[BCAB] audible alternative for audio books?
ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com
Thu May 1 22:03:15 BST 2014
OK, lets tackle your issues one at a time *smile*.
A little while ago, Audible started using your Amazon account as a login.
You need to merge your Audible account with your Amazon account in order to
access your titles, I believe that when you next try logging in to your
Audible account you will be asked to merge your account details with your
Amazon account. Audible will have a record and download history for your
titles, if you have any of the original account details like an email
address used with your Audible account then customer services should be able
to help you, their telephone number is 0800 496 2455.
I have used a tool for conversion called Macsome Audio Book Convertor which
isn't bad, it uses iTunes to directly digitally dub your Audible books at 5X
speed though it does have a bad habit of curtailing audio book conversions
if you try to cue too many books for conversion, I have needlessly to say
reported this to the developers but I haven't seen major improvement in
subsequent releases with getting this issue fixed. Alternatives are Sound
Taxi and Tune byte though I personally use Macsome.
Finally, there is no real alternative to Audible, they've got the market
pretty much tied up. There are a handful of independent companies like Big
Finish productions, but they only sell their own titles.
All the best, Ibrahim.
From: Mobeen Iqbal
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 9:52 PM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] audible alternative for audio books?
I have been a member of audible for many years now. when i was on XP, i
used to convert my audible books to MP3 to listen on my MP3 player. this
has worked very well if i didn't have an audible device to hand and i
wanted to listen to an audio book. however, ever since they got taken
over by amazon and usernames and passwords changed, i can no longer
access my history for all the titles i have spent the last 6 years
pourchasing from them, and even if i could i can't convert the books as
i am primarily using windows7 and linux. in short, does anyone have any
other source of downloadable audio books? i don't mind paying as long as
there is a decent selection hopefully comparable to audibles. audiogo
was an excellent site but they've now gone in to administration. i just
wish audible weren't so iffy and that they hadn't deleted every book i'd
ever bought from them without my consent... the only thing that will
make me stay with them is if i can convert books using windows7 as and
when i need to. as i'm paying for a book i should be able to if i don't
want to take a kindle to listen to books and just want to carry a small
discreet mp3 player. from what i've read this can't be done, but any
comments welcome on or off list.
many thanks in advance,
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