I have an ipod that I use for music and an old Creative Zen Nano that I use to listen to downloaded audiobooks (my library is not mac-compatible). My mp3 just died and I need to purchase a new one--anyone have a recommendation for a good mp3 to be used just for the spoken word, not music or video?
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Hi there PatAccording to the user manual for the ipod nano 5th generation you can add audiobooks. These directions are directly from the manual In itunes, select ipod nano in the devices list and click on the music tab Then select Sync Music, and then do one of the following:(a) Select "Entire music library"(b) Select "Selected playlists, artists, and genres," and then select Audiobooks (below Playlists).Click Apply.The update begins automatically.Hope this helps.
Use iPod shuffle to: - Load songs for listening on the go - Listen to podcasts, downloadable radio-style shows delivered over the Internet - Listen to audiobooks purchased from the iTunes Store or audible.com - Store or back up files and other data, using iPod shuffle as an external disk
Install iTunes in your Lap.. the connect the iPod to the computer using the doc and add the songs to the Music Library then to the iPod
To download songs to iPod nano:
m Simply connect iPod nano to your computer. If iPod nano is set to update
automatically, the download begins.
Important: The first time you connect iPod nano to a computer, a message asks if you
want to transfer songs automatically. If you accept, all songs, audiobooks, and other
items are deleted from iPod nano and replaced with the songs and other items from
that computer. If you don’t accept, you can still download songs to iPod nano manually
without deleting any of the songs already on iPod nano.
While music is being downloaded from your computer to iPod nano, the iTunes status
window shows progress, and the iPod nano icon in the Source list flashes red.
When the download is complete, a message in iTunes says “iPod update is complete.”
If you set iTunes to download music manually, you can reset it later to update iPod
nano automatically. For more information, see “Updating iPod nano Manually” on
To reset iTunes to update iPod nano automatically with all songs and playlists:
1 Open iTunes and select iPod nano in the Source list.
2 Click the Options button and click Music.
3 Select “Automatically update all songs and playlists.”
The download begins automatically.
if you need further assistance please let me know. Thanks, MIDWEst-tek
I use a Creative Zen V Plus, but have a similar problem.
First, an explanation: the issue is probably with the timecode in the audio track. This can happen when the audio file is created on a computer. The audiobook was likely "ripped" to a file from the original audiobook CD, and your player may not like the format the file is in. The best solution in this case is to recreate the audio files yourself. First remove all of the files from your Sansa for that particular book. Then use CD-burning software on your computer to create an audio CD (not a data CD!) from the files you got from the library. Finally, use the software that came with your Sansa to transfer the audio CD back to your Sansa. This way you know you are getting a correct format on your player.
If you have an additional issue (like me) where the tracks are too long and go back to the beginning every time you turn your player off, you may have to use an audio editor such as Audacity to chop the long tracks up into smaller tracks, but this is quite time consuming. It is best to acquire audiobooks in smaller tracks in the first place. This is the problem I have been faced with while using Audible.com to listen to audiobooks.
That is the problem. iTunes will only allow you to put audiobooks in that section if they were bought from the iTunes store. It's very annoying, but i suggest just making a playlist to hold all the files. iTunes doesn't let you set the type as "Audiobook" for files.
I had the same problem. If you turn off the player without stopping the track, it will start up at the same spot. I found that if you pause first and then turn off your player, it will start up at the beginning of a track and then you have to forward and reverse to find your spot.
The easiest solution would be to plug in your ipod and click on your ipod in your itunes library. By doing so you should be on your contents tab. Click on the settings tab and then click on restore. This should add restore all your defaults on your ipod. Before you do all this; make sure you back up your podcast if you don't currently have them in your itunes library. If this was helpful to you in anyway please leave a comment and a good rate. Thank you!