buy for $0.00 with Audible Trial.
After the audiobooks are downloaded, turn on your Kindle device and hit refresh or select check for new items in the menu, your Audible audiobooks will show up in the Archived items list.
Step 2. Download and Install Epubor Audible Converter
Most audiobooks decryption and conversion solutions out there are facilitated by iTunes and are not so easy to operate. Therefore I’m introducing the powerful tool, Epubor Audible Converter, to strip DRM from Audible audiobooks and convert the AA and AAX formats to MP3 or m4b.
Special Explanation: Audible audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com and Kindle e-ink Readers both are supported by Epubor Audible Converter.
Download Epubor Audible Converter:
Step 3. Add AA/AAX Audiobooks into Audible Converter
Click “Add” or drag and drop the AA/AAX audiobooks into the software interface.
Bonus Tip—Split Audiobooks into Chapters (Optional)
If you are in need of splitting your audiobooks into chapters, Audible Converter is absolutely your first choice. You can click on the “option” button to split by time, by chapters or into segments averagely. Also you can tick “Apply to all” if you want to apply your option to all Audible books.
Step 4. Remove Audible DRM and Convert AA/AAX to MP3
Then click on “Convert to MP3” button at the bottom to start the process of removing DRM and converting your audiobooks to mp3. Once it has finished, “Succeeded” will appear. Also, the folder holding the converted MP3 files will automatically pop up.
And also you can watch the following video to learn how to decrypt Audible and convert aa/aax to mp3 with Epubor Audible Converter intuitively. The software can decrypt and convert Audible audiobooks in a batch.
Download Epubor Audible Converter for free
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kindle devices are compatible with audible audiobooks?
Here I have listed all the audible audiobooks compatible kindle devices.
Kindle Oasis (9th Gen)
Kindle Paperwhite 4
All-New Kindle Oasis 2 (9th Gen)
Kindle Oasis (8th Gen)
Kindle (8th Gen)
Kindle (1st &2nd Gen)
Kindle Touch (4th Gen)
Kindle Keyboard (3rd Gen)
Kindle DX (2nd Gen)
Kindle Fire (1st &2nd Gen)
Kindle Fire HD (2nd & 3rd Gen)
Kindle Fire HDX (3rd Gen)
Fire HDX (4th Gen)
Fire HD (4th, 5th, & 6th Gen)
Fire (5th Gen)
Kindle Paperwhite (7th Gen)
Kindle (7th Gen)
Kindle Voyage (7th Gen)
Kindle (8th Gen)
Besides the Kindle devices listed above, Audible audiobooks are also compatible with Fire phone, Kindle for Android, Kindle for Samsung, the Audible apps for iOS/Android/Windows, Audible software for PC and Mac, and MP3 players and other devices compatible with Audible’s file format.