AAX File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open an AAX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AAX files.
What is an AAX file?
The .aax file is a file format used by audio- based products that are marketed and sold by Audible Incorporated. Audible is one of the subsidiaries owned by Amazon. Its primary business function is to sell various digital audio materials like audiobooks, audio versions of magazines and newspapers, TV programs and radio broadcasts. These digital audio products are encoded in .aax format that can be accessed using popular audio or multimedia softwares (e.g. Apple iTunes, Amazon Kindle) and as well as portable media players (e.g. Apple iPods and Microsoft Zune).
AAX audio files are usually DRM protected. The right to convert and modify .aax files are restricted and reserved to the manufacturers or owners.
There is an ongoing dispute regarding the use of DRM protected files and it is not fully clear whether they can be treated like copyrighted materials. Although, with protection issues, .aax files can be converted to more common formats like .mp3 using a licensed converter softwares.
How to open AAX files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension AAX for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different AAX openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension AAX
While we know of one file format using the .AAX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AAX file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of AAX files. Remember, different programs may use AAX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Stuffit Expander||User submitted|
|Any Video Converter Professional||User submitted|
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional||User submitted|
|Amazon MP3 Downloader||User submitted|
|Flash Movie Player||User submitted|
|progeCAD Professional English||User submitted|