How to Convert Audible Audiobooks to M4A

Summary
Do you want to listen to Audible audiobooks on MP3 players or iPods? This article will show you how to convert Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to M4A format losslessly, so that you can enjoy your Audible audiobooks on any device or player anywhere and anytime.

When you synced the Audible audiobooks to an old iPod device or MP3 player, you will find that the iPod/MP3 player cannot recognize Audible audiobooks. In fact, all the downloaded Audible audiobooks are in AA/AAX format protected by DRM, you can only listen to Audible AA/AAX audiobooks on limited devices, such as Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone, Fire tablets. To listen to Audible Audiobooks on iPod nano, Zune, MP3 player or other devices, you need to convert Audible Audiobooks to M4A or MP3 format. M4A file is an audio format that is highly compatible with iTunes and Apple devices. But how to convert Audiobooks to M4A format? The following tutorial will show you how to convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to M4A with a professional Audible Audiobook Converter.

convert audible audiobooks to m4a

As we all know, Audible Audiobooks is a subscription service eBook provided by Amazon. Audible’s DRM prevents users from unauthorized copying and playback of downloaded audiobooks. To get rid of Audible DRM and convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to M4A audio, you can turn to TunesBank Audiobook Converter.

Powerful Audible Audibooks to M4A Converter

TunesBank Audible Audiobook Converter is a specialized audiobook converter for Audible and iTunes. With using it, you can not only remove DRM from Audible, but also convert Audible AA and AAX audiobooks to M4A, MP3, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC format with keeping original quality. What’s more, all the chapters, ID3 tags and metadata info will be well saved in the output M4A/MP3 files, including book cover, name, duration, artist, album, etc. Even better, there is no need to worry the conversion speed, it can convert audiobooks at up to 5-10X super faster speed.

Another powerful function of this tool is that it also supports to convert Apple Music M4P songs, iTunes purchased M4P music and iTunes M4B audiobooks to MP3, M4A, FLAC with lossless quality. So you can also use it to convert iTunes M4B Audiobooks to MP3, M4A with ease. In this way, you can freely enjoy Audible Audiobooks on iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, MP3 player, Sony Walkman, PSP, Creative Zen, Kindle, iRiver, iPhone, iPad, Android phones or tablets and any other device without Audible app and network.

Features of TunesBank Audiobook Converter:

  • Easily strip DRM protection from Audible Audiobooks and iTunes Audiobooks.
  • Convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to M4A, MP3, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC format.
  • Convert iTunes M4B Audiobooks to M4A, MP3, FLAC audios with lossless quality.
  • Convert Apple Music M4P songs, iTunes purchased M4P songs to M4A, MP3, FLAC.
  • Preserve chapter info, ID3 tags while converting Audible books at 5-10X faster speed.
  • Listen to Audible Audiobooks on MP3 players, iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch, etc.
  • Enjoy Audible Audiobooks anywhere anytime, without Audible app and network.
  • One-click to burn the Audible Audiobooks to a CD to play in your car with ease.
  • Strongly compatible with the latest Windows 10 and macOS 11 Big Sur.

Tutorial: How to Convert Audible Audiobooks to M4A Format?

TunesBank Audiobook Converter is a desktop application for Mac and Windows. It’s highly compatible with the latest Windows 10 and macOS 11 Big Sur. Here we will take Windows version as example to guide you how to use it to convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks as M4A files in easy steps.

Step 1. Download Audiobooks and Add to iTunes library
At first, please download the Audible Audiobooks from Audible.com to your MacOS or PC. Then launch iTunes on your PC or MacOS(MacOS 10.14 Catalina or earlier), create a new playlist in iTunes, and drag and drop the downloaded AA or AAX Audiobooks to the new playlist.

Add audiobooks to iTunes

Next, click any audiobook you added and check whether it can be played in iTunes. If not, you need to log in your Audible account to authorize iTunes. After that, exit iTunes program.

Play Audible audiobooks with iTunes

Step 2. Launch TunesBank Audiobook Converter
Now get TunesBank Audiobook Converter downloaded on your computer. After installation, launch TunesBank program, and it will automatically launch iTunes app. Then it will automatically load all audiobooks from iTunes.

Run Audible Audiobook Converter

Step 3. Choose Audible Audiobooks
Click “Audible Audiobooks” in the left side, then choose the audiobooks you want to convert by ticking the checkbox in the right section.

Choose Audible AA or AAX Audiobooks

Step 4. Choose M4A as Output Format
In the bottom of the interface, you can customize Output Setting, including Output Format(pick M4A), Output Folder, Bitrate(up to 320kbps), Sample rate, Channels and more for the output file.

Choose M4A as Output Format

Besides, TunesBank also allows you to edit the ID3 tags like title, artist, album art, etc. in the “Metadata” section.

edit Metadata

Step 5. Start Converting Audible Audiobooks to M4A
Simply press on the “Convert” button and start converting Audible AA and AAX audiobooks to M4A files. You will get DRM-free M4A audiobooks in a few minutes.

Converting Audible AA or AAX to M4A

Once the conversion is done, you can go to “Finished” section, click the “View Output File” to find all the audiobook files you have converted.

get MP3 Audible files

With the help of TunesBank Audiobook Converter, you can easily convert and save Audible audiobooks as M4A files with lossless audio quality. Now you can move the converted audiobooks M4A files to any device or player for playback offline, such as MP3 player, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod classic, iPod touch, Garmins, SanDisks, Kindle, iRiver, Sony Walkman, iPhone, iPad, Android phones or tablets, PSP, etc. In addition, you can also burn the Audible Audiobooks to a CD to play in your car!

Convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to M4A