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audible books don't import into iTunes 11?

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  • JH Ford Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:41 AM (in response to matech)

    While I cannot get audible files to be visible in the books section of my library, I can get them to appear in playlists.  I have a smart playlist with audiobooks I have added in the last year.  The audiobooks appear in this playlist.  This allows me to synch to my iPod.

     

    It is a bit maddening to have the audiobook playing and have iTunes play the audiobook but not have it display in the books section.  Hopefully this will be resolved.  In the meantime, a smart playlist will find the audiobook.

  • autumntealily Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:29 PM (in response to matech)

    i am beyond frustrated.  i have downloaded the "e" format of my audible files, however i still cannot get any of my audible books into my itunes.  i have tried dragging the files, i've tried "add file to library", i've tried creating playlists and dragging the files into the playlists...nothing.  any suggustions?  i am about to toss my ipod out the window as the only reason i have it is to listen to audiobooks. 

    thanks!

    Autumntealily

  • Sirckus Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:38 PM (in response to autumntealily)

    Just a thought... but if you are on OS X, can you type in the name of the book in spotlight? Maybe we can at least see if it is somewhere other than your original destination. I had a few books importing into a weird subfolder in my iTunes Media Folder...

  • shorshe Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2013 2:55 AM (in response to matech)

    I noticed following behavior:

    Some of my audible files had the .aa file extension although they were aax-files. Those wrongly named files did not import to itunes at all. Renaming the files to aax fixed the importing problem.

  • Shadowcook Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to matech)

    This is the sort of thing that is alienating me from Apple. When they pull stuff like no longer handling audible.com books, I just get more determined to avoid iBooks and their apps. I've got other ways of listening to the audible books.

  • Shadowcook Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 6:41 AM (in response to matech)

    Just downloaded to my Kindle. A little awkward but better than being held hostage. It'll be fine.

  • Shadowcook Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to matech)

    Well, I've got the 11.2 upgrade and I cannot open the two audiobooks I've downloaded on my Mac Air. So, if you say it's been dealt with, it means I'll have to take it to our university apple support.

  • Shadowcook Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to Shadowcook)

    Clarification: I cannot open the audio files (which have an iTunes logo on the file) in iTunes.

  • JulieStanford Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to matech)

    I've given up altogether with Audible and iTunes.

     

    I have kept trying to get it to work and wasted too much time on it. I am up to date with my iTunes version, and still can't get it to work, so I've stopped trying.

     

    I use the Audible app on my phone, even when I'm at my computer. Audible recently changed what was an excellent app into something more 'designed' and far less user friendly, but it does the job.

     

    In any event, having been forced by this problem to find a workaround, I now find that I quite like having my books on one app and my music on another!

  • Wankmann Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to shorshe)

    Renaming the files to aax fixed the importing problem into Itunes.

  • jamesmoroni Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2013 8:56 AM (in response to matech)

    Fixed:  I called Audible and they recommended downloading in format 4 instead of enhanced. When I opened the format 4 version it asked me to sign into my audible account and then began playing. So it seems to be a problem with the new enhanced format. After I had signed in I tried downloading the book in the enhanced format again and it still didn't open. Audible's aware of the problem.

     

    Renaming the enhanced files to .aax also fixes the problem.

  • scottdwinter Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to shorshe)

    This was my issue. As soon as I added the "x", the covers showed up in Finder, and they imported perfectly.

     

    Thank you!!!

  • Smigle13 Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2013 3:59 AM (in response to matech)

    Itunes.....Get Info > Options tab > change Media Kind to Audio Book

     

    Once I did this (files had imported as Music), the books showed in Audiobooks.

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