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Installing both versions of OverDrive Media Console (OMC) opens up a few options and lets you choose the user experience you like best. Just follow the standard install instructions for OMC for Windows 8 and the classic desktop version.
Note: With both OMC for Windows (desktop) and OMC for Windows 8 installed, you can Burn and Transfer audiobooks from OMC for Windows 8.
Audiobooks, music, and videos
When you have both apps installed, one of them will end up being the default program for ODM files. That's the kind of file OMC uses to download audiobooks, music, and videos. Follow the instructions below to make sure that the titles you download open with the right version of OMC.
Once you've found an audiobook, music title, or video that you want to check out, save it to your computer instead of opening it. To do that, right-click the Download button, then select “Save As,” or select the Download button, then Save.
Once the ODM file has been downloaded, right-click (or swipe down) on it.
Select Open With, then choose the right version of OMC:
WMA and WMV titles: Choose OverDrive Media Console. You can also open MP3 titles with this too, if you prefer.
MP3 titles: Choose OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8.
eBooks use ACSM files, which OMC for Windows 8 opens natively. There's no need to install Adobe Digital Editions. You can open eBooks just like normal, and OMC for Windows 8 loads them automatically.