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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 files (approximately 31 MB per hour for MP3s and 16 MB per hour for WMAs). 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.