Saying goodbye to WMA format

Our friends at OverDrive (the company where NIDL gets all the materials from) is making things a little easier for users.

Starting in November, OverDrive is going to begin phasing out the WMA format. This is the format for audiobooks that has given users the most trouble and, yes, OverDrive is working hard at making sure that as many titles as possible that are currently only available in WMA format will be available in MP3 format which is compatible on more devices than WMA.

By March of 2015 there will be no WMA format left. If there is something that is not available in MP3 OverDrive has stated they will let libraries with affected items know.

If you’re like me and worry you’ll forget the OverDrive help articles will be updated with information as things progress so we’re not going to be left wondering what happened.

Don’t forget, the library does have Technology Tutoring at no cost to you if you want a refresher. Simply contact the library.


About Heather

I often go by Razor as my nickname based on my maiden name. I work at a library and also write. I write anything from novels to poetry and I live for the written word.
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