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blah509
2005-09-28, 10:56
Does the Slimserver (Squeezebox) support Audible.com's proprietary BS format!? I was thinking about subscribing to their service....

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kdf
2005-09-28, 11:29
Quoting blah509 <blah509.1w2z1z (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> Does the Slimserver (Squeezebox) support Audible.com's proprietary BS
> format!? I was thinking about subscribing to their service....

not at this time. If you could find a command-line decoder for the format, then
it may be posssible to add it in.

-kdf

chiphart
2005-09-29, 09:23
kdf wrote:
>not at this time. If you could find a command-line decoder for the format, then
>it may be posssible to add it in.

...and let me suggest that you won't find one. If you google
around, you'll see that "convert .aa to .mp3" will send you in
100 not-particularly-fruitful directions.

There exist a few solutions for converting your Audible files to
something more portable (mp3, for example). In addition to
simply using your soundcard to (re)record the files (i.e., play
and record at the same time), there are a few software tools
that will convert for you. Many of them, though, have
"disappeared" on-line.

In my experience, the one that works best is Goldwave
(goldwave.com). Presuming you actually "own" the files (you
have your audible.com name and password), you can open the
files in Goldwave and then save them in a wide variety of
formats. Works like a charm.


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blah509
2005-09-29, 15:36
Thank you for your responses. What I ended up doing was using DBpoweramp (http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm), installing the direct show codec (http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-directshow.htm), and used this guide (http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?p=37339#post37339_)
to change the config file....

works great! (also..I converted it to Ogg just for spite :))

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