I bought this model mainly to download and listen to books on tape from the state library website. After much upgrading on my computer I finally managed to download two books and have been listening to one. But whenever I start back up after stopping, I'm not in the right spot. Fast forwarding and reminding does not help as it starts out O.K., going slowly enough to read the minutes, and then skips back or forward to the next part, even if I release the "button". So I'm listening to a book not knowing how much I've missed. Please help! Thank you.
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.
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I report a solution from Portable player FAQ, let me know if it works: 1. Delete the title in the Overdrive Media Console program. 2. Then log into the Audiobook site at http://e.hbpl.org and click on My Account, My eItems Checked Out, and click the Download button the website to re-download the book. 3. Transfer the newly downloaded parts to your player.
there's no function for this on mp3 players.if you know you're going to want to do this frequently when you're reading the book it would be better to download it in chapters and then you could at least jump from one chapter to another without listening to the whole thing each time.You could record chapters or the whole thing onto Audacity ( A free sound recording program) and break it up into smaller sections.This is a lot of messing about and you'd probably be better off trying to find the book as an ebook and just search out the relevant bit that you'd missed and read it instead.
I think it would be a great step forward if mp3 players were able to do this.The only equipment I know of that can do this(other than a media player on a pc) is on some digital radios where you can pause and do a rewind to the bit you want but this is usually only over a short period (5 mins for example on the Roberts digital radio.
To listen to audiobook content, follow these steps:
1. Press the Home button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Select Music from the Main Menu.
3. Scroll down to Audiobooks and select it.
4. Use the thumbwheel to highlight and select the desired book.
5. Press the >>| button to skip to the next chapter or press-and-hold the >>|
button to fast forward.
5. Press the |<< button to go back to the previous chapter or press-and-hold the
|<< button to rewind.
6. Use the thumbwheel to adjust the volume level.
This player will only recognize Audible audiobook files
There is not a fix for the pause/resume issue - it is a major problem for just about every mp3 player that claims audiobook compatibility
Here are some help files: Audible 1) Adding audible books to your MP3 player using Audible Manager (Windows XP) Windows - http://mp3support.sandisk.com/audible/xp-audible-add-book.wmv 2) Adding books from an online library to your computer using Audible Manager (Windows XP) Windows - http://mp3support.sandisk.com/audible/xp-audible-add-books-from-online-library.wmv 3) Adding your MP3 player as a mobile device in Audible Manager (Windows XP) Windows - http://mp3support.sandisk.com/audible/xp-audible-add-mobile-device.wmv 4) Deleting an audible book in your MP3 player using Audible Manager (Windows XP) Windows - http://mp3support.sandisk.com/audible/xp-audible-delete-book.wmv 5) Deleting a book from your library using Audible Manager (Windows XP) Windows - http://mp3support.sandisk.com/audible/xp-audible-delete-book-library.wmv 6) Purchasing an audible book from Audible.com (Windows XP) Windows - http://mp3support.sandisk.com/audible/xp-audible-purchase-book.wmv
Unfortunately, this device does not support bookmarking. You are going to always have this problem.
You may want edit the song into individual chapters. You can download a third party application to auto create them every few minutes or so.
Best of Luck.
There is no bookmark option per se with this GoGear, even though other GoGears have the feature. You cannot stop where you left off - just note the time on the track when you stopped, and fast forward to that time when you next turn on the goGear.
To get rid of that message, you need to connect your Sansa to your computer and open the Rhapsody software to "deauthorize" your Sansa (assuming that you're not going to be using the Rhapsody service).
The following URL gives you two options on how to deauthorize your device (look at the bottom section of the page):