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Audible.com files are SO MUCH smaller than the what I ended up with… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
June 10th, 2008
01:58 pm


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Audible.com files are SO MUCH smaller than the what I ended up with when I copied the CD version to my computer. It was also a pain, as I had to pretend the book was actually music. Then, Audible's software wouldn't reconize my MP3 player until I removed all the CD files.

Oh well. Just means I am more likely to use Audible.com. Faster. Cheaper if I don't want too many new books at a time. And considerably less space than the CDs.

But, no, my dears, it won't replace physical books. Now, those awesome (and very expensive) little digital 'book' readers, that you load text data to? Oh my. THOSE might just replace the physical books. Oh, yes. But not today, nor tomorrow. But soon, I think. Soon.

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Date:June 10th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
I have a handy dandy little util called DBPowerAmp that converts audio files from one format to the other. And it integrates with Windows. Just select and r-click and it converts. It's small, light, and has lots of options. You want a copy?
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Date:June 10th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)

Until you

can safely take an ebook to the pool or someplace like that, maybe I'd do away with books. but only maybe.

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Date:June 10th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
The eInk they use for the Amazon and Sony readers is nice, very nice. It really does look like ink on paper (because it is) - no glare, easy to read. But the price needs to come down a lot in order to tempt me.
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