Converting MP3 files into Audiobook

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Zoowatch, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Basically, I have imported my entire audiobook CD into my Mac as MP3 tracks.

    However, I couldn't find a way of getting iTunes to recognise them as "Audiobooks" instead of being identified as "Music".

    Your suggestions / tips are really appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    soberbrain

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    #2
    1) Convert the tracks from MP3 to AAC
    2) Download "Make Bookmarkable" from Doug's AppleScripts
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    If you’re on a Mac, there are two decent scripts at Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes, but Audiobook Builder is a much better way to go, especially if you have a lot of books. Even at 1985 minimum wage, it'll save you enough time to pay for itself after 3-5 books.

    If you're on Windows, there's a tool there, too, but I can't speak to it personally.

    More details on the options available, and a whole lot more about listening to audiobooks on an iPod, can be found at Aldo on Audiobooks. In particular, there's a long-ish article reviewing the different tools for creating Audible-/iTunes Store-style "long" audiobooks (as opposed to one track per CD) at: How to join multiple tracks into a single audiobook file.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks to you both for the wonderful advice... I have now managed to get the audiobooks sorted! :D
     

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