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How to Convert Audible with Chapter Preserved

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Many audiobook lovers choose to purchase audiobooks from Audible.com. However, audiobooks purchased from Audible are protected by Audible DRM and can be listened to on limited devices and players. Wondering how to break the Audible DRM restriction? Check out Converting Audible to MP3 or M4B, which is the best option available. There are different methods to convert Audible books to MP3, but not all tools can preserve your Audible chapter information. In this guide, I will show you the easiest way to maintain chapter information while converting an Audible book.

Convert Audible with Chapter Preserved

Preparation before converting Audible books: Download Audible files in AAX format.

Download Audible Books

Log in to your Audible account and click on "Library", you will see all your purchased Audible books. Usually, there are two Audio quality options-Enhanced and Format 4. Please select "Enhanced" quality to enable all your downloaded books in .aax format.

Updated 08/31/2020: Amazon has removed audible format 4 option and moves to Audible enhanced format only at the end of July in 2020.

Note: Only when your downloaded Audible books are in AAX format will the chapter information be preserved when converting to M4B. If your downloaded Audible books are in AA format, the converted M4B file will not retain the chapter information. However, there is no need to worry about this, as all Audible books downloaded to your computer are now in AAX format.

Step 1. Get your tools ready

Epubor Audible Converter is the best Audible book converter tool with the fastest conversion speed. With it, you can convert audible to mp3, m4b or mp4 with the original quality. Now it supports both Windows and Mac system.

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Step 2. Convert Audible with chapters

Open Epubor Audible Converter, drag and drop the Audible books into the main interface of Epubor Audible Converter. When the Audible books have been added successfully, please select M4B as the output format. Then click on "Convert to m4b" button to start the conversion.

convert audible to m4b

When the conversion has finished, click the green "CHECK" icon to prompt the folder holding the converted m4b file.

converted m4b file

Now you can import the DRM-free Audible book to any media player for playback. If the player supports chapter information, you will see converted Audible file with chapter information when you play it.

play DRM-free Audible file

Only two simple steps, you will get the DRM-free audible files with the chapter information kept.

Friendly Tip--Split Audible into Chapters

Besides the above mentioned how to keep chapter information when convert Audible books, some one may ask if there is anyway to split audible into chapters? Sure, you can easily split audible into chapters with Epubor Audible Converter.

Note: Epubor Audible Converter can split both aa and aax into chapters.
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1Drag and dop your downloaded Audible books to Epubor Audible Converter. If you haven't downloaded your Audible books in AAX format to your computer yet, simply sign in to your Audible account within Epubor Audible Converter by clicking the "Login" button. Once logged in, your Audible library will be listed on the left side. Drag the Audible books from the left side to the right to add them for conversion and downloading.

2To split Audible into chapters, please select "Split by chapters" from the option list beside the conversion button.

split audible into chapters

3Then select "MP3" or “M4B" as the output format, the click on "Convert to XX" to finish the conversion. Once finished, click the green check icon to locate your downloaded and converted Audible files. Instead of one single file, you will see a folder named the same as the Audible book title. Just open it, you will see the splitted audible files.

output folder

Final Words

Trial limits: The trial version only can convert 1 Audible book in total.

No matter you want to rip audible to mp3 with chapters or split audible into chapters, Epubor Audible Converter is your perfect choice. Do not hesitate, just download the Epubor Audible Converter today to enjoy your Audible books freely now!

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01/31/2019 04:26:57

Hi, Why do I need to convert the same file in m4b and then, again into m4a - when Only the m4b file will contain the chapter information?

Even in your sample vidoe, you are importing the m4b file into your player...
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02/11/2019 09:28:19
Only m4b and m4a  video will contains the chapter information. You can keep it in m4b format and the chapter information will be there.
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01/31/2019 22:31:44
"Download Epubor Audible Converter for free". This is misleading advertising. Yes, you may be able to download this program for free, but you have to pay to use it. :-(
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07/26/2021 17:10:40

Agreed.

Although literally you can DOWNLOAD it for free, to make the damned thing work you have to pay.

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07/27/2021 08:53:51
Thank you for using our software. Epubor Audible Converter is the paid software with free version.
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04/30/2019 23:15:22
Is there a way to preserve image and chapter titles?
I'm using licensed mac version.
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08/29/2019 08:58:52
The title will be saved when you split audible into chapter. For the image, do you mean the cover of the audible files? We will improve this issue in later version.
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12/1/2023 15:28:14
Splitting AAX into chapters does not work very precise, you will always get sound fragments on the end or the beginning of the resulting chapters.
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12/4/2023 11:18:43

Hello, thanks for your comment.

If you have problem with Audible Converter, could you please contact us via support@epubor.com and send us the AAX file, so we can test it and identify the issue?

Best regards,
Epubor Team

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