Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Where is my audio book?

4170 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2010 3:29 PM by NJKichen RSS
Agunat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Mar 18, 2010 5:06 PM
I have installed an audio book on my iPhone 3GS using the Overdrive Media Console supplied by the library. This is the same program I have used many previous times successfully. It showed normal installation with the progress bar going etc.. iTunes shows the audio book is on the iPhone but when I click the iPod option in the phone it says there is nothing there. Where is the audio book? I saw it install and iTunes shows it is there but the phone's iPod program says nothing is there. Help please ASAP.

Thanks... Bob
3GS, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,455 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2010 6:19 PM (in response to Agunat)
    I have never heard of that program, have you tried getting support from whomever makes the program?
    Since the software is not made by, distributed by or supported by apple-I don't know how much help you will receive?
    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 3GS iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
  • larryryo Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2010 8:30 PM (in response to Agunat)
    iPhone audiobooks only support download from iTunes stores as well as audible.com. Other audiobooks must be used as Mp3 format and manually drag and save in Music instead of audiobooks.
    powerbook g4 Leopard, iPhone OS 3.1.3, windows 7
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,260 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2010 8:37 PM (in response to Agunat)
    You cannot download anything via Safari and the internet.

    If it is in itunes and in the proper format, then you can sync to the iphone.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • Graham Outterside Level 4 Level 4 (2,910 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 19, 2010 1:16 AM (in response to roaminggnome)
    Actually the question of Audiodrive has ben asked before and its worth searching the forum for it - it appears this programme does in fact bypass iTunes hance the previous problems as I belive that updates to iTunes designed to lock out the Palm Pre users trying to spoof iTunes access may have messed up the Audio Drive system as well.
    MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS 32G
  • d rich Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 1, 2010 4:12 AM (in response to Agunat)
    Bob,
    I am having the same problem. I also use OverDrive Media to transfer my books from the library to my I pod. Problem is when I sync a program all my books disapear. I am not able find a way to manage my books on my ipod so they are not deleted. They also disapear from I tunes programs. Debbie
    Ipod touch
  • NJKichen Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 28, 2010 2:58 PM (in response to larryryo)
    OverDrive worked fine with the previous OS for Ipod but now that I upgraded to OS4 I cannot transfer books from library into Itunes. If this is a bug I hope that Apple fixes it. If it is intentional, it is one more reason to consider switching to a Droid device.
    HP, Windows Vista
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,455 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM (in response to NJKichen)
    It's not an apple product-so there is nothing for apple to fix.

    Go tell whoever makes overdrive to fix their program so it works.
    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
  • NJKichen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 28, 2010 7:35 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
    That's a cop out. An upgrade shouldn't be a downgrade. Until I hear otherwise, it seems to me that Apple is deliberately blocking audio books that do not come through Itunes or Audible.
    HP, Windows Vista
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,455 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 28, 2010 9:56 PM (in response to NJKichen)
    They give developers access to the upcoming updated os, so the developer can ensure their program works with it or update their program if it doesn't. It's how all companies who make os's do it.

    Overdrive folks failed to do it.

    The forums are filled with people using all kinds of
    Programs to put audiobooks on their devices-none of it blocked by apple.
    20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
  • NJKichen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 29, 2010 3:29 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
    OverDrive worked before I installed the new OS but not after the install. Other people are having similar problems. What makes you so sure that the problem is with OverDrive and not something deliberately wired into the new OS? Would not be the first time that Apple did something like that. I just installed the OverDrive Ipod ap from the Itunes store. That doesn't work either. I thought that Apple vetted aps. As people have noted, the audiobook gets transferred to the device but no longer shows up in Itunes.
    HP, Windows Vista

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.