[sf-lug] audible.com (Alex Kleider)
jmango at mail.com
Thu Jun 5 21:18:00 PDT 2008
> Does anyone know if it is possible to make use of an
> audible.com account:
> i.e. download books using a linux box?
> As far as I can figure out, one MUST use a program that
> they provide.
> It's an exe file so I'm assuming it is a windows program.
> I'd like to be able to download and burn my own CDs but
> when I choose that option, I'm told to download the .exe
> Any and all info would be appreciated although I'm
> guessing that Linux users are just out of luck.
Alex, Audible says the executable is only needed for IE on a PC.
Apparently Safari and Firefox already have the required download
managers, so you might try one of these browsers on Linux. It might
be worth a try, even though Audible says you can't use Linux.
If you get the download working, I was wondering if it's possible to
play the file and loop it back in through the mic port if you have
one. If you are handy with a soldering iron, you may have to wire up
a simple attenuator to match the mic levels. I am just brainstorming
here. I assume there are Linux programs that will record live audio
to disk and that one of them could be run concurrently with a browser,
especially if you don't need a lot of bandwidth. Hope this helps.
BTW, I get the LUG messages in digest mode, so I had to do some
creative cutting and pasting to send this reply. Apologies if it does
not appear coherent.
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