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[APP] ElWPAudioBooks: How to listen to audiobooks on Windows Phone 7

29th June 2011, 10:36 PM |#1  
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So as I like to listen to audio books very much and as I bought WinPhone I decided to write this app.

It does a really simple thing - generates a podcast feed from a folder that you give to app (with audio book). Than you "subscribe" to this self-made "podcast",set to play it from the oldest one, sync all "episodes" with your phone and that's it.

If you have a windows phone 8.1+ device please follow to this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/wind...4#post56362244

ElAudioBooks - my new app for listening to audio books.
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29th June 2011, 10:37 PM |#2  
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[0.1]
First release

So there are 7 steps you need to do. They a really simple
I'll comment them a little:

At step 1 you need to select folder with files of audiobooks.
Typically you will have smth like
01.mp3
02.mp3
03.mp3
etc. in the correct folder.

At step 2
I try to get and sort all files of audiobook.
You can have 2 types of sorting for now:
like string: 1.mp3 10.mp3 2.mp3 20.mp3
like int: 1.mp3 2.mp3 10.mp3 20.mp3
It's for setting up the right playing order.
Hope you got it

Step 3 is the name of the book. The same name will be on your phone.

Step 4. Select a free port for your system and press Start button.
If it hadn't threw an exception it is a good sign

Step 5.
Now you have a feed url.
It should be smth like http://localhost:8888/feed.xml

Step 6. Add podcast to zune with this feed. Set it up to play the older episodes first and to sync ALL episodes with your phone.

Step 7. Actually sync your device and listen to your book

There's also video available on how to:
http://www.1800pocketpc.com/how-to-g...utorial/23369/
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10th July 2011, 09:38 PM |#3  
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[0.1.1]
@fixed a bug when file names contain spaces.
*minor changes with url handling

[0.1.2]
*now file names can be in unicode

[0.2.0]
*Remembers last opened folder
*Feed url now depends on book name
*Can set custom image for your book
*Log for what is happening
*Minor UI improvements

[0.2.1]
*Scans all subfolders for audio files in the selected folder (in case you have 4ex disk1, disk2, etc..)
*Tries to autofind albumart in the folder with audio book
@Fixed exception when trying to add another book without closing the app
*ability to add info about audiobook to overview section on the phone.
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7th August 2011, 03:04 PM |#4  
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Thanks very much for this
14th August 2011, 07:23 PM |#5  
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Wonderful!

What about albumart? (I'm downloading right now)
17th August 2011, 02:11 PM |#6  
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For now it's just a pretty picture of audio book.
May be I'll implement custom pictures in future...
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17th August 2011, 11:03 PM |#7  
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Can this work with protected file?
22nd August 2011, 04:30 PM |#8  
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I don't have any of them, so I don't know....
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24th August 2011, 09:52 PM |#9  
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Updated with new version!
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30th August 2011, 11:01 PM |#10  
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This is awesome!! I have just spent a ton of time trying to find a long and complicated way of doing what your program does in minutes. This makes life so much easier.

Custom pictures would be great.

Thanks again,
Jonathan
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