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AAX File Extension

Audible Enhanced Audiobook Format
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What is AAX file?

AAX is a multimedia format used for saving audiobooks. AAX is and improvement over AA audiobook file format with added features. AAX format supports dynamic images and hyperlinks to external resources (such as a second book in given series). AAX format is used by Audible and AudibleKids platforms. In order to access AAX audiobooks user need to register an Audible account, which requires a subscription fee.

Books for kids

AAX format is typically used for audiobooks dedicated for children. Audible offers two types of audiobook formats: picture books for younger children and graphical novels for older children. Audiobooks are played automatically with images and text shown to the listener as the story progresses.

Programs which support AAX file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open AAX files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with AAX extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support AAX file

Updated: 09/21/2022

How to open file with AAX extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AAX files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with AAX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with AAX files.

Step 1. Install iTunes software

Install software to open AAX file Problems with opening and working with AAX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AAX files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing iTunes or different compatible program, such as Amazon Kindle, DRM Media Converter. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit iTunes website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update iTunes to the latest version

Update software that support file extension AAXYou still cannot access AAX files although iTunes is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that iTunes cannot handle files with AAX may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of iTunes should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Audible Enhanced Audiobook Format files with iTunes

If you have the latest version of iTunes installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage AAX on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with AAX file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the AAX file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the iTunes installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open AAX files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with AAX file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with AAX extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with AAX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the AAX for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the AAX file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check AAX file for viruses
1. Check the AAX file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AAX file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the AAX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with AAX extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the AAX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the AAX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Audible Enhanced Audiobook Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open iTunes

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AAX files. Close all running programs and try opening the AAX file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Audible Enhanced Audiobook Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the AAX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a AAX file

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