- 06-08-2012, 02:32 AM #1
Anyone found an audiobook player for WP7? One that works correctly with remembering location, has a decent ability to get files on the phone, and has background audio?
(Please don't post with "I don't know, but I did a search on windowsphone.com and have you tried XXX. I've obviously done that)
- 06-08-2012, 08:49 PM #3
- 06-14-2012, 03:00 AM #5
Yeah, I've tried AudioBook Reader. The method of getting books onto the phone is pretty horrible, and the dev seems to have disappeared, so I was hoping to see another option.
Overdrive doesn't allow you to use your own mp3s.
And Audible... well, it's not exactly widely available.
- 06-14-2012, 07:23 AM #6
it's not that bad. i use it all the time.
select the folder.
name your book.
choose a cover.
press "start fake podcast feeder"
copy the link
open zune, go to podcasts and press add podcast, paste link.
it will pop up. choose download all and sync.
the good thing with podcast is it can remove any chapters you already listened. saving spaces.
i remember overdrive can do it as well. don't remember how though.
- 06-14-2012, 12:58 PM #8
Audiobook reader is great for you, but it's not a very smooth system, especially since Skydrive support would fix most of the problems. I've used it, but the downloads take forever and the whole system is pretty kludgy. Great for pre-Mango, sad that there's nothing better now.
- 06-14-2012, 07:30 PM #10
the podcast way is pretty quick since it just copy the files from your hard drive to where zune stores podcasts. like less than a minute.
i load them as podcasts. pin to the start screen. one click it'll start where you left off and old files will remove itself everytime you connect to your pc. works quite well.
05-31-2013, 05:47 PM #11
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You won't find an ideal program to play MP3 audiobooks. Some do this, others do that, but they all fall short. The best way is to bring them in as podcasts. It's tricky, but can be done now with the new release of the Windows Phone Desktop App. Basically, just add RELEASETIME meta tags, copy them into your Podcast folder, and then sync. Works like a charm. Here is a detailed writeup on how to do it:
Warren Henke » Blog Archive » How to listen to Audiobooks on Windows Phone 8 (using the Podcast player)