Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: playing Audible .aa files in Windows media player

09 May 2010   #1
rusjkit

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
playing Audible .aa files in Windows media player

I download my Audiobooks from Audible.com into Windows Media Player and then burn to CD using Nero. However if I want to hear them directly from my computer I find I can not play the files. Is this not an anomoly? If they can be downloaded why can't I play them? Is there a codec I can install?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 May 2010   #2
rev1775

7-Pro-64
 
 

I have books from there also and can play them from within audible manager but if I go to the audible download folder and try then I can't play them either, though I thought I could with Vista. Are you using the audible manager program to try to play them or just the folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #3
rusjkit

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi,
I am trying to play them from the folder in Windows Media Player. I am sure that with Vista I could play the book, the chapters came up in the side pane. I can stream them but that is not what I want. I can play using Audible Manager but it is frustrating that Win 7 seems to have gone backwards. I also can't burn CDs using iTunes so I am stuck with Media Player. Just a little gripe!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


12 May 2010   #4
rev1775

7-Pro-64
 
 

I thought I could play them directly from the folder with Vista as well though I believe I still had the audible manager loaded as well. Perhaps it is more the audible software that is missing something.. the site states that the software for playing in media player is for media player 11 not 12.. so they state windows 7 compatibility and it does work thru audible manager I have to wonder if they are missing something...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2010   #5
rusjkit

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, something has happened because today I can play the files in Media Player.
I emailed Audible and explained I was having trouble and that yesterday I got a message saying I had exceeded my activations and needed to apply to Audible to have them reset. Because I have had so much trouble burning CDs on my PC I tried downloading the files onto my laptop with XP and burnt them that way. With this and that I had exceeded the allowed actions. I received an email today stating that the activations had been reset and hey presto! today I had success.
Who knows the mysterious workings of the computer world.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2010   #6
rev1775

7-Pro-64
 
 

That's good, glad you got it fixed.~~
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 playing Audible .aa files in Windows media player




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
VLC and windows media player getting stuck while playing mp3 and avi's
Hi, I am using Windows 7 32 bit ultimate edition and I am facing an issue quite a long. That is while playing video files mostly avi's I have tried is getting stuck and stopped playing.After couple of seconds it is automatically resumed.This problem is there with both vlc and windows media...
Sound & Audio
Need help on playing FLV files using VLC media player.
Hi, I have win7 Home basic service pack1, 64 bit OS. I'm not able to play FLV files using the VLC 2.0.1. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it many times but it didn't work. When I'm trying to play the files nothing is shown, not even a single error message. but no sound/display. please help me....
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows Media Player 12 - No video when playing AVCHD files
Forum Members, I'm having trouble playing AVCHD files from my camcorder that I used to be able to play with no problem. So the problem is that the files will play but with no video. As I stated before they used to play with no problem but now only the audio plays and no video. The only...
Media Center
Windows Media Player is playing slow.
My windows media player is playing very slow. The audio and video are not in sync for most videos. It takes forever for the video to skip during the short videos. This problem started about a month ago. My Norton virus protection stated that the player is using 65% CPU. I don't have a lot of...
Music, Pictures & Video
windows media player 11 only playing sound in...
windows media player is only playing sound in an mp4 video file, i tried the mp4 file on others and theres a picture but why aint there a picture in windows media player
Music, Pictures & Video
Windows Media Player & Center, problems with .mkv files & .srt files
Hi All, I found this forum on the internet and I'm so proud to be registred on it :). Hope I could find answers to all my questions here and we could solved them together :) I will really appreciate! So, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Beta Build 7000 running on my computer (very proud of it, 90%...
Media Center

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:35.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App