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How to Convert Audible AA to MP3 on Windows/Mac

By Tony Moton

July 31, 2018

Question: I have already purchased and downloaded the Audiobooks from Audible, and I want to transfer these Audiobooks files to my MP3 player but only to find out that the files format is AA and cannot be transferred. Is there any way to convert AA file to MP3?

Re: The file that you have downloaded from Audible are protected by DRM and encrypted as AA file format, which you can only play merely with Audible app. However, there is indeed a professional solution to fix this problem and convert all the AA/AAX file to MP3 with a third-party software TuneFab Apple Music Converter. So keep reading and learn how to convert AA to MP3 for both Windows and Mac users.

Convert AA to MP3

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Part 1. A Professional Audible Audiobook Converter Recommendation

Since the AA files which comes from Audible are encrypted with DRM, you will need to get Audible Audiobook converter instead of the common audio converter. When referring to the Audible Audiobook converter, a professional and powerful AA to MP3 Converter which can not only convert Audible audiobooks AA/AAX files to MP3 but also can convert your iTunes Audiobook to commonly used file format are supposed to highly recommend TuneFab Apple Music Converter.

TuneFab Apple Music Converter is the best one that always does a good job of getting rid of DRM from M4B, M4A, AA, AAX audiobooks. First and foremost, it can convert these audiobooks to plain MP3, FLAC, AC3, etc. with ID tags fully preserved. Additionally, you can keep the original chapter information in output MP3 or M4A files after conversion.

Most importantly, it is fully compatible with the Windows and Mac computer so you can get rid of feeling puzzled when changing your computer and keep searching Audible Audiobooks converter for Windows or audiobook converter for Mac. Actions speak louder than words, let's get it installed and converted below:

Part 2. Convert Audible AA to MP3 with TuneFab AA to MP3 Converter

Step 1. Download AA audiobooks from Audible

First, make sure all the audiobooks are well downloaded on your computer. If you haven't got any audiobook downloaded, you can find a way to get free audiobooks from Audible. You can also follow the guide to download AA/AAX files to your computer:

Download Audible Books to a Windows Computer

Download Audible Books on a Mac

Step 2. Add AA audiobooks to iTunes Library

As TuneFab Apple Music Converter needs to work with iTunes, so you need to add the AA files to iTunes first. Go to the Audiobooks section and click "File > Add to Library" to import the audiobooks to iTunes library.

Related reading: Fresh Tips on Adding Audiobooks to iTune

Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes

Step 3. Launch TuneFab AA to MP3 Converter

Now, launch this AA to MP3 Converter on your PC and iTunes will be automatically opened. You can find all your media files in the iTunes library are loaded into this program on "Playlist" section. Open "Audiobooks" and choose the AA files you want to convert.

Select the Audible Audiobooks

Step 4. Specify MP3 as Output Format

To convert AA audiobooks to MP3, simply choose "MP3" as output format. Other profile settings will be automatically filled by the software with default values. You can also adjust them manually.

Select Output Format

Step 5. Start AA to MP3 conversion

Click the "Convert" button to convert the DRM-ed Audible AA audiobooks to MP3 format. When the conversion finished, you can get the AA files playable on any devices.

Convert AA to MP3

Part 3. Online Tools for Converting Audible AA to MP3

There are also some online audio converting tools that can help you convert AA file to MP3. Here we recommend an easy-to-use online AA to MP3 tool for you. If you have no need of software, you can follow this guide to get Audible MP3 audiobooks.

Step 1. Upload your AA file by clicking "+Select files...".

Step 2. Select MP3 as output format.

Step 3. Get the converted files by clicking "DOWNLOAD CONVERTED FILE".

Coolutils Online Convert AA to MP3

The difference in between the TuneFab Apple Music Converter and the online tool is varied, but the main one which cannot be ignored is that TuneFab Apple Music Converter is free from uploading files to the online tools and is allowed to set the conversion speed with ease to the maximum 16X. In other words, TuneFab Apple Music Converter will save lots of time. So why not have a try?

To remove DRM from Audible, it is easy to complete with TuneFab Apple Music Converter, right? Now, it's time to transfer the Audible audiobooks to the devices you like. For example, you can listen to Audible on Apple Watch. Or, you can make a collection of Audible audiobooks on a CD by burning Audible to CD. All in all, TuneFab Apple Music Converter let you listen to Audible audiobooks without boring limitation. Try it now!

Learn More: What is AA?

The AA file format is an audio format applied to Audible. It is specially designed for secure distribution and use of audiobooks on devices. So, audiobooks with AA format come with a DRM protection. Even you bought it but you still can't play it everywhere as you want.

AA files support spoken audio words, chapter markers, bookmarks and other audiobook features. It can be played on many Audible compatible MP3 players such as Apple's iPod, Creative Zen and Amazon's Kindle. The AA files can also be opened on Windows/Mac PC with iTunes installed. And on Microsoft Windows-based systems, you can play the AA audiobooks with Audible Manager, Nero 11, Rapid Solution Tunebite 9, SoundTaxi Media Suite and TuneCab.

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