How to Play Audible Books on VLC Media Player

Summary
Need to play Audible books on VLC Media Player? This post will teach you how to save Audible books to local files and convert them to MP3, so that you are allowed to listen to these books on VLC Media Player freely without Audible authorized.

Like Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player is a popular media player. It is used for playing images, audio and video. It is powerful enough to support for 20 audio and media formats. For integrating local media library, you can manage the media files using VLC Media Player. It features of compatibility and easy-operating, which makes it be a good choice for you to play digital files. In the recent years, people like to listen to audiobooks from different audiobooks apps, especially Audible app. How to play Audible books on VLC Media Player? Can you play the audiobooks on this media player like playing common audio files? Unfortunately No.

Why Can’t Play Audible Books on VLC Media Player Directly?

Audible books are saved as AA/AAX formats with Digital Rights Management, which only allow users to play Audible books outside of Audible app or iTunes. Tough you could download audiobooks for offline playing under Audible Premium account, the downloads are cache files, it will be inaccessible without Audible authorized. If you add the Audible books to other players, you will find that the player can’t recognize the protected Audible files. You are limited to play Audible books on the authorized players, like VLC Media Player. To make audiobooks be playable on this media player, you are suggested to convert audiobooks to the format be compatible with it. Normally, MP3 is the best option, since it is the widely used format for most media player.

Part 1. Convert Audible Books for Playing on VLC Media Player

Fortunately, you can get Audible books as local files via TunesBank Audible Converter. It will help you to convert AA/AAX Audible books to unprotected MP3 with 100% original quality kept. Except MP3, it allows you to convert Audible books to M4A, WAV, FLAC. In this way, you could get Audible books with MP3, FLAC format that be compatible with VLC Media Player, play Audible books on VLC Media Player, listen to these books on VLC Media Player freely without Audible authorized. It will keep ID3 tags and all parameters of the output audio, such as sample rate, bit rate, channel, codec and so on. With the built-in settings, you can split the Audible books into small segments. The whole audiobooks conversion will be done with 100X faster conversion speed.

Functions of TunesBank Audible Converter

  • Convert Audible books to MP3, FLAC for VLC Media Player
  • Convert Audible books with 100% original quality kept
  • Play Audible books on VLC Media Player without Audible authorized
  • Keep ID3 tags and all parameters of the output audio
  • Split the Audible books into small segments
  • Convert Audible books with 100X faster conversion speed

Step 1. Download Audible and Run TunesBank Program
First of all, download the Audible books to PC/Mac computer, then run TunesBank Audible Converter on the computer.

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Step 2. Sync Audible Books to TunesBank Program
Sync the Audible books in TunesBank program by drag and drop them to the conversion list. You can add more than one book file at the same time for batch conversion.

sync audible files

Step 3. Select Output Format
Select output format for Audible book individually by clicking “Output Format” option next to each book. To play Audible books on VLC Media Player, you could select MP3, FLAC, since these formats are compatible with VLC Media Player.

select output format

Step 4. Convert Audiobooks to MP3, FLAC
When all the 3 steps are done, click “Convert All” button to start batch converting Audible books to MP3, FLAC at 100X speed. You can also click “Convert” next to each book for conversion one by one.

convert audiobooks to mp3

Step 5. Get Output Audible Books
The Audible books conversion will be ends after some minutes. After that, click “Completed” option to get all conversion history. Click “Open File” next to each converted Audible book, all the output audio files will be saved with 100% lossless audio quality and all ID3 tags kept.

get output audible files

Part 2. Play Audible Books on VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player support for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android now, here we will show you how to play Audible books on this media player on different devices.

For Windows and Mac

Step 1. Run VLC Media Player on your PC/Mac computer.

Step 2. Select Media from the menu bar in the main page of VLC Media Player.

Step 3. Select the Open File option to locate and choose the folder with converted Audible files.

add audio to vlc on pc

For iOS Device

Step 1. Connect iPhone to your computer with a USB cable, launch the iTunes app. Select the iPhone model from the menu bar in the main page of iTunes.

Step 2. On the left-sidebar, select the Apps option and scroll down to choose the VLC Media Player.

Step 3. Open the converted Audible books folder on the computer, then drag and drop the music to the VLC Documents section.

Step 4. Open and play the Audible books files on the VLC Media Player of your iPhone.

add audio to vlc on ios

For Android Device

Step 1. Connect Android phone to your computer with a USB cable, transfer the converted Audible files from computer to your phone.

Step 2. Run VLC Media Player on your phone and press the Audio button at the bottom in the main page of VLC Media Player.

Step 3. To explore media files, go to Menu > Audio.

Step 4. On the right side of any music, click the Three-dot icon and select Add to Playlist.

Step 5. Rename the playlist or add it to one that already exists. Press the OK button to save it.

Step 6. Click the Menu > Playlists tab to play the Audible books on your Android phone.

add audio to vlc on android

Final Words

Audible books are encrypted AA/AAX files that can’t be played without its app previously. To make Audible books be playable on VLC Media Player, you could get assist of this reliable TunesBank Audible Converter. Through downloading and converting Audible books, you could get Audible books with MP3, FLAC format that be compatible with VLC Media Player, play Audible books on VLC Media Player without Audible authorized.

Play Audible on VLC Media Player