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Can't load audiobooks correctly

I've uploaded an audiobook to my PC as a zipped file. I unzipped it and copied the file containing the various chapters of the book into my RCA M4204. The audiobook doesn't show up in the Audiobook section but the individual chapters are shown under Music.

How do I get these books over into the Audiobook section?

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Go to "http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2559"
To update the firmware of the M42xx mp3 player click hereand download the firmware. start the firmware and when it is runninplug the M42xx in at the same time holding down the PLAY BUTTON(center) until a white screen with a small computer with a line goingto your M42xx is displayed and then release the PLAY button. You canthen click on start and the firmware update will complete,,, DO NOTDISCONNECT DURING THIS UPDATE... it may take 2 times to complete thisbut it will work.... YEA!!!! WORKS with 2, 4 or 8 GB Models.....

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Your post reminds me that I need to write a Consumer Watch article on mp3 players that claim to play audiobooks - 90% of them will not easily allow you to play audiobooks - you will have to jump through hoops.

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