Inaudible Software – Worth your time? (Review & Test 2020)

Tips and Tricks  •   June 20, 2020

inaudible, inaudible, inaudible. If you want to remove Audible DRM and Convert AAX/AA to MP3 with chapters, or you need a way to play Audible books on car radio system, iPod, Zune, etc. they’ll tell you that you should install an software named inaudible converter.

But what is inaudible’s official site, is inaudible any good? What does inaudible do well? Which is the latest version of inAudible? Should you invest your time to find and try out this software?

We’ll be answering those questions in this article. We’ll tell you where to download the latest version of inaudible converter and take a look at inaudible’s core functionality, also we picked out 3 alternatives for inaudible that we think are worth your time.

What is inAudible Converter? Why do we need it?

The most common problem audio book fans faces are Audio books from audible.com can’t be recognized by their MP3 player, they just need a way to convert Audible to normal MP3.

The reason why Audible files can’t play on other players is that, Audible AAX and AA files always come with Digital Rights Management (DRM) encryption which prevents the unlawful sharing and playing of the audiobooks on various types of devices or in any applications such as Android, iPhone, Walkman, tablet PC, etc.

While to convert to mp3 you have to defeat the DRM and inAudible is the audiobook converter software developed by The GUN. It is free and open-source. It’s purpose is to simplify remove Digital Rights Management (DRM) encryption from Audiobooks purchased and downloaded from Audible Store and convert Audible AA/AAX files to popular audio formats like MP3, WAV, M4B, FLAC, etc.

What Does inAudible Do? Features of inAudible

inAudible has both Mac and Windows version. The Windows version is more powerful than the Mac version. Below is the main features of inAudible converter.

1. Convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, M4B, FLAC, WAV, etc.
2. Retain ID tags of the audiobooks after conversion.
3. Keep all metadata (chapters, author, cover art, title, etc.) of the audiobooks after conversion.
4. Separate audiobooks into small clips by chapters.
5. Set CBR bitrate, VBR quality, sample rate for output audio files.
6. Rip CD (Windows Only)
7. Make simple editing to audio book file, Edit Tags, Rename file, Join MP3/M4B file(Windows Only)

InAudible Versions

A lot people want to know the latest version of InAudible converter, while for Mac users the latest version is inAudible v0.09, and for Windows users the latest version is inAudible v1.98. You can see only the windows version keeps getting updated. While the most common version you’ll find on the web is v1.97, with over 76% of all installations currently using this version.

How to Download inAudible

InAudible is not an official program, and does not have it’s own website. When you search for inAudible you’ll find some forums, youtube videos, or torrent sites offers to download inAudible software. some download sites like cnet, software.informer will list inAudible but don’t have a real download link for this app.

In case you can not find the safe place to download InAudible, we have list some place where you can get one, for windows users we even provide an drop box link for you to get it.

Methods 1. Download from a Github

InAudible is open-source, and get list on Github, you can get both the Windows and Mac inAudible install files below:
Windows installer: originally from https://www.thepiratebay.org/torrent/18347779/inAudible_1.97_-_Convert_Audible_audiobooks_and_remove_DRM

Mac installer: originally from https://www.thepiratebay.org/torrent/16437818/inAudible_v0.09

Method 2. Download from drop box

If you need the windows version 1.97 of inAudible, Just use the following link to download inaudible from dropbox.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xbcgz0oi0ar2qdc/inAudible197.msi?dl=1

Method 3: Download from torrenting sites

Many torrenting sites offers download of inaudible software like Thepiratebay and MyAnonamouse, and this is the only place where you can get the v1.98 of inAudible. Just go to one of this site, search for inaudible and choose software category, it will give you seeds to download. (Note: be careful to use this method, as many torrents may contain virus.)

How to Use inAudible Software?

Many people are worried that inAudible may be very hard to use, as it haven’t been updated for a while, but as a audiobook lover, I’ve used it to archive most of my Audible library. The version I use is inAudible 1.97, it is very easy to use and process really quick.

Step 1. Install inAudible on your PC and then add AAX or AA files by clicking “Conversion Wizard”. You can add more than one file, inAudible will process it in batches.

Step 2: Set a target location to save the output file.

Step 3: Select MP3 as Output Type and set a file name.

Step 4: Click “Adjust Chapters” button and split your MP3 files.

Step 4: Click “Adjust Chapters” button and split your MP3 files.

3 Inaudible Alternatives: Which software to use when Inaudible discontinued upgrading?

Now, some might say things like, “If you think inaudible is good, why do I need alternatives for?”. As you can see that Inaudible have discontinued upgrading now and Inaudible cannot even work proper for Mac users. And it is always better to have more choice.

To save your time we have tested all the popular Audible converters on the market and here are 3 of the top alternatives for Inaudible that we think are worth your time.

We tested the conversion speed, feature and drm remove capability for each converter and we found Epubor Audible Converter is the best Inaudible Alternative. It has all the functions of Inaudible and handle more input and output format, also it is very easy to use, can even work with the latest … files and also works well on Mac OS Catalina.

Yes there are many audible to mp3 converters such as Tuneskit, Audials. These tools are safe and they do help you achieve your goal. Take your time please. Here I recommend following tool because it’s the cheapest one with nearly the same functions. It deserves your money.

Update Jun/20/2019: If you download audible files via Audible android app (version 2.37.0 and above) or audible ios app, the newly downloaded files will be .aaxc format (audible new format, aax 2?), neither .aa nor .aax. As what I known, no tool can help us deal with the AAXC audible books (directly convert audible aaxc to mp3). But we can download audible books to computer first (as what mentioned in step 1) so that we can get aa/aax format books, then the recommended tool here could help you resolve this problem.

Epubor Audible Converter

Epubor Audible Converter, available on both Mac and Windows. It dedicated to stripping DRM from your purchased audiobooks and converting Audible AA, AAX and AAXC to mp3, M4B, FLAC, WAV, etc.

It supports batch conversions and process very quick, also, if you need more advanced options, Epubor Audible Converter does let you customize things like to small clips via a fixed time interval, average segments, and chapters. and just like inAudible it will preserve all the ID tags and metadata information after conversion.

Step 1. Download and Install Epubor Audible Converter

Epubor Audible Converter is paid a software, it offers a free trial version for you to test the app, the free version only convert 10 minutes of each audible audiobook, and you can’t use the split chapter function, if you find this app works good, you can upgrade later.

FREE DOWNLOAD FOR MAC
FREE DOWNLOAD FOR WIN

Step 2. Import audiobooks

Click on “+Add” or drag-n-drop audio book files to the program, audiobook from Audible.com and Kindle e-ink Readers both are supported.

Step 3: Cut Audiobooks into Chapters (Optional)

If you need to cut audio books into chapters you can click the “option” button at the end of each book title and choose to split the audiobook by time, by chapters or into segments averagely.

Step 4. Convert and Remove DRM from Audiobooks

Click “Convert to MP3” at the bottom right corner to start the conversion. After the conversion it will show you “Succeeded” and automatically pop up the output folder.

TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter (Mac & Windows)

Tuneskit Audible Converter, as its name indicate, aims to removing DRM from Audible and converting Audible from AA/AAX to MP3 format. It is a paid app and provide a trial version which can only convert the first 3 minutes of each Audible file.

It supports popular input and output formats like MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, AAC, OGG, AIFF, APE, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4R, MKA, AU, etc. The output quality is very good and similar to inAudible Converter, this app also supports retaining ID3 tags and splitting large audiobooks via chapters.

But we don’t recommend this app to Mac users, I tried the Mac version the conversion speed is relatively slow for large size AAX file, also, it doesn’t support the latest Mac OS Catalina.

Price: $34.95

Step 1: Download and install the trial version of TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter.

Step 2: Drag the audible files to the converter. Or click “Add Files” to load the audiobooks. You can add files in batch.

Step 3: Click the “Format” button and choose a format from the drop-down menu. You can adjust output parameters like channel, codec, bit rate, sample rate, etc.

Step 4: Click “Convert” to begin the conversion.

OpenAudible Project (Windows, Mac and Linux)

It always good to have free options, so we want to introduce OpenAudible here. It is an open-source cross-platform audible converter developed by a small group of volunteers.

What OpenAudible does is it takes the audio books legally purchased from Audible and converts it to MP3 format. It combines the DRM removing process with the Audiobook format converting process as a whole.

In our test the app not works well with large audio book and sometimes the result was scrambled.

Price: free

How to Convert Audible to MP3 with OpenAudible

Step 1. Download and Install OpenAudible.

Step 2. Click File—>>Import Books to load files to OpenAudible.

Step 3. Right click on the Audible book title and select “Convert to mp3”

Step 4: The program will start converting files and will pop up the output file when finish.

Conclusion

In the end, now you know what is inAudible and all the basics about it. If you want to use inAudible Converter — that might be a good choice. However, the combination of three inAudible alternatives, Epubor, TunesKit and OpenAudible, provides true comprehensive ways for you to mange and convert Audible audio books.