View Full Version : Convert Audio books to Audiobooks

Sep 4, 2009, 05:51 PM
I know the title sounds funny, but there is a difference. Audio books are ones that come on CD and when I load them into iTunes, I end up with 2000 tracks that are 2 minutes each. I would love to convert them to Audiobooks, that are 2 or three tracks. I know about the feature when loading a CD that connects several tracks together, but I don't want to use this. What I want is for there to be:

1. Few tracks, that when I take a break, will remember where I am (like audiobooks I purchase online.
2. The resulting tracks to be in the Audiobooks part of the library, not in the music part.

Anyone know how I can do this?


Sep 4, 2009, 07:40 PM
I use iTunes to join the tracks, then a program called jointogether to join them all together. to get them in to your audiobooks section, left click the song/book and click get info. under options, there is a 'type' sort of option with audiobooks as a choice. I think you can figure it out:p

Sep 4, 2009, 10:42 PM
Does this jointogether somehow add the feature where itunes remembers where I left off, if I want to listen to other music or need to restart the computer or something?

Sep 4, 2009, 10:45 PM
Select the item in iTunes, Get Info -> Options -> Remember Playback Position

Sep 4, 2009, 11:13 PM
I rip the CDs (must be AAC) then use two itunes scripts. First is Track Splicer (http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=tracksplicer), then Make Bookmarkable (http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=makebookmarkable).

You can only use Make Bookmarkable on AAC files, and resultant file appear in your Audiobooks section and will remember where you left off.