Audio books on Linux

From: Garrett Gaston 
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I use to use audible.com to get audiobooks but now that I'M using Rhythmbox=
 to manage my music and iPod I have no way of getting my .aax audiobook fil=
es onto my iPod. They offer no support to Linux users what so ever. Does an=
yone know of any alternative sites to buy audio books from that are simple =
mp3s or that will work on Linux? I haven't had any luck yet in my search. O=
r any ideas on how I could get the books onto my Linux machine short of bur=
ning 4 to 8 CDs (via iTunes on Windows :(  ) for each book and then ripping=
 them back as mp3s? I found a site with a script that run while playing the=
 books in the Audible Manager via Wine that catches the audio output and cr=
eates a new track every 5 minutes but I was unable to get the script to wor=
k. Thanks.

Enrique I'M still working on that damn program.
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=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I don't know anything about .aax files or audible.com, but I've done enough= audio conversions on linux to make me think that anything is possible. A quick google search turned up several solutions to this problem...=A0=A0= =A0=20 this must be the site you found: http://www.kegel.com/linux/play-audiobook-on-car-stereo.html if you told us exactly why the script does not work for you, maybe we could= help you figure it out.=A0=20 here's another site that seems to have solution(s): http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-933707.html don't give up --- On Thu, 5/30/13, Garrett Gaston wrote: From: Garrett Gaston Subject: [Chugalug] Audio books on Linux To: "chugalug@chugalug.org" Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:48 PM =0A=0A=0AI use to use audible.com to get audiobooks but now that I'M using = Rhythmbox to manage my music and iPod I have no way of getting my .aax audi= obook files onto my iPod. They offer no support to Linux users what so ever= . Does anyone know of any alternative sites to buy audio books from that ar= e simple mp3s or that will work on Linux? I haven't had any luck yet in my = search. Or any ideas on how I could get the books onto my Linux machine sho= rt of burning 4 to 8 CDs (via iTunes on Windows :(=A0 ) for each book and t= hen ripping them back as mp3s? I found a site with a script that run while = playing the books in the Audible Manager via Wine that catches the audio ou= tput and creates a new track every 5 minutes but I was unable to get the sc= ript to work. Thanks. Enrique I'M still working on that damn program. =09=09 =09 =09=09 =0A -----Inline Attachment Follows-----

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ I have tried http://Downpour.com. They do just simple, basic mp3s as well as offering m4b. Just used them once, so no idea how good they are over time. Don't buy that many audiobooks right now either however.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ when I did my quick google search on ".aax on linux" I saw a lot of folks u= nhappy with audible.com dragging their ass on linux support...=A0=A0=A0 som= e of the alternative sites I saw mentioned were learnoutloud.com and libriv= ox.org.=A0=A0=A0 Garrett may want to check those out.=A0=20 Another possible solution to get the "aax on linux" would be to play the aa= x file on a device (eg: Windows pc) that CAN play the file, and physically = pipe the audio output into sound-in jack on a linux pc, and rec the audio t= o a file on linux.=A0=A0=A0=A0 Yeah, it would take forever to convert a lot= of audio, but I don't see why that wouldn't work. --- On Fri, 5/31/13, William Wade wrote: From: William Wade Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Audio books on Linux To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" Date: Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:56 AM I have tried http://Downpour.com. They do just simple, basic mp3s as well a= s offering m4b. Just used them once, so no idea how good they are over time= . Don't buy that many audiobooks right now either however.=0A=0A On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Ed King wrote= : =0A=0AI don't know anything about .aax files or audible.com, but I've done = enough audio conversions on linux to make me think that anything is possibl= e. =0A=0A A quick google search turned up several solutions to this problem...=A0=A0= =A0=20 this must be the site you found: http://www.kegel.com/linux/play-audiobook-on-car-stereo.html =0A=0Aif you told us exactly why the script does not work for you, maybe we= could help you figure it out.=A0=20 here's another site that seems to have solution(s): http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-933707.html =0A=0A don't give up --- On Thu, 5/30/13, Garrett Gaston wrote: =0A=0A From: Garrett Gaston Subject: [Chugalug] Audio=0A books on Linux To: "chugalug@chugalug.org" Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:48 PM=0A=0A =0A=0A=0AI use to use audible.com to get audiobooks but now that I'M using = Rhythmbox to manage my music and iPod I have no way of getting my .aax audi= obook files onto my iPod. They offer no support to Linux users what so ever= . Does anyone know of any alternative sites to buy audio books from that ar= e simple mp3s or that will work on Linux? I haven't had any luck yet in my = search. Or any ideas on how I could get the books onto my Linux machine sho= rt of burning 4 to 8 CDs (via iTunes on Windows :(=A0 ) for each book and t= hen ripping them back as mp3s? I found a site with a script that run while = playing the books in the Audible Manager via Wine that catches the audio ou= tput and creates a new track every 5 minutes but I was unable to get the sc= ript to work. Thanks. =0A=0A Enrique I'M still working on that damn program. =09=09 =09 =09=09 =0A -----Inline Attachment Follows-----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Can ffmpeg or whatever they are calling it now handle aax? ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ might try audacity as well. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ from what I understand, the aax format is DRM encumbered and audible.com ain't in no hurry to release linux native codecs. --- On Fri, 5/31/13, Rod-Lists wrote:

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 If it can be played, it can be (re) recorded. Just depends how much effort you wish to throw at this problem... Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEbBAEBAgAGBQJRqRHfAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcddd8H9RXmZLmjkAMzulaQcLQsYYIf T9wuFkDsqPmiqm4jfGiYxHVdGdGPM+sBZ4c1iCWYS2N0G3CpMgJLQZeggKFTl/co trConNd3f79cYDkooFktKUifDOv+2mEfDUX2k+EzV3t1jpPd/+LpB4C/GY57m7Lz rCDjTaDyhZMKXaq4MIhPeV2h20LUAkGLvjkn0rI7euio/OVCH7rGoEUc0MnBgnns l6Pl0ooYfB7U+mErKY5qwg86eB/GNF/qr1wCfjPE4fPKc8E3o4On2vi0WsWEsBrJ rMTYHHYqIbd9Ft9IqOG/oDsT3AFRQyedBYUcjM+eVvyJxQui7A+PjuDckz22eA== =Xzo9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ in that regard Audacity is your friend. It is available on Winders, mac, and linux. Makes nice mp3 ringtones too. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I suggested in another email that he play the file on a device that can pla= y it, send the audio to another device that can record it. = or use that script that captures the sound buffer to a file directly, but h= e never told us exactly why that script wasn't working for him. probably m= issing a "dependency" --- On Fri, 5/31/13, Dave Brockman wrote: