Downloaded free audio books

  TopCat® 18 Nov 11

I recently downloaded several free audio books to my computer and they are listed in my downloads. Can someone kindly explain what I need to do to install them correctly from here so they can be heard, and importantly, stopped and started where the speaker or chapter ends. Thanks for the help - I have Win7 Pro installed. TC.

  rdave13 18 Nov 11

TopCat® from where have you downloaded them? What format etc. Help!

  TopCat® 18 Nov 11

Sorry for the delay - I think it was from a Sunday Telegraph offer website but maybe mistaken. All 9 are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's major spy audio books, offered briefly as a free download over a few days.

The format is as downloaded ie. Compressed (zipped) Folder (.zip). I unzipped one: "Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy" but there's no mention of any file format in the unzipped 'Properties'. TC.

  rdave13 19 Nov 11

Possibly to burn on CD? Unzip and then burn to CD format. Can't find anything on searching,- except for this,


Sorry can't be more helpful.

  TopCat® 19 Nov 11

Finally sussed it out, dave. I unzipped a story into a new folder and the format bacame: MP3 Format Sound (.mp3) It also listed by numbers the individual chapters of the book, which is exactly what I wanted to keep check of my progress through the books. The audio is played via Windows Media Player. Thanks anyway for the help. TC.

  TopCat® 19 Nov 11

Doh! I must be having an off day - just re-read this and realised I have got my authors mixed up. The spymaster author is of course John le Carré and I apologise for the stupid error. TC.


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