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06-06-2005, 08:55 AM
I'm having all kinds of problems with Audible. I had a T5 before my LD and the sound quality on the T5 was exceptional. I have those same downloaded audible books on my SD card of my LifeDrive and the sound quality is terrible. I gets all kinds of static. It will stop and be clear for about 30 secs. and then it gets so bad you almost can't hear it. I have these downloads in the Format 3. My PocketTunes, which I had upgraded to the Deluxe version has no static whatsoever. I tried some of my "speaking" mp3s and they are just fine. Also when I first installed the Audible prc, it would go full screen. Now it won't. I tried to delete it and reinstall it but it won't even let me delete it. Anyone else having "static" problems. I love Audible but if this can't be fixed, I can't use it. Thanks, Cindy. :(
06-14-2005, 12:28 PM
I'm having the same problem on my LD when using headphones. I've seen a couple of reports of this problem from other users (possibly even a few T5 users as well but I can't be sure it's the same prob) but I have not seen any solutions to the problem.
I think I'll exchange mine since I just bought a few days ago and see if it was just defective - if that doesn't solve - back to my 650.
06-14-2005, 02:32 PM
My Sony UX-40 had bad sound quality with Audible. It irks me they won't go to another format. Sounded like a bad AM radio broadcast.
I believe this is an audile sofware problem.
Funny when you cancel your audible subscription they ask you why and "not MP3" is one of the selections. THat's what I picked.
I've heard that an audio converter called goldwave will convert to MP3's, but I never got around to trying it.
06-14-2005, 03:20 PM
:( I'm going to have to check out the program you mentioned about converting the audible books to MP3. I have a ton of money invested in audible and I can't afford just to lose it.
Does anyone think that this is something that PalmOne can fix with a ROM update or some other kind of patch? I would like to know. Thanks, Cindy.
06-15-2005, 06:56 PM
I deflashed (their term, not mine) a book with Goldwave once - the .wav file was a couple gigs (not a typo). Then re-encoding to mp3 turned out one 8 hour song. Not pleasant. Going back in to break it into one-hour segments made me swear I'd buy a cheap CD player and burn it to audio disc before i ever went through that again.
06-16-2005, 09:22 AM
> I've heard that an audio converter called goldwave will convert to MP3's, but I never got around to trying it.
Yup, works great. Batch processing a must.
Goldwave isn't doing anything amazing, but it is getting past the Audible DRM packaged files [free tools, for "fair use"]
Takes a lot of temporary space (interrum data is typically at CD quality 176KB/sec), batch tools for tedious things (like splitting long tracks) and a long time for lame encoding.
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