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Turn your WP7 Phone into an Audiobook Player with ElWPAudiobooks
Even if Microsoft would like to tell you otherwise, there are a lot of things that you cannot (natively) do with WP7 devices. Among the long list of frustrations, which includes not being able to install a file explorer or side load apps easily (without paying $100 a year for a developer account), one of the more basic things that devices running the OS are unable to do is to help those who want to listen to a good literary piece without having to read it. In other words, audio books are a non existing feature for this self touted media powerhouse. Or at least this was the case until XDA Forum Member Elastep decided to do something about it.
ElWPAudiobooks (long name, we know) is essentially an app that allows you to listen to an audio book with all the options that you’d expect (i.e. pause and resume where you left off). The idea behind this is rather simple: once installed, the app creates a folder in the device. In that folder, you drop whatever audio files you need, and this folder in turn is converted into a local/fake podcast, essentially tricking the OS into thinking that you are actually streaming a podcast onto your device. Once the podcast is created, all the audio files are synced. And presto, you’ve got yourself an audiobook!
The dev has provided a very clear set of instructions on how to create these podcasts, where to save the files (and in what format), and much more. The process is simple and easy to follow. So, if you were thinking about using your device as an audiobook reader, now is your chance. Please leave some feedback for the dev.
So as I like to listen to audio books very much and as I bought WinPhone I decided to write this app.
You can find more information in the application thread.
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