How do I transfer an audobook to the itunes library?

  sheila.weston 05 Aug 11

I have downloaded a *.wma audiofile from my locaL library onto my Vista laptop. It is now in my /media folder. How do I transfer it to the itunes folder? I have tried various copy and paste methods, but it does not show up when I open itunes. If I try to import it (using 'add folder to library', when itunes is open I am told that it needs converting to the AAC format - but it needs the wma format to work. I want to eventually transfer it to my ipod, as I caan't download it directly into the ipod for some reason.

Any other suggestions?

  sheila.weston 05 Aug 11

Sorry about the typing errors!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 05 Aug 11

It will be a DRM protected file see here for how to get on your ipod

  sheila.weston 05 Aug 11

No, I don't think it is as I have got a book onto the ipod the other week, but can' remember what I did differently!! I have the necessary overdrive files on my pc - the download just goes to the wrong place - I am sure that it went into the itunes folder before.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 05 Aug 11

HAve a read here

  sheila.weston 05 Aug 11

Brilliant! Very many thanks, Fruitbat. With your help I have cracked it. I thought that I had to get the file into itunes, somehow, and hadn't looked at it in Overdrive. I used the 'transfer' tab in Overdrive and it seems to have worked - took 1.5 hours to transfer eight parts. It doesn't show up atall in itunes on the pc, but that is no problem. Along the way I was told to 'adjust the AAC import settings', but I ignored that and it seems to work quite OK. perhaps that is more important for music. Thanks again.

  onionskin 05 Aug 11

1.5 HOURS! read this

  sheila.weston 06 Aug 11

Thanks, again. You have given me/us a lot to follow up!


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