"I once purchased Joe Vitale's Attractor Factor (2nd Edition) from Audible.com and intended to use it on my Sony Walkman which plays MP3 files. Obviously, I failed to play the Audible audiobooks with my MP3 player because the Audible audio was formatted as AAX. So any DRM converter that can help me convert AAX to MP3?"
Audible.com is one of the most depended sources of downloading music and digital audiobooks. But most of the audio sources provided by Audible.com is in AAX format which is protected by the Digital Rights Management (DRM). DRM is always a sensitive topic and there are arguments for and against it. It blocks specific devices from using the AAX files, meaning that you cannot play the .aax format audiobooks on any music device or media player other than the one approved by the provider.
Luckily, there are some ways to get around from DRM protection and make MP3 files from Audible audiobooks.
Apple Music Converter is a widely used program for removing the DRM protection from AAX files and converting it to MP3, AC3, FLAC, AIFF and more. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac. Compared with normal DRM removal tools, this program contains a large set of features including extracting audio tracks from iTunes movies/TV shows/Podcast, preserving full ID3 tags and metadata info in converted MP3/M4A and supporting batch conversion with up to 16X faster speed. All in all, it is the best solution to convert AAX files to MP3. You can try and test the software for free before going to purchase a full version.
Step 1. Import AAX Audiobook to iTunes Library
Windows: Open iTunes and go to "Book" > "Audiobook". Click on “File” > "Library" > "Import Playlist" to add the AAX files to iTunes playlist.
Mac: Launch iTunes and go to "Book" > "Audiobook". Click on "File" > "Add to Library" to add AAX audiobooks to iTunes library.
Step 2. Launch Apple Music Converter
Now you can run the program on your computer (iTunes will be launched automatically at the same time). If launched successfully, you will see the main windows as below. All iTunes media files including Music, Movies, Podcast, Audiobooks, etc. will display in the primary interface.
Step 3. Select AAX Files that You Want to Convert to MP3
Click on "Audiobooks" to preview and select the AAX files that you want to convert to MP3 format. You can select multiple files at one time as the program can handle batch conversion.
Step 4. Choose MP3 as Output Format
You can go to "Output Settings" to select MP3 as the output format. Also, choose the output folder by clicking on the Browse button in Folder section.
Step 5. Customize Other Output Settings
You can click on "Options" icon located at the top of the toolbar. Then you will see the "Preference" interface which allows you to set conversion speed, set custom format for output file name and adjust other output settings.
Step 6. Convert AAX to MP3
Now you can start converting the AAX audiobooks to MP3 by clicking on the "Convert" button. Wait for a while and you will get non-DRM protected audiobooks in MP3 format to play on any media player.
So there you have it. This is how to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks and convert AAX to MP3. If you have any feedback please let us know in the comments and thank you for reading.