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Sansa View Audiobook file

How do you access or put cd's of audiobooks in the audiobook section in a Sansa View Player? I have several hours of discourses that are mixed in with my music file and I want to file them under audiobooks.

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Plug Sansa into  computer Double-click My Computer Double-click Sansa Double-click Audiobooks folder Drag audiobook files into that folder

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Whats an audiobook


An audiobook is a book that has been read by an actor or actress (or more than one) and recorded. In the old days they were on tape. Now they're on CDs or online. Either way, you can treat them like any music album. Well, almost. Virtually every audiobook is more than one disc, and you certainly want to listen to the tracks in order, without any shuffling.

I use my Sansa almost exclusively for audiobooks, putting complete series on microSD cards and swapping them out as needed.

Apr 03, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa c240 MP3 Player

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How do I move my audio books from the music folder to the audiobook folder


Hi There..

Please follow the steps..

1. Connect the player to the PC.
2. Copy the Audiobook files from the music folder to the folder named Audiobooks.
3. Disconnect the player.

Feb 05, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Downloaded books from the library won't play


I was having the same problem when I used Overdrive Media Console to transfer my audiobook files to my Sansa. I updated the license and retransferred and even tried changing the USB settings on the mp2 player. What finally worked? Using Windows Media Player to sync the files instead. When I hooked up my Sansa I chose "use WMP to sync files" and then I dragged/dropped the audiobook files to the mediaplayer window. The audiobook now plays without any problems since WMP made sure the files have the latest subscription update code.

Jun 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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I have a Philips GOgear SA5285 and I can load the audible audiobooks and they go to the audiobook file but when I load my library books from Netlibrary.com they load as songs and do not have book marks, so...


If you are a newbie, and you primarily want the mp3 player for audiobooks, then go ahead and take this player back to the store - I'll tell you why:
The deal between Audible and Philips fell through before the latest series of GoGear's was released. Therefore, even though the player has an Audible folder, it will not properly play Audible audiobook files. Sad, but true.

Your post reminds me that I need to write a Consumer Watch article on mp3 players that claim to play audiobooks - 90% of them will not easily allow you to play audiobooks - you will have to jump through hoops.

If you still want to try, here is what you want to do:
1. Delete any audiobooks off the GoGear, but make sure that you have a copy of the audibooks on your computer itself.
2. Open Windows Media Player. Find your audiobook files in your library. If they don't show up, then you will have to move your mouse over the Library tab - a small black arrow should appear underneath the word "Library" - click the black arrow and select "Add to Library". Click "Add" and find the folder in which your Audible files are stored. It may take several minutes, but Windows Media Player will add these files to Windows Media Player.
3. Right-click an Audiobook file starting with Chapter 1 of whatever book, and select "Advanced Tag Editor". One-by-one, manually assign an a track number to each audiobook chapter - Track 1 for Chapter 1, Track 2 for Chpater 2, etc.
4. Now, re-add the audiobook files to your GoGear.
5. You might additionally have to go into the Settings menu of your GoGear, and turn Shuffle mode off - your user's manual can show you how to do this.

Sound like a lot of work? You betcherbottom dollar it's a lot of work. This particular mp3 player is not the best for audiobooks.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 11, 2009 | Philips GoGear SA5285/37 Digital Media...

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Can't load audiobooks correctly


Go to "http://voxrightnow.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/voxrightnow.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2559"
To update the firmware of the M42xx mp3 player click hereand download the firmware. start the firmware and when it is runninplug the M42xx in at the same time holding down the PLAY BUTTON(center) until a white screen with a small computer with a line goingto your M42xx is displayed and then release the PLAY button. You canthen click on start and the firmware update will complete,,, DO NOTDISCONNECT DURING THIS UPDATE... it may take 2 times to complete thisbut it will work.... YEA!!!! WORKS with 2, 4 or 8 GB Models.....

Nov 30, 2008 | RCA M4204 MP3 Player

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Audiobook setting


Instead of dragging the audiobooks to the "music" folder, drag them to the "audible" folder - this player only gives full functionality for audiobooks if you are using the Audible audiobook svc. Otherwise it will play the audiobook as one long mp3 file swithout proper chapter breaks, etc.

Sep 04, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Audiobook to ipod


That is the problem. iTunes will only allow you to put audiobooks in that section if they were bought from the iTunes store. It's very annoying, but i suggest just making a playlist to hold all the files. iTunes doesn't let you set the type as "Audiobook" for files.

Apr 13, 2008 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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Sansa Clip Audiobook Question


Once I downloaded the newest firmware the audiobooks folder started showing up in the windows file explorer. So now I don't have to worry about using media player or anything else. I just plug in my sansa clip, open windows file explorer and drag the folders (1 for each disk) onto my player (into the audiobooks folder).

Here's the link for the download. If it doesn't come up you might want to reformat your sansa clip.

http://www.sansa.com/support/sansa_clip/faqs

Dec 30, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sansa 250e player - synchronize message


You have no capacity in your firmware for this audiobook to be "OKed" on your device. You therefore cannot play it! Sorry for the bad news! but your device does have limited playback capabilities! please mark this as solved, i would appreciate it!

Jul 27, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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