FAQ, Help

Q:  How can I play your mp3 files after I have downloaded them on to my computer?
A:

There are very many ways that our users listen to our mp3 files.
Most common are:
1) On a computer or laptop using one of the special programs (multimedia players). e.g. Windows Media Player , WinAmp, etc., etc.
  or
2) On portable mp3 player. e.g. ARCHOS, iPOD , etc., etc.
  or
3) On the CD player that can play mp3-files. (You will need to have on your computer CD-drive that could burn CDs.)
  or
4) On the ordinary CD player. This is most complicated. You need to learn how to convert mp3-files back to wav-files and after that to burn from them ordinary audio-tracks on the audio-CD. There are many free programs that could do this. Go to www.download.com and try several.
For a guide - How to convert a MP3-CD to plain AudioCD using your computer.


Q:  How can I download your files?
A:

Go to the page with mp3 files (after registering or after paying).

Click on the first file, once.

Left click on it. Popup menu will open.

"Save target as..." from this popup menu.

Go to the folder/directory were you would like to save this book. Or create new folder for this book.

Save file.

Downloading should start.

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Repeat this with all and every files.

At the end go to this folder and compare file-sizes with file-sizes on our web-page, just to make sure that downloads were completed.

Now you have all the files of our book on your computer.


Q:  What is "downloading manager"?
A:

"Downloading managers" are special programs that help you downloading files. It is a good idea to get yourself one that could "resume" disconnected downloads and also could download multiple files at the same time. Not just 3 or 4 like standard Windows downloading manager.

There are many free downloading managers that could do this well. Go to www.download.com and try several. We also have several links here

You do not have to have downloading manager to download our book. But it could make your life significantly easy to have one.


Q:  When I select file to download Media Player automatically opens and starts to apparently "Stream" or "Play" the file instead of downloading?
A:

In Media Player's options deselect the MP3 tick box on the "FORMAT's" tab. Due to the large number of files you will download a better solution is to have a Download Manager to manage all MP3 downloads.
Or simply click Right mouse and choose from popup menu "Save Target/File As".


Q:  End of your mp3 files are cut!!! WHY ?
A:

It is not our files. It is your mp3 player or your multimedia player. Some of them do not play last memory buffer at the end of the file. Sometimes they ignore 3-5 seconds. We know about this problem and in order to combat it we specially adding 2 seconds pause at the end of each file. But for some players it is not enough. You will have this problem not just with our audiobooks but with any mp3 files. Try to play our files with WinAmp, it should play them OK. If it is mp3 player, try to upgrade your Firmware.


Q:  How can I play your mp3 files with Windows Media Player?
A:

Windows Media Player is a standard Windows multimedia player. It is most likely be part of your Windows OS.

Start Windows Media Player

Go to Media Library page

Go to the All Audio

Select [File]>>[Add to Library]>>[Add file..]

Browse to the disk and folder where you have stored mp3 files.

Select them all using {Shift} key and [Open]

All the mp3 files of the book should appear in All Audio screen of Media Library section of Windows Media Player.

Sort them out using [Name] tab.

Point to the first file.

Play.

mp3-files will be played one after the other.


Q:  How can I play your mp3 files with WinAmp?
A:

WinAmp is a very good multimedia player.

Start Windows Explorer

Browse to the disk and folder where you have stored mp3 files.

Select them all.

Right click on them. Popup menu will appear.

"Play in WinAmp". WinAmp will start with the files already loaded to it.

Sort them out using [Name] tab.

Point to the first file.

Play.

mp3-files will be played one after the other.


Q:  My mp3 portable player cannot sort your mp3 files and plays them randomly.
A:

Our filenames follow 65 characters limit (for CD burning). But several mp3 players and cd-mp3 players cannot sort filenames that are longer than 42 characters. Try to rename our files (e.g. remove "AudioBookForFreeCom ")


Q:  I have registered OK and logon to your site, but when I go to choose book your website asks me again to logon.. and again...and again !!!.
A:

It sounds as if you do not allow our cookies to be stored on your computer. We need our cookie not just to be able to recognize you and logon automatically next time you come to us, but also to be able to find correct files for you. Try to allow cookies from our website.


Q:  Why do you split your books into so many small files ?
A:

Most mp3 players only "remember" the current file after you switch them "off" and "on" and after that they start playing from the beginning of the last file. So we have decided that 15-18 minutes long is optimum file size.


Q:  How can I use your files on iPod for Mac?
A:

Some versions of Mac OS have a bug and cut longer downloading filenames and therefore cut off the ".mp3" file extensions. If you are using such Mac, you need to add ".mp3" to the end of each filename. After that you would be able to Import those files into iTunes, and from iTunes to iPod.


Q:  When I try downloading using Netscape 4.x without a download manager the link appears to be broken
A:

This problem is only experienced in earlier versions of Netscape, your browser requires updating. It is recommended that you update Netscape to at least version 6.x so you can experience all the features on this site.


Q:  I get the above message "The parameter is incorrect" when I select a file to download.
A:

This problem is only experienced in earlier versions of Netscape, your browser requires updating. It is recommended that you update Netscape to at least version 6.x so you can experience all the features on this site. Due to the large number of files you will download a better solution is to have a Download Manager to manage all MP3 downloads.

 

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