Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to carolruth11)
Take a look at Audiobooks on iPods.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to turingtest2)
Thanks I'll go take a look and see if this works. I've tried most of the things from the help section of the program and some of the functions would not work. I'll let you know if this does...thanks :-)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to carolruth11)
I had to renumber all the tracks. This is a long process...since there are 30 discs....but it worked....
Thanks for you help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 7:14 AM (in response to carolruth11)
You're welcome. Another time you may find my AddToTrackNumber script useful for that task.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to turingtest2)
I also had to go back when finished importing and change the information under the options tab....like so
media kind -- audiobook
remember playback position
part of a gapless album
This way it shows up under the Audiobooks instead of Music
Thanks...I'll look at your article on the tracks...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to carolruth11)
The information above is incorrect...if you do the remember playback position on disc 2 and so on...iTUNES puts it into the "time slot" within the first disc....man this is crap.
It seems as though they (Apple) should have created iTUNES better -- to be able to import a complete book. I am not a computer person and I don't have a ton of spare time to do this type thing...I am giving up. It should not be this difficult to import books in to this program.
It doesn't happen in any of my other programs...ie media center (for windows). Maybe I should load it into there and then transfer to iTUNES....
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to carolruth11)
Using WMP won't help with sorting out how it behaves in iTunes.
I don't understand what you mean by this:
The information above is incorrect...if you do the remember playback position on disc 2 and so on...iTUNES puts it into the "time slot" within the first disc....
Are you view the list of tracks sorted as Album by Artist?
My general advice on Grouping tracks into albums (yes I'm sorry there is a lot of it) should enable you to get your audiobook discs listed in the correct order. You don't have to renumber the tracks, as long as both track and disc number are filled out correctly, and all discs have the same album title and album artist, then the whole thing should line up. The script AudiobookSortName is designed to tweak the sort names of the individual tracks such that the book should remain ordered correctly on an Apple device, despite the fact that such devices sort audiobooks on name instead of by disc & track number.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to turingtest2)
I realize that the WMP (or anyother program) will not change the way things are "behaving" in iTunes...I just know that all the albums, books, text-books and etc that I imported from WMP came out just fine. I loaded them all on my computer using WMP from discs...and then imported them (library wise) into iTunes when I got my iPOD classic...thinking that purchasing an iPOD would make my life easier....
Anything I purchase from the Store imports perfect...it is just my "hard copy" audiobooks that I am having trouble with.
What I meant by this statement " The information above is incorrect...if you do the remember playback position on disc 2 and so on....iTUNES puts it into the "time slot" within the first disc..."
Is that when I used the "remember playback" under the options tab (clicked the box) and then go to locate my book....the Tracks that have the same track number (i.e. Disc 1 Track 1, Disc 2 Track 1...and so on....) is put together....so instead of having the track 1 of disc 1 I will also have the tracks from all the rest of the discs....to play one right after the other instead of playing where they are supposed to be playing...(Disc 1 Track 1; Disc 2 Track 1; Disc 3 Track 1..and so on). Meaning it will play Disc 1 Track 1 -- then Track 1 (from Disc 2) -- then Track 1 (from Disc 3...and so on)..
Okay -- I will go out an take a look at your advice...Sorry for taking my frustration out on you VIA words....and tone of those words...this really is confusing for someone who doesn't know anything about programming!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to carolruth11)
No worries, I suspect you just needed to choose the correct column to sort on. If you sort on track number all the track 1s will be listed together, then all the track 2s etc. Album by Artist is the most "sensible" sort that iTunes has.