- How does AudioBook Download work?
- Is there a way to search for downloadable only AudioBooks?
- How do I download AudioBooks from BestRussianBuy.com?
- Can be the AudioBook I have purchased downloaded twice?
- Why are the downloadable audio books in zipped format?
- How long does it take to download MP3 audio books?
- How to increase my download speed?
- Is there a free trial for MP3 book download?
- Are the downloadable MP3 audio books iPod compatible?
- Will the audio download play on my iPod?
- Can I burn my DRM free audio books on a CD?
- What does DRM-free mean?
Q. How does AudioBook Download work?
A. As a customer of BestRussianBuy.com you will be able to download audio content. All our audio content is in DRM-free MP3 format. Our audio files are zipped (compressed) for ease of download. You will need to save the files to a directory on your computer and unzip before transferring to a portable MP3 player.
Q. Is there a way to search for downloadable only AudioBooks?
A. Yes, you can use our Expanded Search function and select “Downloadable Only” as search criteria.
Q. How do I download AudioBooks from BestRussianBuy.com?
A. First you add a title you like to the shopping card using “To download” link. After your shopping is done continue to checkout process. Once the payment is complete, you will be immediately presented with a link to download your files. Alternatively all the items you’ve purchased along with their download links can be accessed in Downloadable Items section of Your Account page.
Click on the download link and save the file to a new folder. Once the download is complete, unzip the file and copy the files to MP3 player.
Q. Can be the AudioBook I have purchased downloaded twice?
A. Yes you can download the AudioBook as many times as you need during 1 week from the order date. All your items, along with their download links, will be located in Downloadable Items section of Your Account page.
Q. Why are the downloadable audio books in zipped format?
A. A typical audio book file size varies from 100MB to 4.7GB, which contains numerous MP3 files. By compressing the audio book to zip format, customers can download the entire audio book in one file to a new folder, unzip it and transfer to MP3 player.
Q. How long does it take to download MP3 audio books?
A. A MP3 AudioBook content varies from 1 hour to 73 hours of audio. The download time depends on the audio book length and the speed of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). For example, DSL providers often advertise speed of their service using a combination of two bandwidth numbers, "1.5 Mbps / 128 Kbps". The first number, 1.5 Mbps in this case, refers to the maximum bandwidth available for downloads. For example, a single 500MB AudioBook file is 4,194,304,000 bits in size and will download in about 45 minutes on a typical broad-band Internet connection (4,194,304,000 / 1,572,864 = 2667 sec = 45 min). Please check with your ISP for download speeds.
Q. How to increase my download speed?
A. We can recommend using programs that split the download into separate connections and download them together in multiple streams, thus making the download up to 10x quicker. Not only does such a program speed your downloads up to the max, it usually offers a resume option, in case of Internet complications happen and the download stops, it would be possible to continue from the point of interruption. An example of these programs is “Free Download Manager” ( www.freedownloadmanager.org ).
Q. Is there a free trial for MP3 book download?
A. You can listen or download a free chapter for almost all of our audiobooks.
Q. Are the downloadable MP3 audio books iPod compatible?
A. All our MP3 audio books are iPod compatible and can be added to iTunes directly to transfer to iPods.
Q. Will the audio download play on my iPod?
A. Our AudioBooks are in DRM-free MP3 format. The MP3 format is compatible for all mp3 players including iPod.
Q. Can I burn my DRM free audio books on a CD?
A. Yes, the audio books you download from BestRussianBuy.com can be burned to an MP3-CD or regular audio CDs.
Q. What does DRM-free mean?
A. DRM is the acronym for Digital Rights Management. DRM technologies attempt to control use of digital media by preventing access, copying or conversion by end users to other formats. DRM-free means that the MP3 books you purchase from BestRussianBuy.com do not have any software restrictions.