How to Remove Audible DRM Simply [Up to Date]
Undoubtedly, when it comes to audiobooks, Audible would firstly come into many people's mind. It is the fact that Audible has provided a large number of audiobooks for people to enjoy on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, etc. But if you are using some less popular devices such as iPod, Audible-incompatible MP3 players or car radio systems, you may meet difficult in downloading Audible books, because they are all locked by DRM. As a result, you need to remove Audible DRM if you want to play the audiobooks on all devices without limitations. So today, the article will show you how.
Best Tool to Remove DRM from Audible Recommended
To remove DRM from Audible, people would need a third-party tool to help. MuConvert Audible Converter is such a reliable software brings powerful DRM removal function to get Audible books downloaded into DRM-free audio files. Let's learn more about it.
MuConvert Audible Converter provides quick service for Windows and Mac users to get Audible books converted into MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC formats by removing the DRM protection added on them. After getting the DRM-free Audible books, people can transfer them to any devices for enjoying even the devices are not in the supported systems for Audible.
- Supports protected Audible books - for both DRM-protected and DRM-free Audible books, MuConvert Audible Converter can detect the content and convert them to common audio formats for you.
- Provides common audio formats - users can choose to convert the Audible books to common audio formats such as MP3, M4A, FLAC, and WAV, which are supported formats of almost all devices such as MP3 players.
- Keeps original information - during the process of removing DRM from Audible books, all the chapters and ID3 information of the books will be detected and saved together with the downloaded files, which lets people to manage the downloaded audiobooks more conveniently.
- Splits audiobooks flexibly - MuConvert Audible Converter provides the in-built splitting tool to divide the added audiobooks into smaller audio clips by chapter, time, or segments flexibly.
- Runs with faster speed - to save people's time in waiting, MuConvert Audible Converter can speed up the Audible books DRM removing process to 60X faster, and it can even batch download more audiobooks at once.
- Saves in original quality - to make sure people can have the same audiobook playback experience offline, MuConvert Audible Converter will keep the original quality to download audiobooks without compression.
MuConvert Audible Converter is attractive also because of its easy-to-use UI. Within only several easy steps, people can operate the software to remove DRM from Audible books. The tutorial on using MuConvert Audible Converter will be introduced in the following part.
How to Remove Audible DRM Easily
To remove DRM from Audible books, people need to download the audiobooks from Audible in the format of AA or AAX (Audible uses these two formats to save its audiobooks). Then follow the steps below and you can easily remove Audible DRM with MuConvert Audible Converter.
Step 1. Install MuConvert Audible Converter and Add Audiobooks
At firstly, you need to download MuConvert Audible Converter to Windows or Mac for installing the software. After this, run it and you can directly add the Audible audiobooks to the interface by dragging them here.
Step 2. Choose Output Format to Download
MuConvert Audible Converter provides 4 format options for you to select, which as MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC. Simply choose an output format to save your downloaded Audible books.
By going to the settings and choose "Preferences", MuConvert Audible Converter also provides the options to let you change the "SamepleRate", "Bitrate" or set audiobooks splitting mode here if you need.
Step 3. Edit ID3 Information
If you want to edit the ID3 information, simply click the icon provided behind the audiobook title. Here you can change the cover of the book, and also edit information of "Title", "Artist", "Album", "Album/Artist", and "Genre". Click "Save" when you have changed the information.
Step 4. Remove DRM from Audible Books
When the settings are all done, directly press the "Convert All" button and MuConvert Audible Converter will begin to remove DRM from the audiobooks and download them in audio files with your selected output format.
When you get the DRM-free Audible books, you can freely transfer them to the devices even not supports Audible platform to enjoy the audiobooks offline.
Alternative Way to Remove DRM from Audible Audiobooks
Another way to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks without using third-party software is to burn them to CD. This function is provided by iTunes, so for people who want to keep the audiobooks on CD forever, this method will be helpful. You can see how iTunes manages to remove Audible DRM and burn the audiobooks to CD.
Step 1. To connect your Audible Library to iTunes, you need to go to the platform, sign in your Audible account, and select to activate the connection with iTunes. After finishing the authorization, the audiobooks saved in your Audible Library will also appear in iTunes.
Step 2. Find the audiobooks in your iTunes and create a playlist to save them together. This would be more convenient to burn all of them to CD in one time.
Step 3. Now insert a blank CD to your computer, and also right-click on the audiobook playlist in iTunes to select the "Burn Playlist to Disc" option. Then you can select the settings to burn the audiobooks.
Step 4. Finally, just press the "Burn" button and iTunes will remove Audible DRM and help save the audiobooks to your blank CD immediately.
However, this method would lead to inconvenient playback, because people always have to find a CD player to insert the disc for getting the audiobooks played. It is more suitable for collecting audiobooks in a long term.
Extra Information About Audible DRM Files
We all know that Audible uses AAX and AA for its audiobooks. The two formats would have some differences. Here we bring the extra information to let you know more about Audible DRM-protected audiobooks based on the Audible formats.
32 Kbps (standard MP3 level)
64 Kbps (CD-quality)
File size for 1 hour of audio
Tip: To provide higher quality in streaming audiobooks, Audible has switched all its audiobooks format to AAX from AA in 2020. Therefore, the currently provided audiobooks on Audible are all in AAX format, which is also added the DRM protection.
Is it Legal to Remove DRM to get DRM-free Audiobooks?
Some people would also have the confusion about the DRM removal. Actually, DRM technology is used to save the audiobooks for not letting the others to copy the content for doing illegal things, this is a way of breaking the copyright law. However, if you have purchased the Audible audiobooks, which means that you have pay for the copyright, then removing DRM from Audible books for getting more flexible offline playback personally is completely legal. But you need to pay attention that using the DRM-free Audible audiobooks in any commercial purposes would become illegal as well.
The best and simplest way to remove Audible DRM is to use a reliable software just like MuConvert Audible Converter. However, you need to make sure you have purchased the Audible audiobooks and you just unlock its DRM for personal enjoyment. Otherwise, you may be against the copyright law.