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Audible AA, AAX

In general, there are 2 formats of Audible audiobooks with the extension of AA or AAX. AA is the standard Audible audio format and it is divided into three subsidiary formats (2, 3, 4) according to different audio quality. AAX is a new enhanced format which has best audio quality like CD.

The AA file extension is a data file format associated to Audible Audio Book, a spoken audio recording of Audible. The AA file extension and Audible Audio Book were developed by Audible. These files contain the digital audio clips of the audiobooks with Digital Rights Management encryption. The Audible Download Manager is in charge of downloading the AA files to the computer.

AA file format are supported by several devices like Apple's iPods, Microsoft Zune, Creative Zen, Amazon Kindle and other. These files can be converted to MP3, WMA or MPEG format to ensure compatibility and portability with other devices. AA files can also be stored in a Compact Disc in case there is a need to remove it from the hard drive. Files in AA format can be opened with Apple iTunes in Mac Operating systems and with Audible AudibleManager, Nero 11, RapidSolution Tunebite 9, SoundTaxi Media Suite and TuneCab in Microsoft Windows-based systems.

The AAX file extension is a data file format associated to the Audible Enhanced Audiobook. AAX file extension and Audible Enhanced Audiobook were developed by Audible. These files are multimedia digital audiobook which include images, links, videos and timeline. They are considered as enhanced format of AA files.

Listening to an enhanced audible audiobook would be like listening to the narrator from a recording booth. Aside from being a reading material, it is also used as a supplemental material for interactive learning and widely used in children’s books. Children’s books are also known as Audible Kids which released two enhanced audiobooks namely, Picture Books and Graphic Novels. AAX files can be played by iTunes, Apple iPod, Microsoft Zune, Creative Zen, and the Amazon Kindle 2.

To be able to play enhanced audiobook from supported devices, it requires having an Audible account and a minimal subscription fee. Files in AAX format can be opened with Apple iTunes in Microsoft Windows-based and Mac operating systems.

In summary, the AAX file extension is a data file format associated to the Audible Enhanced Audiobook. AAX file extension and Audible Enhanced Audiobook were developed by Audible. These files are multimedia digital audiobook which include images, links, videos and timeline. They are considered as enhanced format of AA files.

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