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message 1: by Thomas (last edited Aug 26, 2009 03:57PM) (new)

Thomas | 6 comments So, Overdrive finally "works" on the ipod. I've deleted a book from the Overdrive Media Console, but it remains on the Ipod. The book was never listed in Itunes that I could see. Has anyone had this issue? Does anyone know if it will clear itself eventually? (I have tried syncing.)

Ingram Media Manager seems to have the same problem, except that I can find the files in Windows and Itunes. Nevertheless, deleting the files in both places doesn't get rid of the Ipod tracks.


message 2: by John, Moderator (new)

John | 3643 comments I don't have an iPod, but do use OverDrive. I delete the entire book from my player manually when I'm finished - the manager isn't going to do that for you.


message 3: by Lori (new)

Lori (twizzle777) | 191 comments My i-pod has to be in "manual" mode in order to use Overdrive. So, I have to delete manually as well. They generally show up in my "music" section rather than audiobooks.


message 4: by Thomas (last edited Aug 27, 2009 06:04PM) (new)

Thomas | 6 comments That is how it ought to work. I am in manual mode. However, my overdrive books never appeared in Itunes. (The import process did show them.) I can't delete something I can't see.


message 5: by Lori (new)

Lori (twizzle777) | 191 comments Thomas wrote: "That is how it ought to work. I am in manual mode. However, my overdrive books never appeared in Itunes. (The import process did show them.) I can't delete something I can't see. "

I can't "import" from overdrive to i-tunes. I have to use the "transfer" button.


message 6: by Thomas (new)

Thomas | 6 comments After I hit the transfer button, the names of the files show up momentarily at the top of Itunes as they are converted from WMAs. That's all I meant by import process.


message 7: by John, Moderator (last edited Aug 28, 2009 01:13PM) (new)

John | 3643 comments Thomas,

Go to the drive of your connected iPod (F, G, H, or whatever), and then go to its folder labeled "music", where there should be a folder with the book's title, that if you click on it shows all the sub-files (equivalent to 1 CD) of the book. When you're finished listening, you delete the "book-title" folder (including the many subparts).

John



message 8: by Thomas (new)

Thomas | 6 comments John,
Itunes has some nasty way of hiding all of its files from Windows Explorer. I presume this is some sort of copy protection.

Anyway, I just figured it out. When I unchecked "Manually Manage," Itunes deleted all of the audiobooks except the one from Ingram that I had not yet deleted on my computer. It doesn't make any sense, but it works perfectly.




message 9: by Carol (new)

Carol (zhelicarol) Thomas, I just wanted to thank you for this bit of advice on getting my free library audio-books off my iPod - I did what you said and it worked. It would have taken me a long time to figure this out on my own!


message 10: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen (jellyneckz) Has anyone had problems with OverDrive books freezing your iPod? This has happened to me with several audiobooks. Some sections will freeze my iPod completely so that I have to reset it to get it to work again.


message 11: by Carol (last edited Apr 14, 2010 03:57AM) (new)

Carol (zhelicarol) Kathleen, just after you posted your last message (#10), I went to turn my iPod on to continue a library Overdrive audiobook and the iPod was not just frozen, but completely dead. I tried all the usual tricks: charging it with an iPod charger not connected to the computer, toggling the hold button on and off, holding the menu and center buttons down for 10 seconds, plugging it into the computer with itunes open - but no luck, it was completely dead. Then after waiting a day, I plugged it into the computer one more time, and it came back to life. I don't know what the story is there. Does it have something to do with OverDrive, I wonder?


message 12: by Terry (new)

Terry John wrote: "Thomas,

Go to the drive of your connected iPod (F, G, H, or whatever), and then go to its folder labeled "music", where there should be a folder with the book's title, that if you click on it show..."


John, I'm sorry to get you on an old post but I can't even find the book in the music folder. The manual process won't work either. Any idea???


message 13: by John, Moderator (new)

John | 3643 comments I have to disclaim any familiarity with macs, itunes or ipods. I had a problem with my Sansa Clip+ crashing, and not showing its files on my computer, though I could play the books fine on my device. I ended up having to format the contents and re-load from scratch.


message 14: by MissSusie (new)

MissSusie | 1942 comments Terry wrote:John, I'm sorry to get you on an old post but I can't even find the book in the music folder. The manual process won't work either. Any idea??? i>

Overdrive books do not go into itunes they go directly to your ipod the way to remove them is to go to your ipod in either books or music and remove them there they are not in you itunes list only ipod.

I have had trouble at times with not all chapters downloading into overdrive you may want to try again from overdrive transfer if they are all already on there it will tell you maybe try looking under podcasts to if it has transfered it will be there somewhere.

hope this helped



message 15: by Terry (new)

Terry Thanks I found a blog and you are correct must remove from the device itself. I didn't know how to do this until today.
Terry


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

I wish Overdrive would allow you to "return" an audiobook early so you could download another one. I have my Overdrive account set on 7 days, but sometimes I hate the book or truly dislike the reader, and won't listen to the book, so I'd like the option of "returning" the book so I can download another.

My library's agreement with Overdrive limits me to 3 books at a time.


message 17: by John, Moderator (new)

John | 3643 comments They say that is a limitation imposed by the publisher, not their doing. FWIW, I understand that though ebooks can be returned early, they don't like it if it's within 48 hours.


message 18: by Terry (new)

Terry My library allows 5 books.


message 19: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 1 comments Thanks to all who commented above. I was having the same exact problem and this discussion board solved it for me in a snap! :)


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