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OverDrive Media Console v3.2 Expands iPod® Compatibility with WMA Audiobooks

On Tuesday, June 16, OverDrive released the new version of OverDrive® Media Console. To download the updated software, click here. All new users will automatically download the latest version, and existing users will be prompted to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of OMC (scheduled for late June).

Nearly all OverDrive WMA Audiobooks in your download collection are now compatible with the iPod®, iPhoneT, iPod touch®, and iPod nano®, as well as Zune® and thousands of other portable devices, with a simple upgrade of OverDrive Media Console to version 3.2 on Windows® PCs.

Premier publishers, including Random House Audio, Hachette Audio, Penguin Audio, BBC Audiobooks America, Brilliance Audio, Tantor Media, and many more, allow this for all of the WMA Audiobooks OverDrive offers. Best sellers such as Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight,” Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers,” John Grisham’s “The Appeal,” and Chuck Palahniuk’s “Pygmy” will become iPod-compatible downloads, along with highly-anticipated releases like Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol” and Tami Hoag’s “The Trouble with J.J.”

In addition to enhanced transfer functionality, the new version of OverDrive Media Console also offers several highly requested features, which allow users to:

  • Send MP3 Audiobooks to the iTunes® Library with Transfer Wizard.
  • Burn audiobook parts to CD in just a few clicks using Burn Wizard–on all supported Windows operating systems.
  • Perform a test burn.
  • Enjoy a new playback option wherein OverDrive Media Console automatically resumes playback from the most recently played point.
  • Let OverDrive Media Console alert them of software releases and news about the software–automatically.
  • With iTunes v8.1.0.52 (or newer) in place, use Transfer Wizard to send titles to the iPod shuffle®.

The growing collection of Mac®-friendly, iPod-compatible OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks will still be available to help libraries better serve patrons with Apple computers.

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