From Audio to Downloadable Audio

From Audio to Downloadable Audio




An audio book is the recording of a person reading aloud the content of a book. These audio books are also known as talking books or spoken books.


One of the best definitions of audio books was given by William Swanson in the article "I Hear America Reading": "Audio books are one of those happy marriages of art and convenience loved by frenetic Americans. The idea ... is to enable us to enjoy books - a traditionally solitary and concentration-intensive pastime - while doing something else - mowing the lawn, cruising the interstate - often in the company of others."


Audio books have been available for decades, becoming more popular in the 60's as books on tape, and more recently as books on CD.


The boom of the Internet technology and high-speed wireless connections made available another breakthrough in the industry: downloadable audio books.


Downloadable audio books are also known as digital audio books and that's exactly what they are: digital versions of the audio books. They can be listened to on a computer, on a CD player or on a portable Mp3 player.


The best advantage of downloadable audio books, combined with the use of portable Mp3 players is convenience. You can listen to fiction and nonfiction best sellers, how-to books, biographies, children books and so on... while doing boring or repetitive tasks. This way, we can fill the "dead" moments we all have in our lives and increase our knowledge at the same time.


In fact, today you can find almost anything you can think of in a digital format, including radio dramas from decades ago.


Downloadable audio books are becoming more and more popular these days because they are also cheaper than audio books on tape or CD. And the reason is obvious: you don't need a storage medium.


An increasing number of public libraries are now offering downloadable audio books to their members. The reason is obvious: they can't manage to give away enough of them. Think " Millions of books are downloaded every day from the Internet. Why not offer this service in the same way?"


Another reason is giving members of your organization access to " sagaabytes " of " audio books. With millions of titles now available via downloads, organizing and transcripting them is a mammoth task.


Here's the issue:There are some .AA files that are available for download that are not compatible with your version of the Mac OS, the iLife '16' software, or any prior versions.


This is actually a minor problem, and contrary to popular belief, it doesn't affect your atemporary Mac OS.


If you purchase a previous valid Mac OS X disk, the .AA files in that older OS will be compatible with your new OS. Systems personnel can manually specify the .AA files to be compatible with future OS releases and Mac OS X to give the Mac the .AA files.


You can find detailed instructions on the Mac OS X website.


Prepaid rather than postpaid plans


If you've been using your Mac for a few years, you might want to consider changing to a prepaid plan rather than a monthly subscription, which is a money-saving step.


Prepaid plans usually offer a small number of services, such as e-mail, Internet access, or high-speed Internet, plus a cell phone plan and the services of an IT person or company that will maintain your computer and network, with minimal or no upfront fees.


A variety of services


The first and best reason to go with a prepaid plan is that it eliminates the need to purchase hardware that you may not need, after all. Prepaid plans usually also include voice minutes, unlimited phone minutes, unlimited texting, video calling, and the ability to access the web and other computer applications.


Some plans may also include a monthly service fee, which is a one time cost after you've enrolled, rather than a service fee that happens when you get your plan. That's because some plans, especially those that include voice minutes, also include other services.


Your current phone bill


If you're on a prepaid plan, you may not be able tounkscreen the entire phone bill, as some providers record any calls made and any text messages. If you'd like to learn more, go to the manufacturer's website and look for your phone company.


You don't need to keep up with contract renewals


The best advantage of a pre-paid plan is that you don't have to make any monthly payments, unlike a contracted phone plan. However, some providers still require that you adhere to a certain number of Calls bundled into a single monthly bill, and for this reason, some people prefer sticking with pre-paid plans.


Noise charges


The silence of contract pre-paid phone plans is not quite the same as that of term and mobile phone contracts. term phone contracts are for single billing periods.

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