How to Import Audible Files to Windows Media Player

By Ivan Scott Updated on 2023-03-30 / Update for Audiobook Tips

Windows Media Player (or WMP, for short) is a pre-installed media player on Windows computer developed by Microsoft. With it, users can easily perform digital media entertainment, such as listening to pleasure audio tracks, watch funny videos, viewing images, etc. Besides, it also has the ability to rip and copy music, burn recordable discs in audio CD format, sync your digital content between devices.

With the purpose to make Windows Media Player compatible with more kinds of digital files, WMP announces to support importing Audible audiobooks to Windows Media Player 11 for playback. Can't wait to play Audible files on Windows Media Player? Here we will introduce 2 100% working ways to download and import Audible books to Windows Media Player.

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Part 1. How to Import Audible Audiobooks into Windows Media Player 11

Windows Media Player 11 is available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, while Windows Media Player 12 has a more compatible version that works on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 10. However, the former media library application can deal with the digital rights management service. As a result, you can download and export Audible to Windows Media Player 11 automatically and manually.

No matter you choose to perform a automatic or manual import, you need to get help from Audible Download Manager, which is an assistant that helps users to import audiobooks downloaded from Audible website into the playback software of your choice, such as Windows Media Player, iTunes and Audible Manager. Let's see how to use it to download Audible books to Windows Media Player for playback.

💡 Note: If your computer is running WMP 12, you can skip to Part 2 to listen to Audible on Windows Media Player.

Import Audible Titles into Windows Media Player Automatically

Step 1. Just download and launch Audible Download Manager on your computer. If you don't have it, please install it in advance.

Step 2. When you open it, there are three options for your choice, please select 'General Settings' menu to open the setting window.

Step 3. Now, you can see the location that used to save downloaded Audible files. If it isn't Windows Media Player, please click 'Change Location' option.

Step 4. Just check the mark before the 'Windows Media Player' to import Audible files to it after download.

Step 5. Navigate to Audible website page and login your Audible account to click 'My Library' > 'My Books' to discover audiobooks, then click the 'Download' to download Audible books to Windows Media Player directly.

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Import Audible Audiobooks into Windows Media Player Manually

If you followed the above tutorial but failed to authorize Windows Media Player for Audible books, you can refer to the below steps to transfer Audible files to WMP. It also needs to draw support from the Audible Manager Manager.

Step 1. Please make sure the Windows Media Player is checked under the 'After download import files to'. If not, please follow above steps to do it.

Step 2. Click the 'Option' option to choose 'Import Audible Titles...' > 'Import into Windows Media Player Library' section.

Step 3. Now, the key point is to check whether the folder location is correct. If not, please click the 'Browse...' button to locate the right one.

Windows 7/8/Vista - \Users\Public\Documents\Audible\Downloads

Windows XP - \Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Audible\Downloads

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Part 2. How to Play Audible Files on Any Windows Media Player

If you are running Windows Media Player 12 or just loath to use Audible Download Manager, what should you do to play Audible books on Windows Media Player? Fortunately, Windows Media Player 12 can support a wide variety of audio formats, such as MP3, AAC and FLAC. Especially for Windows 10, it has no problem to play FLAC audio files. On this basis, we can download Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to Windows Media Player 12 compatible audio files.

Here, we can meet AudFree Audible Converter, which is well-designed for audiobooks downloaded and purchased from Audible Store. It can not only convert Audible to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A and M4B, but also keep 100% original ID3 tags in converted Audible files. Besides, it also supports splitting audiobooks by chapters to make the audiobook playback convenient. You just need to make use of this converter to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3, and then you can play Audible files on WMP with no effort.

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  • Convert Audible to MP3, WAV, FLAC etc. supported by Windows Media Player
  • Keep original metadata and ID3 tags for Audible books
  • Split Audible audiobooks by chapter, time, and segments for better playback
  • Play Audible on Windows Media Player Offline for Free

How to Convert Audible Books for Windows Media Player

Step 1. Here are two ways that enable you to load Audible audiobooks to this tool. You can just click the first 'Add Files' button to choose audiobooks from iTunes library. Or drag and drop Audible books to the main interface directly to upload audiobooks.

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Step 2. Click the 'Format' icon to open the setting window, in which you can define output format as MP3 or AAC that Windows Media Player can recognize them. If necessary, you can click the 'Edit' and 'Effect' icon to customize ID3 tags, playback speed, volume, etc.

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Step 3. Now please click the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner of the main interface and then AudFree Audible Converter will work at 30X faster conversion speed to convert Audible books for Windows Media Player.

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How to Play Converted Audible Files on Windows Media Player

Step 1. Click the 'Converted' icon > 'Search' bar to locate the converted Audible files on your computer.

Step 2. Launch Windows Media Player 12 on your computer, click 'Organize' > 'Manage Libraries' > 'Music' option.

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Step 3. Touch the 'Add' button to browse your computer and select the local Audible folder.

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Step 3. Now all Audible files will be imported into Windows Media Player and you can start playing all Audible files on WMP without any restrictions.

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Part 3. Conclusion

If you are looking for ways to import Audible to Windows Media Player, you can try using Audible Download Manager or AudFree Audible Converter. For Audible's wide compatibility with any WMP, AudFree Audible Converter is the unique solution. With it, you can convert Audible books to MP3 and other WMP-supported formats for unrestricted playback.

Ivan Scott

Ivan Scott

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Ivan Scott, an audiobook enthusiast with a passion for writing. He keeps up with information and tech skills related to iTunes and Audible audiobooks, and shares them with readers.

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