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Ipods and Overdrive Audio Books

Can I transfer OverDrive Audiobooks to an Apple device?

Yes. From a Windows computer, all OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks and most OverDrive WMA Audiobooks (with publisher permission) can be transferred to an Apple device using OverDrive Media Console™ v3.2.0.5 (or newer).

From a Mac computer, all OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks can be transferred to an Apple device using OverDrive Media Console v1.0 (or newer).

Transferred titles must be played using the ‘Music’ or iPod’ applications. They cannot be played using OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPad.

Windows®

  1. Install OverDrive Media Console for Windows v3.2.0.5 (or newer).
    To download OverDrive Media Console for Windows, click here.
  2. Install Windows Media® Player 9 series (or newer).
    To download Windows Media Player, click here.
  3. Install iTunes® v9.1 (or newer).
    To download iTunes, click here.
  4. Enable the iTunes setting ‘Manually manage music…’ for the device.
    1. Connect the device to your computer.
    2. If it does not launch automatically, open iTunes.
    3. Locate the device in the left vertical navigation panel (under heading ‘DEVICES’).
      Click the device.
      The ‘Summary’ screen is displayed.
    4. Place a checkmark next to the option ‘Manually manage music…’.
    5. Click the ‘Apply’ button.
      The changes are saved.
    6. If desired, close iTunes.
  5. From a Windows computer, MP3 Audiobooks and most WMA Audiobooks may be transferred to an Apple device. To transfer:
    1. Open OverDrive Media Console.
    2. Select a title.
    3. Click the ‘Transfer’ button. The ‘Transfer Wizard’ opens.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete the transfer.

Mac®

  1. Install OverDrive Media Console for Mac.
    To download OverDrive Media Console for Mac, click here.
  2. Install iTunes® v7.6.2.9 (or newer).
    To download iTunes, click here.
  3. Enable the iTunes setting ‘Manually manage music…’ for the device.
    1. Connect the device to your computer.
    2. If it does not launch automatically, open iTunes.
    3. Locate your device in the left vertical navigation panel (under heading ‘DEVICES’).
      Click the device.
      The ‘Summary’ screen is displayed.
    4. Place a checkmark next to option ‘Manually manage music…’.
    5. Click the ‘Apply’ button.
      The changes are saved.
    6. If desired, close iTunes.
  4. From a Mac computer, MP3 Audiobooks may be transferred to an Apple device. To transfer:
    1. Open OverDrive Media Console.
    2. Select a title.
    3. Click the ‘Transfer’ button. The ‘Transfer Wizard’ opens.
    4. Follow the prompts to complete the transfer.

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