“Can I download Audible books to USB flash drive? I want to transfer Audible books to another device. I have tried but failed. Can you give me a hand? Thank you.” – Brennie
USB flash drive is a good tool to help us store and transfer Audible books. Sometimes the size of an audiobook can be very large. If you don’t have enough storage space on your device, you can think about downloading and storing Audible books on a USB flash drive. Also, if you want to transfer your favorite Audible books to another device for listening, you can choose a USB.
But there are some limitations to downloading audiobooks from Audible. That is why many people are finding a way to download Audible books to a USB flash drive. Therefore, today we will guide you on how to download and transfer Audible books to a USB flash drive.
- Part 1. Can You Download Audible Books to USB?
- Part 2. Download Audible Books for USB
- Part 3. Transfer Audible Books to USB
Part 1. Can You Download Audible Books to USB?
Can you download Audible books to USB directly? The answer is no. When you are trying to copy the Audible downloads to a USB drive, you will get a prompt that it failed to recognize your audiobooks. It’s not your problem but the unique digital rights of Audible.
Audible doesn’t allow you to download Audible books as local files on your device. You can only download and listen to your purchased Audible books on the Audible app. That is because of the unique format of the audiobooks on Audible. Therefore, to download Audible books to a USB drive, you need to convert Audible’s unique format.
The audio formats of Audible books are mainly AA and AAX. You can convert them to a common-used format – MP3. Then you are able to get your Audible books downloaded on USB. In the following parts, we will give you two ways to convert Audible books to MP3 and download Audible books for USB. You can choose the one you like.
Part 2. How to Download Audible Books for USB – Two Ways
As we said above, you need to first convert Audible books to MP3. Now we will introduce you to two Audible converters: AudKit Audible Converter and AudFree Auditior. They are both easy to use and can satisfy all your needs. Here comes the detailed tutorials on how to use them to download Audible books to USB.
Method 1. Use AudKit to Convert and Download Audible Books for USB
To convert Audible books to MP3, you cannot miss the converter – AudKit Audible AAX Converter. It’s a delicate converter designed for Audible. And it supports multiple output formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, AC3, WMA, etc. There are some outstanding features of AudKit:
1. Run at a super-fast 100X conversion speed. Don’t forget audiobooks run for approximately 10 hours. If the conversion speed is 1X, it will take you dozens of hours to convert several Audible books.
2. Automatically identify and split audiobooks by chapters with 100% accuracy. It could a disaster if you need to manually split a 10-hour audio file chapter by chapter.
3. Keep lossless original sound quality and ID3 tags. That means your audiobook sounds 100% the same as the original.
Now we will show you how to download Audible books to USB by using the AudKit Audible Converter. Please make sure that you have downloaded the Audible books on your local computer in advance.
Step 1 Add Audible books to the AudKit converter
Download and launch the AudKit software from your desktop. Open the local folder that saves your downloaded AA/AAX Audible files. There are 2 ways for you to import Audible items into AudKit. Select the Audible file in the folder and then move it to AudKit’s interface. Or click the first ‘Add’ icon on AudKit’s interface. And locate the folder and choose the Audible files that you need.
Step 2 Reset Audible configuration for USB
Hit the ‘lossless’ bar from the bottom place of AudKit’s main window. In the pop-out window, you can change the output format, sample rate, bit rate, codec, channel, and output address. To copy Audible books to USB, you can select the MP3 format. After that, click “Reset” to save the changes.
Step 3 Download and convert Audible books to USB
Hit the ‘Convert’ button from the right corner of the main page. The app now is activated and ready to convert all Audible AAX items depending on the customized settings. Once the conversion is accomplished, you can see a red tip hanging on the ‘folder’ icon. Open it to check the conversion list. You can further locate the ‘Converted’ folder on the local computer. And now you are ready to transfer Audible books to USB.
Method 2. Use AudFree to Download and Convert Audible Books for USB
AudFree Auditior is also a functional converter for Audible to convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3 and other common formats. As a powerful converter, it can not only convert Audible books but also Apple Music. Now let’s see how to use AudFree to convert Audible books for USB. (Note: Before converting Audible books to MP3, you need to make sure that you have downloaded Audible books on your iTunes library.)
Step 1 Import Audible books to AudFree
Click the “Add Files” button at the bottom and choose the Audible downloads from iTunes. Then click the “+” button to import them from iTunes to AudFree. Or you can also drag and drop the Audible books to AudFree’s main interface.
Step 2 Choose Audible books’ output format for USB
Click the “Format” button next to “Add Files”. This will open a settings window. You can customize the output format as MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV, etc. To download Audible books to USB, you are suggested to choose the MP3 format.
Step 3 Download and convert Audible books for USB
Click the “Convert” button and then AudFree will quickly download your Audible books at 30X speed. Just wait a moment, you will get the local files of Audible books. And you are ready to transfer them to USB.
Part 3. How to Transfer Audible Books to USB Flash Drive
By doing the above steps, you can get the converted MP3 files of Audible books. These files can be recognized with your USB drive and other MP3 players. Thus, now you can simply copy them to USB.
Step 1. Plug the USB flash drive into your computer.
Step 2. Open the storage folder of the USB.
Step 3. Locate the converted Audible books in your computer’s folder. Then right-click the files and select the “Send to” option. Choose the USB folder as the destination folder.
Step 4. Now you have successfully downloaded Audible books to USB.
In this post, we have introduced you to two simple ways to download Audible books to USB. You can follow them to operate step by step. With the AudKit Audible Converter, you can easily download and convert any Audible book to your desired audio formats. After that, you can move Audible books to an SD card, or transfer them to other devices. Then you are able to listen to your favorite Audible audiobooks on the device you want. It’s a wonderful thing when you are out or going to travel. Why not give yourself a try?