Comments: A sound question

There's a way round it in Windows. I can't remember whether you're Windows or Mac, but I presume there's a Mac equivalent.

Take your discrete files and put them into a folder of their own (ideally, I guess, the book name). Open that folder. On the taskbar at the top mine reads
"Organize Share with Play all Burn New folder"

Click on Play all and it will continuously play everything in that specific folder.

This is presuming you're using Windows Media Player. If you're not you need to find something similar in the player you are using. The problem is to do with your player, not the book or the download itself.

Hope this helps.

Posted by allotmentqueen on 9 August, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Thanks AQ, that was very helpful.

I discovered that it was using something invisible called 'Groove Music' (no idea where that came from or what it is) to play it rather than using Windows Media Player.

My WMP doesn't seem to be quite the same as yours, but I have managed to get it to do what I want by dragging the files to make them into a music playlist and then playing that.

As I've never played music, I've not had to set it up before. I'm probably now in 2001... ;)

Posted by Blue Witch on 9 August, 2021 at 8:50 PM

But I wish I could now find how to make WMP the default player for music files?

Posted by Blue Witch on 9 August, 2021 at 9:03 PM

Control panel.

Default programs.

Set your default programs.

Select Windows Media Player in list on left hand side.

Click on 'Set this program default'

Posted by allotmentqueen on 9 August, 2021 at 11:13 PM

Thanks AQ. Even the control panel is hidden down several layers these days!

Interestingly, that's in the same bit of hidden-ness as Mr BW eventually used to get our older version of Photoshop, and his video editing software, working on his new laptop a couple of months ago ('run programs made for previous versions of windows').

Posted by Blue Witch on 10 August, 2021 at 7:05 AM

I haven't borrowed audio books from my library (but do use their magazine subscriptions from time to time). You will be able to find endless interesting stuff to listen to, on any subject you can think of, in the world of podcasts!

Posted by Tim W on 10 August, 2021 at 8:39 AM

Podcasts, hmmm. Narcissistic ego trips. Perhaps I've been listening to the wrong ones, but I've yet to find anything that I want to donate half an hour or more of my life to on a regular basis. And as for the ones where two people are having a conversation...

Posted by Blue Witch on 10 August, 2021 at 1:18 PM

"Narcissistic ego trips" made me laugh.

I enjoy a lot of podcasts but there are certainly a few I now avoid as that is an apt descriptor for the individuals.
I really should give audiobooks a go one day.

Posted by delcatto on 11 August, 2021 at 5:20 PM