How to Play Audible Audiobooks on Plex Media Server

By Dakota Jones

Updated on December 16, 2020

Plex Media Server is one of the best media servers that allows you to stream digital content like movies, music, photos, web shows, etc., on any device. You can access the Plex media server anywhere if you have internet. It has a huge library of free content, and you can watch live TV. It is not only a streaming service but a media server as well. It allows you to store media on the Plex server. You can upload content on Plex for various reasons, like freeing up space. Plex media server on many devices, including Windows, Mac OS, Android, IOS, Linux, etc.

Now when it comes to streaming Audible audiobooks on Plex, you will see that it is almost impossible to play Audible audiobooks on Plex media server directly, so there is also no way to save Audible audiobooks on Plex media server. In this article, we will be discussing how to play Audible audiobooks on the Plex media server.

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Part 1. Why Can’t Stream Audible Audiobooks to Plex Media Server Directly

Technically speaking, Plex consists of two parts; one is the Plex Media Player, and the other is Plex Media Server. It is an all-in-one media center that can play digital media content as well as store it. It also has a huge library of free content that you can stream as well. It can also stream local files and play stored files. Now when it comes to streaming Audible audiobooks, it is not possible.

That is because Audible audiobooks are protected with technology that secures the copyright. Audible audiobooks are in AA or AAX format that is only supported by limited media players. Unfortunately, the Plex media player does not support AA or AAX format, so it is almost impossible to play Audible audiobooks on the Plex media server.


Part 2. How to Download Audible Audiobooks on Plex

Now that you know everything about the Plex media server and why it cannot play Audible audiobooks, a question might arise that is there any way to play Audible audiobooks on the Plex media server. As we know, Audible audiobooks are encrypted with AA/AAX format, so we need to find a way to break that protection. Fortunately, we have the perfect tool that allows you to break Audible audiobooks protection. Ultimately, allowing us to play Plex audiobooks.

AudKit Audible Converter is an amazing tool that allows you to break the Audible protection without any hassle. It allows you to convert the Audible audiobooks into a different format. It supports to convert AAX to MP3, AAC, WAV, and multiple common formats.

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Key Features of AudKit Audible Converter

  • Stay 100% lossless quality and chapters from original titles
  • Download Audible audiobooks at 100X super-fast speed
  • Convert Audible AAX formats to fit different needs
  • Reset ID3 tags such as the title, album, artists, etc.

The full app costs a few dollars, but it is worth it as it can convert audiobooks into the desired format at speeds up to 100 times faster than other apps. We are going to give you a systematic guide on how to use Audkit Audible Converter to convert audiobooks into desired formats and add Audible to Plex.

Step 1 Open Audkit Audible Converter and import audiobook

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Above all else, you need to ensure that you have Audkit Audible Converter is already available on your PC. Presently you need to import the Audible audiobook into the Audkit Audible Converter. You can do that by tapping on the “Add Files” icon, and all the Audible books will show up. Presently select your ideal Audible audiobook. You can likewise import by drag-and-dropping the book into the main interface of Audkit Audible Converter.

Step 2 Modify the settings and other parameters

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After the importing course is finished, the next step is to change the format. To perform that task, you need to go to the settings tab, which you can open by clicking on the “Preferences” icon. Once you are in the settings tab, you can change the format by selecting your desired format from the “Format” section. You can also modify other parameters to get a more personalized result. Changing the other parameters can also increase the quality of the audiobook. Now that you are satisfied with the settings close the settings tab by clicking on the “OK” button on the bottom right corner.

Step 3 Convert and downloading the audiobooks

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The next step is to start the converting process. You can do that by pressing the “Convert” button on the bottom. After that, it will start converting and will be converted in a matter of seconds. Once it is done converting, it will be stored locally in the destination folder that you can later listen to without being online.

Step 4 Import the converted audiobook on the Plex media server

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The step in this step-by-step guide is to import the converted audiobook to the Plex media server to play Plex audiobooks. All you need to do is to install the Plex media server on your computer. Once you are, done installing it, launch it, and import the Audible audiobooks by performing the drag-and-drop action. Now follow the on-screen guide to store the Audible audiobooks on the Plex media server.


Conclusion

At the end of this article, you will be able to download the Audible audiobooks and store Audible audiobooks on the Plex media server. All of this is possible because of the Audkit Audible Converter, which is an amazing all-in-one tool that allows you to convert Audible audiobooks into your desired formats.

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