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ShastaGG
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Zipped Audio books problems

I was able to locate free audio books in MP3 format on several websites and could save them, in a zip format on my PC.  Now I want to get them over to my NookColor.  Here is the question. Do I need to unzip them first then side load directly to my Nook or can I side load them to my Nookcolor then have the nook unzip them?  I have tried unzipping themseveral times to unzip the files then use Overdrive and/or Adobe Digital Editions but neither application seem to recignize the unzipped files.  I have searched this website but forund no anser to my problem.  I need some help.

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Lineola
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Re: Zipped Audio books problems

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I am not entirely sure this works for Overdrive, but I know it is the case for many Adobe Digital books--if you take the zip file on your PC and just change the extension to the Adobe Digital/Overdrive extension (don't unzip it), it will then be recognized by Overdrive.  The zip file contains multiple files in a package that the program reads all together to create the book on your device.

 

I stumbled on this advice in the instructions on one of the sites I downloaded a book from. Not sure why they can't just name it that way in the first place!

 

Once you have changed the extension, just click and open and the Overdrive program should properly recognize it.  You need to open it in Overdrive, then transfer it to your NookColor, the Nook probably won't recognize it otherwise and won't unzip it.  I may be wrong here, but I think it it were a plain mp3 file, your nook can recognize it directly, but the protected books need the other information and therefore need to be transferred through Overdrive.

 

Lineola

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deemure
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Re: Zipped Audio books problems

If these are just standard mp3s with no DRM encryption, why are you usibg overdrive or adobe digital editions with them? For mp3s and other supported audio files, unzip them on your pc, connect your NC, wake it up, drag and drop, eject, safely remove, and voila! If these are files specified to be used with overdrive that is another issue and one I know nothing about.
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ShastaGG
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Re: Zipped Audio books problems

 Thanks for the info, I did what you said and it does work.