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How to Convert Audible to MP3 2024 [Official Method]

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Key Takeaways:

1. What is the best tool to convert Audible to mp3 2024?--Epubor Audible Converter.

2. Can I convert Audible to MP3 for free?-- Yes, we've collected the different free Audible to MP3 tools for you and reivew them.

3. Can I convert Audible to MP3 online?--yes, but online Audible to MP3 conversion tools are not stable and have the strict Audible file size limit.

4. Can I convert Audible to MP3 with chapters?--yes, converting to mp3 with chapters, or splitting audible into chapters is enabled in the Epubor Audible Converter.

5. Can I convert Audible to MP3 on Android?--Currently, there is no way to convert the Audible files downloaded to the Android device, but if you can download your Audible files to your computer, the methods below can help you convert them.

Can I convert Audible to MP3 format? This is one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to listening to Audible books. Why? Almost all audiobooks downloaded from Audible are locked by Audible DRM and limited to Audible's proprietary format. You may argue that you have legally purchased Audible books and should be able to play them on any device as you like. The fact is that Audible books cannot be played on non-Audible-approved devices, which is decided by Audible.

In contrast, MP3 is the most popular audio file type and can be played on almost all audio players. It is easy to understand why everyone wants to convert Audible  to MP3 nowadays.

Here are 5 different ways to converting Audible files to MP3 format , each with its pros and cons. Among these methods, Epubor Audible Converter is highly recommended because of its outstanding features.

Epubor Audible converter interface

1. [Official] Download & Convert Audible to MP3 with Epubor Audible Converter

Epubor Audible Converter is designed to download and convert Audible to MP3, M4B or MP4 format. It works smoothly on both Windows and Mac, including the latest Mac operating system. It is the easiest-to-use Audible Converter.

Key Features of Epubor Audible Converter:

1Download and convert Audible to MP3/M4B/MP4 with 100% original Quality.

2Split audible into chapters.

360X faster conversion speed

4Remove Audible DRM without iTunes.

Step 1. Download and install Epubor Audible Converter

Download Epubor Audible Converter for free:
   

Step 2. Load Audible Library

Important tip: If you've already downloaded your Audible books in AAX format to your computer, you can skip this step. Simply drag and drop the Audible AAX file onto the main interface of Audible Converter.

If you cannot find the "Download" button for your Audible books, here we offer another method in Epubor Audible Converter for you to download them.

Click "Login" at the top left corner, and then choose your audible region.

select audible region

Then input your Audible credentials to login to your Audible in Epubor Audible Converter.

login audible in epubor audible converter

The Audible library will be loaded automatically. If not, click "Refresh" to load your Audible library.

Step 3. Download Audible to PC/Mac and convert Audible to MP3

Drag the Audible books from the left side to the right.

Optional Step Split Audible in Chapters

Do you want to split Audible into chapters? The 'Split by chapters' option is also available at the bottom area. Simply check the box next to it and then click on the 'Convert to MP3' button. This time, your Audible files will be split into chapters.

convert audible books to mp3

If you don't want to split audible by chapters, you can just ignore the optional step, and click 'Convert to MP3' to initiate the download and conversion process.

This process involves removing Audible DRM and converting Audible to MP3. Once the conversion is complete, the Audible DRM will be removed, and the Audible books will be transformed into MP3 files."

To locate the converted Audible MP3 files, click on the 'Open' button in the top area to open the folder.

find the converted audible mp3 files

With the powerful Epubor Audible converter, you can effortlessly download and convert Audible audiobook to MP3 format at a 60X faster speed while preserving 100% of the original quality. This is the simplest way to remove Audible DRM and convert AAX files to MP3. Although there are other ways to convert Audible to MP3, none are as straightforward as this method.

In the following section, we walk you through another four different ways to convert Audible to MP3 in case you want to review them one by one to pick up the tool you like the best.

2. Convert Audible to MP3 by Recording

You can also record the Audible to mp3 using the free recording software. There are two steps to do so:
Step 1. playing Audible files on line.
Step 2. recording Audible with Audio recorder.

Method 1. Record Audible to MP3 With Moo0 Voice Recorder

Moo0 Voice Recorder, is an application which works on Audible to mp3 conversion. Actually, it using the recording technology to record Audible book and rip Audible to MP3 format.

1 Download and install Moo0 Voice Recorder.

2 Launch the program and select "PC Sound" as the audio source. Click on the "Start Recording" button to begin recording the audio.

3 Play Audible files that you want to record on your PC. Once you're finished recording, click on the "Stop Recording" button to end the process. The recorded audio file will be automatically saved in the "Recorded" folder in the program's directory. The recorded audio will be saved in WAV or MP3 format, depending on your preference.

Moo0 voice recorder

Method 2. Record Audible to MP3 with Audacity

Audacity is a well-known free audio recording software that allows you to record the audio playing on your computer. If you're looking to convert Audible to MP3 by recording, it's a viable option. However, keep in mind that the software can be a little complicated for beginners, and the output audio may be compressed.

To use Audacity for recording Audible as MP3, follow these steps.

1 Launch Audacity and click on the "Edit" icon to open the Preferences page.

2 Select "Device" > "Host" > "Windows WASAPI," and then choose "Recording."

3 Open your web browser and navigate to the Audible library and start playing the Audible audiobook on the website.

4 Go back to Audacity and click on the "Record" button to start recording the Audible book to MP3, and then click "Stop" to end the recording.

audacity recorder

By following the above steps, you can easily record your favorite audible books to mp3 and enjoy them anytime, anywhere, without an internet connection.

Pros and Cons of recording Audible to mp3:

Pros:

  • It is free to convert audible aax to mp3.

Cons:

  • The process of recording Audible to MP3 can be time-consuming.
  • Recording may result in a loss of quality.
  • This software is only available for Windows, but there are alternative apps for Mac users.

3. Convert Audible AAX to MP3 iTunes (Burning a CD)

If you're wondering how to convert Audible files to MP3 using iTunes, you're not alone. In this part, we'll walk you through the detailed steps on how to burn Audible into MP3. Essentially, you'll need to import the audible into iTunes, create an audio CD, and then re-import the audiobook from the CD using iTunes' built-in MP3 encoder. It's a bit of a complex process, but you'll ultimately get the results you're looking for. Follow the steps below:

1 Install iTunes

Download iTunes to your computer here. Once installed, you'll need to authorize your Audible account. To do this, select Account>>Authorization > >Authorize Audible account. Then it will pop up the Audible.com information. A pop-up window for Audible.com will appear, prompting you to enter your account information. Fill in the required information and click "Click here to complete your activation!" to complete the authorization process.

 

burn cd via iTunes

2 Add Audible books to iTunes

Open iTunes and click File > New > Playlist to create a new playlist. Name the playlist after the title of the audiobook. Next, drag the audiobook files into the newly created playlist.

3 Burn a CD via iTunes

To burn a CD, begin by inserting a blank CD into your computer. Then, select the playlist you want to burn and click "Burn Disc". Choose your CD burner and write speed, and click "Burn" to start the process. If the audiobooks are very long and cannot fit onto one single CD, a warning will pop up. If given the option, you can choose to burn the file across multiple CDs.

4 Import MP3 audiobook

To convert the burned audiobook CD to MP3, open the "General Preferences" in iTunes by clicking "Edit > Preferences". Then, click "Import Settings" and make sure that "MP3 Encoder" is selected. Click "OK" to save the changes.

Next, reinsert the burned audiobook CD into your computer. Highlight the CD in iTunes' sidebar and select "Import". iTunes will begin importing the file back to your iTunes library in MP3 format.

It's worth noting that this method may require a lot of CDs if you're converting a long audiobook, which could be wasteful. Nevertheless, this remains a feasible approach for ripping Audible audiobooks to MP3 format.

 

Pros and cons of buring Audible into MP3: Pros:
  • To burn Audible to MP3, you'll burn Audible on to a CD which is portable, and can be easily played in your car.
  • The software required for this method is available at no cost.
Cons:
  • This method requires purchasing blank CDs.
  • It is necessary to authorize your Audible account on iTunes before proceeding.
  • It's worth noting that this process can be somewhat complicated.

4. Convert Audible to MP3 Online

We have tried numerous online Audible converters and found that only a few are currently functional with Audible files.

Also, to use the online audible to mp3 service, you need to download audible files to your computer first. If you cannot locate your downloaded audible book, please read Where are Audible Books Stored on PC/MAC/Android/Kindle Devices.

Method 1. Convertio--not working

Although Convertio audio converter is often recommended by many people, our testing has shown that it does not provide satisfactory results for converting Audible files to MP3. It is clear that Convertio audio converter does not support Audible aax to mp3 conversion. So you can just pass this option.

 convertio audible converter failed

Method 2. Online-audio-converter.com

If you are still interested in the free online audible converter, we suggest giving Audio Converter online a try. Follow the below steps to convert audible to mp3 online.

1 Upload the Audible files online

You can upload the Audible books from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or URL. Please keep in mind that the maximum size for uoloads is 10 MB. If your file is large than 10MB, "conversion error occurs" will appear when you convert it.

2 Convert Audible file

After uploading your file to the website, select MP3 as the output format, then click on the "Convert" icon to begin the conversion process. Once the conversion is complete, click the "Download" button to save the MP3 file to your computer.

online audio converter

It's important to note that this online Audible to mp3 converter requires a constant internet connection. If your internet goes down, you won't be able to use this method. Additionally, you'll need to upload your .aa or .aax files every time you want to convert them, which can be time-consuming. Furthermore, this method isn't recommended because most Audible books are larger than the 10MB maximum file size allowed by the converter.

Pros:
  • It is free.
Cons:
  • The online Audible converter has a file size limit of 10MB. It cannot handle larger audible files.
  • You must ensure that your internet connection remains stable throughout the conversion process.

5. Convert Audible to MP3 Free with Opensource Audible Converters

There are many opensource Audible Converters you can use to convert Audible to MP3 for free. I've reviewed many free audible converters and ensure they are still valid in 2023.

1. AAX Audio Converter

2. inAudible

3. Libation

I've reviewed them in the Free Audible Converters, if you are interested in the opensource Audible Converters, hope this article will help you.

Verdict

I have to admit that there are many different ways to convert Audible files to MP3, but Epubor Audible Converter is my top pick. Compared to other methods, converting Audible to MP3 with Epubor Audible converter is the easiest way, even for newbies, and it works on both Windows and Mac.

Why choose Epubor Audible Converter?
1: In terms of conversion speed, it only takes 7 minutes to convert an 18-hour length Audible AAX to MP3, based on my testing.
2: As for the interface and usability, Epubor Audible Converter is the most user-friendly option.
3: Regarding audio quality, Epubor Audible Converter preserves the 100% original quality of the Audible file.
4: Moreover, Epubor Audible Converter allows for splitting audio into chapters and editing metadata.
5: If you need customer or technical support, Epubor Audible converter offers various options to contact their support team, including email (support@epubor.com), and live chat.

So why not download the free trial now and give it a try?

 

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22 Comments
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04/30/2017 21:03:47
I'd love a Mac version of the Audible Converter!
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05/2/2017 16:58:56
Thank you for your support. Our technical team is working on the MAC version of Epubor Audible Convter. It will be released soon! Please keep an eye on our site!
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05/1/2017 03:31:28
Please make iTunes to MP3 converter
Thanks
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05/2/2017 17:22:49
Thank you for your support. I will report your suggestions to our technical team. They will take your suggestions into consideration in the future research.
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05/1/2017 05:10:54
Audible to MP3 not working...it say error can not convert audible ebook to mp3....
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05/2/2017 17:05:36
Please open a ticket to contact the customer service. Also, screenshot to show the details in the tickets. Please do not worry. They will solve your problem.
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03/25/2018 05:52:40
Crap.  Only does 3 min of 9hr book, and NO UNINSTALL option.  
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03/26/2018 15:45:34
The trial version only allow you convert 3 minutes of each Audible book. You can purchase the license version to get the full Audible content.
For uninstallation, please right click the Audible converter icon --open file location--click on uninstall.ext to get this software uninstalled.
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01/3/2019 16:00:39
This app does what it says, having played with it and read the instructions, which does explain a few things, it will take time to rip to mp3, but does it just fine. Could argue it could do it at 191k but not really a complaint
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02/24/2019 18:34:43
It's not working at all, MacOS, the latest version.
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02/25/2019 14:50:48
Epubor Audible Convert can 100% to help you decrypt all of your Audible books. If you failed, you can contact support@gmail.com to get the professional help.
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03/28/2019 23:01:41
Thanks for sharing! Good source.
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03/21/2020 23:22:57
As a totally blind person using a screen reader, I find this product a bit difficult to use, as the screen reader cannot read some of the instructions, and cannot get to the help menu. This product would be brilliant if it was more accessible to a blind person.
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03/23/2020 15:20:10
Thank you for your comments. We did have a special version for blink people.
Here is the download link:
win:  http://download.epubor.com/sold/audible-converter-blind.exe
mac: http://download.epubor.com/sold/audible-converter-blind.zip
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05/11/2020 07:04:57
Does it work on 32-bit Windows 7?
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05/11/2020 09:12:10
Yes, Epubor Audible Converter works on both 32- and 64 bits windows platform.
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05/28/2020 06:02:43
I am very pleased with Epubor software's ability to transfer audible files to mp3's.  Thanks!
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05/28/2020 08:39:27
Thank you for your feedback. Your praise is a great encouragement to us?
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02/1/2021 00:34:08
As far as the MAC system is concerned, the Audible audiobooks are currently no longer downloaded directly but can be: 1) listen directly with the computer through a software managed directly by Audible; 2) listen by downloading them on Iphone where there is a library manageable through the Audible IOS software. This library is probably contained in the Audible Documents folder which is a protected folder and therefore not accessible. Therefore to date in the MAC system it is not possible to get hold of the audiobooks files to be able to then unprotect them by Epubor Audible Converter. Do you have alternative solutions to propose?
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02/1/2021 17:31:58
Thank you for your comments.
We've just checked and audible books can be downloaded on mac. No worry.
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09/30/2021 18:54:38
Can this program capture and convert the titles in the Audible Plus catalog??
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10/8/2021 17:28:59
Which software are you talking about here?
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