iPod not remembering auidobook position

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gianthobbit, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    My 8GB iPod Touch is not remembering the last position of the playback on my audio books. My old iPod video NEVER had this problem. There MP3's that I ripped and imported to iTunes and then specified as Audio Book.

    I notice that I can pause it, wait like 30 minutes come back and its fine but any longer and it loses the position, goes to the beginning of the chapter.

    Really annoying...anyway to fix this?
  2. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
  3. Boblister macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2008
    North West UK
    An audiobook is a different format to MP3.

    More details here http://www.dagondesign.com/articles/turning-mp3-audiobooks-into-ipod-audiobooks/
    There are lots of converters available. Just google them.
  4. moonklash macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2010
    I'm having the same problem on my newly purchased iPod Classic.

    I have lots of spoken word audio files which I encoded as mp3. I used iTunes to set "remember playback position". On my iPod Video (5.5G), if I played a file, played something else, then returned to the original, it would remember the playback position and continue. It doesn't do this on my new iPod Classic, when I return to the file it starts from the beginning.

    Have to say I am REALLY disappointed with my new classic. Click wheel is totally unresponsive compared to the earlier model.

    Did you find a solution to the "remember position" problem?
  5. B.X.M. macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    The most reliable way is to convert mp3 to m4b.
  6. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    Thats odd...

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