How to Remove DRM Protection from Audible Audiobooks
LAST UPDATED: Mar. 20, 2017
One of the biggest issues with Audible users is that they can only listen to the purchased audiobooks on the devices supported by Audible. Though Audible supports a wide range of portable devices, there are still some popular devices such as Sony Walkman can't open Audible AA/AAX files. And all the purchased Audible AA/AAX files are encrypted with DRM to prevent piracy. This can be quite frustrating for the users who want to play Audible audiobooks on Sony Walkman or any other incompatible devices.
But, this doesn't mean that you can't listen to Audible audiobooks on these non-supported devices. You just need to remove the DRM protection from Audible audiobooks so that you can transfer Audible audiobooks to any devices you want. The best possible way is to convert the AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc. with Apple Music Converter. Once the Audible audiobooks are converted to usual format, they doesn't remain DRM any more. The most powerful feature of Apple Music Converter is that it can preserve all the original ID3 tags and chapter information for output MP3 and M4A files. See how to remove DRM protection from AA/AAX audiobooks below.
Steps to Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks
Step 1. Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes
The first step should be add the Audible audiobooks to iTunes library. So, open the latest iTunes and go to Books > Audiobook section. Now import the AA/AAX files to iTunes library via click "File" > "Library" > "Import Playlist".
Step 2. Select the Audible Audiobooks
Next, run Apple Music Converter on your computer. This program will automatically scans the iTunes media file so you can find all your Audible audiobooks on the Audiobooks category of Playlist. Open the Audiobooks Playlist and tick the audiobooks you want to convert.
Step 3. Specify Output Format
The suggested format for audiobooks is MP3 or M4A because they can keep the chapter information after conversion. Just choose MP3 or M4A format from the drop-down list. Also, you can change the destination folder by clicking the "Browse" icon.
Step 4. Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3/M4A
Then Hit the "Convert" button to begin removing DRM and converting Audible audiobooks to MP3 or M4A format with chapter preserved.
Wait for a while and you will get the DRM-free Audible audiobooks in MP3 or M4A format. Now you can transfer them to Sony Walkman, Blackberry phone, iRiver MP3 for listening. If you have any questions please contact us via email or leaving comment below.