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How to Remove Audible DRM from AAX or AA Audiobooks

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on March 22, 2024

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The downloaded Audible audiobooks come with DRM protection. To listen to Audible audiobooks on other devices and players, you need to remove Audible DRM protection. Here you will learn five easy ways to remove Audible DRM from AAX or AA audiobooks without losing any quality.

Audible is the world's largest online audiobook store, has more than 425,000 digital audiobooks available for paid listening. If you are an audiobook lover, you may have a large collection of Audible books. But you will find it troublesome when you have downloaded audiobooks from iTunes store or Audible.com and would like to copy or backup the audiobooks to other devices. That's because audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com are in AA and AAX formats with audible DRM protection. Due to DRM restrictions, you can only open Audible AA or AAX files on specific devices or players supported by Audible, but not iPod, Sony Walkman and other common MP3 players or car radio systems.
Also read: How to download AA or AAX files from Audible

Therefore, in order to play protected Audible audiobooks on MP3 players without restrictions, you need to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks. Only then you can make better use of the downloaded audiobooks. In this article we will recommended two best Audible DRM removal tools, you can eaisly to remove Audible DRM and convert AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV and more DRM-free audio format.


Way 1: Remove Audible DRM with the Best Audible Converter 🔥

UkeySoft Audible Converter is a popular AA & AAX to MP3 converter to remove Audible DRM and convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 with 100% original quality preserved, it can also convert AA, AAX to lossless M4A WAV with chapters preserved, as well as other output format like M4B, FLAC, AC3, AAC, OGG and AIFF. To remove DRM from Audible, just download AA or AAX audiobooks from Audible store, then add them to the program and click Convert, it will help you easily remove Audible DRM and convert DRM-protected AA/AAX books to MP3/M4B, then you can play Audible books on popular media players, such as iPod, Xbox, Kindle, Sony Walkman, iRiver and other iOS, Android mobile phones or tablets.

Key Features:

  • No need to install the iTunes app and authorize Audible account;
  • Convert Audible AA/AAX files to MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, M4B, etc.
  • Keep Lossless Quality for Audible AA/AAX Boooks;
  • Convert Audible Audiobooks at 700X Fast Speed;
  • Split Audiobook Files into Segments by Chapters or Time Frame;
  • Works on Windows OS and macOS;

Tutorial: How to Remove Audible DRM at 700X Speed

Follow these steps to convert the DRM protected AA and AAX audiobooks to MP3 at superfast speed. Let's use the Mac version of this app, you can also download the Windows version to convert your Audible books.

Step 1. Add the downloaded Audible audiobooks
First, download the Audible audiobooks to your computer. Then launch UkeySoft Audible Converter. Next, add the downloaded Audible files to UkeySoft's window.

add aa or aax audiobooks

Step 2. Choose MP3 as Output Format
Please select MP3 as output format, among the audio quality, you can set the bit rate, sample rate, audio codec, among others. Besides, you can split the larger audiobooks into smaller files by chapters, parts or time.

Select MP3 as the Output Format

Step 3. Remove DRM from Audible AA/AAX Files
Confirm that the settings are correct then hit the ‘Convert’ button, the software start converting Audible audiobooks to MP3 format. During converting process, it will remove DRM from Audible files, please wait patiently, the conversion time will depend on the number of Audible files.

Remove Audible DRM

Step 4. View DRM-free Audibooks
Finally, check the ‘History’ and click the blue folder icon to locate your DRM-free MP3 files.

Get MP3 Audiobooks

Finally, with the right Audible DRM removal tool, you can easily to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks, please free download the UkeySoft Audible Converter and have a try.

With a helpful Audible audiobook converter, you can enjoy your Audible audiobooks on an MP3 player, your car audio system, or any devices with no hassle.If you want to remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks, please keep reading the following method, UkeySoft Apple Music Converter can help you remove DRM from iTunes audiobooks, Audible audiobooks, iTunes M4P songs and Apple Music.

Way 2: Remove Audible DRM with Flexible Audiobook Converter

UkeySoft Audiobook Converter is a professional Audible DRM Removal and Audible AA/AAX to MP3 Converter tool, it is specifically used to get rid of DRM protection from audible audiobooks, and convert audible AA / AAX files to unprotected MP3, M4A with chapters, and the conversion speed is increased to 16X. With the built-in ID3 editor, the original ID tags of Audible books will be kept in the output MP3 files, including the title, cover, author, publication date, etc. As an audiobook lover, you definitely have a large collection of books. UkeySoft Audible Converter also has a batch conversion feature to help users convert audible audiobooks to MP3 at once so as to be compatible with all MP3 players. Simply tap the Convert button, you play DRM-ed audios on any device as you wish, such as Apple iPod, Sony Walkman, iRiver, PSP/PS4, car radio, and much more.

Guide: How to Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks

Step 1. Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes Library
Before you start, you need to add downloaded audible audiobooks to iTunes library. UkeySoft Audible Converter needs to work with iTunes (in the background). Therefore, you only need to add audible AAX / AA files to iTunes without re-downloading.

Add AA Audiobooks to iTunes

Step 2. Launch UkeySoft Audible Converter
Install and launch UkeySoft Audible Converter for Mac or Windows on your computer. When it is launched, iTunes will also open automatically. iTunes works in the background throughout, you can ignore it.

UkeySoft Audiobook to MP3 Converter

Step 3. Select Audible Audiobooks to Convert
UkeySoft Audible Converter automatically imports .AA / .AAX audiobooks from iTunes. Therefore, there is no need to add them manually. Now, select the audiobook you want to convert by clicking the option box in front of each audiobook. You can also use the search box to quickly find the audiobooks you need. The built-in batch conversion function of this program allows you to select multiple audiobooks.

Select the Audible Audiobooks

Step 4. Set Output Format as MP3
Go to "Output"> "Output Format" at the bottom and you will see multiple available output formats including MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, etc. In this case, select MP3 as the output format. If you want to keep the audiobook chapters, the M4A is the right choice.

Select MP3 as Output Format

To quickly convert Audible AAX or AA audiobooks, Windows users can set the conversion speed to 16x faster in the Options tab. For Mac users, UkeySoft Audible Converter can only convert audible audiobooks at 1x speed currently.

convert Audiobook to MP3 up to 16X faster speed

Step 5. Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks
When finish all the settings above, press "Convert" button to start removing DRM from Audible AA/AAX and converting audiobooks to MP3. When the converting is completed, you can click on Open Output File button to find the DRM-free Audible audiobooks.

Remove DRM from Audible AA Audiobook

Note: Unregistered users can only convert each Audbile audiobook for 3 minutes. However, you can break the limitation by purchasing a full version at 39.95 USD.

Besides as an Audible Audiobook to MP3 Converter, UkeySoft Audiobook Converter is also an Apple Music Converter and iTunes Music Converter. It is an expert in converting Apple Music M4P, iTunes purchased music to DRM-free MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, and MKA, with original audio quality kept. Free download and enjoy Apple Music, iTunes Music, Audible Audiobooks on any device freely without restrictions.

Way 3: Remove Audible DRM By Recording Audible Books As MP3

Recording Audible books is another workable way to crack Audible DRM. UkeySoft Screen Recorder is an all-round tool fro you to to record, convert and even edit audios and videos. You can use it to rip MP3s from Audible audiobooks while removing DRM protection. The output quality is excellent, with a high bit rate of up to 320kbps, giving you a great listening experience. After recording, you can also put these non-DRM audiobooks to any devices or players for enjoying.

audible recorder

While the UkeySoft Audible Converter supports to split large audiobooks into small clips, the UkeySoft Screen Recorder allows to record full or any part of audiobook freely.

How to Use it to Strip DRM from Audible and Record it as MP3 Files?

Step 1. Download and launch UkeySoft Screen Recorder. Select "Screen Recorder" > "Record Audio".

Step 2. Select "Computer sounds" and set the output format you like (MP3, M4A, WAV).

Step 3. Start playing your Audible AA or AAX audiobook, and click "REC" button.

record audible to mp3

Note: During the recording process, you can play any audio or video, nor operate your computer.

Way 4: Remove Audible DRM By Burning Audiobooks to CD in iTunes

To remove DRM from Audible AA or AAX files, you can also use iTunes. Normally, iTunes not only lets you Audible Audiobooks with high quality, not also enables you to burn Audible Audiobooks into CDs. In this way, you will get DRM-free Audible Audiobooks. Here's how to do it:

Step 1. Download Audible Audiobooks
Download your purchased audiobooks from Audible Store to your computer.

Step 2. Import Audible Audiobooks to iTunes
Open iTunes on your computer, create a playlist, and add the downloaded Audible Audiobooks to it. Then finish your Audible account authorization in iTunes.

create a playlist

Step 3. Burn the Audiobook Playlist to CD
Insert a blank CD into your computer's CD burner. Right-click on the Audiobook playlist, select "Burn Playlist to Disc".

burn audiobooks to cd

Then choose your burn settings, select "Audio CD" or "MP3 CD" as the disc format.

Click "Burn" button to start burning process. When finished, eject the CD.

Step 4. Import the CD Back as MP3
Now insert the CD to your computer again, iTunes will recognize your CD, and show you an "Audio CD" interface". Click "Import CD", iTunes will then rip MP3 from Audible Audiobooks in the CD.


After which, the DRM-free Audioble audiobooks will be saved in your iTunes library!

rid audiobook cd to mp3

The output MP3 Audiobooks can only be played in iTunes. Then burning process is slow if you add long-hour Audible audiobooks. For Audible Audiobooks longer than 80 minutes, you'd better use a professional Audible DRM Removal tool, such as UkeySoft Audible Converter.

Way 5: Remove Audible DRM Using an Online Tool

Rather than using desktop software, some people prefer online tools. Here comes the question: "Can you remove Audible DRM from AA/AAX audiobooks online?" The answer is positive. There are some free online converters that support to convert DRM-ed AA or AAX files, such as AudibleConvert. As its name suggest, it is able to convert Audible AA or AAX file to unprotected MP3.

online audible drm removal

It is quite easy to operate. No need to install any third-party programs.

  • Visit its official website.
  • Click "Choose file" to upload AA or AAX files.
  • Then click "Convert" button.
  • Finally, download the output file as MP3.

However, it doesn't support batch mode, and the conversion speed is slower than other desktop software. Moreover, the lower success rate make it less popular.

FAQs About Removing Audible DRM Protection

Do Audible audiobooks have DRM?
Answer: Yes. All downloaded audiobooks from Audible are protected by DRM, which can only be playable on compatible devices.

Is it legal to remove Audible DRM?
Answer: It is hard to judge. If you remove Audible DRM for only personal use, such as playing Audible on MP3 player, then it is legal. If used for commercial purposes, it is definitely illegal.

What is the best, free way to strip DRM from Audible audiobooks?
Answer: There is no doubt, use professional Audible DRM Removal tool. UkeySoft Audible Converter enables users to strip DRM from Audible AA or AAX audiobooks and convert them into unprotected MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV, OGG and other formats. This desktop software offers a free trial version.

Final Words

In this post, we've introduced 5 methods to remove DRM from Audible books. You can use a professional Audible converter, online tool, recorder or even iTunes to get DMR-free Audible files. Among them, no one can beat the supremacy of the UkeySoft Audible Converter. It is a strong Audible DRM removal, as well as Audible to MP3 converter. It can convert Audible audiobooks from DRM-protected AA or AAX to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AIFF or other common formats without losing any sound quality. With it, users can free up their Audible collection and listen to their audiobooks offline on any device or player without limits!

Remove Audible DRM
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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