Windows Media Player (also short for WMP) is a per-installed media player on Windows computer developed by Microsoft. With it, users can easily 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 the complete tutorial to guide you how to download and import your Audible audiobooks into Windows Media Player 11 while showing another way to play Audible books on Windows Media Player 12 as well.
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 import Audible audiobooks into 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 helps users 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.
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 one, please click here to 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 and click the 'Download' to download Audible books to Windows Media Player directly.
Import Audible Audiobooks into Windows Media Player Manually
If you followed the above tutorial but failed to download Audible into Windows Media Player, you can refer to the below steps to transfer Audible files to Windows Media Player. 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
Part 2. How to Play Audible Files on Windows Media Player 12
If you are running Windows Media Player 12 or just loath to use Audible Download Manager, what should you do to play Audible audiobooks on Windows Media Player? Fortunately, Windows Media Player 12 can support a wide variety of audio formats, such as AAC and ALAC. Especially for Windows 10, it has no problem to play FLAC audio files. On this basis, we can download Audible AA / AAX audio books to Windows Media Player 12 compatible audio files, like FLAC and AAC.
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 audiobook converter to convert Audible audiobooks to FLAC or AAC, and then you can play Audible files on WMP with no effort.
Convert Audible Books for Windows Media Player
Step 1. Add Audible Files to AudFree Audible Converter. 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 and copy and paste Audible books to the main interface to upload audio books.
Step 2. Adjust Output Formats as Windows Media Player Supported One. Click the 'audio' icon to open the setting window, in which you can define output format as FLAC or AAC that Windows Media Player can recognize them. If necessary, you can click the 'edit' icon to customize ID3 tags, playback speed, volume, etc.
Step 3. Convert Downloaded Audible Books for Windows Media Player. 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.
Play Converted Audible Files on Windows Media Player
Step 1. By clicking the 'file' icon or 'history' > 'search' bar to locate the converted Audible files on your computer.
Step 2. Once found out, please click the target audio book and right-click to choose 'Open with' > 'Windows Media Player'
Step 3. Now, Windows Media Player will start to play Audible files automatically.
If you'd like to add all Audible folder to Windows Media Player, you can click the 'Organize' > 'Manage Libraries' > 'Music' > 'Add..' to browse your computer and choose Audible folder to click 'Include folder' button. After that, all audiobook files will be imported into Windows Media Player and you can start to play all Audible files without limit.