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Recording Audio-books I can not get the go-gear player to record the audio-books in order so when I go to listen to the audio-book , it is all out of order

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The GoGear says it is compatible with Audiobooks, but only in the loosest sort of way. It has no way of natively playing them in order or keeping your place, etc. Even the GoGear's that have an Audible folder won't work well, b/c the deal between Audible and Philips fell through prior to release - LOL. Your best bet would be to open Windows Media Player, right click each audiobook track, select "Advanced Tag Editor," and manually re-enter the track number for each chapter in the order that you want them to play. Then delete the current audiobook files off the Philips, and then reload the ones that you have just edited. Good luck!

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Audiobooks sound like they are being read in fast forward mode. Song are good, just the audiobooks? Can I edit the audiobooks somehow?


Yes you can. Here are the steps on how to edit an Audiobook:

1. Find an audio-editing software which has the editing features you want, and download it. Audacity and Adobe Audition are two popular choices (see links in Resources).
2. Transfer the unedited reading of your audio book to your computer's hard drive (if necessary).
3. Open your audiobook file from inside your audio-editing software. Many audio-editing software programs come with automatic file conversion capability so that when an audio file is opened, it's automatically converted to a medium that the program can work with. If your software doesn't have this capability, you'll also need to download audio converting software. Choose software capable of converting the file type of your original recording to a file type supported by your editing software.
4. Play back and listen to the reading of your audiobook. Stop the playback in areas you'll need to edit, such as a word or phrase you stumbled upon, long pauses that should be shorter, extraneous talking, bodily noises or the sound of paper rustling. You can insert rereads of certain passages, silence or reduce the volume of loud breathing and background noise.
5. Save the reading of each chapter of the book as an independent file. Saving the entire book as one file will make indexing the book much more difficult. If the editing software you're using has a multiple track feature, you can copy and paste each reading of a chapter to its own track and save each track as its own file. If your editing software does not come with a multiple track feature, you'll have to keep a master copy of your audio reading then create a copy of this master. Open the copy of your audiobook and delete the reading of all but one chapter of the book, then save that one chapter. Keep repeating this pattern until all of your chapters have their own independent file.
6. Listen to the edited reading of each audiobook chapter all the way through to make sure that you've performed all the needed adjustments.


Resources:

NPR: The Art of Recording an Audio Book (video)
Free Download of Audacity Sound Recording and Editing Software
Download Free Trial of Adobe Audition Audio Editing Software


Hope this information helps!

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My problem is me. I wanted an MP3 player so I could download an audio book and play it without being connected to my computer. That's what I thought my Buildwon MP3 player was, but now I have it I see...


There are proper audio book readers and there are MP3players

Most audio book player have the ability to pay the book at different speeds without affecting the speech itself

Proper audio books also use a different format for the recordings and thats the only real difference I found.

What I did was find a software convertor that took the original audiobook file and converted it to a more standard MP# file or whatever your preference is.

The disadvantage is that many of the converted files tend to be bigger so an MP3 player should have plenty of storage.

What you would do is transfer the audio book file to your computer
run it through the convertor software then just transfer it to the MP3 payer and listen at your own leasure

http://www.thehouseofoojah.com/audiobooks/ccp0-display/how-to-convert-your-audio-book-to-mp3.html

http://www.lockergnome.com/media/2005/06/08/convert-audible-audio-books-to-mp3/

Those are two links that should get you started.

there is lots of software out there and much of it can also be had free

Feb 01, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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I cannot get my Sansa Clip MP3 Player to play recorded books. I downloaded the book chapter by chapter and I can see them when I use the computer to explore the player. I cannot get the player give me...


Audio books should be listed within the Music folder on your clip.. just scroll until you see it.

You may have to manually put the audio book into that folder via My computer beforehand.

WIndows media player does not recognize the audio book subfolder and will mix your audio books into the album mix.. but just ignore this

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How can I find instructions for recording and playing audio books on my newly purchased Sony Walkman?


if your recording your audio books from cd, then they should be put into tracks, just make sure to put a number before any actual text (the first part of the book labled 01 - audiobookname) and it should play them in order. if its a file over an hour long i would look for software to break up the file into smaller (more digestable) segments. its a software limitation of the sony network walkmans that has gone back since the beginning of the network walkman product line.

however, guessing that these are downloaded audio books mostlikely, it then becomes a conversion problem.

i did a google search for
audiobook to mp3 converter
and found a few things, but all those solutions wouldnt help much here. your looking for something fast easy and free.... i'm still searching for a solution that includes the free... but for the meantime see if this helps you
http://www.maniactools.com/soft/m4a-to-mp3-converter/audio-books-m4b-to-mp3-converter.shtml

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How can i fast forward on an audio book


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.

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Sanza. Audio book chapters load in crazy order


hi katie.
before you load your audio books onto you device try renaming each chapter to get them in order. your device should order them like your hard drive will


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Browse the Audible audio book file in alphabetical order. Press the Play/Pause/Up Button or Repeat/AB/Down Button to browse through the audible audio files. Press the Select Button to browse the songs for the selected file.

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Rename the files alphabetically in the order they need to be.

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a sansa clip is excellent and has all the functions
You can even record fm radio as you listen to it
You can also use it like a dictaphone.

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