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An audiobook is a recorded book that can be downloaded and listened to on a computer or mobile device using OverDrive Media Console.
WMA and MP3 Audiobooks sound the same, but differ in three important ways:
File size: MP3 files are twice as large as WMA. This means WMA audiobooks download and transfer more quickly.
Compatibility: Compatibility refers to how you can play the audiobook. MP3 audiobooks are compatible with more devices, and also play on Mac.
Returns: If you finish with an MP3 audiobook early, you can return it before the library lending period expires. Due to licensing agreements, WMA titles cannot be returned prior to expiration. Note: Currently, OverDrive Media Console for Mac does not support audiobook returns.
iPhone® / iPad® / iPod touch® devices
Windows Phone 7
Apple® devices from a Windows or Mac computer
Most cell phones and PDAs
Some eBook readers
Burn to CD
Apple devices from a Windows computer (with publisher permission)
Portable devices that support DRM-protected WMA files
Burn to CD (with publisher permission)
Learn how to install OverDrive Media Console for Windows or Mac.