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Old 02-29-2012, 02:11 PM
Camaleón
 
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On Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:14:28 +0000, Sian Mountbatten wrote:

> I received a DVD from Amazon which came with a slip of paper saying
> Download 1 FREE AUDIOBOOK
> I went to the site, signed up for 30 days free membership, selected a
> book and downloaded two files of type .aa. I noticed that the only
> software available was for Windoze or MacOS. So is there a package which
> will play an audiobook. A search with apt-cache gives yatm, but, after
> installing it, I tried it one of the files and it merely produced
> horrible sounds. Certainly nothing intelligible.
>
> So are audiobooks only for Windoze or MacOS? Has anybody any
> suggestions?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audible.com

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:09 PM
Julien Claassen
 
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Hi Lina!
Could be, that I gave you the same youtube or mplayer advise, because to me
it has always been a sane and helpful one. :-)

Kind regards
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Jirka
 
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Sian Mountbatten <poenikatu <at> fastmail.co.uk> writes:

>
> I received a DVD from Amazon which came with a slip of paper saying
> Download 1 FREE AUDIOBOOK
> I went to the site, signed up for 30 days free membership, selected a
> book and downloaded two files of type .aa. I noticed that the only
> software available was for Windoze or MacOS. So is there a package which
> will play an audiobook. A search with apt-cache gives yatm, but, after
> installing it, I tried it one of the files and it merely produced
> horrible sounds. Certainly nothing intelligible.
>
> So are audiobooks only for Windoze or MacOS? Has anybody any suggestions?
> --
> Sian Mountbatten
> Algol 68 specialist
>
>

Hello Sian,

the aa files from Audible are DRM protected. I think there are two ways how to
play them without windows or mac.

The first is to install the audible PC software into wine. I haven't tried it
myself, but it is supposed to work. The link is here:
http://scottlinux.com/2011/01/30/play-audible-audio-books-in-linux/

The second way is to install audible app on an android phone. Audible works on
iphones, android devices, many mp3 players etc.

I am audible customer for years and I really recommend it. I am totally addicted
on their books :-)

Wish you luck!

Jiri




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Old 03-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Carl Fink
 
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On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:29:29AM +0000, Jirka wrote:

> the aa files from Audible are DRM protected. I think there are two ways how to
> play them without windows or mac.
>
> The first is to install the audible PC software into wine. I haven't tried it
> myself, but it is supposed to work. The link is here:
> http://scottlinux.com/2011/01/30/play-audible-audio-books-in-linux/
>
> The second way is to install audible app on an android phone. Audible works on
> iphones, android devices, many mp3 players etc.
>
> I am audible customer for years and I really recommend it. I am totally addicted
> on their books :-)

And I refuse to join until and unless they remove the stupid DRM.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:57 PM
Lisi
 
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On Sunday 11 March 2012 10:29:29 Jirka wrote:
> I am audible customer for years and I really recommend it. I am totally
> addicted on their books :-)

Out of interest, what makes them any better than any other audio books? How
can one be addicted to a particular brand of audio book??

Lisi


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Old 03-11-2012, 05:03 PM
Julien Claassen
 
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Lisi!
Let me hazard a guess, since I've come across a few of their audiobooks,
before they started this DRM protection; They just convince in numbers! I
think - this is just supposition - they buy from other companies and just make
the digital versions of the audiobooks and collect them in one portal.
What I didn't like about them even before, was their audio quality, which
leaves a lot to be desired. Perhaps because they still think in terms of car
drivers, other travellers and house-men and women listen to the books and
there it doesn't matter. Still even while on the road, I like a clear full
quality playback, even if it is MP3 in 64kb, this can be a lot better than
that.

I don't know their prices, but I suppose they too would be quite OK.
Warm regards
Julien

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:06 PM
Glenn English
 
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On Mar 11, 2012, at 12:03 PM, Julien Claassen wrote:

> What I didn't like about them even before, was their audio quality, which leaves a lot to be desired.

I used to edit audio for BJ Harrison, one of Audiobooks' readers. I've heard a lot of abysmal sound from several audio book suppliers, but never from BJ. The ones I didn't like were very badly recorded -- readers that sounded like the mike was across the room, cooling fans in the background, just plain old bad readings, etc. But BJ always read and recorded his work well.

Google "BJ Harrison". Get his Huck Finn and Sherlock Holmes readings at least. Last I looked (a while back) they were decent mp3s, and didn't cost anything if you can get them from his podcasts...

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:05 AM
Chris Davies
 
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Lisi <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
> aa is > somewhat problematic and I don't kno wwhat can read it.
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/audible-com-aa-sound-format-on-linux-350452/

Audible's books are fully DRM encumbered. The "solution" is to download
the book into a Windows (or Mac?) system running iTunes, burn it to a
series of RW CDs, and then rip the audio from those back into a non-DRM
based system. (Actually, I've got a soft-CD for my one Windows box that
emulates a CD writer well enough to fool iTunes. But the principle's
the same.) It's a right pain.

Chris


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