Do you want to play Audible books on iPod devices? This article will show you an excellent method to convert Audible books from AA/AAX format to M4A and put them onto the iPod Nano, Touch, Shuffle without any restrictions. In this way, you can enjoy Audible books on your iPod devices freely.

“Can I transfer Audible books to iPod Nano? I have downloaded some Audible audiobooks and want to play on my iPod Nano 7th during my morning jog.”

As the most popular portable device in modern times, iPod has many followers, they can listen to their favorite music freely on the iPod device. If you are audiobook lover and want to transfer Audible books to iPod devices for playback anytime, anywhere, this article will tell you why you can’t play Audible books on iPod, and guide you to download and put Audible on iPod devices.

Part 1 . Why Can’t We Play Audible Books on iPod?

iPod is a series of portable media players and multifunctional mobile devices produced by Apple, including iPod Classic, Nano, Shuffle and Touch, which can play various audio files, such as music, podcasts and audiobooks. But for Audible, different iPod models are compatible with different Audible formats, so it is not easy to put Audible books on iPod devices without restrictions.

Relatively speaking, although iPod Touch hasn’t too many restrictions on Audible format, both iPod Nano and Shuffle can’t be compatible with the latest Audible enhanced format – AAX. To elaborate a bit on that, even iPod Nano and shuffle are also different, Nano can be compatible with Audible format 2, 3, and 4, while Shuffle can only work with Audible 2, 3 format.

In order to address these issues, an excellent Audible to iPod devices converter come in handy. With the assistance of TunesBank Audible Converter, you can solve all the problems about converting Audible to iPod without any limits.

Part 2. How to Convert and Put Audible on iPod Devices Directly?

TunesBank Audible Converter is a professional Audible to iPod converter, which can not only unlock the encoded AA/AAX format, but also convert Audible to M4A, MP3, FLAC, WAV with original quality. Most strikingly, you don’t have to install the iTunes App and get Audible account authorization to finish the conversion. Moreover, all audiobooks ID3 tags and chapter info will be saved in the output files, including book title, artist, album, copyright, etc. What’s more, TunesBank allows cutting the large audiobook into small segments by chapters or parts. That’s a good solution to put Audible on iPod Shuffle. In this way, you can convert Audible to M4A and transfer Audible to iPod devices with ease. Besides iPod devices, you can play Audible on any MP3 player without limits.

Main Features of TunesBank Audible Converter:

  • Unlock DRM encoded AA/AAX format from Audible legally.
  • Convert Audible to M4A, MP3, FLAC, WAV with original quality.
  • No need to install iTunes App and get Audible account approval.
  • Convert Audible at lightning speed of 100X faster and batch converting.
  • Split the large Audible books into small segments by chapters or parts.
  • Play Audible books iPod Nano/Touch/Shuffle or other players without limits.

Guide: Convert Audible to M4A for Playing on iPod Devices

Step 1. Add Audible Files into TunesBank Audible Converter
Install and open TunesBank Audible Converter on your computer. Drag & drop the downloaded Audible files into TunesBank’s interface.

drag and drop audible files to program

Step 2. Select M4A as Output Format
Choose “Output Setting” from the menu bar, here you can select output format as M4A, because M4A is compatible well with iPod devices. You can also change the Bit Rate, Sample Rate, or Split the audio book in this part.

select mp3 format

Step 3. Start Converting Audible to M4A
Hit “Convert All” button to start converting Audible AA or AAX files to M4A.

convert from audible to mp3

Step 4. Get M4A Audible Files
When the conversion is done, press the “Completed” > “Open File” to get the M4A format Audible books.

vide conversion history

Part 3. How to Transfer Audible Books to iPod Nano/Shuffle?

Now that you have the M4A Audible books, you can sync them to iTunes for transfer to iPod. Before you start to transferring, you had better to cut the large Audible books into smaller segments. Because some iPod models will limit file size, it may cause jams or pauses.

#1 Run iTunes App and connect your iPod Nano/Shuffle to your computer via lightning cable.

#2 The iPod mode will be showed up in the left-side menu of iTunes, tap ‘File’ then click ‘Devices’ icon to select your iPod.

#3 Hit on ‘Sync Audiobooks’ > ‘Selected Audiobooks’, hit ‘Sync’ button to save your preferences to iTunes. Click ‘Apply’ to put Audible on iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle. Click the ‘Eject’ icon.

Part 4. How to Play Audible Books on iPod Touch?

Compared to iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle, play Audible on iPod Touch is much easier. Because Audible App is available on iPod Touch, you can enjoy Audible books directly without using iTunes App. Here, let’s check the following steps to learn how to play Audible books on iPod Touch.

Step 1. Install the Audible App from Apple App Store on iPod Touch.

Step 2. Run the Audible App and login your account info.

Step 3. Locate the audiobooks you purchased in the “Library” tab, and select the one you want to listen.

Step 4. Click ‘Download’ to download Audible audiobooks and you can listen to them offline.

Final Words
Although it is a very enjoyable thing to enjoy Audible books on iPod devices, there are always some limitations on iPod devices, such as format, file size and other issues. You cannot play Audible on iPod without restrictions. With the help of TunesBank, all difficulties will be solved. You can directly convert the encoded AA or AAX format to M4A, MP3 and other popular formats. In this way, you can put converted Audible books to iPod devices and other MP3 players playback without restrictions.

Put Audible on iPod Nano/Touch/Shuffle


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