Here are some tips to keep in mind when using Overdrive...
Here are a few tips & tricks to make Overdrive and your iDevice (iPhone/iTouch/iPod/iPad) a happier couple!
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Getting audiobooks from Overdrive to your iDevice can sometimes be problematic. This is an iTunes issue, not an Overdrive issue.
Here are instructions:
1. If if you're going to use your computer to transfer audiobooks to your iDevice, choose the WMA format over the mp3 format (if it's available). I recommend the WMA format because when you transfer the book to your iDevice, iTunes will automatically create an audiobooks playlist that will magically appear in iTunes -- with your book in it! If the title is an mp3, then the book will move to your music library as an album and you'll have to find it, create your own playlist, and move the files into the playlist manually.
Note: You can avoid the mp3 transfer issue if you use the Overdrive iPhone app. The app will allow you to download mp3 format audiobooks directly to your phone or iPad, avoiding the transfer process entirely. But not all our audiobooks are in mp3 format, so if you want to listen to a book that's WMA format, you'll have to follow the transfer instructions below.
2. Make sure you're using the Overdrive Media Console to download the book and to transfer the book into iTunes. (see #3)
3. When you download the book from Overdrive, have iTunes open and ready to go and have your iDevice connected to your computer. You can just minimize iTunes while the book is downloading to your computer, or you can keep it open and browse the iTunes store while you wait for the Overdrive download to complete. Either way, once the book has downloaded to your computer and you are ready to move it to your iDevice, all you have to do is hit the transfer button in the Overdrive Media Console and the book should transfer seamlessly.
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of the Overdrive Media Console and iTunes installed on your computer.