Ways to Remove Audible DRM- Audible to Mp3

Last Updated on December 29, 2020 by Lucas Silva


With the development of the Internet and the acceleration of life pace, more and more people choose audible books and music to ease stress. If you are one of them, you must be familiar with Apple Music, Spotify or Audible.com, where you can enjoy high-quality online music, audiobooks or radio. What if you want to enjoy music offline? Sadly, most files downloaded from these websites are in M4P, AA or AAX format, which cannot be played by common players or converted because of DRM protection. To enjoy the audio to be played anytime and anywhere, you have to remove DRM from audible books or music. Following is a detailed tutorial tells you how to remove audible DRM.

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  • Method 1. Remove Audible DRM with Leawo Prof. DRM
  • Method 2. AAX DRM Removal online
  • Method 3. Free Audible DRM Removal by OpenAudible

Method 1. Remove Audible DRM with Leawo Prof. DRM

Leawo Prof.DRM is a fantastic DRM-removal program as well as a DRM media converter. It helps you to convert DRM-protected videos, music, and audiobook to normal formats so they can be played wherever you want. Leawo Prof. DRM not only guarantees the high speed of conversion, high audio or video quality will be reserved after conversion. Now let’s see how to remove DRM of audiobooks by Leawo Prof. DRM step by step.

Step1. Import Audible files to iTunes.

iTunes is the official player of Audible on Mac and good media management software on Windows PC, so it will be easier to manage your local media. If you are going to download Audible files on Mac, you need to find the audiobook you would like to download on the Audible website. After clicking the ‘download’ button, a pop-up will appear and ask you to authorize the computer with your Audible account. The download will start after authorization.

If you are a windows user, you need to install the Audible Download Manager on your computer at first. By selecting ‘iTunes’ in the general setting page, you will get access to save downloaded Audible files into the iTunes library. Similarly, you need to log in and authorize the computer.

Besides, you also can import Audible files to iTunes manually. Just launch iTunes, click ‘File’ > ‘Add File to Library’ and locate the downloaded file. Files in AA/AAX format can be imported and opened by iTunes.

Step2. Run ‘Audible Converter’ of Leawo Prof. DRM

Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM, run it to enter its main interface. Many tabs clearly show the tools’ different functions. If you want to ease DRM from e-books, you can choose ‘Audible Converter’ by clicking it.

Step3. import Audible files to Leawo Prof. DRM

The main interface of the audible converter will appear and Audible audiobooks need to be uploaded from iTunes. You can upload your files by clicking the ‘Add files’ tab to locate or dragging files from the iTunes library to the interface of the software, which is convenient for users.

Step4. Do more settings with the file to output

Leawo Prof. DRM allows you to choose channels will be kept in output file freely. You can do that by simply click the icon of the imported file. Apart from channels, you can set a sampling rate and bit rate of the output file in the same window.

Step5. Set output file path

Before conversion, the output file path should be set in advance. You can find the default output path at the bottom of the interface. By clicking the ‘…’ button next to it, you can set a new output directory for the output MP3 file.

Step6. Start removing DRM of Audible file

After all, settings were done, you can start removing DRM from an audiobook by clicking the ‘convert’ button at the bottom left corner of the software interface. Once the conversion started, you can check the task status by the progress bar.

Converted files are all in mp3 format and they can be found by clicking the ‘converted’ tab. By clicking the little folder icon after the file name, you can locate the converted file at once.Step5. Check converted file

Method 2. AAX DRM Removal online

Convertio is an online audio converting tool that helps you turn the AAX/AA file into MP3. Before starting the conversion, you only need to visit its official website, upload your AAX file, set input and output file format. To start conversion, you just need to click the ‘Convert’ button on the webpage. When the conversion finished, a pop-up will show up to let you download the mp3 file.

It’s worth noting that the speed of online DRM removing greatly depends on your network condition and personalized settings of output files are not supported. If you want to remove Audible DRM more efficiently, Leawo Prof. DRM will be a better choice.

Method 3. Free Audible DRM Removal by OpenAudible

OpenAudible is an open-source audiobook manager that helps you catalog and organize your audiobook collection. It also can convert protected Audible books to DRM-free MP3 files. Now let’s see how to convert Audible to MP3 with OpenAudible in detail.

Step1. Download OpenAudible and install it. Run the software and click ‘File’>’Import Books’ to load local Audible files.

Step2. After loaded, the file will appear in the list of the main interface of OpenAudible. To convert the file into mp3, you just need to right-click the title of the file and choose ‘Convert to MP3’. Then the conversion will start immediately. Once the conversion finished, a pop-up will show to let you know the location of the converted file.

Which Method Will You Choose?

Above are brief introductions about three Audible DRM removers. You may wonder which one has the best performance and should be picked.

1) There are many kinds of DRM-protected formats except AAX and AA. Although OpenAudible and Convertio are free to use, their functions are too limited to meet users’ needs. On the opposite, Leawo Prof. DRM holds affluent features, which promise a good experience for users.

2) OpenAudible and Convertio, as free tools, are lack technical and customer services, which may cause potential harm to your PC and privacy. Leawo Prof. DRM, as a mature commercial software, is developed and maintained by professional technical staff and nearly all your problems will be treated seriously.

To sum up, if you want a tool that can remove DRM professionally and quickly, Leawo Prof. DRM is your best choice. If you are looking for a complete solution that could not only remove Audible books DRM but also other audios’, Leawo Prof. DRM still should be your first choice.