Audible.com id tagging problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by aricher, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    #1
    I have a bunch of audiobooks and radio shows I have downloaded from Audible.com. Over time I retagged the IDs of these files to help organize them. I changed nearly everything - song name, artist, album and genre. Here's the problem I've run into...

    I plugged my external hard drive into a new computer, put all the audio files into iTunes which asked me for the Audible user info. I put the info in, everything copied to iTunes but ALL of my retagged Audible files reverted to Audible.com's file naming/category conventions.

    Does anyone know how to ID tag an Audible file so it will permanently retain custom tags instead of reverting to Audible's tags?
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

    HiRez

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    #2
    Maybe try Convert ID3 Tags from the Advanced menu?
     
  3. aricher thread starter macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    #3
    I just tried that but the option is greyed out. It works with any unprotected formats. I guess DRM'd files from Audible can't be renamed. Anybody else have any ideas?
     
  4. HiRez macrumors 603

    HiRez

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    #4
    Perhaps one of these would let you delete existing tags. I think the problem may be that you have two sets of tags (different versions or same named tags) and you may have to delete one set to let iTunes become active. Maybe one of those apps will let you do that. I'd also defintely ask the question (or search for it) on the ipodlounge forums. There's a lot more information there than here for iPod stuff.
     

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