Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to tasa)
The latest gen iPod nano works great, with a scrubber showing an individual chapter and a list of chapters. If you build your own audiobook with Chapter and Verse, it will play perfectly on the nano with chapters shown. I don't have a Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to David Hurwitz1)
You are probably right, but on the whole I consider this situation as highly unsatisfactory. For the time being, I'll be using 3 different apps for listening to my audio content. Is this to be the future of the iPhone, make matters as complicated as may be? Oh dear.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 9:12 PM (in response to shortname002)
I sympathize with you as I go back and forth between an iPhone which I listen to while I'm exercising and my nano which I listen to when I go to bed and early in the am so I can charge my iPhone fully overnight. Now going back and forth is much harder. Further use of Audible's app shows that it only displays chapters when the Audible book is downloaded directly by wireless from Audible. All books on your device loaded from Tunes will not display chapters, even if they are Audible books.
There is a trend towards pretty interfaces with less functionality. I have had Yahoo as a home page since the company started and could always display all my stocks and the weather in several cities at a glance. Yahoo has totally destroyed that functionality and I now have to have weather, news and financial displayed from separate sites.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 9:45 PM (in response to tasa)
Unfortunately, our library Overdrive has the majority of books in the Windows Media format and not compatible with iTunes. Only about 200 books in the format I need. Can't believe they ignored Apple product users. Complaned, don't know the results. Not neessariy a small library, Sacramento: Capitol of Calfornia?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 10:08 PM (in response to EB95946)
Re: Library books only available in WMA format. A year ago they had 0 books in mp3 format, so it is getting better. However, I use Audials tunebite to convert the Overdrive WMA files to mp3 - its an extra step and you need to use a windows emulator or PC to do it, but they can then be assembled nicely by Audibook Builder.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 10:15 PM (in response to EB95946)
EB959246 - Have you checked to see if you can download your Overdrive audiobooks directly to the Overdrive app? Your librarian may be able to help you resolve this. My local library (Portland, OR) recently made a new contract with. Overdrive and 3M Cloud for digital content, and cancelled Library2Go and, by extension, I can no longer download ebooks in Kindle format. But Overdrive seems to have expanded the number of available audiobook titles and their built-in audiobook player, while not ideal, works for audiobooks from them pretty well. I don't know if the formats offered to patrons through Overdrive are determined by their contracts with different libraries, so it might pay to check with your reference librarian. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 12:59 AM (in response to David Hurwitz1)
I tried Multi Audiobook Player but it doesn't recognise chapters. I am still running iOS6 and my audiobooks are built using Audiobook Builder app. I've also tried most of the free apps and haven't found any that do work with chapters. Come on Apple fix this - I would like to update to iOS7 but at the moment, it would be too much of a downgrade for me.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 4:47 AM (in response to James Mullins)
'Do you mean "Audiobook Bulider"? '
Yes, indeed, the app I use is the AudioBOOK Builder.
Well, Audiobook Builder audiobooks do run of course, but the inbuilt iOS 7 music app has no chapter view, which I need for work.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 7:12 AM (in response to shortname002)
Well, i got 'Mario Adrian's Audiobooks Player' to work even with Audible books now.
I enabled the two DRM options in 'Settings', 'AudiobookSync' and now it plays both Audible and my own audiobooks with chapters and all.
Well, actually, for audible files chapters only work for files downloaded directly to the device, not when synced with iTunes.
The app crashed a few times when testing this. I also had to stop the app completly (pressed homebutton twice, then pressed the app icon until it started shaking, then pressed the X on the icon.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 7:33 AM (in response to Eplenikkers)
Well, not really making headway here. I've found settings on my iPhone for Mario Adrian's Audiobooks Player and and enabled both DRM options. I have been trying to find "AudiobookSync" but I can't discover that anywhere. I suppose most people discussing iOS issues are more computer / iPhone literate, but there you are ...
By the way, when you say that Audiobooks Player only works for "files downloaded directly to the device", do you mean via the Audible app?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 8:01 AM (in response to Eplenikkers)
Just had a flash of inspiration. Might I have to use iCloud? I've never done so before, so I wouldn't really know how it is used, but I did see that there is a Audiobooks Player button that you can enable in your iCloud settings. I don't really trust digital clouds, leaving my data noone really knows where, but well ...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to shortname002)
AudiobookSync is the app name, you have probably done right. Enabled 'Use iPhone Music App' and 'Use App directly'.
Did you remove the app from memory, not just closing it?
I mean downloaded from iTunes Store on iPhone.
I don't know if it work for files downloaded via Audible app.
I never buy from audible or other DRM files, I create my Audiobooks from CDs or indovidual files from iTunes.