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How to Record Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks

"I’m looking for an efficient way to enjoy Audible audiobooks on my MP3 player. Do I need to get rid of the Audible DRM restriction first? "

Audible is the world’s largest library of audiobooks. There are all kinds of digital audiobooks for us to choose from. However, it’s well-known that Audible audiobooks are protected in AA or AAX format, for which they can only be played on Audible-supported devices, such as Apple’s iPods, Microsoft Zune, Creative Zen, Amazon Kindle, etc. Therefore, if we want to listen to Audible audiobooks on MP3 player or any other non-Audible-supported devices, we’ll have to remove the DRM from Audible and convert .aa/.aax format to other DRM-free formats like MP3.

Remove Audible Audiobook DRM

What is the best way to strip DRM from Audible audiobooks? By comparison, NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter, a powerful Audiobook Converter for removing DRM from iTunes & Audible audiobooks, is a preferable choice. It can convert .aa and .aax audiobooks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC at lightning speed with lossless quality. Furthermore, it can also decrypt Apple Music and iTunes M4P audios to DRM-free files.

Highlights for NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter:
  • Record iTunes music, podcasts, audiobooks, Apple Music;
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags & lyric after conversion;
  • 1-click to burn Apple Music to CD, edit ID3 tags, etc;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface.
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How to Record Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks

NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. Here we will take Mac OS as an example to guide you on how to record Audible audiobooks. Before we get started, please download the Audiobook Converter to your Mac.

1 Import Audible Audiobooks into iTunes

If your Audible audiobooks are downloaded from iTunes, you can directly find them in "My Audiobook" section of iTunes. But if they are downloaded from Audible, you must first import them into iTunes. Here we go: 1) Open iTunes; 2) Select "File">"Add file to Library"; 3)Select files to import; 4)Click "Open". Now you can find them in your iTunes. When all the audible audiobooks are imported into iTunes, please close iTunes manually.

If you want to refer to a video demonstration, you can click How to Manually Import Audible Content into iTunes Using iTunes.

2 Add Audible Audiobooks to NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter

Launch NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter, and choose to download songs from the "iTunes App". Click button "+Add". There will be a pop-up window showing you all the iTunes music and audiobooks you’ve downloaded. Click "Audiobooks" and now select the audiobooks you want to convert and click "OK".

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3 Customize Output Settings

Click NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter (on the bottom left of the screen) > Preferences, then you will see a pop-up window which allows you to choose output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), conversion speed, output path, etc.

select output format

4 Start Converting AA/AAX Audiobooks to MP3 Format

Click "Convert" and all the audiobooks you selected in Step 3 are on the way to be converted into MP3 format.


When the conversion is finished, click the "Converted" button (three lines on the upper right) and you will see all the converted audiobooks in MP3 format. Or you can directly go to the output folder customized in Step 3.

All done! Now you've successfully convert .aa and .aax audiobooks to MP3. Just take your time to enjoy your audiobooks anywhere anytime.

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