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How to Remove DRM from 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 and 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 DRM 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/FLAC/WAV 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 DRM Audio Converter

  • Remove DRM protection from iTunes & Audible audiobooks;
  • Convert iTunes & Audible audiobooks to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV;
  • Convert audiobooks at lightning speed with lossless quality;
  • Perfectly support the latest version of macOS & iTunes;
  • Provide prompt technical support and excellent customer service.

For years, the program have gained increasing customer base for its' concise interface, user-friendly operation design and high compatibility with the latest version of Windows & Mac OS & iTunes. An even more inspiring news for NoteBurner fans is that the program supports converting audiobooks at an unprecedented fast speed with the newly update on Sep. 26th, 2017.

Tutorial: How to Remove DRM from Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks

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

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Step 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 are the simple steps: 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.

Here is a video demonstration for your reference: How to Manually Import Audible Content into iTunes Using iTunes.

Step 2. Add Audible Audiobooks to NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter

Launch NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter. Click button “+” on the upper left. 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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Step 3. Customize Output Settings

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

select output format

Step 4. Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks

Click “CONVERT” in the middle and all the audiobooks you selected in Step 2 will soon be converted from DRM-protected .aa or .aax format to MP3 format. In general, a 20-hour andiobook can be converted within thirty seconds.


When the conversion is finished, click the history button (three lines on the upper right) and you will see all the converted audiobooks, which can also be found by directly going to the output folder you 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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