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Ultimate Guide to Convert Audible AAXC to MP3

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Update:

As of 2023, numerous Audible audiobooks are no longer downloadable from the audible.com website.

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Audiobooks without a Download option cannot be downloaded from the Audible.com website. Interestingly, all of these audiobooks now adopt the AAXC format.

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The good news is that Epubor Audible Converter can decrypt and convert all audiobooks in your Audible library, including the new AAXC books. Below is a tutorial to assist you in converting Audible books to MP3/M4B/MP4 for backup or personal purposes.

On June 20, 2019, Audible released a new Audible App for Android. The biggest change coming to this version is that all Audible books downloaded through the Audible app will be saved in AAXC format instead of AAX format. Many Android phone users felt a sudden rush of panic at the thought of no longer being able to convert AAXC to any other format. Good news is that we always have a perfect solution for converting Audible books.

Now let's take a look at how to convert AAXC to MP3.

1. What is AAXC Format?

The AAXC format is a new Audible format created in the latest released Audible App for Android and used for all Audible books downloaded through the app. Basically, the new AAXC format is just the same format as the AAX format with an address copyright protection to avoid Audible files from being converted to any other format.

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2. Why does Audible Adopt AAXC Format?

Confirmed in a phone call to Audible, AAXC is the new format that Audible is now using through Audible app, which means all the audiobooks downloaded from the new Audible App released on June 20, 2019 or later are saved in the AAXC format. And the main purpose of adopting this new AAXC format is to prevent Audible books from being decrypted and converted to any other format. It's like an added protection on Audible contents to avoid some users to convert them.

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3. How to Download AAXC to Your Computer and Convert AAXC to MP3?

If you're interested in converting AAXC files, here's some good news for you: Epubor Audible Converter allows you to download Audible files in AAXC format and convert them to MP3 with just one click. It simplifies the process by combining both tasks seamlessly.

Follow the steps below to download your Audible AAXC files and convert them to MP3 now. Of course, all audiobooks in your Audible library can be handled.

Step 1download and Install Epubor Audible Converter to Your Computer

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Step 2Log in to your Audible Account within Epubor Audible Converter

Launch Epubor Audible Converter and locate the "Log in" button. Click on it and choose your Audible region. Next, proceed to log in to your Audible account directly within the Epubor Audible Converter. This step ensures seamless access to your Audible library for efficient conversion of your audiobooks.

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After logging in to your Audible account within Epubor Audible Converter, allow a few moments for the software to synchronize and retrieve your Audible library. Once completed, your Audible library will be listed on the left side of the interface, ready for you to select with ease.

Step 3Convert Audible AAXC to MP3

In Epubor Audible Converter, you have three output options: No split, Split by chapters, and Split every XX minutes. Additionally, you can choose from three output audio formats: MP3, M4B, or MP4. To begin, drag the book title to the main window on the right. Then, select your desired output option and audio format. Finally, click the Convert button to initiate the conversion process.

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Within a few minutes, your Audible books will be downloaded as AAXC files and simultaneously converted to MP3 format. To access the converted files, simply click on Open in the top area. This action will prompt a popup displaying the location of the converted MP3 files for convenient access.

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Tips

Currently, the AAXC format is already being applied to numerous Audible books, and there's a possibility that it may become the standard format for all Audible books in the future. Therefore, we highly recommend backing up all of your Audible books as soon as possible. This proactive measure ensures that your owned audiobook collection remains accessible and preserved, regardless of any format changes implemented by Audible.

Conclusion

Epubor Audible Converter stands as the premier choice for converting AAXC files to MP3. Beyond facilitating Audible file downloads to your computer, it seamlessly converts downloaded AAXC files into MP3 format, offering the most effective method for backing up your Audible book collection.

Tip: Discover a wealth of free audiobooks available through legal online resources and libraries. Explore platforms like LibriVox or check with your local library for access to audiobook collections.

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31 Comments
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08/15/2019 17:41:32
In Europe it is not possible to download with computer audible files, so in Europe this program don't work with new audible files and in my opinion is not correct that the company continue to sell it without an upgrade !!
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08/16/2019 08:44:02
Can you please tell me exactly the problem? Also, you can screenshot and show me the details via my email: epubor.iris@outlook.com. Then we will try our best to help you fix it.
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08/16/2019 19:03:04
Audible in Europe, don't permit download from PC or Mac
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08/16/2019 08:46:57
If you using a Windows 7, 8 or even 10 OS, first of all, please contact Audible Customer Support to ask them to "updated my download settings" because you can’t download Audible books via Audible Download Manager
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08/16/2019 19:06:58
In Europe you can't do this
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08/19/2019 10:21:53
Have you contacted the customer service about this issue? I think this is possible because we have many customers from Europe.
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08/19/2019 17:55:13

Yes of course,I asked about to amazon /audible

In Europe you can’t download offline for sure

You can only in device, android, iOS, windows app, and in this case you have aaxc files… and all software like your don't works until now

You can’t with computers pc or Mac

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08/20/2019 08:29:35
If you can download audible books via  windows app, you will get aax format audible books. And the aax  books can be converted to mp3 format with Epubor Audible Converter.
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09/4/2019 02:30:01
Max you are using your PC wrong if you cant download them ok. Stop using IE and use a real browser like Chrome/Firefox. I have no trouble downloading my Audible Audiobooks - all 3000+ of them. If you are having trouble with downloading after you install Chrome, then try using the developers tab (by pressing F12) and then press Cnrl + Shift + M to bring up the device tool bar and select one of the various Android devices, refresh the page(F5)  if it doesnt automatically refresh, then click on the link for the audiobook, it should download just fine then.
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10/29/2019 16:41:46
On the Japanese audible, it is not possible to download AAX or AA files. Sadly you can only stream content. All the same the apps we have got can only download AAXC files. Do you think you will support converting directly from AAXC in the future? Thank you!
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12/19/2019 10:17:56
We are working on this aaxc format. Once we have any progress, we will let you know. Thank you for asking.
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12/16/2019 18:12:55
It is possible to download audibles in Europe !
I testes on tablet SAMSUNG. In app, there is possibility to choose between CLOUD, INTERNAL and SD.
Than, files are in folder ANDROID/COM.AUDIBLE.....
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12/19/2019 10:17:08
Thank you for your comments and testing. Glad to know that.
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02/29/2020 07:04:29
When I downloaded a book the mp3 was for 10 minutes, not the 12 hours that the books it's supposed to be. i don't know what happened.
Please help! i followed all the instructions.
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03/3/2020 08:45:04

Are you using the trial version? Please note that the trial version only converts 10 minutes of each files. So please upgrade the  audible converter to licensed version.

Any more problem, please feel free to let us know.

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05/25/2020 19:21:52
Downloading the book worked only with the Windows App (Europe). Unfortunately neither Epubor nor aax to mp3 converter converted the +400 MB audiobook in aax format correctly. Both converted only the first 10 minutes of the audiobook into mp3 (although epubor shows the correct length of the audiobook before converting)
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05/26/2020 08:39:59

Thank you for contacting us. This is the trial limits. Please note the trial version only converts 10 minutes of each audible book. To obtain the full content of this book, please upgrade your audible converter to full license >>https://www.epubor.com/audible-converter.html

Any more problems, please feel free to contact us.

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06/14/2020 04:04:18
What is "address copyright protection"? I cannot find anything online which describes what this is.
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06/15/2020 08:58:57
Thank you for asking. This means these audible books are protected by Audible DRM.
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06/16/2020 11:01:15
Any luck with .aaxc format yet?
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06/17/2020 08:48:16
Thank you for asking. We are still working on this aaxc format. Once we have any progress, we will let you know. Now it's highly suggested downloading your Audible books from computer as AAX/AA format and then use Epubor Audible Converter to convert them to MP3 for a backup.
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06/21/2020 15:59:53
hmm... do let us know the moment that you crack the aaxc protections because i have both InAudible and OpenAudible, both of which work wonderfully on original AAX or AA files... coincidentally, i was playing around with an AAXC file, trying to get it working in one of the many audible conversion apps i use, and i renamed it .AAX instead, and guess what happened??? it showed all the book information in both OpenAudible and InAudible, including the purchase date and cover art, granted that thats all i could do in InAudible, but in OpenAudible conversion worked(for a minute or so) then gave me an error... i dont know if it helps you any but there you go...probably a stupid thing to try, but its sometimes the stupid tests that help the most... i had actually not noticed said book was in aaxc, or that it was currently uncrackable, so when i swapped it for a new book for free, i was stuck without a fully readable copy of the book...
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06/22/2020 10:01:54
Thank you for contacting us. Please download your audible books not via audible for android or iphone, then you'll not get the audible books in aaxc format, but aa or aax format instead.
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12/24/2020 03:34:35
Now that Audible has "Audible Plus", you can only stream these titles on most platforms - there is no option to download them. The exception is on Android, where you can download them as AAXC, so at present, all "Audible Plus" titles have no way of being converted to MP3 (other than analogue recording).
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12/24/2020 09:57:21
Thank you for your comments.
There is no way to remove audible plus audiobooks because they are the rented book. Please note Epubor software only supports the books your purchased, not rented.
Have a nice day!
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05/7/2021 15:51:14
In other words... You don't have a converter for AAXC files.  That was a really long and confusingly worded way of saying it.
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05/7/2021 16:10:05
Yes, there is no direct way to convert audible aaxc into mp3. But the way we offered is the easiest one.
Thank you for your understanding.
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03/29/2022 22:33:17

Hi!
I've got audio book files with extension *.aaxc
I've tried your software EPUBOR Audible-converter V1.0.10.295 (free trial version - limited to first 10 min and no chapter) to test its abilities to convert my files.
First when i Click on +add button (the Drag and drop function didnot work with one of my sample)I've got only *.aax and *.aa format available but not *.aaxc.
Secund, when I choose anyway all files format *.* and choose my sample, I got the following message:

Unsupported format:
C:\Test\sample.aaxc
Please download Audible books on Windws/Mac.

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03/30/2022 09:00:48

Thank you for using our software. Please download audible books to your computer and then convert audible books to mp3 with Epubor Audible Converter.
Please don't download audible books via android or ios device.
Any more problem, please feel free to contact us via support@epubor.com.

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07/7/2022 16:35:16
benutze eurer programm schon länger - aber mit dem neuen aaxc-format ist es leider nicht kompatibel - wann ungefähr wird ein update erwartet das es auch mit diesem format funktioniert :-)
dankeschön schon mal
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10/31/2022 11:39:36
Do the audio files input to your software have to be aax and not aaxc? All my audio books are aaxc downloaded from Audible app and all are only on my android smartphone
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