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Subject: AUDIO BOOK QUESTION
Date Posted: 1/26/2013 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2005
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The final CD in this wishlisted audio book had bad skips on 3 different tracks although there are no visible scratches on the CD.  Those skips occurred when  I played it in my "cheap" little CD player.  However, when I put it in my computer, it played perfectly with no skips.  Also, no skips when I played it in my car CD player.  Can I repost this audio book?  If I do repost, do I tell the requestor that certain tracks might not play in a personal CD player?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/27/2013 10:21 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/27/2013 12:28 PM ET
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I think because you know there are more skips on it than posting allows when played in some players, you should not be posting it. You know they are there and you have no guarantee that the receiver has access to a player that won't find those skips. To me, this is like arguing that a book is stained but still readable, you know it has skips, but if they find the right player they will be able to listen to it without them. Offer it in the Bazaar.

Date Posted: 1/27/2013 1:00 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Not all CD's play on all devices, we've seen that time and time again.  But is it a problem with the CD or the player?  My mom used audio book CD's for years, and wore out 3 personal player devices...the first symptoms were skips on CD's that played perfectly elsewhere (such as her car or computer).  So do we penalize CD owners if the problem isn't the CD but the player?  If there's no visible damage to the CD, is it a disk problem or a player problem?

I'm no expert, and my knowledge of audio books is limited...but it would appear there's some gray area.



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Subject: Audio player review please
Date Posted: 3/2/2013 2:02 AM ET
Member Since: 9/14/2009
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This might be the wrong forum but I didn't find a perfect match....

I'm truly ignorant about newest technology and seek your opinions about an audio player. I need something light and small so I can safely hook it on a headband or cap to use while walking in a swimming pool. I like to walk for an hour 3 or 4 times a week and rue the loss of so much good reading time. I don't go deeper than  about underarm depth, but light splashes from others sometimes happen.

I know there are waterproof/water-resistant players but they are a bit expensive for me. Suggestions please!

Also, I don't know if I should go with CDs or downloads. What are the advantages of each?  How about finding low-cost material?

If I could figure out a waterproof way to turn pages, I'd be happy to just carry around a book. But it looks like I will have to ramp up technology a bit to do what I want to do.

Thanks in advance for all suggestions. I figure PBSers will have the best unbiased info.

Marilynn B

Date Posted: 3/2/2013 11:46 AM ET
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Marilynn, you may get more responses if you post in a separate thread instead of here at the end of someone else's question as some people won't look here. Its kind of an old post (as those things go) and they may not want to read it again. You could also post in the CMT forum as it gets quite a bit more traffic. Sorry I don't have an answer for you though.
Date Posted: 3/2/2013 12:36 PM ET
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Have you tried a plastic bag Marilynn?  In similar situations (bubble bath & outdoors) myself and other members use a plastic bag to protect our e-reader from damage...would that work for your device?  There are some commercial models made (see Amazon, Walmart, etc) but a ziplock works just fine and is reasonably priced and easily replaceable.  When walking outside in the rain, I cover my e-reader with one of those sturdy plastic bags that pillowcases and bedding come in when purchased new...Reduce, Recycle, Reuse!



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