How do I Convert Audible Audio's in AA Format Into an MP3?

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How do I Convert Audible Audio's in AA Format Into an MP3?
Convert audiobooks to MP3s to load them to multiple devices. (ear buds image by Darrell Sharpe from

Audible, an Amazon subsidiary, sells more than 75,000 audiobooks. It lets you play files from your computer or an MP3 player, but its restricts how many devices may play a file. Specifically, it uses Digital Rights Management access control to limit you to three computers. External software, however, converts Audible's .aa files to MP3s. Transfer these MP3s freely to every device you own.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Audible Manager
  • Internet connection

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  1. 1

    Install audio conversion software.

  2. 2

    Install an additional conversion file specific to Audible: Audible Media Player Filter.

  3. 3

    Download the lame_enc.dll file, which you need to export MP3 files.

  4. 4

    Open Audible Manager. Download one of your audiobooks to your computer.

  5. 5

    Click "Edit" and select "Options." An Audible window will mention where it stores audio files.

  6. 6

    Open Goldwave. Click "Open" from the "File" menu, and select the file you downloaded. A window will open with the heading "Please provide User Name and Password for Activation."

  7. 7

    Type your Audible user name and password, and click "OK."

  8. 8

    Click "Save" from the "File" menu. Select "MP3" as your file format.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not distribute the MP3s you export. That violates their copyright.

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