How to download eAudio Books to an Android Device

How to enjoy audiobooks with OverDrive’s mobile app for Android. You can use OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Android to enjoy MP3 audiobooks on your device.

What you need:

Listening to audiobooks or music

  1. To enjoy a title using OMC, you have to install our app and download a title.
  2. Tap a title to open the player. It starts playing automatically.how to 1

Note: Some versions of Android don’t have the Action Bar at the top of the screen. To access the menu, tap the Menu button on your device.

Navigation

how to 2Tap a part to play it. Parts that haven’t been downloaded show up with blank lines.

Bookmarks

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Tap a bookmark to play it. You can also tap and hold a bookmark for an options menu.

Sharing Books

how to 4Tap the Menu button then Details

From here, you can share what you’re listening to with your friends with the Share button.

Files

Tap a how to 5downloaded file to play it. You can also tap the buttons to the right of a file to delete or download it.

 

Tips for Getting Library eBooks

Tip #1:  Got a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Nexus (running Android), and have no idea how to get eBooks from the library?

In the “Getting started with Android” article, you’ll find a simple instructions on how to install the software needed, find a title and enjoy it on your new Android device.

Tip #2:

Confused with the error messages or don’t understand something?

In the OverDrive Help section of the eMedia Catalog the ‘Search’ bar will take you to more specific articles addressing a variety of troubleshooting issues. Just type in a keyword or two to find what you need. It’s best to keep your searches simple.  For instance, if you’re looking for information on how to download eBooks directly to a Sony Reader Wi-Fi, try searching for “download to Sony Reader” rather than entering a complete question. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on the first try, simplify your search, or change a word and try again.  In our example, we could search for “Sony Reader” and still find what we’re looking for.  Try starting somewhat specific, then get more general if you have trouble finding what you need.

Tip #3:

When you’re not sure where to start go to OverDrive Help. You will see that there IS a help site, and that it’s easy to use.  If you find something hard to use, inaccurate, or simply yearn for some feature we have yet to add, just let us know.  We’re here to help, after all!

Updating Your NookColor

To get the 1.2.0 software update immediately, you can manually download the software update to your computer at any time and then copy it onto your NOOK Color. Simply follow the steps below. If you choose to wait for an automatic download when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, updates will begin rolling out to devices over the next few days:

Manual Download Instructions

1. From your computer, click here for the software update file. Select Save and select Desktop as the location. Do NOT modify or change the downloaded file’s name in any way. Do NOT open the *.ZIP file.

2. Tap Settings on your NOOK Color’s Quick Nav Bar, then tap Device Info and make sure your NOOK Color battery charge is at 20% or more.

3. Connect your NOOK Color to your computer using the USB cable that came with your NOOK Color. A new, removable drive should show up in My Computer (Mac users will see the NOOK Color drive appear on the desktop or in devices). You should also see a “USB Mode” message on your NOOK Color screen.

4. From your computer, drag and drop the downloaded *.ZIP file onto the main directory of the NOOK Color drive. Do NOT unzip the file. You should not create a new folder on the NOOK Color drive or add the file to any other existing folder.

5. Eject or Safely Remove the NOOK Color drive after the file transfer is complete.

6. Your NOOK Color will automatically recognize the file after a few minutes or when it goes to sleep mode, and proceed to install the updates.

7. Please do not turn off your NOOK Color during the installation process.

8. Once the installation is completed, your NOOK Color will automatically restart and go to the Home screen.

9. On the bottom left status bar a green “n” will appear. Tap on it; the software has been successfully updated.

NOOK Color must remain turned on while the update is being installed. Once the software is installed, NOOK Color will reboot itself back to the Home screen. To verify you have the latest update, tap Settings from the Quick Nav Bar, tap Device Info, then tap About Your NOOK Color and check to see that your software version is 1.2.0.

Congratulations, your NOOK Color has been updated! If you need additional help, please call Digital Customer Service support at 1-800-843-2665.

OverDrive’s Apps for Android & iPhone /iPad Updated!

We’re pleased to announce the release of OverDrive Media Console v2.2 for Android and OverDrive Media Console v2.2.1 for iPhone/iPad. With this release, users can benefit from performance enhancement for each platform.

Android: Sleep timer for audiobooks, sepia display option and screen dimming overdrive for eBooks, along with faster EPUB performance.

iPhone/iPad: Orientation lock for eBooks, Night mode, screen lock override, and sepia display option for eBooks.

The system requirements are still the same. The free apps can be installed on phones and devices running the Android OS v1.5 (or newer) or iOS v4.0 (or newer).

The updated apps are available at either the Android Market or the App Store.

eBooks and eAudio Books available from the Library’s eMedia Catalog.