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Why does my book chapters load as separate books in iTUNES?

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Feb 28, 2012 8:13 AM

Hello, I have had my iPOD Classic for a while now.  I have been trying to upload some audiobooks to load onto my iPOD Classic.  When I get the complete book installed into iTUNES it puts each chapter into separate "books".  Then when I try to sync my iPOD it shows these chapters as separate books as well.  HOW do I make the one book (it has 14 disks) one???




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  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,985 points)

    Take a look at Audiobooks on iPods.



  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,985 points)

    You're welcome. Another time you may find my AddToTrackNumber script useful for that task.



  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,985 points)

    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.



  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,985 points)

    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.




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