[Solved] Can You Play Audible AudioBooks on SanDisk Clip Sport

Posted by Adam Gorden on March 07, 2018 06:45:03 PM.

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"When I select an Audible audiobook to play, my SanDisk Clip Sport freeze. I have tried multiple times to shut down, delete the audiobook and start over to do it, but can't get beyond that. Anyone know why and how to solve it?" - Asked by Amy in a SanDisk forum.

Clip Sport is a latest MP3 player with a belt clip and decent sound quality from the SanDisk Sansa product line. Yet it is at a very reasonable price compared to the iPod shuffle. For its convenience and portability, many sport lovers use it to play Audible audiobooks when workout outside. If you also encounter the similar problem above, you can read on to find out the solutions.

Is SanDisk Clip Sport Compatible with Audible

SanDisk Sansa player supports many different files like podcasts, Audible AA/AAX files, MP3 audiobooks ripped from CDs and OverDrive audiobooks. So the answer is a big yes. What you need to do is to activate and transfer Audible audiobooks to SanDisk by using the Audible Manager due to the DRM copyright protection.

Step 1. Plug in your SanDisk Sansa player and launch Audible Manager from your Windows PC. Note: You can't do it under Mac as this app is only available for Windows PC.
Step 2. Click 'Device' > 'Add New Device', then select your device from the popup support list.
Step 3. Click 'OK', it will start to install an activation pack to your device. It may take a few minutes.
Step 4. After installing the plugin, your device will show up below the 'Mobile Devices' tab. Please click 'Activate' menu to activate it.
Step 5. You can right click on the audiobooks and then choose 'Add to Device' to transfer them to your SanDisk player.

After that, you will be able to enjoy Audible files on your SanDisk well normally. However, sometimes if the freeze problem appears as we talked above, it is probably caused by that DRM Audible file is corrupted or some exceptions happened to the firmware. You can try again to reload the files or firmware. But in case you can't, the best way is to disable the DRM encryption.

Remove DRM and download Audible Books to MP3

TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter for Mac/Windows has a very clean screen as it is dedicated for Audible audiobooks only. The converting speed could reach up to 100X speed which is pretty much cool. Like other cross-platform software, it supports to run on both Windows and Mac platforms, you don't need to worry about the compatibility problem. Another biggest advantage of TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter is that the output quality will be kept intact for it adopts the direct DRM cracking technology. If you have bunch of DRM audiobooks, TunesKit converter will be pretty worth to have a try.

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Following are the quick steps to transfer Audible audiobooks to SanDisk Clip Sport player:

1Launch TunesKit Audible Converter

audible converter main interface

After installing it into your computer, you will see the concise screen looks like this. The Windows version and the Mac version have almost the same screen.

2Load Audible audiobooks

add audible aa/aax audiobooks

Unlike unlike other software in the market which require you to authorize the Audible files with the account and password before converting, TunesKit can drag and drop to import your files directly without any extra steps.

3Set output format as MP3 for SanDisk

set mp3 for sandisk

As an universal and popular format, MP3 is highly recommended, just click the format droplist from the bottom left and navigate to find and choose the output format as MP3.

4Convert the Audible AA/AAX to MP3

convert audible audioboks

TunesKit supports to convert audiobooks with multiple parallel processes. If you are the first time to use it, you will surely be surprised for its high converting speed. No matter how many files you want, TunesKit will run smoothly within a small timespan.

The Bottom Line

Although Audible is already compatible with the SanDisk Clip Sport player, it takes you a lot of time to activate the device and transfer the audiobooks. Sometimes it may cause the freeze problems as well. If you have a lot of Audible audiobooks, it is highly recommended to get the TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter to help you batch strip DRM protection within a few clicks. The price is only $34.95. It maybe not cheap for some users. But the time and convenience etc. it brings to you will be much more than that. Anyway, the trial version is totally free, you can try it out without any lose. Leave your comments below if any thoughts come out of your mind.

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