"I downloaded an audiobook from Audible and found it saved as an ".aa" file. I can play it with their software on my PC, but I can't download it to my MP3 player, which only understands MP3. I've looked around and can't find any simple free methods to convert .aa to mp3. Is there a better way? Ideally, just remove the DRM to any normal audio format? Please help!"
You may also have similar problem. Obviously this is a DRM issue, as once it's an MP3 it can be copied anywhere.
Audible Inc. is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers. Through its production arm, Audible Studios, Audible has also become the world's largest producer of downloadable audiobooks.
Audiobooks from Audible (and via iTunes) are stored in a file format (.aa and .aax) protected with DRM (Digital Rights Management). This prevents the files from being played on unauthorized devices, but also limits playback to devices that support the file format. To play Audible audiobooks on regular MP3 players or other incompatible devices, the file will need to be stripped of DRM and converted to a compatible format.
This professional Audiobook to MP3 Converter is what you need to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3. It would help you remove DRM protection and convert AA and AAX Audible audiobooks to various audio formats, including MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc at 30X faster speed with the original ID3 tags and chapter info fully preserved in CD quality. It is currently the best solution to strip off DRM from AA/AAX audiobooks. Coming to the conversion process the program provides a simple way for removing DRM protection from Audible Audiobooks in one click.
How to Convert Audible AudioBooks to MP3?
This guide will show you how to convert Audible AudioBooks to MP3 file format so that you can enjoy your audiobooks on any music player or smart phone.
Note: Before starting the process, make sure you have the iTunes installed in your computer and the Audible audiobooks that you want to convert are added to the iTunes Library. If you don’t have iTunes, get it from Apple Official Website.
Step 1 Download Your Audible AudioBooks.
If you've already downloaded your Audible files (.aax, .aa) from other sources, skip down to the next section for instructions on converting them.
Log into the Audible website with your Audible account. In order to download your Audible books, you'll need to log into audible.com with your Audible or Amazon account.
Find and click the "Expand" button over the audiobook you want to download. This will display additional options, including the Download options.
If you don't have the Audible Download Manager installed, you'll download the setup file for that instead. If you do have it installed, you'll download a special file which will automatically open the Download Manager. If you're on a Mac, the file will download to your iTunes library.
Note: If you are windows user, in the General Settings option, checkmark the ‘iTunes’ box and click ‘Save Settings’. This setting will ensure that your Audible audiobooks purchases will be imported into iTunes when downloaded.
Step 2 Launch the Audible Audiobook to MP3 Converter.
Launch the Audible Audiobook Converter to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3. The Audible Audiobook to MP3 Converter automatically fetches the available audiobooks present on iTunes.
If you could not find the audiobooks, you need to add the audiobooks to iTunes Playlist.
Launch iTunes and go to My Audiobooks section. Then click iTunes menu bar File > Library > Import Playlist to import the Audible audiobook files to iTunes library.
Once the Audible audiobooks are loaded successfully to the iTunes playlist, shut down iTunes.
Step 3 Choose the Audible Audiobooks you want to convert.
Click the ‘Audiobooks’ option on the left bar. You will see your imported Audible audiobook listed. Then select the the Audible Audiobooks you want to convert.
Step 4 Set MP3 as output format.
To convert Audible audiobooks to MP3, simply select MP3 as output format. Other areas will be automatically filled by the software with default values. If you wish to change them, you could also do that by changing the values in respective areas.
Besides, you can also set the output folder.
Step 5 Start the Audible Audiobooks to MP3 Conversion.
Now you can begin to convert the DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to common MP3 format by clicking the Convert button. Sit back and wait for the process to complete.
After the AAX to MP3 conversion, you can find the converted MP3 audiobooks and freely import them into any media players, such as such as Android devices, MS Suface, Creative Zen, Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, Google Nexus, Sony Walkman, etc. for playback at anytime you want.