How to Convert Audible AA to MP3 on Windows/Mac

By Tony Moton

Updated on June 29, 2021

When searching ".aa file" on Google, you will get thousands of results. It is easy to find out the answer to questions such as "What is AA and how do I open it?" through these suggested results. But you might get upset when it comes to searching for a reliable solution to convert Audible AA to MP3 because it involves removing the DRM (Digital Right Management) and few online converters are capable to finish the task.

In this guide, I will show you how to convert AA to MP3 with this professional Audible audiobook converter. It's simple as 1-2-3.

Things You'll Need to Know

#1. TuneFab Audible Converter

TuneFab Audible Converter is a multifunctional tool that can convert protected AA and AAX files to DRM-free audio formats. Its conversion speed can reach up to 60X faster. Also, all chapters stored in the AA audiobook will be preserved if you select M4A as the output format. Although it's not freeware, it does provide a free trial version in advance for you to fully evaluate the AA to MP3 converter that suits your needs. It allows you to convert 2 complete Audible books to any supported formats including MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC totally for free. Its useful in-built audiobook splitter and ID3 tag editor will also make your audiobook management way too convenient. For more details, you can download an appropriate version to your computer and give it a try.

#2. No Authorization Process Required

Probably you've known one of the feasible ways to convert AA files is to connect your Audible account to iTunes, add audiobooks to iTunes, and then utilize an iTunes audio converter to get rid of DRM and finish the conversion.

However, the whole process is somehow complicated and inconvenient because not everyone has an iTunes account and gets used to the iTunes app. The TuneFab Audible Converter mentioned is quite different in that it doesn't require you to authorize your Audible account or import your Audible purchased books to iTunes. All you need to prepare is the Audible AA books that you want to convert. The following is a detailed guide to make use of this powerful Audible converter.

How to Convert Audible AA File to MP3

Step 1. Download AA Audiobooks to Your PC from Audible

As Audible stops providing support for Format 4 (.aa) after June 2020 in order to enhance users' listening experience, the Audible books that you download now are actually in AAX format. No worry, both AA and AAX are the supported formats of TuneFab Audible Converter and can be easily converted to MP3. If you don't know where and how to download Audible books, you may also read this article: How to Download Audible Books to PC

Download Audiobooks from Audible Desktop App

Step 2. Launch TuneFab AA to MP3 Converter

After TuneFab Audible Converter is successfully installed, launch the converter. Open your Audiobook download location and choose the AA files you want to convert. You can either click on the main interface to add audiobooks or directly drag and drop the AA files to the converter interface.

Add AA Files to the Converter

Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format

To convert AA audiobooks to MP3, simply choose "MP3" as the output format. You can also change the output folder location from the bottom of the interface. When you imported the AA files to the converter, its metadata information will also be recognized and shown on the interface. You can also edit the information by clicking the profile icon right next to the book title.

If you want to preserve the audiobook chapter, you might need to select M4A as the output format.

Select Output Format

Step 4. Start AA to MP3 conversion

Click the "Convert" button to convert the DRM-ed Audible AA audiobooks to MP3 format. When the conversion finished, switch to the "Completed" tab and click "Open File" to locate the audiobooks in MP3 audio. Now you can get the AA files playable on any device.

Convert AA to MP3


It is easy to remove DRM from Audible AA files with TuneFab Audiobook Converter. After converting AA to MP3, you can put the MP3 audiobook to any player you like for listening. Or you can burn the unprotected Audible AA files to CD. All in all, TuneFab Audiobook Converter lets you listen to Audible audiobooks without any annoying limitations. Try it now!

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