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How to Convert Audible AAX Audiobooks to MP3

By Laura Barnes

July 31, 2017

"I've been googling and trying to find out how to convert .aax files to .mp3. What's the easierst way to do this please? Anyone can help me?"

Maybe many of you never hear about AAX file format, especially for the people who prefer to listen to popular music rather than audiobooks. Sometimes, you might receive some AAX files from others or download some audiobooks from Audible Store. When you try to open the AAX file on your VLC player or transfer the AAX audiobooks to MP3 player, you will fail to do that. Wondering if there is a solution to help you convert AAX to MP3 format? You can read the guide below. I will show you a simple way to convert AAX to common MP3 format.


Part 1. What's AAX Format?

AAX format is mainly used for Audible audiobooks which available from and iTunes Store. Audible AAX, also called Enhanced, sound more perfect for spoken works compared to the older Audible format AA. This Audible Enhanced format compression quality is around 64 kbps stereo while AA format is lower.

Generally, the AAX and AA audiobooks purchased from or iTunes Store are encrypted with DRM protection, which prevents owners from disseminating the audiobooks as well as playing on the non-Audible compatible player or devices like iPod Touch, Sony Walkman, Blackberry, etc. Therefore, the usual video converter is impossible to convert the protected AAX to MP3. Only special DRM removal tool can convert Audible AAX audiobooks to MP3 format.

Part 2. How to Convert AAX to MP3 on Windows & Mac

TuneFab Apple Music Converter is what you need to deal with the Audible AAX to MP3 conversion. As an excellent audio DRM removal, it has the ability to remove DRM from the AAX audiobooks and convert protected AAX to MP3, FLAC, M4A, etc. for making AAX files available on any media player and device. Better still, the original ID Tags and chapter info will be preserved in output MP3 or M4A files while converting.

Step 1. Add AAX Audiobooks to iTunes Library

To get started, follow the steps below to add your AAX audiobooks to iTunes library.

On Windows: Open iTunes and go to "Book" > "Audiobook" section. Then click the "File" > "Library" > "Import Playlist" to add AAX files to iTunes.

On Mac: Open iTunes and go to "Book" > "Audiobook" section. Then Click "File" > "Add to library" to add AAX files to iTunes.

Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Select the AAX Audiobooks You Want to Convert

Run the TuneFab Apple Music Converter. And you will find all your iTunes media are shown on the "Playlist" section. Open the "Audiobooks" Playlist and tick the AAX audiobooks you want to convert. Or take advantage of the "Search Box" to locate the AAX files quickly.

Select the AAX Audiobooks You Want to Convert

Step 3. Choose the Output Format

Select the MP3 as output format from the drop-down list. And you can also adjust other profile setting to custom the audio file as you like. Then set the destination folder by clicking the "…" icon beside to the "Output Folder".

Choose the Output Format

Step 4. Process the Conversion from AAX to MP3

Press the big "Convert" button to start converting AAX to MP3 format. Due to the latest technology, you can finish the whole conversion within few minutes.

Process the Conversion from AAX to MP3

Once the conversion finished, you can transfer the AAX audiobooks to iPod, Archos, etc. for listening. TuneFab Apple Music Converter is also capable of converting Apple Music and iTunes M4P music to plain MP3, M4A, MKV, AU, AIFF and so on. Now get this program from below and start your own work!

Still don't know how to use TuneFab Apple Music Converter to convert AA/AAX/M4B audiobooks to MP3? Watch this video tutorial now!

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