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Modern Audiobooks Can Be Played In Your Ipod

Aug 17, 2007
If you are bored, you can pull out a book from the shelf and flip its pages. Through technology, audiobooks were invented. It started with cassette tapes. With the boom of the CD industry, audiobooks were also produced in that format. Similarly enough, because of the Ipod trend, audible audiobooks can be downloaded and purchased from the iTunes Music store, as well as First-Class-Audiobiiks.

If you have nothing better to do as you wait for your turn in that long queue or you want to be productive while you are riding the subway, bring out your iPod and listen to your audible audiobook. These work best with the iPod 1.2 software or with the later models.

Originally invented as the modern WalkMan or discman, iPod listeners have discovered a pleasure of having the gadget. They can listen to their audiobooks while they are on their way to work or during their exercise regimen.

iPod is compatible with Audible formats 2 which is the small file size but of maximum compression, Audible format 3 which is the best quality compression and Audible format 4 which is aa format that is compressed into larger mp3. iPod 1.2 software and the later models are compatible with the Audible files bookmark feature.

The Bookmark feature makes it easier for the consumer to remember where specifically he stopped listening to the audiobook. It is like a bookmark that you insert between the pages of the book you are reading. Bookmarks are compatible with the Audible files (those that have the .aa file extension) and Audiobooks that have been bought from the iTunes Music Store. These are the ones that come with the .mb4 file extension.

If reading a book means you only have to insert the bookmark between within the page that you stopped reading, bookmarking an audible file in your iPod entails the following procedures.

Press the Stop of Pause button while you are listening to your audiobook on your iPod. The iPod will serve as your bookmark because it will remember that specific spot automatically so the next time that you listen to your audiobook on your iPod, you will be able to listen to that very bookmarked spot because it will immediately play from there.

Did you know that if you buy your audiobooks on CD format, you can actually transfer them into iTune format by importing it into iTunes. In doing so, you can listen to your CD audiobooks on your iPod. But it will be easier, if you get your audiobooks from Audible.com or the iTunes Mustic Store. These audiobooks are manufactured as one or two files. Their total duration averages to ten hours each. This makes it easier for the purchaser to manage and to listen to his iTunes Library.

Audiobooks are pretty expensive. Can you believe that they are even pricier than the paper books you get at your book stores? At least with First-Class-Audiobooks, the iPod audiobook listener is provided with the audiobook content, you own the file. This is also the same with the iTunes Music Store.

The difference between Audible.com and iTunes Music Store is that the former has a broader selection of audiobooks but it does come with a monthly subscription fee. If you want only one audiobook, then you can just check out the latter because it is much cheaper.

If you are the type of iPod listener who does not really tune in to audiobooks regularly, then you can just buy the individual audiobooks from either the iTunes Music Store or Audible. You can check out the selection of audiobooks that are available by going to the main page. It is so easy to buy an audiobook. It is like buying a song but the download will be longer. Naturally! What do you expect from a 14MB file.

After purchasing audiobooks from Audible.com or iTunes Music Store, these are added to your library automatically. Organize them in whichever way you prefer. Audiobooks is indeed another purpose of having an iPod. You can be entertained not just by music but also by the spoken words from literary creations.
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