How to Download Audible Audiobooks on Mac

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar 11, 2020 2:40 PM
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Download Audible books to your Mac is a good way to backup your audiobooks. Also, in this way, you will be able to listen to Audible on Mac and manage them more easily. Saving Audible books on Mac and streaming them on your Phone can help you save a lot of storage space on your phone. But before you get down to do the downloading, there is something you need to know. First, audiobook files from Audible are encrypted in DRM, which is a type of copyright protection to prevents you from stealing content from Audible. Even though we have no issue with Audible’s copyright policy, DRM really makes it inconvenient for you to listen to your own Audible books.

Second, Audible has special file formats for its audiobooks. AA and AAX are the most common formats we can see in Audible files. There is also a new format called AAXC. Although the AA and AAX format can help preserve the high quality of the audiobooks, we still need to change them to a more universal format so that we can share the audiobooks with our friends who have no Audible app.

If you can read till here, you now may know that download Audible to Mac is not as easy as you thought it would be. No worries. To download a free format Audible books, you can use TunesKit Audible Converter, which is a tool to remove the protection on Audible AA and AAX audiobooks and convert them to common formats. Let’s check out how exactly you can do it.

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TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at 100× faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters of output audiobooks
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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How to Save Audible Audiobooks on Mac

Step 1. Download Audible Books on Mac

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Open your browser and go to the Audible desktop website. Log in to your account and go to the Library page. Then, find the audiobooks you want to download and you will see a “Download” button at the right. Click on it and the download progress will begin. After the downloading is finished, you need to locate the Audible files.

Step 2 Import Audible Files to TunesKit

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Download TunesKit Audible Converter for Mac via the above link. After that, run it on your Mac. From the main interface, you can see there are 2 buttons at the top center. Click the "Add Files" button (the left one) to import your Audible AA or AAX audiobooks to TunesKit. Or you could directly drag and drop your Audible files from the folder to the converter. TunesKit Audible Converter is able to do batch conversion, too.

Step 3 Adjust the Output Settings

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After you finish the loading, the next step is to change the output settings for your audiobooks. First, adjust the output format to MP3. Clicking the "Format panel" at the bottom left of the main interface and select MP3. The default output format is lossless which will generate a DRM-free audiobook file without touching the original audio tracks at all. Besides that, you also can customize the audio codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate if needed. If you need to split the whole file by chapters, you can click the "Edit" icon and check the box.

Step 4 Convert Audible Books to MP3

add audible aax files

Now, click the button "Convert" to get your Audible AA or AAX audiobooks converted to MP3 format. ThunesKit can convert at up to 100X faster speed at most. When it done with its job, you will get a red reminder and you can click the button "Converted" to look through all converted audiobooks.

The Final Thought

Now, you can get the free format Audible books on your Mac. No matter which media player you want to use for listening, they are 100% ready to be played. Also, you can share your Audible books to your family and friends at your will.

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