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Old 01-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Audiobooks on the Vox

Chapters has the Vox on sale - tomorrow is the last day for the sale. I'd like to buy one but only if I can listen to my Audiobooks on it. I have a few in mp3 format so I'd like to be able to load them onto the Vox , probably via an SD card.

I asked these questions from the folks in Chapters and they didn't have any answers.
Does the Vox allow me to load and listen to my own audiobooks? I assume I'd need an app for this, one that would bookmark the book so when I listen at a later time it would start from where I left off. Is there such an app?
I don't use Audible but I may in the future for new books but for now I'd just like to listen to the ones I already have.

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Old 01-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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There is a built in audio player but I don't know if it does bookmarking. That being said, there are any number of audio players you can install for android and I'm sure one of them does bookmarks. Maybe winamp?
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Chapters has the Vox on sale - tomorrow is the last day for the sale. I'd like to buy one but only if I can listen to my Audiobooks on it. I have a few in mp3 format so I'd like to be able to load them onto the Vox , probably via an SD card.

I asked these questions from the folks in Chapters and they didn't have any answers.
Does the Vox allow me to load and listen to my own audiobooks? I assume I'd need an app for this, one that would bookmark the book so when I listen at a later time it would start from where I left off. Is there such an app?
I don't use Audible but I may in the future for new books but for now I'd just like to listen to the ones I already have.

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I just use my music player on my iTouch, the chapters are recognized as individual "songs" and I then I organize the chapters into a "playlist" which is the "book". Would certainly work the same on the Vox if I decided to listen to my books on it. PlayerPro is a free android app that you could add to the Vox which can be easily found by searching for playerpro apk on the web.
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My only comment on this is that I was not able to borrow audiobooks from my local library, as the file format was not supported on Rdio (DRMed WMA files). This was probably my biggest disappointment with the Vox...
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My only comment on this is that I was not able to borrow audiobooks from my local library, as the file format was not supported on Rdio (DRMed WMA files). This was probably my biggest disappointment with the Vox...
Assuming your library uses overdrive, their mp3 audiobooks will be compatible. The wma garbage only works with devices that have licensed the drm management from m$.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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There is a built in audio player
That was one of the first questions I asked at Chapters - but both employees I spoke with, one of whom had the 'training' on the Vox didn't know if there was one or where to find it. Everytime I'd ask or mention audiobooks he'd talk about the video capabilities of the Vox.
He also told me to do some research to get my answers. Hello! That's why I'm here.
From what he showed me it also seemed to be quite slow so that concerns me too. It was a frustrating and unsatisfying visit to Chapters and I was hoping to love the Vox.

I did some research on getjar and found they do have an app for audiobooks from Ambling but only the lite version which doesn't allow you to load audiobooks from an SD card. I was hoping to put my books on the SD card.

All in all I think I'll give the Vox a pass in favour of an iPod for audiobooks and wait and see what small tablets come out in the future including the next gen Vox.

Thanks to all for the responses- much appreciated.

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In a word yes

The Vox does allow you to store audio files and I have successfully played music while reading a book. You will have to manually load the audio file as the Vox doesn't have an intelligent piece of software that does it.

This does not help the battery life of course, but that goes without saying.




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Chapters has the Vox on sale - tomorrow is the last day for the sale. I'd like to buy one but only if I can listen to my Audiobooks on it. I have a few in mp3 format so I'd like to be able to load them onto the Vox , probably via an SD card.

I asked these questions from the folks in Chapters and they didn't have any answers.
Does the Vox allow me to load and listen to my own audiobooks? I assume I'd need an app for this, one that would bookmark the book so when I listen at a later time it would start from where I left off. Is there such an app?
I don't use Audible but I may in the future for new books but for now I'd just like to listen to the ones I already have.

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