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There two types of WMA file - protected and unprotected (also called "DRM-free" and "DRM-encrypted"). Some protected or encrypted WMA's may allow you to play back on your computer, but will not allow you to play those same files on an mp3 player. There are only two ways around your problem - one is expesnive, and one is illegal:
1) You can purchase additional rights on Overdrive to transfer your audiobooks to a "portable device" (by which, they include mp3 players).
2) You can download a program such as Tunebite to strip the Overdrive of it's DRM license, rendering the file of its protection (I would NOT reccomend this route).
The WMA files that you had that worked before were either unprotected, or were protected but had transfer rights.
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.
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
the price is pretty similar, the size would be my main concern. The e250 is wider and heavier then the c250, but the interface and the scroll wheel might be worth the extra bulk, if size isn't an issue, and you wanna be able to play videos then the e250 is the one. if you want something small just for music on the go c250 is your toy.