Thursday, November 4, 2010

Downloading Audiobooks or eBooks

Before audiobooks or eBooks can be downloaded to your PC or Mac, the appropriate software must be installed on your computer.

Audiobooks require the OverDrive Media Console and eBooks require Adobe Digital Editions.

Web browsers handle downloads differently. Here are a few broad tips:
  • If using Windows Explorer, expect to "save" the file. The file will be saved and opened automatically with either the OMC or ADE (or Sony Reader Library, if you use a Sony eReader).
  • If using Firefox, "open" the file with either the OMC or ADE (Sony eReader users, open with Reader Library). 
  • If using Safari on a Mac, save the file. The file will typically be saved to the downloads folder. Double-click the file name to open with the appropriate software. 
Generally speaking, by installing the appropriate software, you are telling your computer that the software will open and manage the corresponding audiobook or eBook files.

Never change the default download location. If you have never downloaded an audiobook before now and are asked to create new folders, always approve creating the default folders and their locations. Always.

Read about transferring an audiobook or eBook.

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