How to Convert Audible to MP3 on Mac/Windows
Audible has a large number of audiobooks on it, so it is one of the most popular audiobook platforms around the world. People can download it in advance to listen to those audiobooks offline. However, Audible does not allow users to play its audiobooks out of it. It means that if you transfer downloaded audiobooks from Audible to MP3 or other devices, those devices cannot play those audiobooks. To solve this problem, we found some ways to make it possible to play audiobooks from Audible on an MP3 player. These ways will tell you how to convert Audible to MP3.
Method 1. Get MP3 Audiobook from Audible via Audio Recorders
Audio recorders make it possible to record the sounds playing on a computer. TunesKit Audio Capture and Audacity are the best two audio recorders. In this part, we will introduce how to convert Audible to MP3 with these two recorders respectively.
1. TunesKit Audio Capture
TunesKit Audio Capture is the best audio recorder which allows you to get high-quality audio. With this audio recorder, you can convert your online or offline audio to MP3, AAC, FLAC and other three common audio formats. It can be also an audio editor to trim and merge converted audio. When you record unnecessary audio clips, you can use the built-in audio editor to delete the unnecessary parts. You can even split audiobooks according to their chapters or merge several chapters into one. As an audio recorder, it performs excellently.
Key Features of TunesKit Audio Capture
- Record and download unlimited number of music tracks from Amazon Music
- 6 popular audio formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B available
- Preserve streaming music tracks with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
- Support the trimming, cutting, merging, and editing of the Amazon Music
How to record and convert Audible to MP3 via TunesKit Audio Capture
Step 1Download and install software
You can click the Try It Free button above to download the audio recorder on your computer, Mac or Windows;
Step 2Set audiobook format
On the bottom right of the main interface, there are two icons, Format and Converted; click the Format icon to set the output format of the converted audiobooks as MP3 in advance;
Step 3Start and end recording
On the main interface, there are many software icons; here you should click a browser icon to find the Audible website and then play the audiobook you want; Audio Capture will start downloading and recording the audio automatically;
Step 4Stop and edit converted audiobook audio
Click the Stop button to end the converting process whenever you want; after that, you can click the Edit icon on each recorded audio to trim it; if you want to merge several recorded audio into one, you can back to the recording page and then click the Merge all into one file frame on the bottom left of the page;
Step 5Save and search converted audiobooks
Click the Save button to save it to your computer; if you want to find them, you can click the Converted icon to enter the History list; all of the converted audiobooks are saved on it; click the Search icon, you can locate them on your computer folder.
Audacity is a professional audio editor. It can help users do most of complex audio editing activities. It can also convert audio from one format to another for free. But the audio quality of the converted audio is often compressed by it. Because of its professionalism, it is difficult for beginners to use it. Therefore, this audio recorder is more suitable for professionals.
How to convert Audible to MP3 via Audacity
Step 1: Download and open Audacity and then click the Edit icon to enter the preference page;
Step 2: Click the Device > Host > Windows WASAPI options in order and then click the Recording option;
Step 3: Cancel choosing the Software playthrough option and then click the Record button;
Step 4: Click the Stop to end it whenever you want;
Method 2. Convert Audible to MP3 via Free Online Audio Converter
Some online converters also have the role of converting Audible to MP3. Generally, those online converters are free to use. But their stability is not good. You can use them when you need to save time. Before using online converters, you should know that the format of the audiobook downloaded from Audible is AAX.
FreeConvert supports more than 450＋ audio conversions to MP3, WAV, AAC and more. The audio you upload can be from your device, Dropbox, Google Drive, or URL. Given the authority, you should download the audiobook and then use the tool to convert it to MP3
How to convert Audible to MP3 using FreeConvert
Step 1: Visit the website of FreeConvert;
Step 2: Click the Choose Files button to upload the audiobook from Audible to the tool;
Step 3: Choose the output format for your audio and then click the Convert button to start converting audio.
CloudConvert has similar features to FreeConvert. But it has a more intuitive interface.
How to convert audiobook from Audible to MP3 using CloudConvert
Step 1: Visit the website of CloudConvert;
Step 2: Click the Select File button to find the audiobook you want from your computer;
Step 3: Choose the output format as MP3;
Step 4: Click the Convert button to convert it to MP3.
MP3 files are compatible with almost all devices. If you want to transfer those MP3 audiobooks to your MP3 player, you just need to connect your MP3 player to your computer and then drag and drop the audiobook files to the MP3 player folder on your computer.
TunesKit Audio Capture is the most practical Audible-to-MP3 converter which not only allows you to convert audio, but also edit audio. All of the methods above have their own strengths, which one you choose is completely up to you. Hope you can find the best solution among them to convert Audible to MP3.