App for Audible files
Anyone know is the best way to strip audible (.aa) files of protection to be able to listen to them? I saved them from Audible to my hard drive, deleted from Audible and now can’t play them.This is a great reading of a favorite book so I want to preserve it in book form. Any app suggestions would be appreciated.
Perhaps someone knows of a program that literally strips the DRM from the file. In lieu of that...
I've only done that once, after which I found I could keep listening to Audible files even when not paying for a subscription. Should they ever go out of business I might have a problem.
Because I could play the Audible file, I used Audio Hijack to re-record the audio straight from the app. Not the quickest but it worked for me for one book.
You can try what is suggested in this article. I can't test it as I don't have material on which I can run a process on. That being said, just a friendly reminder.
Do not circulate decrypted audio books over the internet or using any other media. According to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) it’s a punishable offence.
By the way, telling someone how to strip DRM is not contributory to copyright infringement as per Abbey House Media v. Apple Inc. You can read more on the implications of the case here. Also, I don't believe there has ever been a case related to stripping DRM for personal use. Distribution of the material is not permitted. I don't want to go in this direction of course, my aim is to help you out and not question your motives at all. The extreneous material I am posting is for educational purposes. Staying informed helps us all. As this is a grey area, stripped DRM for personal use (unless I am misinformed) it is a good idea to research the topic so that you are comfortable with what you are doing. It doesn't hurt to learn the law's position on DRM removal.
I hope this helps.
The easiest and quickest way is to use an Audible converter to convert the .aa file to common formats. The one I am using called TunesKit Audible Converter. It doesn't require to work with the Audible app as you've already delete Audible from your computer. I always download my Audible books to my old MP3 player...