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Two Ways to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on MP3 Player

Are you still complaining that there is so much work to do that you have no spare time to keep your reading habit? Do not worry, as audiobooks was born to change the way we are reading over these years, you can listen to you favorite books while doing other things like driving, housework or exercising.

Just like music, the audiobooks itself is a way of relaxation to kill time and enjoy yourself. And Audible did the good job at offering users wild variety of audiobooks and making them compatible with many portable devices like MP3 player, Kindle Fire, mobile phone to enhance the user experiences. Among which MP3 player is the most portable way to listen to audiobooks. So if you are avid audiobook lover who wants to listen to Audible audiobooks on your MP3 player, just follow the 2 ways to transfer Audible .aa or.aax audiobooks to MP3 player.

Play Audible audiobooks on MP3 player

1. What Kind of MP3 Players Are Compatible with Audible?

Besides Amazon Kindle devices, and the latest phones, tablets, many MP3 players including Sandisk MP3 Players, Creative MP3 Players and Garmin & Tom Tom GPS Devices also are compatible with Audible. And it's easy to transfer audiobooks you purchased from Audible to these MP3 players.

2. Transfer Audiobooks to MP3 Players Compatible with Audible

Audible offers Audible Manager to help users transfer Audible audiobooks to MP3 players which is compatible with Audible. Here we share you guys the detailed steps to transfer Audible audiobooks to MP3 players with Audible Manager.

Step 1 Download and Install Audible Manager

Download and install Audible Manager on your PC, then plug in your MP3 player to PC via USB cable and launch Audible Manager.

Step 2 Add MP3 Player to Audible Manager

Click on DeviceAdd New Device, and a pop-up window will be shown to list all Audible Ready devices. You can select your MP3 player from the list and click "OK".

Add your MP3 player to Audible Manager

Then a message will pop up to let you know that Audible Manager must be closed to install the component files. So please click "OK" to close the program and it will start installing a plug-in for MP3 player you selected. After the installation completed, you can re-launch Audible Manager on your PC and your MP3 player will be shown under Mobile Devices section from the left panel.

Step 3 Activate MP3 Player

Right-click your MP3 player and click on "Activate…", then a window will pop up to let you log in your Audible account.

Activate your MP3 player

Step 4 Start Transferring Audible Audiobooks to MP3 Player

Now, you can select the Audible audiobooks and click Add to Device. Then a progress bar will be shown to indicate the transferring status. After the transferring progress completed, the Audible audiobooks will be successfully put into your MP3 player.

Add Audible audiobooks to MP3 player

3. Transfer Audible Audiobooks to Other More MP3 Players

However, not all MP3 players are compatible with Audible, so the method we mentioned on part 2 is impracticable now. Is there any way available to make you Audible auidbooks work for other more MP3 players which are incompatible with Audible?

Due to the protection, the audiobooks you purchased from Audible are only enabled to play on its authorized app or devices. So if you wanna listen to Audible audibooks on more MP3 players or other devices incompatible with Audible, you can use Audible Audiobook Converter – Sidify Apple Music Converter to rip the protection from Audioble AA or AAX audiobooks, and convert them to plain M4A or M4B at first. You can also use Sidify Apple Music Converter to convert your Apple Music songs or iTunes M4P music to regular MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC with 100% original audio quality kept.

Alternative program: Any Audiobook Converter – convert AA/AAX audiobooks to M4A, M4B or MP3; 60X faster conversion speed; keep chapters and ID3 tags.

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  • OKWork for Apple Music, iTunes M4P Music and Audiobooks.
  • OKConvert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC.
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  • ok Highly compatible with the latest Mac/ Windows OS and iTunes.

Things You'll Need

  • A Windows PC or Mac
  • The latest version of iTunes installed
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter

Now, we would like to show you the simple steps to convert your Audible audiobooks to your MP3 player.

Step 1 Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter

After downloading and installing Sidify Apple Music Converter, launch the program and then you'll see the user-friendly interface of this Apple Music Converter. The program is compatible with Windows and MAC.

Main interface

Step 2 Import audiobooks from iTunes to Sidify

Click the "Add" button to select the audiobook files you want to convert from iTunes library. You can click Books on the top left panel, then all your audiobooks will be listed and you can select the audiobooks you want to convert.

Add Audiobooks tracks

Step 3 Adjust Output Setting

Click the "Settings" button on the upper right. Here you can choose output formats (MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC), output quality (320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps) , output folder and how you like the audio files to be organized and so on. If you don't change the output path, the output audio files will be saved under the default folder.

Tips: When you convert Apple Music and iTunes M4P music, the output formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF and ALAC are available to be chosen from. When you convert iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks, all the audios would be converted as M4B files.

Set output as MP3

Step 4 Start Conversion

After the conversion is done, you can find the converted audio files by clicking the "Converted" button or directly go to the output folder that you set in previous step. All ID3 tags, including artist, album, year, track number and genre, are preserved in the output audios.


Step 5 Transfer Converted Audible Audiobooks to MP3 Player

Finally, you can plug in your MP3 player to computer via USB cable, then copy the converted audiobooks to MP3 player directly.

With 2 ways above, you can easily copy audiobooks from audible to any MP3 player, so you can choose one to operate by yourself according to the devices you own. Good luck and enjoy your time!

Note: The trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter has 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time restriction, purchase the Sidify Pro now.

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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