Comparison of the Three Editions of the Ambling BookPlayer

Feature description

The Ambling BookPlayer is available in three different editions which are the Lite, Personal, and Pro editions.

This table lists the features in each edition, and allows you to easily compare the differences in the features offered by each edition of the Ambling BookPlayer.

Ambling BookPlayer Edition

Lite

Personal

Pro

Free

$5.99

$8.99

Automatically download audio book descriptions and audio files from the internet

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hundreds of free audiobooks are available for listening and are easy to download and enjoy from amblingbooks.com

Yes

Yes

Yes

Select from multiple skins according to your listening preference. You can choose easy access to all the controls or an uncluttered view showing the book cover image

Yes

Yes

Yes

A home screen widget provides convenient playback controls without opening the player

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chapter based navigation displays a list of all the chapter titles with the full title displayed. You can select and move immediately to any chapter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Navigation buttons allow you to jump forward or backward a short distance, a long distance, or by chapter while listening. All navigation button jump times are individually configurable.

Yes

Yes

Yes

A book progress/seek bar shows your position in the book and allows you to move immediately to any position in the book

Yes

Yes

Yes

A chapter progress/seek bar shows your position in the chapter and allows you to move immediately to any position in the chapter

Yes

Yes

Yes

The player tracks your current location in each book separately

Yes

Yes

Yes

The player tracks which book you were listening to most recently

Yes

Yes

Yes

The player automatically bookmarks your play history and tracks multiple positions in each book (limited to 5 positions per book in the Lite edition)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Undo and redo buttons move to any of your previous positions (limited to 5 positions per book in the Lite edition)

Yes

Yes

Yes

View your audiobook library by book title (instead of viewing a list of individual audio files)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Choose whether the audio books in your library are sorted by the time you most recently listened to the book or alphabetically by title

Yes

Yes

Yes

The player supports resuming large audio file downloads if your internet connection is interrupted during the download

Yes

Yes

Yes

You control whether audio files are downloaded over your phone data network or Wi-Fi networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Audiobook playback pauses automatically when you make or receive a phone call

Yes

Yes

Yes

Configure whether playback resumes automatically when a phone call ends, and how long you would like to delay before resuming

Yes

Yes

Yes

Listen using Bluetooth headphones and Bluetooth in car stereo systems

Yes

Yes

Yes

You can play, pause, jump backward, and jump forward in an audio book from the Bluetooth headphone controls and Bluetooth in car stereo system controls. Forward and backward jump distances are individually configurable.

Yes

Yes

Yes

You configure whether playback automatically pauses when you unplug the headphones

Yes

Yes

Yes

You configure whether playback automatically starts when you plug in the headphones

Yes

Yes

Yes

You configure whether playback automatically pauses when the power is disconnected

Yes

Yes

Yes

You configure whether playback automatically starts when the power is connected

Yes

Yes

Yes

You configure whether the player automatically begins playing the next book in a series when it reaches the end of the current book

Yes

Yes

Yes

You configure whether the player renames audio file extensions so your audio files are not found and mixed in with your music files

Yes

Yes

Yes

The player automatically bookmarks your play history and tracks hundreds of positions in each book

No

Yes

Yes

Undo and redo buttons can move back through hundreds of previous listening transitions

No

Yes

Yes

You can view your play history and immediately jump back to a previous listening position. Positions can be selected by either the location in the book or the time you were listening

No

Yes

Yes

Listen to audiobooks you have loaded on the your SD card or the internal flash memory

No

Yes

Yes

You can combine multiple audio files on your SD card into a single audiobook for seamless playback and bookmarking

No

Yes

Yes

You choose whether to enter chapter titles and starting positions for books on your SD card to allow playback of your audiobook with full chapter navigation functionality

No

Yes

Yes

Create manual bookmarks with a single touch or add your personal notes with the bookmark

No

No

Yes

Record audio notes with your manual bookmarks when its not convienent to type

No

No

Yes

You choose whether to view all your books in a single list or organized in a hierarchy by series and groups

No

No

Yes

You can edit and organize audiobooks in your library as either an alphabetized group or an ordered series

No

No

Yes

You configure whether forward and backward navigation buttons move between books in a series

No

No

Yes

Sleep timer automatically pauses playback for you

No

No

Yes

You choose whether shaking the phone restarts the sleep timer

No

No

Yes

The player supports reading book description files from your local SD card

No

No

Yes

The player supports creating book description files and saving them to your local SD card.

No

No

Yes

Book description files allow you to backup and restore the information you have entered about your audiobooks

No

No

Yes

You can edit your book information on a computer and then reload the modified book description file from your local SD card to pick up the edits you made (book description files are xml files which can be modified in a text editor or xml editor)

No

No

Yes

You can provide book description files to others so that they can load your audiobook automatically with full chapter information from a local SD card

No

No

Yes


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