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  1. uzetaab

    uzetaab Well-Known Member
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    If you've been waiting for audible to hit android like I have, then I have some good news if you subscribe to the US audible site.

    There is a beta version of the audible app available here:

    http://groups.google.com/group/audible-for-android-beta

    Unfortunately, it only supports the american site so far, but apparently the other sites are coming soon. I'm still downloading a book atm, but from what I've seen, the app is pretty sweet.

    Thanks to Leo Laporte of The TWiT Netcast Network with Leo Laporte for his tip in the TWIG podcast.
     

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  2. MammonLord

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    Edit: I really thought this looked suspicious, but it is apparently for real.

    I found a reference to this in Audible's twitter feed [link]
     
  3. crenita

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    I am delighted.. we have a player for audible books for our Droid.. it is a Beta player but looks and functions really well..
    . Have always loved audible books while driving.. now I can take my nx trip and only have to take along ONE gizmo... My Droid.:p
     
  4. frankbonatelli

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    Awesome thanks.
    Been a user of audible for a long time and this was a nice surprise. Even was able to download all my previously purchased files directly. Only beef is that it wont save current pause state after shutting it down. Seems you must click the book mark button instead. Still not a big issue.
     
  5. uzetaab

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    I don't have that problem. I have a HTC Desire. I suggest you log it on the group page as a bug.
     
  6. SlickRick

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    The faqs say you can transfer audible files to the device but where are the .aax files on the pc? I found .aa files. How do you play books? The only screen is to download books from your library. That takes forever on 3g! I hope this works with my eris...
    SlickRick
     
  7. uzetaab

    uzetaab Well-Known Member
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    Version update available. I bet a few people have been waiting for this:

    Major Updates
    1. Improved playback while multi-tasking
    2. Fixed sporadic sign-out Issues
    3. Support for audible.co.uk, .de, and .fr libraries
    4. New setting for Wi-Fi only download


    As I understand it, .aax files are the enhanced (highest quality) audible files. The player doesn't currently support .aa files, but they are working on adding that. In the mean time, you will have to re-download your files from audible in .aax.
     

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