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How to Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3 on Mac?

"I was trying to download Audible audiobooks to MP3 players for listening portably. And it turned out a failure. Audible Audiobooks are protected by DRM in AAX/AA format which cannot be recognized by MP3 players. Then, how can I convert audible AAX files to MP3 on Mac and enjoy the audiobooks freely"

It is conspicuous that Audible audiobooks cannot be directly downloaded to MP3 players or played back on unauthorized devices due to the DRM protection and format incompatibility. Fortunately, there are some solutions that are feasible and powerful for getting over the problem. And there are professional programs that are well versed in removing the DRM from Audible audiobook and convert AAX to MP3.

Part 1. Why Converting Audible Audiobooks to MP3

If you like listening to audiobooks, then you should be no stranger to As a renowned audiobook producer and seller, it offers all kinds of audiobooks. And it is also a great online service which allows its subscribed users to download and listen to audiobooks on Mac. Its developed programs and apps are almost available for many platforms. And on authorized devices, you can listen to Audible audiobooks smoothly.

Import audiobooks

However, there are a lot of other devices, for example, MP3 players that doesn't run an operating system like Android that would allow users to install the Audible app. Those devices would be excluded from the support list of Audible as well as the possibility of listening to the audiobooks from Audible. Moreover, due to the DRM protection on downloaded Audible files, it's almost impossible to make them play on those unauthorized devices. To deal with this problem and enjoy Audible audiobooks on any devices, users bothered by this problem can fall back on removing DRM from Audible files and converting Audible files to MP3 on Mac. And this is reason why you should know how to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks and convert them to MP3 on Mac

Part 2: How to remove DRM and convert Audible files to MP3 with Prof. DRM

First thing first, the best DRM removal software would be needed so as to convert Audible to MP3 on Mac. And it is said that the most welcomed and commonly used DRM removal tool on Mac would be Leawo Prof. DRM for Mac, which has already gotten the word of mouth among so many users who had been stuck by DRM limits and format incompatibility of Audible files.

As an extraordinary DRM removal program, it can remove DRM from any media content from iTunes and Audible. For example, DRM on iTunes music, audiobooks and video and Audible audiobooks can be all removed with this program. And this tutorial here is all about removing DRM from Audible audiobooks on Mac. It removes DRM from Audible files and converts them to MP3 in simple steps. After that, the converted MP3 file can be directly transferred to your mobile phones, MP3 players and any other devices for listening. Prof. DRM is quite user-friendly so that even an amateur can make it readily. Follow the guide to check out how to use this audible to MP3 converter on Mac to convert Audible files to MP3 from the content below.

After downloading and installing Prof. DRM for Mac on your Mac PC, just launch the program and get down to business.

Step 1: Add Audible files to Prof. DRM

Enter the main interface, and then click on the "Add Files" button for adding Audible files to the program. Or you can drag the Audible audiobook files and drop them to the middle of the program directly. The "Clear" is also available if you prefer to delete all the added files.

Import audiobooks

Step 2: Set Channel, Sampling Rate and Bit Rate

After importing the target audible AA/AAX audiobooks, you can check these audiobooks on the "Audiobook" module. And then you can choose an audiobook file and click on the "edit" button to set MP3 as the output format and what's more, customize the parameters as you need by setting the Channels, Sampling Rates and Bit Rates for keeping in the output MP3 audio file.

Import audiobooks

Step 3: Save the output Audible files

At the bottom of the interface, you will see an output directory box. Click "…" button next to it to select an output path for saving the output files.

Change parameters

Step 4: Remove DRM and Convert Audible files to MP3  

Once all settings complete, click on the "Convert" button at the bottom to start removing DRM and converting Audible files to MP3. And the DRM removal and conversion process will be finished in seconds.

Set output path

Step 5: Check the converted MP3 files  

Go to the "Converted" panel to view all the converted MP3 files when the converting process comes to an end. In this panel, you are allowed to open the converted MP3 file or fast locate the file through the quick searching bar at the bottom of the interface.

To convert Audible to MP3 Mac, Leawo Prof. DRM is absolutely one of the best choices you can easily be proficient. With no complicated interface and operation involved, you can easily be well versed on how to convert audible files to MP3 with DRM removed at the same time. Listening to your Audible audiobooks on unauthorized MP3 players would become a real possibility with the help of this program. Also, if you have downloaded some audiobooks from the iTunes Store, this program will remove DRM from your iTunes audiobooks and get them played on your MP3 players as well.

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    Part 3: How to convert Audible files to MP3 with Music Recorder for Mac

    In addition to Prof. DRM, you can fall back on Music Recorder for Mac to convert Audible files to MP3 alternatively. To be frank, Music recorder for Mac is a powerful music recording tool for Mac users to record music/audio from any source without any quality loss. Besides, it can record any audio files into MP3, WAV, and M4A audio files so that you can play the recorded audio files on any media players or devices. Moreover, there is an internal audio parameter adjuster built-in which enables you to adjust audio codec, bit rate and sample rate so as to get recordings in desired quality. To convert Audible files to MP3, you can simply download the music recorder and install it on your Mac. And then follow the easy-to-use operation guide below:

    Step 1: Select Audio Source

    Launch the program and enter the main interface, click on the "Audio Source" icon to choose "Record Computer Audio" option which is for recording computer audio stream and online music. Afterwards, you can also click the "Recording task scheduler" icon to invoke the Task Scheduler to set the recording Start time and Duration if necessary.

    Music Recorder for Mac

    Step 2: Set MP3 as the output audio format

    Go to "Preferences" setting panel, click "Format" to select MP3 as the output audio format and customize the parameter settings if you need.

    Music Recorder for Mac

    Step 3: Start Recording Audible files to MP3

    Return to the main interface after you finish all settings, and then click the red "Start" button to start recording and play your Audible audiobooks right away. And then your DRM-free MP3 audiobooks will be automatically saved after the recording completes.

    Music Recorder for Mac

    Now you can transfer Audible files in MP3 to your mobile phones, MP3 players or any other portable devices and listen to your Audible Audiobooks freely.

    Part 4: How to convert Audible files to MP3 with Requiem

    As a matter of fact, the open source and free solution would be also attractive for users seldom using MP3 players to listen to Audible audiobooks. And indeed, there is a free tool - Requiem that can help you convert Audible files to MP3. Requiem, as a DRM removal tool, was originally developed to remove DRM from Apple multimedia so that other devices or systems can freely play iTunes contents. And the latest Requiem for Mac can remove DRM blocks and decrypt most files within seconds or minutes. Moreover, as Requiem does not decode the files themselves, the original quality of the files will be retained. With the lucid guide below, you can effectively convert Audible files to MP3 in a while.

    Step 1: Run Requiem on your Mac and it will automatically scan your DRM protected files.

    Step 2: Remove DRM from Audible files. And the protected Audible files will be replaced by the entirely unprotected files after the DRM removal is finished.

    Step 3. Congratulations! You've successfully removed the DRM from your Audible files. The DRM free Audible audiobooks will be played on unauthorized devices and whatever media players you want. You can just feel free to listen to your Audible audiobooks.

    Music Recorder for Mac

    Part 5: Compare Prof. DRM, Music Recorder and Requiem

    The three solutions mentioned here are all helpful for Audible audiobook DRM removal. And they have their own features respectively for their own goals. Now you can check the table below to compare the three programs and choose the one you think help you most.


    Leawo Prof. DRM

    Music Recorder


    Windows Operating System

    Win XP/7/8/8.1/10 and Mac version on Mac OS

    Win XP/7/8/8.1/10 and Mac version on Mac OS

    Some Mac OS and Windows system, not work with Mac OS X 10.8 or above

    iTunes Version Supported

    iTunes or later

    All iTunes versions

    iTunes 10.7 or lower

    Audible files DRM removal Supported

    Audible rented, purchased and downloaded files

    Audible online, rented, purchased and downloaded files

    Audible rented, purchased and downloaded files

    Audio Conversion Supported

    Support converting iTunes videos, audio and books, Audible audiobooks and so on.

    Recording audio files from Built-in audio and Computer Audio files

    Support converting iTunes videos, audio and books and decrypt most DRM files.

    Video DRM removal supported

    iTunes Rental or Purchased Videos

    Only work for audios and not for Videos

    Not available for DRM removal from iTunes rental media content.


    Preserve lossless quality

    Preserve lossless quality

    Preserve lossless quality


    Free for trial/ $19.95 for paid version

    Free for trial/ $19.95 for paid version


    Wendy Cheng

    Wendy Cheng

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