Library books - overdrive help
I have downloaded overdrive so that I can get and read library books from my local library. I can download the books but when I go to read them the next day the book has disappeared. I emailed overdrive and they told me to reinstall my firmware. Not sure what they are talking about? I reinstalled the app. But that has not made a difference. Anyone else experience this and have advice?
- 03-03-2012, 11:08 AM #2
I've been using it with my local library, and so far no problems. I am thinking it may be related to the download your receiving from your library. My library offers a drop down list for borrowing periods. If yours does too, maybe try a different return date and see if that has any effect.
- 03-04-2012, 11:33 AM #7
Does it happen only with this one book? Could be a problem with the book, not the app. See what happens with another book. Another thought, is your adobe id set to remember you? Also make sure you haven't exceeded any limits... device or books.
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03-04-2012, 12:26 PM #8
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- 03-04-2012, 02:09 PM #9
Overdrive & Kindle apps repeatedly reinitialize!
I contacted Overdrive support and was given the same advice as you. I indeed restored my Playbook to factory condition (switch off and connect to BlackBerry Desktop), and obtained a clean reinstallation of OS2 and then a fresh installation of Overdrive. I continue to have the same problem, however. The problem seems to be that Android Runtime appears to 'forget' everything when an icon gets removed from the Runtime dock at the bottom of the screen (caused by a Playbook restart or fairly common Runtime reset). There are similar 'forgetting'/resetting difficulties with many other Android apps also (e.g Kindle, Repligo,...)
Now if we could just find a solution. One of the biggest needs I had with getting Os2 was to be able to get library books. I really hope there is a solution somewhere.
You have at least gotten me a description of the problem.
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03-04-2012, 04:58 PM #11
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There is definitely something wrong with the android runtime's 'persistent memory' and/or it's ability to write to the pb filesystem... I'm leaning towards the latter after trying repligo and trying to do 'save as'... Save works fine but 'save as' leaves the file unreadable which seems to point to a problem in writing new files in the android runtime to the pb...so when it tries to save a new file (your library, the book, etc in overdrive) it isn't able to... I wonder if someone knows what files it is expecting and maybe we can copy the file from someone with an Android tablet and give it the proper read/write permissions and perhaps that will fix it...
Anyone have this ability?
- 03-04-2012, 08:38 PM #12
I just re-opened Overdrive (it has been NOT opened for a number of days now) and the one and only book I downloaded about a week ago (expires in 9 days) opened fine. I have rebooted the pb a number of times and have had the android player lock up on me was I tried using rock-player over and over. I don't know what this means or proves but that is what I can contribute to the discussion.
- 03-05-2012, 11:42 AM #13
I've deleted my Overdrive app (download from App World) and sideloaded the bar file from Good e Reader. It is v2.301 rather than v2.4 from App World, but it seems to have more options in the drop down menu. I'm hoping it will solve the re-initialization problems. I had earlier to contact Adobe Support to get additional authorization, since Overdrive had locked me out because of all the unwanted resets / reauthorizations. I'll report back here whether I'm successful or not.
- 03-05-2012, 12:01 PM #15
OK guys I seem to have fixed the problem on my Playbook.
It actually got worse before it got better. Overdrive was actually infecting my other Android apps and was not one ING but rather giving me a black screen.
I finally removed overdrive and it was still infecting my other Android apps (no side loading). So I used the power button and turned off my playbook.
When I started it again everything was working great. I re-installed overdrive and it now seems to be working fine. When I originally downloaded it, it must have been unstable.
Thanks for all your help.
- 03-06-2012, 05:32 PM #17
It appears that the combination of a fresh OS2 install and the sideloaded Overdrive has solved the Overdrive resetting problem and the former cured the Kindle re-registration issue as well. I'm a happy camper now.
By the way, the fresh OS2 install has also improved the speed of my Playbook in general.
- 03-07-2012, 07:13 AM #19
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03-08-2012, 12:15 PM #24
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- 03-26-2014, 08:29 PM #25
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Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices.
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