I can play .aax with their software on my PC, but I can't download it to my MP3 player, which only understands MP3. – From Video Help Forum
Obviously, the AAX files are protected by Audible’s Digital Rights Management (DRM), so the user from the Video Help forum is unable to download and convert AAX files to MP3. Otherwise, the converted MP3 files will be copied anywhere. But is there any legal method to convert AAX to MP3? Don’t worry, here shows you 4 ultimate ways.
AAX, a multimedia digital audiobook format developed by Audible, is now available from Audible.com, iTunes Store, and AudibleKids. Compare to AA format, it includes more features, like images and links.
AAX and AA that downloaded from Audible or iTunes are protected by DRM. Only authorized PCs or portable players allow to playback Audible’s audiobooks.
Unlike AAX and AA, MP3 format is the most widely used audio format for the moment. It’s compatible with most audio players and audio processing software.
If you convert AA/AAX to MP3, you can share your purchased audiobooks with your families and friends. Meanwhile, you can also playback audiobooks on a variety of audio devices such as Android, iPhone, Walkman, tablet PC, etc.
Aimersoft DRM Media Converter is a standout video and audio DRM removal and AAX, AA, M4V, WMV, MP4, etc. converter for Windows. With its comprehensive features, you can easily remove DRM from audiobooks and music in most popular formats.
Main Features of Aimersoft AAX to MP3 Converter:
Step 1. Add AA/AAX files to the program
Click the Add button at the upper left corner to browse AA/AAX files on your Mac or Windows PC. Alternatively, drag and drop the AA/AAX files into the main window directly.
Step 2. Select MP3 as output format
Click Settings button near by Audio files to, choose MP3 format and you can audio parameters, like sample rate, channel, encoder, and bit rate.
Step 3. Convert AA/AAX to MP3 Mac and PC
Back to the main interface and then click Start button at the bottom right corner. Your DRM protected AA/AAX files will be transferred to MP3 format.
inAudible is a simple and convenient AAX to MP3 converter. It has few introductions from the Internet. The software can split MP3 files by Audible chapters, set CBR bitrate, VBR quality and sample rate. inAudible has both Mac and Windows version, but the Windows one is more powerful.
Method three is burning Audible AA/AAX to a CD. This method is quite complex. You need create an audio CD in iTunes and then convert AA/AAX to MP3 with iTunes built-in encoder. Now let’s know how to convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 by burning audiobooks to CD.
That using a dedicated audio recorder to record DRM-protected AA/AAX audios and save them to hard drive or portable MP3 player is a good solution as well. In this case, you can listen to Audible AAX audiobooks in MP3 anywhere while offline.
This streaming audio recorder can record audio smoothly from 500+ popular radio stations and online music sites including Spotify, iTunes radio, BBC radio, YouTube, etc. It can also filter the ads in the audiobooks while recording and converting AAX to MP3. In addition, the software is capable of splitting and cutting the audios into small segments if necessary.
GoldWave, a market leader in voice recording software, provides you with the function to record, convert, edit, play, mix, and analyze audios. Besides, it offers some special effects, like fade, echo, reverse, noise reduction, time warp, equalizer, pop/click filter. When using the software to record and convert AAX to MP3, you need do it manually.
Although there are more than 180,000 books on Audible.com, most of them are a bit expensive. It will cost approximately $30 for a new release or the best seller. Then are there any free ways to download audiobooks from Audible? The answer is yes.
Throughout the full text, we presented 4 ways to convert Audible aa. or .aax to MP3 format. Comparing these four methods, method one and method four are relatively simple; method two is more professional for Windows system; method three is free, but complicated. So every coin has two sites, so do the AA/AAX to MP3 converters. Note: if you need do other audio or video conversions, Cisdem Video Converter for Mac will meet all your demands.
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