books on tape to mp3 players...

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  1. turtlegirl

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    I am thinking of buying some mp3 players and transferring my books on tape to them for my listening center. Has any one tried this? If so, is there anything I should know about doing it? Walmart has mp3players for 29.95 and I think I will buy 4 of them. I have tried everything else and the kids break them!
     
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    How do you do that? I'd like to. I was just considering today what to do with my books on tape.
     
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    well I just googled and of course found a video about it. Here is the link to the video. I am going to go get my books on tape at school and then buy the audio dubbing cord and I will let you know how it goes!
     
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    I was asking my hubby about it & he said make sure that the MP3 player can record. An MP3 player isn't guaranteed to record. He just bought us a Digital Voice Recorder that can transfer the recording to the MP3 format.

    I couldn't see the video....
     
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    I will be recording the tapes onto Window movie maker and creating them into mp3 format. Then I should be able to download them just like I would any other audio! Thanks~
     
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    I just wanted to pass along what he said. He works with computers & knows a thing or 2 about that kinda stuff!! LOL!!!
     
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    My collegue and I were just talking about this yesterday! We would love to know how to do this. The link is still not working...could you tell us what you googled to find it? Please keep us posted on how it goes. Thanks so much for starting this thread! :)
     
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    I am not sure why the link won't work...I apologize... It is on youtube... just googled "changing books on tape to mp3 players... Aspenroad is the maker of the video! I will keep you posted!
     
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    :):thanks:
     
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    Ok I figured it out! I went to Best Buy and bought Roxio Easy LP to MP3 software $69.99. Then all you need is a tape/cd player and a computer with updated Windows. I then went a bought a mp3 player from walmart. I have converted about 15 books in an hour or so( lots of interruptions from my kids). I downloaded 2 of the books onto my mp3 player to make sure it worked and it did! So I have spent approximately $100 so far to do it.. not bad! I am really excited and it is well worth how much less painful the listening center will be for my class! I am willing to answer any questions!
     
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    I've been looking online to see if I can find a kid friendly walkman (no AM/FM radio) so kids can use my books on tape. No luck, yet.
     
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    I like this idea.
     
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    I finished with all my books today (60 of them)! I am now going to work on my best friend's books for her(she teaches 2nd). It is really going to expand my listening center! Now to start on my reading loft!
     

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