I recently purchased some audiobooks from Audible.
I chatted with their technical folks twice and both times I was told how to burn Audible audiobooks onto CDs using iTunes. (Excerpts from the chat transcripts are below if you are interested.)
I followed their instructions, which for all intents and purposes were identical, multiple times without success. (It seems futile to call them a third time.)
Can anyone recommend software capable of converting Audible's AA audio files (not AAX) to traditional CDs?
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Budget: Free, if possible, but no more than $45.00
Ken: I understand that you wish to burn to CDs. Correct? Me: Yes. So I can listen to it in my car (I only have a radio/CD player... It was my father's car.) Ken: Oh! sorry about that, Me: Well, at least I have a car. Some of my friends don't. Ken: Well to listen and or burn, you will need to install the Audible software first. Once installed then you may burn to a CD. You need to have iTunes authorized on this account. When you download the Audible Download Manager, make sure you select iTunes. Me: Why? Ken: To burn a CD, you must iTunes. Me: ... and itunes can make a CD so I can listen in my car? Ken: Once you install the necessary software 'Audible Download Manager' on your Windows computer. You may access your library and tap to download you book to iTunes. Once downloaded, you may use iTunes to burn to the CD. (More detailed instructions were provided later in the chat.)
Me: Do I ever actually own anything? Henry: Yes, once you purchase the books they are yours to keep. Me: Can I put the audiobook on a CD and listen to it in my car? Henry: Yes, you do have an option to burn the audiobooks into several CD's in case you want to listen to them in your car. Me: Great! That is exactly what I needed to know. I have my father's old car, the audio system includes AM/FM Radio and CD player, and I am not allowed to wear ear buds when driving. Henry: You should have no problem. Henry: It was a pleasure. Thank you so much for contacting Audible Chat Support today and I hope you have a great day. (More detailed instructions were provided later in the chat.)