November 6, 2008

Best MP3 Players for Audiobooks

Recently, published an article listing their choices of the best MP3 players to use with downloadable audiobooks.

The Troy Public Library currently subscribes to two different providers of downloadable audiobooks: NetLibrary and OverDrive. Both of these services offer audiobooks in different formats that are not compatible with all MP3 players currently on the market. Compatible MP3 players for NetLibrary can be found here. Compatible players for OverDrive can be found here.

Of CNET's reviewed players, the Creative ZEN supports downloadable audiobooks from NetLibrary and both OverDrive audiobook formats (MP3 and WMA). Both SanDisk players and the Microsoft Zune work with both OverDrive formats, but are not listed as compatible players for NetLibrary. Apple's iPod is only compatible with OverDrive audiobooks in the MP3 format.

Have you used any of these players to download audiobooks? Have you had success with others? We'd love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments below.

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