I use my MP3 to listen to audio books, but when I fast-forward or reverse, it goes to the next or previous chapter. Often, I just want to ''rewind'' a short distance because I missed a few seconds of the audio and would like to it be repeated.
Is there a way to simply ''rewind'' a short distance?.
On ipods if you hold the fast-forward or reverse down (not just click on them) it will jump forward or back a few seconds at a time. If you listen whilst you are doing this you can usually recognise the bit where you you want to re-start palying and release it at that point. It seems counter-intuitive but it works.
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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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.
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.
Turn repeat off in the menu.
Setting iPod nano to Repeat Songs
You can set iPod nano to repeat a song over and over, or to repeat a sequence of
songs. iPod nano repeats songs within the list you choose to play.
To set iPod nano to repeat songs:
m Choose Settings from the iPod nano main menu.
â To repeat all songs in the list, set Repeat to All.
â To repeat one song over and over, set Repeat to One.
To turn repat off, go to Repeat off.
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
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.