Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tutorial: Installing OMC on Macs

This presentation/tutorial covers downloading MP3 audiobooks to a Mac, installing the OverDrive Media Console, and transferring the MP3 audiobook to an iPod.

In preparation for offering the new MP3 audiobooks, I ran through the process of installing the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) software on my MacBook and transferring a title to my iPod. I took screenshots and notes of the process and created a little presentation. Even if you aren't a Mac or iPod user, take a look at the presentation to familiarize yourself with the process.

Notes:
  • I'm a self-taught Mac and iPods user (aren't we all?), and I might do things a little different than normal. Sorry! Feel free to give me any tips you might have.
  • I had a problem with OpenOffice.org interfering with the OverDrive audiobook files and that might have slightly screwed up how things work. I ended up uninstalling OpenOffice.org for the time being.
  • I doubt that it's necessary to change the audiobook genre to spoken word to enable the resume playback feature, but it is nice to keep the audiobooks all together as one genre.