This guide will show you how to convert DRM protected Audible AA to mp3 file format so that you can enjoy your own Audiobooks on any music player or smart phone freely.
Audiobooks that from Audible.com are in .aa file format with DRM (Digital Rights Management) encryption. Audible Audio(.AA) can play with listed Audible Ready products such as Kindle, but not with Sony WalkMan or other popular music players. Why? Because they prefer their unique undocumented file format .aa (together with DRM protection), that means it is impossible for people to enjoy their Audiobook files on their mp3 players even you have paid for it.
When you want to listen to AA files on any player you got (reasonable thought), there is a need to remove DRM from Audible .AA format and convert them to .MP3 file format. Though Audible.com recommends to use Apple iTunes to burn the audiobooks as audio CDs (you will be unhappy with the .aa sound quality). If you do not like the iTunes way, here is better way to convert .aa files to .mp3 (the easiest way and best output quality):
Follow this step by step guide you will be able to convert Audible to MP3 (remove DRM protection at the same time)
The software we need:
All we need is a DRM Converter software. Which allows you to remove Audible Audiobook DRM encryption, convert DRM protected .AA to .MP3 files for playing it on all music players.
How to convert .aa to .mp3 files
Free download and install DRM Converter and make sure you have downloaded the Audiobook .AA files to your computer with the Audible Download Manager.
Tips: If you are a Mac user , you can use AllMyMusic for Mac.
Step 1: Import DRM protected AA files
Click “Add…” button to load AA files, choose file type as ” *.aa” to add files into the software. It supports batch conversion mode, you can import many files at the same time.
Step 2: Set output format
Choose ” Audio files to” to expand the list of output format, choose “MP3” or “WMA” as output format. And click “Browse” to set an output folder for saving converted files.
Step 3: Start to convert Audible AA to MP3
The DRM removal process will begin when you press “Start” button, it will convert Audible AA to MP3 files quickly. when the conversion is done, click “Find target” button to open the folder of the output files. Now, you can transfer converted files to your music players.
Tips: you can also convert .aax files to mp3 or wma formats as the same way.
That’s all, now you can feel free to enjoy your Audible Audiobook files on any music players freely!