Most of you who like to listen to audiobooks may be used to purchasing audiobooks from Audible.com, the largest producer and seller of downloadable digital audiobooks in the world. So you may have found that it’s difficult to listen to Audible audiobooks on some popular MP3 players. In fact, that’s because audiobooks sold on Audible are all encoded in .aa or .aax format that is protected by Audible’s Digital Rights Management (DRM). Due to that, you can only play the Audible AA and AAX audiobooks on specific media players. If you’ve already fed up with the restriction of playing Audible audiobooks on selected devices, you may read on to find out the best solution to convert the DRM-ed Audible AA and AAX to MP3 or other commonly used audio formats so as to enjoy the audiobooks on as many media playing devices as you like.
Brief Introduction of TunesKit AA to MP3 Audiobook Converter
Now we’ll recommend TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter to you with which you can easily remove DRM from Audible audiobooks by converting the protected AA or AAX audio files to unprotected MP3, AAC, WAV and other formats at 30x super fast speed while preserving the original audio quality. Besides, it can also convert the M4B and M4A audiobooks from iTunes to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A with ease. Currently it’s available in both Mac and Windows platform with the latest iTunes 12.1 installed since it adopts an advanced audio recording technology which will record the DRM-ed audiobooks in the iTunes background while stripping the DRM off.
Steps to Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3
Now let’s begin to remove DRM and convert the Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3 with TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter.
Step 1. Import Audible Audiobooks to iTunes
Launch iTunes and go to My Audiobooks section. Then click iTunes menu bar File > Library > Import Playlist to import the Audible AA, AAX audiobook files to iTunes library.
Step 2. Load AA/AAX Audiobooks to TunesKit
Once the AA, AAX audiobooks are loaded successfully to the iTunes playlist, shut down iTunes and launch TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter. Then click Add Files button to load the iTunes library which contains the DRM AA/AAX audio books that you’ve imported previously and select those you want to convert to MP3 and click Add.
Step 3. Choose Output Format
When the DRM audiobooks added to TunesKit, you can choose the output format as MP3 or other formats by clicking the “gear” icon behind the audiobook name. Besides, you can also set the output format in advance via the Preferences of TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter.
Step 4. Start to Convert AA/AAX to MP3
Now you can begin to convert the DRM-protected Audible AA or AAX audio books to common MP3 format by clicking the Convertbutton in TunesKit.
After the AA/AAX to MP3 conversion, you can find the converted MP3 audio books and freely import them into any media players, such as iPod, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, etc. for playback.
Video Tutorial to Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 with TunesKit
You can also visit the following video on YouTube to learn how to convert the DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to MP3 with TunesKit AA to MP3 Audiobook Converter.