How can I convert an .aa audio book file to mp3?
Question by Christopher Dickinson /

I have bought and downloaded legally an Audible file (filename extension is .aa), but my Sony media player can’t play this type of file. I have searched very hard, but cannot find software that allows me to convert this to MP3.
Any suggestions about which software will do this, paid for or free?.

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Answers (3)
  • FIDELIS

    Hello, you can convert pretty much anything with the software on the following link:

    http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

  • Anonymous

    Found this on http://www.karavadra.net Hope it helps.
    So if you’re having similar issues here’s the formula to convert Audible .AA files to MP3 files for free.
    1) Make sure you have downloaded the .AA file onto your computer using the Audible Download Manager (I had v 6.6.0.0) and you have to install, if not already installed, the AudibleManager (I had v 5.5.0.0 ).
    2) Install iTunes if you don’t have it installed already. ( I had v 8.0.1.11 )
    3) Load iTunes, Go to the File Menu and click on “Add File to Libary” on the menu, then locate and open the .AA file.
    4) Go to the “Recently Added” Menu item in the iTunes Playlists menu, and you should see your .AA file, perhaps with a cover thumbnail image. Click on it.
    5) At the bottom right of the iTunes window you should see a Burn button. Click on it and you will see a pop-up “Burn Settings” box.
    6) In the box, make sure you have “Audio CD” selected and then set any preferences you want for your Audio CD and then click the “Burn” button.
    7) iTunes may say that you will be writing multiple CDs or words to that effect, simply agree and carry on.
    8) Insert the blank CDs when iTunes requests them on the top message bar.
    9) Once all the CDs have been written, download FreeRIP fromhttp://www.freerip.com which is a Free CD ripping/conversion program, install and open it.
    10) Now, as I had already set the encoding options on it which work great for me, I have simply put a snapshot of the settings below so that you can see what mine were compared to the default.
    In FreeRIP go to the File menu, then Settings, then Options and click on the Encoding Tab and you should the default settings and mine are shown below.NOTE: You may also want to go to the Output Tab and set where the MP3 files will be saved on your computer.
    Once you have changed the settings, click OK.
    11) Now simply insert each of your CDs and you will see the list of tracks appear in FreeRIP. Make sure they are all ticked and then go to the RIP menu and click on “Rip Selected Tracks to MP3? and wait for the files to be converted and saved.
    12) Repeat step 11 for each CD.