I’m testing the first new comment for this post with some wonderful feedback from Teresa Montero:
Hi Bharat, I just rec’d my brand new Sony Walkman, purchased from Amazon
incidentally, and after several frustrating hours of failing to download my
purchased books from Audible (almost the only game in town!), I decided to
return the player. Finding your site allows me to keep a very nice MP3
player purchased at a very good price. In the Amazon customer reviews, I did
read something about how to download books through iTunes as a podcast,
which will allow you to stop and start without searching for your left-off
“place” but hadn’t a clue how to accomplish this simple task — I understand
so little of computers other than straightforward operation and appreciate
how simply you have described the process of converting the files to a
usable format. Thank you so very much for sharing your solution and for the
updates contained throughout the comments over the many months since your
first posting. There’s a lot of smart people out there and I’m grateful how
nice they are and willing to help the rest of us!
A comment from Claire:
you’re great!!! I was gobsmacked, when I realised AFTER purchase, that I
didn’t get a mp3 file of my book, but an aa-file I’ve never heard about.
I’ve read your story and I thought, it was mine!!! You ‘how to’ worked
fine. I followed step-by-step and finally got my mp3 files.
Thank you so much,
Hello Bharat! This is a really helpful series of posts. I have one question – whan I am ripping a series of audio discs to MP3 format, and then trying to send it all to my Walkman – the order of tracks is all jumbled up. Is there a way to retain the track and disc order?
Sorry for the late reply but I’ve been quite busy. I haven’t ‘ripped’ for a while but I did not remember having problems with the track order. Try checking the filenames as the order on the Walkman may be in alpanumeric order (a-z and 0-9) and your ripped files may not be.
I am so glad that ask.com came up with your Website as I was going NUTS!!!! trying to find a way to convert Audible files to to mp3.
I can’t tell you how much I apreciate the work you did to make this possible!!!!
Thank you Glenn,
Why waste the CD’s and all that time?
The Goldwave solution works great and costs nothing…does not pollute by wasting CD’s…and is a LOT faster than the CD ripping hassle!