Monday, June 22, 2009

Improved access to e-audios for iPod users!

OverDrive, the vendor for the C/W MARS Digital Books Collection, recently announced that with the latest version of the OverDrive Media Console software most WMA format audiobooks will be compatible with iPods. Only the MP3-format titles were compatible in the past.

New digital books patrons will download OverDrive Media Console v. 3.2 immediately. Current users of version 3.1 will be prompted to upgrade starting the end of June or beginning of July. Version 3.2 "transcodes" the WMA files before sending them directly to the iPod, leaving no unnecessary files on the user's PC.

Publishers have reserved the right to allow this file conversion on a title-by-title basis. However, some of OverDrive's largest and most popular publishing partners have allowed this for all their titles currently offered by OverDrive. These publishers include BBC Audiobooks America, Books on Tape, Brilliance Audio, Penguin Audio, and Hatchette Audio. This means that all of the titles by these publishers in the C/W MARS Digital Books Collection are available to iPod users!

Information can be gotten here:


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