mp3 hack to remember where i left off (like audiobooks)

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  1. tonywalker23 macrumors regular

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    with audiobooks you can listen for a while, listen to something else, and when you go back to the audiobook it remembers where you left off. does anyone know if there is any way to do that with my own files? i have mp3' that are about 1-2 hours long and i want to listen to them like i do audiobooks.

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  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    Audible developed a proprietary technology to remember where you left off, but it's just part of their files and it's DRM and whatnot. There is no way to do this, but if you remember about where you left off, you can just go back to it. Even when using an Audible file I know that I generally would scroll back a bit anyway to refresh my memory of where I left off.
     
  3. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I remember reading about such a hack somewhere, some time ago. I think it was possible to rename an AAC file from m4a to m4b, to get a bookmark effect or something like that. I don’t think it’s possible with mp3, though. Maybe you try it out, and unless it works, do a Google search with m4b, perhaps you can find something.
     
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  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    It's a script that does the renaming for you. You can always rename the files by yourself, but when you have a lot of files this could be some work. Remember though, that this only works with AAC files not with MP3 ones.
     
  6. tonywalker23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it works,
    when you change an aac to bookmarkable the 'kind' column in itunes says that it is now a protected aac, but it remembers where i left off, just what i was looking for
     
  7. DougAdams macrumors newbie

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    Make Bookmarkable

    The AppleScript you are talking about, Make Bookmarkable, changes the file type of an m4a file to "M4B ". This is not the same as changing the file extension.
     

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