Updated on November 12, 2018
Audible is a monthly subscription service that provides you with access to more than 425,000 audiobooks. As a monthly member, you can listen to the high-quality audiobooks online or offline with the authorized smartphone, tablet or computer. In fact, all Audible audiobooks are encoded in DRM protected AA or AAX format. Due to the DRM protection, you cannot listen to the AA or AAX audiobooks on MP3 player or common media player.
Thus, if you receive an error saying "file format is not supported" when playing the Audible file with VLC or Windows Media Player, you might need to find a way to remove DRM from Audible AA or AAX audiobooks and convert them to plain audio formats like MP3. In this guide, I will show you the best 3 AAX to MP3 converters to convert DRM-ed Audible AAX/AA audiobooks to MP3. After that, you can listen to the Audible files on MP3 player or burn them to CD.
Common audio converters are not allowed to convert DRM-protected .aa or .aax Audible files. If you want to directly convert AAX/AA files to MP3, a specialized converter is required.
TuneFab Apple Music Converter is one of the best converters that can remove DRM and convert Apple Music, iTunes music, iTunes audiobooks and Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to DRM free MP3. With this professional Audible DRM Removal, you will be able to convert AA or AAX to MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC with ease. Also, this program will let you keep original audiobook chapters in the converted M4A file. And it supports 16X faster conversion speed. Let's see how to convert AAX to MP3 with TuneFab now!
Step 1. Download TuneFab AAX Converter
Download the program first. And then install and launch the program on your PC or Mac. Please make sure that you have installed iTunes as well because this program needs to work with iTunes.
If you have installed iTunes, then import your Audible audiobooks to iTunes and get ready for the conversion.
Step 2. Select the AAX/AA Files
When you launch the program, you will see an interface as below. To find out the AA/AAX audiobooks stored in your iTunes, you can go to "Playlist" > "Audiobooks" and you will see all your audiobooks including Audible and iTunes audiobooks on the right side of the main interface.
All you need to do is select the Audible audiobook you like and click on the check box next to it.
Step 3. Choose Output Settings
After selecting all the audiobooks you want, you can go to "Output Settings" to select MP3 as the output format. After that, you can choose the output destination by clicking at "Output Folder".
Step 4. Start Converting AAX/AAX to MP3
Finally, click on the "Convert" button to start removing DRM protection from AAX audible files with a fast speed. And then, you are able to get the high quality MP3 files. The conversion process won't last long, but if you want to make it faster, you can select the conversion speed as 5X or above.
TuneFab Apple Music Converter is qualified as the best Audible AAX to MP3 converter. It supports batch conversion and it can convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, M4A, FLAC, AAC, etc. All converted audiobooks will be completely DRM-free and you can play them on any media player you like.
There are some online websites that can convert AAX files to MP3 with 2 simple steps. If you are looking for online tools to convert Audible to MP3, you can follow the steps in Part 2 and see how to turn AAX/AA audiobooks into MP3.
This easy-to-use online AAX to MP3 converter is a website named Convert Files. Simply go to the website and click "Select a File", then you can import the AAX or AA files from your PC. After that, select an output format, quality and size one by one. When all is set, click at "Convert" button to start converting. The conversion will be done within seconds.
To be honest, I've tried some of the online AAX to MP3 converters, and most of them are not able to convert AAX or AA Audible files to other audio formats, such as Convertio website, Zamzar, Online-Audio-Converter, just to name a few. So, based on the AAX conversion experience I got, I would say using TuneFab Apple Music Converter is the best choice to convert Audible audiobooks to DRM-free MP3. It's much more convenient and professional.
Last but not least, if you don't like option 1 and option 2, then why not try option 3 – using TuneFab Screen Recorder to record Audible AAX/AA audiobooks and save them as MP3 files.
TuneFab Screen Recorderis not only a screen recorder, but also an audio recorder which can record high quality audio from your PC. It can save the recorded audio or video to popular formats such as MP3, MP4, etc.
Step 1. Download, Install and Launch TuneFab Screen Recorder
When you launch the software, you will see the main interface as below. There are 4 sections for you such as Video Recorder, Audio Recorder, Snapshot and More. To record audio, you can select "Audio Recorder".
Step 2. Adjust Audio Settings
From the Audio Recorder interface, you can choose to record system sound or microphone sound by switching the button to "ON". And you can drag the volume bar to adjust the volume.
Step 3. Select Output Format and Output Folder
Now you can go to "Preference" to set the output format as MP3 and set the location of the output files.
Step 4. Record AAX Audiobook and Convert It to MP3
When all is ready, you can start playing Audible audiobooks and meanwhile click on "REC" button to start recording AAX audiobook from PC. When the recording is done, click on "End" to stop the process. If the recorded audiobook sounds good, you can click on "Save" button to save the recording as MP3.
That's all the tools we would like to introduce to you. Which one do you think is the best? For me, a professional Audible AAX to MP3 converter like TuneFab Apple Music Converteris the perfect solution. Because it can directly remove DRM protection and convert AAX to DRM-free MP3. With just one simple click, you can easily DRM-free Audible audiobooks. Download the software and give it a try!
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