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How to transfer audiobooks and music to an MP3 player using OverDrive for Windows

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You can transfer audiobooks and music to compatible portable devices using OverDrive for Windows.

What you need

  • A computer with Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
  • An MP3 player (or other compatible portable device)
  • The USB cable that came with your device
  • OverDrive for Windows
  • iTunes v9.1 (or newer) (if transferring to Apple devices)

Transferring titles

  1. Plug your device into your computer.
  2. From OverDrive's desktop app, select a title and click the Transfer button.
    Screenshot highlighting the Transfer button in OMC for Windows
    Note: In OverDrive for Windows 8, clicking Transfer from the app's audiobook player takes you to the Transfer Wizard on your desktop. When transferring titles from OverDrive for Windows 8, you must also have the desktop version of our app installed.
    Screenshot highlighting the Transfer button in OMC for Windows 8
  3. When the Transfer Wizard opens, click Next so the OverDrive app can detect your device.
    Screenshot of the OverDrive Media Console Transfer Wizard

  4. When your device is detected, the "Confirm" screen is displayed. Click Next.
    Screenshot of selecting parts to transfer
    The title is then transferred to your device.
    Screenshot of transfer progress
  5. Click Finish.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 03:35PM EDT

How to transfer audiobooks and music to an MP3 player using OverDrive for Windows

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You can transfer audiobooks and music to compatible portable devices using OverDrive for Windows.

What you need

  • A computer with Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
  • An MP3 player (or other compatible portable device)
  • The USB cable that came with your device
  • OverDrive for Windows
  • iTunes v9.1 (or newer) (if transferring to Apple devices)

Transferring titles

  1. Plug your device into your computer.
  2. From OverDrive's desktop app, select a title and click the Transfer button.
    Screenshot highlighting the Transfer button in OMC for Windows
    Note: In OverDrive for Windows 8, clicking Transfer from the app's audiobook player takes you to the Transfer Wizard on your desktop. When transferring titles from OverDrive for Windows 8, you must also have the desktop version of our app installed.
    Screenshot highlighting the Transfer button in OMC for Windows 8
  3. When the Transfer Wizard opens, click Next so the OverDrive app can detect your device.
    Screenshot of the OverDrive Media Console Transfer Wizard

  4. When your device is detected, the "Confirm" screen is displayed. Click Next.
    Screenshot of selecting parts to transfer
    The title is then transferred to your device.
    Screenshot of transfer progress
  5. Click Finish.
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