Q. Can I transfer an eAudiobook from Overdrive into iTunes rather than directly to my device?

Answer

You can transfer MP3 formatted eAudiobooks into iTunes, but not WMA ones. To do this, follow the instructions below:

Mac instructions:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Select File > Add to Library.
    The 'Add to Library' dialog box is displayed.
  3. Browse to Documents > My Media > MP3 Audiobooks > [Title of Audiobook].
  4. Click 'Open'.
    iTunes adds the OverDrive MP3 Audiobook files to the iTunes Library.

Windows instructions:

  1. Open Overdrive.
  2. Select Transfer. The Transfer wizard will open.
  3. Pick iTunes Library in the player field.
  4. Continue in the wizard until the transfer is complete. Select 'Finish'.
  5. The eAudiobook is now available in iTunes.

See images and more detailed instructions on Overdrive's Help site for eAudiobooks.

 

  • Last Updated Jul 05, 2017
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  1. I am trying to download audiobooks and can get them into itunes, but when I transfer to my itouch, it isn't there. Any suggestions? I was successful before, but since downloading apple updates, I can't play any audiobooks at all.
    by Liz Linford on Dec 03, 2011.
  2. Thank you for your comment.

    The support team at OverDrive suggests to first install the latest version of the OverDrive Media Console, which helps resolve the issue of transferring titles to Apple devices running iOS 5.

    Some have trouble transferring WMA titles, even after updating the OverDrive Media Console. We received the following instructions from OverDrive to address this problem.
    1. In iTunes, go to Edit | Preferencesā€¦.
    2. On the 'General' tab, select the 'Import Settingsā€¦' button.
    3. In the 'Import Using' field, select 'AAC Encoder'.
    4. In the 'Setting' field, select 'Spoken Podcast'.
    5. Click the 'OK' button to apply changes and close the 'Import Settings'
    dialog box.
    6. Click the 'OK' button to close the iTunes Preferences dialog box.

    After performing these steps, delete any previously transferred titles and attempt the transfer process again. Once you have transferred a WMA Audiobook to the device,
    a playlist will be created for the Audiobook where it can be played. Please note that WMA Audiobooks will no longer be listed in 'Audiobooks' on iOS 5 devices.

    If this does not help, or you have additional questions, please email us at libraryoverdrive@cabq.gov.
    by Tamara Grybko on Dec 05, 2011.