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Old 03-12-2018, 09:06 PM   #226
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I listen to my audiobooks using Plex Media Server. Sometimes my wife and I listen to audiobooks on the TV with the Plex app on our Roku, but mostly I listen to books with Plex for Android on my phone.

I'm really picky about the way my audiobooks look and feel. The primary problems I have with listening to audiobooks on Audible (et al.) are that the cover art often is ugly; the book titles don't sort by series name/order; and books are often not chapterized properly. (also it does not display chapter numbers/names).
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. . . The primary problems I have with listening to audiobooks on Audible (et al.) are that the cover art often is ugly; the book titles don't sort by series name/order; and books are often not chapterized properly. (also it does not display chapter numbers/names).

The biggest concern I see is that introductions are generally counted as chapter one, so all the following chapters will be off by one when compared to the DOC. Not a major problem, though.
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The biggest concern I see is that introductions are generally counted as chapter one, so all the following chapters will be off by one when compared to the DOC. Not a major problem, though.
That doesn't bother me, unless the book ends before the last "chapter" because Audible includes an afterword or author bio in the chapter count.

Apart from that niggle, the Audible app on a no contract Android phone is as close to perfect as I've found.

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The biggest concern I see is that introductions are generally counted as chapter one, so all the following chapters will be off by one when compared to the DOC. Not a major problem, though.
Like I said, I'm also picky about book cover art.

Left is Audible, right is Plex.






Proper chapter markers and names:




And making sure books sort by author's lastname -> series order:


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Delphin Underwater Android Device

Listening to books on my new, waterproof, Delphin while swimming in my Endless Pool.

This is a solid 4 3/4 out of 5 for waterproof audio players. I'm still testing out its various features. Here's the details, good and bad. First, the bad:
  1. WiFi is supposed to be off while swimming. Doesn't work anyway in the water, so duh. But it's a bit annoying if you need to change something.
  2. Sound quality through the plugged in headphones is pretty poor. Totally adequate for books, but I wouldn't want to use it for music. OTOH, they've been totally transparent about that, AND the sound quality through the Bluetooth is much better. For books only? I find the included headphones quite adequate.
  3. Button interface is a bit awkward at times, but do-able. However, the addition of a WiFi button would have been a plus.
  4. Battery is pretty minimal. And will get worse over time, of course. But it's acceptable.
  5. Automatic shutoff after 30 minutes. Might be annoying if you're swimming long distances. Not (yet) configurable.
  6. Wireless keyboard included wouldn't pair with device. Quite annoying, actually. But I'm going to send email or call tech support. Good test of their support.
  7. Proprietary charging cable. But it works.

Now, for the good stuff:
  1. Light, small, and no hindrance on my goggles headstrap.
  2. A BUNCH of ear pieces -- you'll certainly be able to find ones that will fit and keep water out of your ears. So odd shapes there, but they actually work well.
  3. Audible app. Native behaviour. Love it. Just love it.
  4. Amazon Music for those inclined. Spotify, Pandora, etc, for those of other persuasions. (Requires offline mode, so Premium necessary.)
  5. Small screen but usable, just, without extra keyboard.
  6. Charges in a reasonable time -- a bit over an hour from nearly dead.
  7. No more excuses, no more reason not to swim.
  8. Wish I'd bought the 16 GB, but only because I always wish I'd bought more memory. 😉
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