May 4, 2017

How to Convert Audible Files from AA to MP3?

If you are looking for ways to fit more books into your life, picking up audio books is a great way to do it. Audio books not only is more cheaper and more convenient to carry, it also allows readers to listen books without needing them to use their eyes. Hence, audio book is adored by large amount of readers. As the digital audio books industry grows larger, Amazon's brand Audible exists as a special audio book service provider and is regarded as the largest audio book producer and retailer.

Audible’s DRM Protection

Like iTunes store, Audible also applies DRM protection to their audio books to protect both the intellectual property rights of content providers as well as the authors. The starting point of applying DRM protection is good, nevertheless, DRM also bring many troubles to Audible users.

If you are an Audible's audio book lover, you likely to notice that, the audio books you downloaded from Audible are all in restricted format like .AA or .AAX, which prevent you from listening these audio books on your MP3 player that can’t support .AA format. You can neither play these .AA audio books on unauthorized devices. To break this limitation, the only method is to strip the DRM from the audio books and convert these .AA format files to mp3 or other plain format that can be compatible with common media players or devices. You may know that a general audio converters has no DRM breaking ability built in, if you want to crack this DRM protection from Audible files , you need to search for another specific DRM removal tool to achieve this goal.

Quick-guide: How to Convert Audible AA files to MP3 files?

TunesKit Audible Converter is such an professional audio book converter that can meet your requirement of converting Audible AA or AAX files to MP3 files. Thanks to the innovative decoding technology, TunesKit Audible Converter enable users easily convert Audible AA files to high quality common audio formats, like MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, AAC, OGG, AIFF, APE, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4R, MKA, AU, etc. What’s more, TunesKit Audible Converter can completely run alone to remove DRM protection without requiring users to authorize their Audible account in iTunes in advance. Unlike other traditional audio converters using recording method, TunesKit simply strips the DRM from original files and won’t touch the status of the source files, thus, all original metadata info and ID3 tags, such as book title, artist, author, date can be preserved.

Try a clean install: TunesKit Audible Converter provides Mac version and Windows version for different system users. You can download the Free Trial Version for Windows or Free Trial Version for Mac to experience how to convert .AA Audible files to MP3 files.

Steps: Convert Audible AA Files to MP3 Files with Audible Converter

Step 1: Download the Audible AA files to your computer or Mac.

Step 2: Launch TunesKit Audible Converter, input AA files by clicking “+” button or directly dragging-dropping files to the conversion area.

Step 3: Select MP3 as the output format, then click “Convert” button, the conversion will complete in few seconds or minutes. TunesKit also perfectly supports batch conversion which can save users a lot of time and patience.

Tips: Covert Audible AA file to MP3 File by Chapters

I download audio books exclusively from, and I hate large and long files. I want to convert my large Audible AA files to ‘chunks’ in MP3 Format as well. Is there a way to get a file with my needed settings (MP3, 192 kbps, 48000 kHz and split all files by chapters)?

If you have the same question, please pay attention to this tip: TunesKit Audible to MP3 Converter provides users with many practical and customized features. With the help of TunesKit Audible Converter, you can adjust the output format with detailed settings, you can get a convenient access to create segments based on time, chapters as well.

Take the case above for example, you can follow this tutorial to set the output parameters with TunesKit when converting Audible AA files to MP3 segments.

>> After you run TunesKit Audible Converter and add AA files, click the format setting at the lower left corner and set the Out format as "MP3" , Sample Rate as "48000n HZ", Bit Rate as "256 kps".

>> To split audio book into chapters, you can click the “edit” icon in TunesKit interface next to the book name. Then simply select "Split by chapters" and click "OK".

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