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Subject: Question re audiobooks
Date Posted: 10/16/2012 11:18 AM ET
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I received an audiobook yesterday.  My intent was to mark it received when I got to work this morning.  I played the first cd on the way in to the office. It skips.  A lot. 

Now maybe it's just something like an oily fingerprint on the CD - I'll try wiping it off when I drive home tonight and give it another try. 

It's "playable" which is what the site says it must be.  But are skips considered an RWAP?   I would think it's kind of unfair to expect the sender to wait until the recipient has time to play the whole thing before they get their credits.  But then again, I wouldn't send out the CD if I know it skips...

Opinions?

MaryF

Date Posted: 10/16/2012 12:39 PM ET
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The help says:  "Audiobooks must be playable to be swapped here, without more than three (minor) skips."

From your posting, it sounds as though it is skipping much more than that.  If so, I would mark it RWAP.

 

Date Posted: 10/16/2012 12:50 PM ET
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Something to keep in mind with audiobooks:

Sometimes they play better in some players than in others. If you have more than one player, you might want to try it in a different player and see if it still skips. And also try cleaning it.

But the person who sent it to you may not have had skips in it.

Date Posted: 10/16/2012 1:25 PM ET
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Thanks for the advise!  I'm not looking to get my credits back on this.  I'm just starting to venture in to the world of audiobooks, so I needed some opinions!

Thanks again!

MaryF

Date Posted: 10/16/2012 1:55 PM ET
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I'd try it on another player (maybe the work computer)  and see if it skips just as much.    My car CD player does not skip much but my computer and laptop do skip so much more.

Date Posted: 10/16/2012 3:27 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/16/2012 5:00 PM ET
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Here is what I do so I can recieve an audio book with confidence that it will play when I get around to listening to it.  I rip it to my computer.  If the computer has trouble ripping a disc, I know I need to listen to that disc to see if there is a problem. 

Hope that helps :)

Date Posted: 10/16/2012 5:50 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions!  Sharon - that's a great idea and one I'll definitely use.

MaryF