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Topic: How to 'read' audio books

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Subject: How to 'read' audio books
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 7:22 AM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2012
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I'm having a heck of a time. I had hoped I could just pop the CD's into my CD player and listen to a book. But noooo. The CD player said it cannot read the input.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 2:21 PM ET
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Is it a commercially recorded book or has it been put on a cd by an individual? 

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Subject: Commercially recorded.
Date Posted: 8/2/2012 7:46 PM ET
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I got it from here.

Date Posted: 8/2/2012 10:36 PM ET
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Usually a read error means their are scratches on the CD OR it's in a format it cannot understand..  What CD is it? Are you using windows media player?

Date Posted: 8/3/2012 9:09 AM ET
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She says she's using a CD player, so I'm thinking it may be an MP3 disc, and her CD player doesn't read MP3 format.  Just a guess, though.

Ashlyn, check the box.  Somewhere on there it should say what format it is.  If it's MP3, then you may need a new CD player.  Most of the newer ones play MP3 format with no problems.

Subject: Thanks so much, Sheila!
Date Posted: 8/6/2012 9:30 AM ET
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I think that's the problem. If buying a new player that will read MP3 CD's is the answer, I'll gladly do so.

My husband, Mr. Techy, puts them on my netbook but I only got through disc 1. Now he's on a business trip for 3 weeks. I need a way to read my audiobooks that doesn't depend upon him or some other computer wiz. I just want to put the disc into it's slot and hit play.

I'll go to Best buy. I'm sure the techys there can point me to the right machine.