How Many GB for Harry Potter Audiobooks?

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  1. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    The entire Harry Potter collection is 96 hours long...anyone have a rough idea of how this translates into gigabytes? Or, anyone ripped the Books on CD know what an individual book takes up?

    Someone said for music it was roughly 1 MB = 1 min. I imagine, though, that this would be not stay the same for an audio book. Just curious, as I've been pondering getting an iPod, and would like to have these and LotR (books and BBC Adaptation) available - not necessarily all on there at the same time, perhaps simply 1 book, or 1/2 a book at a time.
     
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    Talking about Harry Potter what are the prices on the US iTunes site, the UK one seems a little odd to me why are the last two so expensive:

    Philosophers Stone £17.95
    Chamber of Secrets £18.95
    Pris of Azkaban £21.95
    Goblet of Fire £40.95
    Order of the Phoenix £50.95

    Now I know they are longer but £50!
     
  4. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    I THINK that iTunes sells audio books at 32kbs, which is 1/4 the size of the regular songs. SO, 4 min should = 1 mb, and at 96 hours = 5760 min = 1440mb.
     
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    That sounds about right. I have a 7.5 hour book that's 104.2 MB. That works out to 13.9 MB/hr, or 1333.76 MB
     
  6. Verto thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And how would you rate the quality of it, at 32kbs? I listened to a bit of it online, and the stream sounded as if the quality was slightly lower than what I'd expect.

    But a rough estimate for the entire collection is about 1.5 GB...not too shabby.
     
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    My wife picked up the latest HP book on CD for $38. Most of the others can be had on eBay in the $20 range these days. Apple is charging $250 for the set of 6, which is roughly double the price to have them ripped and converted, plus a couple of extras. Kinda pricey, but it is a hassle to convert them.
    I ripped the 18 (or so) CD's at 32kbps, and I now have an 18 part book. That sucks. I haven't found a decent means of putting them together into just a few parts, much less do that AND retain chapter breaks. Heck, even Atlas Shrugged is just split into three parts from audible.com, and that is a huge ass book.

    So, even though it is pricey, it may be worth it if you want these books in a format for your iPod.
     
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    I ordered the Goblet of Fire - I think it was 40 someting? Anyway, it is cheaper than her individual CD sets are, and I don't want CD's anyway.
     
  9. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I had no idea that audiobooks were so expensive?!?!?!
    But then again - without access to iTMS here in Australia, I don't think we will have to worry for a while.
     
  10. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Join audible.com. For about $22 per month, you can pick any two audiobooks or subscriptions for no additional cost. A good deal.

    And no, I am not affiliated with them.
     
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    i'm geussing your talking about audiobooks?
     
  12. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    oops!
    [runs, edits post and hides embarrassed]
     
  13. verozov macrumors regular

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    and you call yourself a Demi-God! ;)
     
  14. zelmo macrumors 603

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    You'd best be smilin' when you say that, pardner.

    <sticks stalk of hay in corner of mouth, walks jauntily away, spurs a'singin'>
     
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    a humble, and not a fake God :rolleyes:

    but one with influential and powerful friends it seems :)
     
  16. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    I've never bought an iTMS audio book, but I've ripped stuff at 32kbps mono AAC and it isn't bad at all. It sounds a little more distorted than iTMS songs do, but after you get used to it, it isn't bad at all.
     

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