Download this app from Microsoft Store for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 10 Team (Surface Hub), HoloLens. See screenshots, read the latest customer reviews, and compare ratings for Audiobooks from Audible. Other formats: Audible Audiobook, Hardcover, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, MP3 CD, Multimedia CD To Kill a Fae: The Dragon Portal, Book 1 Book 1 of 4: The Dragon Portal.

Want to listen to Audible audiobooks on an MP3 player or some other application? Here’s a simple way to rip and convert Audible audiobook to MP3 in Windows.

Audible is one of the best things that happened to me. No matter what I’m doing, I can listen to my favorite book. This is especially helpful while traveling, working, or doing regular chores. As good as it is, the Audible app, no matter the platform, is not that good. It lacks several of the basic features like proper headset controls, equalizer, casting options, etc. That is one of the reasons why I prefer using third-party audiobook player like Smart Audiobook Player for Android.

The thing is, Audible doesn’t allow third-party players. In fact, the audiobook files are encrypted and download in a special format called “AAX”. So, if you want to use a third-party audiobook reader, you first need to convert the Audible audiobooks to MP3 format. Once you’ve done that, you can play the converted audiobooks on any device and using any music or MP3 application.

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That’s where this tutorial comes into play. Let me show how you can rip and convert Audible audiobooks to MP3.

Convert Audible Audiobook to MP3

There are two major steps to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3. First, you need to download the Audible audiobook. Second, rip and convert it to MP3. Though sounds complicated, it is pretty easy to do. All it takes is a couple of clicks. Just follow the steps as is and you will be.

Since the Audible provides no first-party application for our purpose, we are going to use a free and open-source application called OpenAudible. It is a very simple application that lets you download, listen, and convert Audible audiobooks.

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1. First, head over to OpenAudible GitHub page and download the latest version for Windows (file with .exe extension). After downloading, install it like any other Windows application.

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2. After installing, open the installed application. Before you can download and convert audiobooks, you need to connect your Audible account. To do that, click on the “Controls → Connect to Audible” option.

In case you are wondering, this is important because Audible books are DRM protected. i.e, encrypted. Without your account information, the application cannot decrypt and convert the file.

3. The above action will open a browser window. Here, enter your Audible account details and click the “Sign in” button.

4. After signing in, go to your audiobooks catalog page. Generally, you should be automatically taken to this page. Once you are here, simply close the browser window.

5. In the main OpenAudible window, you will see all your audiobooks listed at the bottom of the window.

6. Select the book you want to download and convert, right-click on it and select “Download”.

7. As soon as you select the option, the download should start. Depending on the size of the audiobook and your internet connection speed, it can take some time to complete.

8. Once OpenAudible completes the download process, it will automatically convert the downloaded file to MP3. You can see the progress next to “State”.

If it didn’t automatically start converting, simply right-click on the downloaded file at the bottom panel and select the “Convert to MP3” option.

9. After converting Audible audiobook to MP3, the state will change to “MP3 on disk”.

10. To find the file, right-click on the audiobook and select the “Show MP3” option.

11. The above action will open the download location in the File Explorer.

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That’s it.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, it is pretty simple to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3. You can now use almost any third-party audiobook reader or even a regular MP3 player to listen to your favorite audiobook.

If you like your MP3 files split into chapters, OpenAudible can do that too. Select “File → Split by chapter”, select the MP3 file and you are done. OpenAudible has several such features that make your life easier. Just play with the application and you will discover some interesting and useful options.

Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be moving all downloads to an enhanced, high-quality audio format and will no longer support format 4 downloading.

We’re excited about providing you with this higher-quality listening experience. Your Audible titles are yours to keep and will be available for download in the new, higher-quality audio format. If you prefer to listen to your Audible titles in format 4 audio, you will want to download them all to your device before we make the switch on 6/30/2020.

You can continue downloading using the Audible Manager software on your computer if you would like, but you will need to make sure you are downloading in Enhanced format. If you switch to a different computer in the future, you will need to download a new software called AudibleSync, which we are working on now. --A letter from Audible.com

What is AudibleSync? AudibleSync app is designed by Audible.com for downloading audible books to enhanced format on Windows 10. Actually, AudibleSync is a downloading app. Why does Audible introduce this new Windows 10 app? How to use it to download Audible books? What’s the downloaded audible format? Keep reading. You’ll learn all things about AudibleSync in this article.

Part 1. How to Download Audible on Audible Sync?

1Download and install AudibleSync on your computer.

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Note: AudibleSync only works on Windows 10 and 8. For more methods of downloaded audible books, please read how to download Audible books to computer.

2Launch AudibleSync, and login to Audible with your Audible Account information. You’ll be brought to your Audible library. Click on “Download” button besides the books title to download the Audible books. When the download is completed, the download button will disappear.

Question 1 What's the downloaded audible book format?

Audible has announced that they will move from format 4 to enhanced format only. So I have checked the downloaded audible first. Glad to share is that they are all in .aax format which is the same as Audible Enhanced format downloaded via Audible Download Manager before. Please note that all .aax format ( audible enhanced format) is supported by Epubor Audible Converter.

Question 2 What's the location for audible books downloaded via AudibleSync?

AudibleSync downloads will be stored here: C:Usersyour computer usernameAppDataRoamingAudibleSyncdownloads

Question 3 Can I convert Audible enhanced format to mp3?

Sure. Audible enhanced format is .aax format. Epubor Audible Converter can convert audible .aa and .aax format to MP3 or M4B format. For the detailed guide, please read How to Convert Audible Enhanced Format to MP3 or M4B.

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Question 4How to download Audible as Multi-parts?

If you have audible books over 12 hours, you can download it into multi-parts by clicking settings>> check “Download by parts” option.

Note: If the audiobook is under 12 hours, it will be only be available as a single part download.

Part 2. How to Activate MP3 Player Devices and Transfer Audible to MP3 Player with AudibleSync?

1 Activate MP3 Player with AudibleSync.

Connect the MP3 player to your computer and launch AudibleSync, then click on the device icon at the left side and finally click on “Activate Device” button to activate your MP3 player.

2 Transfer Audible to MP3 Player with AudibleSync.

To transfer audible book to mp3 player, you need to download the audible files at first. Then connect mp3 to your computer and the device will show in the left side bar. Then click on “Copy to Device” to transfer the selected audible books to your mp3 player.

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Part 3. AudibleSync vs Audible Windows App

There is another Audible app--Audible Windows 10 App which also allows you to download the Audible books on Windows 10 and 8. Let's see what's the difference between these two Audible apps.

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AudibleSyncAudible windows app
Operation systemWorks on Windows 10 and 8Works on Windows 10 and 8
Download Audible booksYesYes
Listen to Audible BooksNot supportedYes
Audible ChannelsNot supportedYes
Purchase Audible BooksNot supportedYes

It is obvious that Audible Windows App has more functions than AudibleSync, like purchasing and listening Audible books. If you only want to download Audible books on Windows, has no favor of other functions, AudibleSync is your best choice. If you need to purchase and listen to Audible books in App, just choose Audible Windows 10 App.

Question: I cannot even sign into this new AudibleSync app. It redirects me to the log in screen every time I try to sign in.

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Workaround 1. Please check if there is any update and ensure your AudibleSync is updated to the latest version. Then try to sign in it again.

Workaround 2. If you are keep failing to sign in AudibleSync, just switch to Audible Windows app to download audible books.

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No matter which software you used to download Audible books, Epubor Audible Converter can strip DRM from Audible books and convert them to DRM-free MP3 files.

Iris Yan joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.

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