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Two Ways to Listen to Audible Audiobooks on MP3 Player

author By Harper North
Updated on: April 23, 2024

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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Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKWork for Apple Music, iTunes M4P Music and Audiobooks.
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  • OKKeep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
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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 1Choose Conversion Mode.

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter, and you'll need to choose one conversion mode to start: Apple Music App or Apple Music Webplayer. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

choose conversion mode

Select the Apple Music app mode to access the modern interface of Sidify:

main interface

Step 2Add Apple Music Tracks to Sidify.

Drag and drop songs, an album or a playlist from Apple Muisc to Sidify. Or you can click the "Add" button on the interface and copy & paste the URL of your Apple Muisc to the program. Then click the "OK" button to import them to Sidify.

add apple music

Step 3 Choose Output Format and Customize Output Path.

Click the "Settings" icon in the left panel. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), the output quality and the output path as well. Besides, you can customize how you'd like to name and sort out the converted files.

choose mp3 as the output format

Step 4 Convert Apple Music to MP3.

Click the "Convert" button and Sidify would immediately start converting the Apple Music to MP3s.

convert apple music to mp3

Step 5 Find the MP3 downloads on the Local Drive.

Once the conversion is done, click the "Converted" tab and you can check all the Apple Music that have been converted successfully. Go to the output folder set in the previous step, you'll find the downloaded MP3s.

find the mp3s

Step 6 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 1-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time restriction, purchase the Sidify Pro now.

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Harper North | Staff Writer

Harper is a content writer with a profound understanding of the streaming music landscape and a specialization in music converters. She creates informative content on tools, techniques, and trends in music conversion, providing expert advice, detailed reviews, and guides.

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