Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 3:44 PM (in response to MsChellie)
Same problem. I updated to iTunes 10.5 & iOS 5. Now my Audible Books won't play on iTunes, but the books I've synced to my iPhone 3GS still play fine.
It's not a total loss, since I can always play the books on Windows Media Player or Audible Manager, and the iPhone is mainly what I use for playing books.
I think the problem might have to do with the introduction of iCloud, where only iTunes content can be stored and synced for free... all else costs $, and the Audible audio may have been blocked. That's just a guess.
I initially opened an iCloud account and synced the iPhone 3GS with the Cloud. But when I noticed the loss of audio when trying to play Audible books on iTunes, I closed the iCloud account, hoping to limit the damage.
Anyway, iCloud is of no use for my Windows XP laptop and 3GS iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 9:33 PM (in response to MsChellie)
This has been mentioned in other fourms. Despite repeated reinstalls on my iPad and 4S, no Audible files can sync...in fact, the whole sync goes screwy if you try.
Until Apple fixes this, use the Audible app and download your content directly into that app.
I'm looking forward to iOS 5.01...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 18, 2011 11:29 PM (in response to taffinito)
Good tip on the Audible app. I've had it on the 3GS for a while, but never checked it out, since iTunes use to play the books just fine. Now I think I like the app better than iTunes.
As you say, iOS 5.01 will come along by & by.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 3:11 PM (in response to MsChellie)
There may be a work around... Am unsure how you are adding the file to iTunes, if youre importing it directly or not, but this worked for me...
Delete existing entry in iTunes (right click on the audiobook and show in windows explorer and delete actual file also)
Redownload audiobook with Audible Download Manager.
When asked if you want to download directly to iTunes, select NO
Locate downloaded file, drag and drop into iTunes library, should now play.
I think Ronson58 maybe right that it has something to do with iCloud affecting the DRM signing for that file, which has been broken by the iTunes update, and reimporting in this way recreates the DRM signature.
I hope this helps. Please post back with any findings.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2011 4:29 PM (in response to SpyderTracks)
Good tip, SpyderTracks.
When I download a new Audible book, the Audible Download Manager distributes it to Windows Media Player and iTunes. I'll change that setting and do a manual drag & drop to iTunes, as you suggest.
The Audible App plays the books just great, both on my iPhone 3GS or the Windows XP laptop; but I'd like iTunes to work again also. So I'll be trying your work-around, and will post back.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 3:26 PM (in response to SpyderTracks)
I am going to try this and see if it works. I sure hope so. I miss listening to audible books continual instead of one file at a time like I have to in Audible player. I wish Audible player would fix that.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 4:44 AM (in response to MsChellie)
You can go back to Itunes 10.4 and the audible files will work properly. You will also have to revert to your old Itunes Library file.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to MitchFlorida)
I tried everytthing up here and nothing worked but all were very good thank you all so very much. This may the one that will finally work. Thank you very much.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to taffinito)
Thank you. Forgot all about this.