MP3 Download Information
Important! To play your purchase on a smartphone, tablet, iPod or other mobile device, files must first be download your computer, then synced to your device. Files CANNOT be directly downloaded onto your mobile device.
Files can be imported into any audio software library such as iTunes, Google Play, or Windows Media Player. Files can also be synced to any device by the same process used to transfer music files or any other media content. We are unable to provide technical support for all devices and software types. Once your files are downloaded, please contact customer service at your device or software provider if you need additional assistance.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can purchase The Listener’s Bible audio CDs, which can be played using any CD player.
To access your download after purchasing:
1. Sign into your account at www.listenersbible.com using the email address and password you created when you made your purchase. (If you do not know your password, click “Forgot password.” Make sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive the email containing password information.)
2. Click “Account” at the top of the page. You will see a list of your orders.
3. Click the “View” button next to the order you wish to access to be taken to the download page.
Download Options (you may download any or all of these formats after purchase):
Option 1 (64k bit rate) contains a track for each chapter of each book of the Bible. It is easiest to find specific passages with this format. This option has larger files, takes the longest to download, and has our best audio quality.
Option 2 (32k bit rate) contains a track for each book of the Bible (except longer books, which are divided into three or more tracks). This is a faster download with smaller files. This is best for slower internet connections.
Option 3 (the audiobook version, NIV 1984 only) can only be used in iTunes. This contains chapter points on each track which allow you to advance forward or back in a particular track. It is the file size and download speed of Option 1, and the audio quality of Option 2.
Unzip files after downloading
Once your files are downloaded, the folder must be unzipped in order to begin using the files.
The MP3 download will contain 1-4 zipped folders (depending on which product you purchase).
- So that you can easily find the files, create a new folder in which to transfer them.
- Unzip the files using the method required by your operating system.
Files can now be listened to, imported into your audio software, and synced with other devices.
Please note that the entire Listener’s Bible is 75+ hours long and contains 65+ disks in the CD format. Download time, disk space needed, and time to transfer to other devices will be significant. High-speed internet access will likely be required to download the large Option 1 or audiobook files. Dial-up may be able to download the Option 2 format.
To listen to a particular file, make sure you have unzipped the folder. Then double-click the track you would like to hear.
The Listener’s Bible download (once unzipped) contains many individual files. The files should be in the order in which they appear in the Bible. If the books don’t appear in the proper order, check the sorting and labeling functions in your folder or audio software. (For iTunes, see our FAQ section for further assistance.)
To listen to several tracks sequentially, without clicking on the next track each time, import the files into the media library of audio software like Windows Media Player, Google Play, iTunes, etc. You may need to create a playlist for sequential listening. Follow the instructions provided by your device or audio software and contact them with any further questions regarding this issue.
You may sync your copy of The Listener’s Bible with several devices for household use. To deter piracy, we only allow files to be downloaded for 30 days after purchase. We strongly encourage backing up a copy of the downloaded files on a disc or external drive in case of future file loss or corruption.
Other available formats
The Listener’s Bible is also available for download as an audiobook from iTunes and Audible.com, however most customers prefer the listening flexibility offered by other formats available through our website. Reviews on iTunes’ and Audible’s websites also report occasional download problems. These problems are entirely with the retail providers’ systems, not due to the product licensed to them by The Listener’s Bible.
The only downloadable product at this time that contains written text as well as The Listener’s Bible audio is the GoBible app (King James Version only). Our audio is also used online by both Bible Gateway (NIV, ESV, and KJV) and YouVersion (NIV and KJV), which provide written text. However, these two versions are only available for streaming with web access, not for download.