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    I just signed up for Audible.com and downloaded an audio book. I selected "Treo 650" from the list when I set up my Audible.com account. There are 4 audio formats on Audible.com. Format 1 is the lowest sound quality, but takes up less room. Format 4 is MP3 quality (best sound quality), and takes up the most room. For some reason, the program "defaults" the Treo 650 to Audio format 3. I have a 2GB SD card and I can handles the larger files. I want the audio format 4. Is there a way to download the files from Audible.com in "Audio format 4" and then put them my device (Treo 650) in that format?

    Thanks,
    Otto
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    Welcome Otto,
    You'll soon find that almost any question you can come up with has already been discussed here.

    A quick Search finds this thread:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/showthread.php?t=122182&highlight=audible+format
    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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    It defaults to format 3 if you enabled your Palm device in Audible Manager, and it knows that it will play only formats 2 and 3. I listen to format 3 and it sounds great.
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    I don't want to revive a dead horse here but when reseearching this some more I'm wondering if there might be an error here is if its possible. I know that the audible player for the treo 650 has always only played format 3. It seemed for the longest time that only iPods got the format 4. I went out to look for an updated version for the cingular Treo 650 and saw it only played format 3, nothing new. But several other models could play the format 4, I did some digging and found that the Verizon Treo 650 (and all pda phones for them) could play format 4. Looking under Palm items the PDA's could handle format 4. Why could this not work on the Cingular or Sprint 650's? Can or does the program check the carrier before it installs? Is there a way to fool the program who it thinks the carrier is if so? It seems so spotty which units are capable of using format 4, some older units can and yet one of the fastest PDA's built iPaq HX4705 can only play format 3, irregardless of the operating system.

    Anyone get format 4 working on a palm or PPC?

    Steve

    BTW converting to mp3 on goldwave is not a viable option
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    Well I got tinkering with Audible this week and found some great news! You can get format 4 to now play on the Treo 650. This is what I did, you mileage may vary and you might find an easier way to do this...

    I uninstalled the player on my phone, deleted the device from the Audible Manager and from website device list. I installed a fresh copy of Audible and AudibleAir. Before opening the player on the phone I setup the device in the desktop client and on the website. On the website I deviated from the cingular carrier and chose Verizon, then T650. I then downloaded a format 4 newspaper and tried to sink it across. I did this before using the AudibleAir feature to log in. To my surprise it played perfectly fine. I then setup AudibleAir and viola it offered Format 4 as the preferred download choice. The rest is history since I've listened to 2 newspapers and 2 hours of an Audiobook in format 4 so far (I've used AudibleAir and hotsync method which both worked).

    YMMV
    TS
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbosteve View Post
    Well I got tinkering with Audible this week and found some great news! You can get format 4 to now play on the Treo 650. This is what I did, you mileage may vary and you might find an easier way to do this...

    I uninstalled the player on my phone, deleted the device from the Audible Manager and from website device list. I installed a fresh copy of Audible and AudibleAir. Before opening the player on the phone I setup the device in the desktop client and on the website. On the website I deviated from the cingular carrier and chose Verizon, then T650. I then downloaded a format 4 newspaper and tried to sink it across. I did this before using the AudibleAir feature to log in. To my surprise it played perfectly fine. I then setup AudibleAir and viola it offered Format 4 as the preferred download choice. The rest is history since I've listened to 2 newspapers and 2 hours of an Audiobook in format 4 so far (I've used AudibleAir and hotsync method which both worked).

    YMMV
    TS
    Thanks for posting this! I tried something along these lines and it worked.

    0) I started with a clean Treo that had been hard reset. Not sure if this will work if you have already been playing Audible.com files.

    1) Install AudiblePlayer (with AudibleAir) which you can get from here http://www.audible.com/adbl/store/au...es&aa=download

    2) Copy a Format 4 file to your card and try to play it. You will be told that you need to setup you account.

    3) Go to AudibleAir and enter your account info. As soon as it is done, go back to Audible Player.

    4) Play the Format 4 file. It should play!

    5) Go back to AudibleAir and you should not be able to schedule Format 4 downloads of your subscriptions (such as WSJ) and audiobooks.

    Worked for me...hope it works for you!

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