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RCA Opal M4008A 8 GB

Got the M4008A for Christmas. Works fine except that when I download audio books they go into the music folder instead of the audio books folder. They will play from this folder but when I turn it off and turn it back on the book or section of the book starts completely over instead of picking up where it left off. Any help?

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  • saddletramp9 Jan 25, 2008

    same problem

  • tyone Jan 26, 2008

    Same problem as jleahab's. Audio books downloaded to the M4008a are placed in the Music folder. This is a poor design since they start to play in the random mode also as jleahab mentioned when shutting down with a book running the M4008A does not return to that point in the book when you later want to resume listening to it. I notice that the samples that RCA provided were in .aa file format. Perhaps RCA is limited to specific files that will properly run as audio books (meaning you can stop and resume listening and that the books are stored in the ‘Audiobooks’ folder). The manual and RCA support site are not helpful and their commitment to get back to the help requester has not been fulfilled.

  • mownton Mar 04, 2009

    how do you drag audiobooks to the audiobooks folder??

  • mownton Mar 04, 2009

    how do you drag audiobooks to the audiobooks folder??



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FF - This is a common problem with Audiobooks - there is no way around it on this player. Drag files to Audiobooks folder to get them out of the "music" folder

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