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How to Download Audible Books to any MP3 Player?

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on December 16, 2022

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Can’t download the Audible app on your MP3 player? This article showed you different ways to download and transfer Audible books to any MP3 player, including Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iRiver, iPod Touch/Nano/Shuffle/Classic, etc. Therefore, you can listen to Audible audiobooks on your MP3 player anytime, anywhere.

"I can't download the Audible app with iPod Touch 5. Is there any way to transfer the Audible audiobooks to iPod? Thanks."

Is it possible to download Audible audiobooks to MP3 players directly? I am using Sony Walkman NWE394/R model. If not, any suggestion to transfer the Audible audiobooks to my Sony Walkman?"

Most Audible users prefer to play Audible audiobooks on MP3 player instead of iPhone or Android devices because the MP3 players are smaller and easier to carry. However, all audiobooks downloaded or purchased from Audible.com are saved in DRM-protected AA or AAX format and can only be played on audible compatible MP3 players and other audible approved devices. How to download Audible books to MP3 player? What about other incompatible MP3 players? Following this article, you will explore how to download and play Audible books on any MP3 player.


Part 1. Which MP3 Players are Compatible with Audible?

Due to DRM restriction, the downloaded AA and AAX Audible files can only accessible on some Audible compatible MP3 Players.

You can play audiobooks on the following Audible compatible MP3 players:

* iPod Touch
* Sony Walkman NW-A25HN
* Creative Zen MP3 Player
* SanDisk MP3 Players, including Sansa, Clip Jam, Clip Sport, and Clip Voice models
* iRiver E100
* Garmin MP3 Players
* Tom Tom GPS Devices

Part 2. Download and Transfer Audible Books to iPod via iTunes

For iPod users, you can use iTunes to download and transfer Audible Audiobooks to your iPod. Please make sure your iPod model can be supported by Audible. It is worth mentioning that most audiobooks are large files, you'd better cut the audiobook first, and then transfer it to the iPod.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC, imported the downloaded Audible files to iTunes library.

Step 2. Next, connect your iPod to iTunes via USB cable. Then choose your iPod device by clicking the device icon at the top of iTunes.

Step 3. Once your iPod device appears in the sidebar, click the device icon at the top of iTunes.

Step 4. Click "Audiobooks" in the left side, then select "Sync Audiobooks" > "All Audiobooks". When Finshed, eject your iPod.

sync audiobooks to ipod

Tips: If your iPod Touch has a network connection, you can also install the "Books" app on your iPod touch to download the Audible audiobooks directly.

1. Totally Free.
2. Easy to transfer downloaded Audible books to MP3 players.

1. You need to authorize Audible account on iTunes in advanced.
2. Only supports to transfer downloaded Audible files to compatible iPod device.  
3. You can’t cut the large audiobooks to small clips directly.

Part 3. Download Audible Files to Compatible MP3 Players with Audible Manager

Unlike most Android/iOS/Windows mobile devices, you can’t install the Audible app to download and play Audible audiobooks on any MP3 player directly. Don’t worry! If you have downloaded and saved some AA or AAX Audible files on your local drive, then you can rely on Audible Manager to transfer Audible books to MP3 players which are compatible with Audible. Currently, the Audible Manager is only available on Windows OS system. For Mac users, please turn to Part 3.

Step 1. First of all, install and launch the Audible Manager on your Windows PC.

Step 2. Connect your MP3 player to the computer via USB cable. In the main page of Audible Manager, click "Devices" > "Add New Device".

add new device on audible manager

Step 3.It will pop up a new window displaying your all the compatible devices. Pick your device and then click "OK".

all compatible devices on audible manager

Step 4. You will receive a message asking if you want to install the component files, just tap on "OK" to confirm and close Audible Manager.

Step 5. Now relaunch the Audible Manager, select your MP3 player under the "Mobile Devices", and click "Activate".

activate your MP3 Player on audible manager

Step 6. Finally, select your downloaded Audible files from the library and then tap on "Add to Device" to copy the contents.

add audible to mp3 player

Tips: For Windows 10 users, you can download and transfer Audible books to your MP3 player through AudibleSync app.

1. Free
2. Easy to transfer downloaded Audible books to MP3 players.

1. Only available on Windows system.  
2. Only be compatible with a few MP3 players.
3. Require Audible account and password authorization.

Part 4. Download and Convert Audible Books for Any MP3 Player (Best)

Audible's DRM prevents you from copying and transferring the downloaded AA/AAX Audible files to limited MP3 players. It's really a said story is that Audible does not support all MP3 players. Thankfully, here UkeySoft Audible Converter can help you get rid of Audible DRM restrictions.

UkeySoft Audible Converter is an all-in-one Audible DRM cracker and Audible Audiobook Converter. It not only lets you remove DRM from Audible, but also enables you to convert Audible AA/AAX books to MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, AAC, OGG, AC3, AIFF, WAV format to be compatible with any MP3 player. Even better, it can work alone without having to launch the iTunes app, and you don't need to authorize the Audible account. What's more, it will preserve the original audio quality, chapters and ID3 tags of Audiobooks. Moreover, the built-in splitting feature allows you to split the large audiobook into small clips by chapter or time.

With an innovative encoding method, it supports you to batch convert Audible books, with up to 700X super faster speed. By using this great tool, you are able to play Audible audiobooks on any MP3 player without limits, including iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, Sony Walkman, SanDisk, PSP, Zune, iRiver, etc.

Guide: How to Convert Audible Books for MP3 Players?

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft and Add Audible Files
After installation, launch UkeySoft Audible Converter on your Mac or PC. Directly drag and drop the AA/AAX files to UkeySoft's interface without any extra steps.

drag or drop aax

Step 2. Set MP3/M4A Output Format as MP3 Players
MP3 format is supported by most MP3 players and devices while M4A format is compatible with any iPod device. Click "Options" and "Advanced" to choose MP3 or lossless M4A as output format for your device. And you can also customize the sample rate, bitrate, etc.

select MP3/M4A as the output format

Tips: To split the audiobooks, please go to "General" section.

Step 4. Start to Convert the Audible AA/AAX to MP3
Hit on "Convert" button to start converting DRM-ed Audible books to MP3, M4A or other selected formats.

start to convert Audible to mp3/m4a

After conversion, please click "History" to view the converted Audible MP3 or M4A files.

get converted Audiobooks

Step 5. Transfer Converted Audible Files Any MP3 Player
Now you can move the converted Audible books to your MP3 player for offline playback.

1) Transfer Converted Audible MP3 Files Generic MP3 Players
For generic MP3 players like Sony Walkman, Sandisk MP3 player, Onkyo MP3 player, AGPtEK, Astell, FiiO X3, etc. Use a USB cable to connect the MP3 player with your computer. Next, open music folder of the MP3 player, then copy and paste the unprotected Audible MP3 files to

2) Transfer Converted Audible MP3 Files iPods
For old iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, please first import the converted Audible M4A files to iTunes library. Next, connect the iPod device with iTunes via USB cable. Finally, sync the Audible books to the iPod.

1. Easy to use, with a user-friendly interface.
2. No iTunes and Audible account authorization are required.
3. Convert Audible books to popular formats for using on any player and device.
4. Keep lossless quality, ID tags and metadata.
5. Separate Audible audiobooks by chapters/time.
6. Works at up to 700X faster conversion speed.

1. Not free, but it provides free trial version. You can convert the first 3 minutes of each Audible file for free within 30 days.
2. If you are the first time to use it, it will take you some time to load the Audible files into the software. For the next time, this situation will not occur again.

Final Words

All downloaded Audible books are in DRM-loced AA or AAX format and can be only transferred to some Audible compatible MP3 players. To download or play Audible audiobooks on any MP3 player, the best way is to use UkeySoft Audible Converter to remove Audible DRM and convert AA/AAX to unprotected MP3, M4A, AAC or other common formats supported by MP3 players. And UkeySoft Audible Converter is a reliable tool that makes Audible books accessable on any MP3 player and most devices without using the Audible app. Do give it a try!

Download Audible Books to any MP3 Player
Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina has over 10 years of content writing experience. She specializes in product reviews, how-to guides, tips and tricks, top lists, etc. on data encryption, multi-media conversion, screen recording and iOS unlocking. At UkeySoft, she performs in-depth research SEO copywriting and collaborates with our R & D team to offer effective software solution, most of her articles on software are helpful and easy to read, helping our reader easily solve problems through using software or apps.


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