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mauly
Jul 17, 2005, 04:36 PM
I've just put Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds onto iTunes! I've updated my iPod but found its in Music>Artists, how can I put it into Music>Audiobooks?

Is it even possible to do this?



phanofwclark
Jul 17, 2005, 04:59 PM
What do you mean you put it on iTunes? Your iTunes library or uploaded to the iTMS?

Anyways, I don't know how to categorize something as an audiobook, as i have never downloaded one from the iTMS, nor do I know whether you can make it an audiobook without having bought it from the iTMS. I would try making the Genre audiobook or something, and see if that works... But I honestly have no idea.

mauly
Jul 17, 2005, 05:03 PM
What do you mean you put it on iTunes? Your iTunes library or uploaded to the iTMS?

I put it into my iTunes library from cd..

taeclee99
Jul 17, 2005, 06:45 PM
I don't think this is possible. Only audiobooks purchased from the iTMS or audible.com get placed in the audiobooks sub-menu. Audiobooks ripped from cd's do not.

mauly
Jul 17, 2005, 06:46 PM
I don't think this is possible. Only audiobooks purchased from the iTMS or audible.com get placed in the audiobooks sub-menu. Audiobooks ripped from cd's do not.

thats a shame!

timmyb
Jul 18, 2005, 03:02 PM
However you can make audiobooks you rip from CDs 'boomarkable', from the AAC format change the ending of the file from .m4a to .m4b

timmyb
Jul 19, 2005, 03:14 AM
I've just looked on my iPod and changing the file from .m4a to .m4b also means it gets put it the audiobooks section.

mauly
Jul 19, 2005, 05:30 AM
I've just looked on my iPod and changing the file from .m4a to .m4b also means it gets put it the audiobooks section.

Cool, how do I change the format AAC?

timmyb
Jul 19, 2005, 08:18 AM
Cool, how do I change the format AAC?Go to preferences and on the 'importing' tab make sure the format is set to AAC. Then right click (this is for the PC) on the files you want to make AAC and select 'convert selection to AAC'.

mauly
Jul 19, 2005, 02:59 PM
Go to preferences and on the 'importing' tab make sure the format is set to AAC. Then right click (this is for the PC) on the files you want to make AAC and select 'convert selection to AAC'.

Anyone know the Mac way?

taeclee99
Jul 19, 2005, 05:34 PM
Anyone know the Mac way?

The "Mac Way" is exactly like the way specified in the previous post, except that the preferences is located under the "Itunes" menu.

mauly
Jul 19, 2005, 06:04 PM
The "Mac Way" is exactly like the way specified in the previous post, except that the preferences is located under the "Itunes" menu.

? Its already set to Import Using: AAC Encoder!!!

have replaced the A with a B! but its still the same!

stevegt87
Jul 19, 2005, 10:34 PM
On a mac, you need to change the hidden type and creator info not just the extension. I use a program called "quick change" and the type is "M4B " and creator is "hook" (note the space after the "M4B ".

mauly
Jul 23, 2005, 09:02 PM
On a mac, you need to change the hidden type and creator info not just the extension. I use a program called "quick change" and the type is "M4B " and creator is "hook" (note the space after the "M4B ".

I've manually changed the m4a to m4b for each track by bringing up the war of the worlds folder that way! So are you saying I have to add a blank space affter m4b?

I've just downloaded a free audiobook, have just looked at the folder and it instead of m4b its .aa! why?

timmyb
Jul 24, 2005, 02:19 PM
This iPodlounge article (http://ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-ipod-audiobooks/) gives details on audiobooks. Look at the 'ripping your own audiobooks' section to find out what you need. Hope it helps.

steve_hill4
Jul 24, 2005, 05:45 PM
I changed mine from m4a to m4b a while back and had no problems at all. I would still prefer to be able to add chapter markings too though.