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Topic: How much space do audiobooks take up?

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Old 02-11-2006, 10:22 AM
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How much space do audiobooks take up?

I've never downloaded an audio book. I've looked all over and can find how much space these things take up per hour or so. I read someone say they could fit 75 hours on 2GB, which would be about 27MB per hour. Is this about right? That would mean a 6 hour book would be 160MB.

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Old 02-11-2006, 10:25 AM
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Well I have 1 Audiobook and it's 1 hour and takes up 14MB.



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Old 02-11-2006, 10:29 AM
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A one hour book?!?! What is it, "Green Eggs and Ham"?
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Q. How much space does an Audio Book require?

A. An AAC, 32kbps, 22,050 KHz sampling rate, (audible.com's best available quality format 4 download) uses approximately 14MB/hour.

That is to say, not enough to worry about.
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to anticipate what you may be looking for:

There is no need to put all your audiobooks on your iPod. Put into iTunes Library and load only to your iPod as needed -- say 2-5 for variety, mood, audience, and backup for when you don't like a selection.

See this link to see how to prevent audiobooks from downloading in an auto synch onto your iPod when connecting to computer:
Unchecking to prevent auto synch of files(FP26here)

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