Using the OverDrive Media Console - Includes iPod Transfer

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  • 1. NH DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS Installing the OverDrive Media Console to a PC & Transferring a WMA audiobook to an iPod http:// nh.lib.overdrive.com
  • 2. FIRST THINGS FIRST: PC VERSION
    • Prior to using the NH Downloadable Audiobooks service you will need to:
    • Install free software, the OverDrive Media Console
    • Obtain a small audio file via Windows Media Player so you will be able to play the protected Windows Media Audio (WMA) audiobooks.
    • Obtain a library card and possibly a library code to log into the service.
    • Obtain a portable audio player compatible with the service.
    • Install iTunes, if you are using an iPod.
  • 3. DOWNLOADING THE OMC
    • Find the software link on the left sidebar of the audiobook site.
    • Click the link.
    • A new browser window or tab will open.
  • 4. DOWNLOADING THE INSTALLER
    • Check to make sure the appropriate operating system is selected.
    • Click “DOWNLOAD.”
  • 5. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
    • Save the installer package.
    • Check your desktop (or preferred download location) to find the installer.
    • Double-click the file to start the installation.
  • 6. SECURITY WARNING
    • You will receive a security warning.
    • Click “Run” to start the installation.
  • 7. RUNNING THE INSTALLATION WIZARD
  • 8. WIZARD INSTALLATION CONTINUED
  • 9. FINISHING THE INSTALLATION WIZARD
  • 10. OPEN THE OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE
    • Double-click the OverDrive Media Console icon from your desktop to open the program.
  • 11. WMP SECURITY UPGRADE
    • Before downloading your first audiobook, be sure to perform the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade. If this is not done, you will not be able to download the WMA audiobooks.
    • From the OMC, click on Tools >> Windows Media Player Security Upgrade .
  • 12. WMP SECURITY UPGRADE
    • Windows Media Player will open.
    • You’ll be prompted to press “Play.”
    • You should see “Now Playing” > Windows Media Player Security…
  • 13. SAVE SECURITY FILE
    • Close Windows Media Player.
    • You will be prompted to save the security upgrade file.
    • Save the file.
    • If you are not able to obtain the WMP security upgrade file, try following these instructions to manually obtain and install the file:
    • http://tech.nhlibrary.org/2009/03/troubleshooting-wmp-upgrade/
  • 14. IPOD USERS
    • If you are using an iPod, it is likely that you already have iTunes installed. If not, please obtain iTunes and install the software.
    • iTunes is only necessary if you use an Apple player.
    • http:// www.apple.com/itunes/download /
  • 15. COMPATIBLE PLAYERS
    • To listen to the audiobooks on the go, you will need a portable player that is compatible with this service.
    • Not every player is compatible with this service. They need to be able to play protected Windows Media Audio files.
    • For a complete list of WMA compatible players, see:
    • http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/compatibledevices.aspx?format =WMA
  • 16. OTHER WAYS TO ENJOY THE AUDIOBOOKS
    • Some of the audiobooks can be burned to CDs. Not all publishers allow their titles to be burned. View the Digital Rights Information at the bottom of each audiobook record to see if burning is permitted.
    • Be sure to use CD-Rs, not CD-RW, when burning audiobooks to CD.
    • Use the OverDrive Media Console to burn the CDs.
    • You can also use OMC’s built-in audio-player software to listen to any title from your PC.
  • 17. LOG INTO THE SERVICE
    • Log into the audiobook service using your library card or your library’s prefix and your card number.
    • Check with your local librarian for more information.
  • 18. BROWSE THE SITE FOR AVAILABLE TITLES
    • It is possible to view only the audiobooks available for immediate checkout.
    • Click on Advanced Search >> From the Subject drop-down, choose the desired genre. (Fiction will provide the widest results.) >> Select “Only show titles with copies available.”
  • 19. ADD A TITLE TO YOUR CART
    • Adding a title to your cart is the first step to checking out an audiobook.
    • Since the audiobook in your cart will remain there for 60 minutes, you can browse for another title or proceed to the checkout.
    • If you continue to browse, click on “My Cart” to find the audiobooks temporarily being held for you.
  • 20. READING MORE ABOUT THE TITLE
    • If you click on the audiobook’s title, you will find additional information about the book.
    • Description
    • Digital Rights Information
    • Length of the audiobook
    • Subjects (Genres)
    • Audiofile reviews, if available
  • 21. CHECK-OUT INFORMATION
    • The audiobooks are checked out to you for seven days.
    • You may checkout a maximum of three audiobooks at once.
    • You may not return an audiobook earlier than the seven-day checkout period.
    • The audiobook is automatically “disabled” on your computer after seven days. You will not be able to transfer the audiobook to your player, listen to it from your computer or burn it to CDs after that time.
    • Unless you plan to re-checkout the title, delete the file from your computer and players.
  • 22. CHECKING OUT THE AUDIOBOOK
    • From your cart, proceed to check out.
    • Confirm the check out.
    • Read the notes.
  • 23. DOWNLOAD THE AUDIOBOOK
    • The audiobook must be downloaded to your PC prior to transferring the title to your player.
    • Be sure you have the OverDrive Media Console installed and have performed the WMP security upgrade.
    • Click on “Download Book.”
  • 24. OPEN WITH OVERDRIVE MEDIA CONSOLE
    • Select the default option when downloading the audiobook to your computer.
    • Open the file with the OverDrive Media Console.
    • If you do not get this option, there is a problem with the OMC installation.
    • There is a known conflict with OpenOffice.org software. Uninstalling Oo is the only solution.
  • 25. FILE LOCATION
    • All of your OverDrive audiobooks will be placed in a new folder (My Media). If there is no such folder already created in your computer, you will be prompted to allow a new folder to be made. Allow the recommendation.
  • 26. DOWNLOADING PARTS OF THE AUDIOBOOK
    • Select all parts of the audiobook to download at once.
  • 27. VIEWING THE DOWNLOAD
    • Note that you can see the download progress by viewing the lower-left corner of the OverDrive Media Console.
  • 28. TRANSFERRING TO AN IPOD
    • Once the audiobook has been completely downloaded to your PC, you can transfer the title to your iPod.
    • Depending on the transfer rate you chose, this can be a lengthy process.
  • 29. TRANSFERRING THE AUDIOBOOK
    • From the OverrDrive Media Console, select the audiobook you wish to transfer; it should be highlighted in blue.
    • Click the Transfer button to start the transfer wizard.
  • 30. DETECTING THE IPOD
    • After starting the transfer wizard, plug in your iPod.
    • You might have to wait a minute for the iPod to be recognized by the wizard.
    • Continue through the wizard by pressing “Next.”
  • 31. CHANGING IMPORT SETTINGS
    • When transferring an audiobook to your iPod for the first time, you will be prompted to change your iTunes import settings from “High Quality” to “Spoken Podcast.” Doing so will significantly decrease the amount of time needed to convert and transfer the audiobook to your iPod.
  • 32. TRANSFERRING THE AUDIOBOOK
    • Both the OverDrive Media Console and iTunes will show the transfer in progress.
  • 33. Resume Playback
    • In order to resume playback:
    • View iTunes.
    • Click on your player (in the left sidebar).
    • Find the desired audiobook files.
    • Right click on the file(s).
    • Click on “Get Info.”
    • Click on the “Options” tab.
    • Check off “Rember playback position.”
  • 34. Enjoy! Enjoy listening to the WMA audiobooks on your iPod!