Converting files to audiobook format

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mustafa, May 20, 2005.

  1. Mustafa macrumors regular

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    #1
    To convert AAC files to audiobook format, is it simply a case of changing the file extension by overtyping m4a to m4b?

    Or is it more complicated than that? If so, is there a script available, or better still an Automator flow?
     
  2. Mustafa thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a mystery...

    Thanks -- I was aware of that script, but hadn't tried it. I've now downloaded it and it seems to work OK.

    What I don't understand is that iPodder X downloads sound files into iTunes, and at the user's option can convert them to AAC and make them bookmarkable. And yet when I look at the files in my iTunes Library, they are still m4a's, rather than the m4b's I expected them to be. Any ideas why this is so? The bookmarking feature seems to work OK.
     
  3. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

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    That is curious. AFAIK, the files have to be m4b, though I may be wrong. I may have a go with iPodderX, and see
     

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