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Old 09-11-2004, 12:37 PM
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Question Downloading without Audible Manager?

I know this is probably not possible, but does anyone know of a way to download Audible files on a PC without first downloading the Audible manager?

The thing is, I no longer have a high-speed connection at home, so I was hoping I could still get audiobooks using my PC at work. But I cannot install any programs on the company computer, of course.

Any advice?

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Old 09-11-2004, 02:55 PM
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do you have iTunes at work?



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Old 09-11-2004, 07:32 PM
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Yes, parannoya, I do. I just can't download Audible Manager.
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If you have iTunes 4.5 or 4.6, you do not need to install AudibleManager in order to download files from Audible.com.

All you need is the iTunes plug-in for Audible available on the Audible Get Software page. Its a small file. If you can't download it from work, you could download it from home and put it on a disk and install it on another computer from the disk.



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Old 09-28-2004, 12:13 PM
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I can not install the plug-in, either. Unless I can simply download the file staight to iTunes, I'm out of luck. So...I think I'm out of luck. Thanks for the help, though.
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:39 PM
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The iTunes plug-in is tiny. Why can't you install it? All it does is download the Audible file into iTunes. So if you already have iTunes already, you should be able to install the plug-in.

So why exactly can't you install it?



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When I try to, it gives me an error message that says
"Error setting registry key."
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:48 AM
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What should I expect after installing the iTunes plug-in? I created my Audible account last night and although I installed the plug-in, I don't see that it does anything. iTunes looks the same, no audible play list and no new menu options.

I installed Audible Manager and imported my book by adding the file to my iTunes library but as parannoya pointed out in another thread, I don't think I need the AM features so I would prefer to stick with iTunes.

Is the iTunes plug-in only for books purchased from the iTunes store? When I download from my library at audible.com, AM kicks in and the files download. I'm curious as to how that will work with the plug-in.

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Old 09-29-2004, 09:59 AM
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Actually, there's not much to see.

If you download the plug-in, all you will see upon installation is a little box asking you to set the download location. (its a little app called adhelper.exe

Then, when you downnload a file from Audible, you will see a download status popup box, and iTunes will launch automatically when the download is complete and will automatically import the file into iTunes library and create a playlist called "Audible"


Note: If you have already installed and are running AudibleManager, then it will conduct the download instead of the iTunes Download Manager. So make sure you fully exit out of Audiblemanager.



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Thanks. I think I had Audible Mananger minimzed when I downloaded. I still have some parts to download so I'll try again after I completely exit AM.

Just making sure I wasn't missing anything.
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