In the app, if you choose "email to iTunes", you can listen to the book while doing other things on the iPhone (or Touch). (So far, the iPhone only lets Apple's own apps multitask.)
There are several ways of getting the free librivox audiobooks onto an iPod, but this one may be the most handy. OK, admittedly, the only iPod it works on is the Touch.
By the way, in newest version of QuickTime, Apple has in their infinite wisdom removed some features, like easily saving files, even if one is paid up with QT Pro. Does anybody know how to save a file from the interface seen above?
(I can make a web page with the link to the file and select "save" when right-clicking on the link, but that's a real clumsy workaround.)
M. Pipolo saves the day
I know... Apple's removal of features from QuickTime X after I had paid $30 for the Pro version irks me still. Grrr.
If the video file is its own autonomous URL (i.e., not embedded in another page), in Safari I usually just press Cmd-L > Cmd-C > Option-Cmd-L > Cmd-V it. (That is, highlight the URL in the address bar, copy it, bring up Safari's downloads window, then paste the link in.)
If the file is embedded, I have to first make it begin playing (so the video file begins buffering), then press Option-Cmd-A (Show Activity window), then find usually the largest file in the list (it will be streaming, so its size will look something like "1.2 MB of 34.8 MB"), click it, then copy and paste it into the Downloads window as above.
Its still a little clunky, but using all keyboard shortcuts, it can be streamlined down to about a 4 to 6 second process. :) Note that this method requires Safari to download it afresh, so there's no reason to wait for the video to buffer/play any longer than necessary to retrieve the links.
Thanks, these are brilliant! Did you figure these out?