I’m a college student and spend almost two hours traveling to my college and back. I own a MP3 player. I use it for educational purpose.

There are two ways in which you can utilize your MP3 player for the above.First, if your MP3 player has a microphone, you can use it to record lectures. It will directly encode the file to MP3 format. You can playback the recorded lecture afterwards.

Second, you can use a software like Speaking Notepad (it’s free, you can download it from qwertystudios. The program will convert whatever text you want into speech and save it as an MP3 or a wav file. You can choose between six male and female voices.So, for example, if you have a boring chapter, you can skip reading and just type it into the speaking notepad and it will convert it into an MP3 fi le. Then you can conveniently listen to it while traveling. It’s easier to listen to text rather than read them.You can pause whenever you want and resume from where you left. It can read TXT, DOC, HTML and RTF documents, readme’s, notes and e-mails.