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  • 375. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    William Robinson Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)



    are you using OS7.1 (presumably a developer release) and can confirm chapters are back?

  • 376. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    bouzoukikid Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Just checked my iPhone. It's still says up to date 7.0.4.


    I'll carry on using my junk s4 for now :)

  • 377. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    UHAHAN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iOS 7.1 beta 4 - chapters are not present

  • 378. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    gorancarlsen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think we never will se chapters in Music app because Apple think it's a sort of evolution to slim a product

  • 379. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    dieterfi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hopefully not, but i think you are right. On iPad there are no chapterlists on iOS5/6 an there are Space for it.


    I it frustrating Apple downgrade it Apps in name of simplicity. Sometime (Last Times) i hate the company, but i cannot see an alternative system (for me at this Time; tested some androids and one WP8; may be possible in future)

  • 380. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    darryl-1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just spoke to a "Senior Advisor" at Apple who told me that this was the first he had heard of the Audiobook issues with iOS7 (i mentioned the chapters issue, the impossible scrub bar and the jump back in time glitch). Please send feedback, and if you have time, call!


    Please post address for feed back that goes someware, because I and other have, just wonder does it go anywere?  If you have a phone# post it and I am sure not just a few will call!

  • 381. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    dclkdm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, just send in another bug report, referring to this topic. Again.

    Although I like bookmobile a lot, I want to see the chapters of my iTunes bought audio books back in the app where they belong.


    Will keep on using bookmobile for the mp3 lot, as it can do a bit more: skip back to the previous mp3 is nice.

  • 382. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    WiSchaSgp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple please bring the chapter Funktion back.

  • 383. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    daniel-nb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    While I'm as eager as everyone else for Apple to get back on the ball and fix their problems, I'm not going to hold my breath. With that in mind, I appreciate the folks who've recommended "Bookmobile", and also "AudioMark". Neither of these apps are perfect, but both offer some good features, and both of them offer better support for audiobook chapters than Apple does.


    Several people have already commented on Bookmobile, but "AudioMark" has only been mentioned once that I'm aware of. I've just noticed that it supports showing individual chapter artwork, and this is the only iOS 7 app I'm aware of which supports this valuable function. Bookmobile doesn't, although the author says he intends to add it.


    I've built a lot of audiobooks which include individual chapter artwork, because I compile conferences into audiobooks, and photos of the individual speakers at the conference really add a lot - IF you can actually see those photos when you play the audiobook.


    Audiomark also seems to support reliable bookmarking, at least it remembered where I left off when I went back and forth between different audiobooks. The big weakness with Audiomark is that it doesn't support moving around within an audiobook very well. If you want to jump to the start of any chapter, that's easy. If you want to go back a few minutes, to repeat something, you're out of luck. There's a scrub bar, but like Apple's new one, it goes for the full length of the book, not just within one chapter. As many have stated, that really makes it useless for navigating within most audiobooks.


    Kudos to Bookmobile for a simple, clear and precise way of navigating within audiobooks, and kudos to Audiomark for displaying chapter artwork. Hopefully both program authors will keep upgrading their apps. If Apple won't support audiobook lovers, I'm happy to support whatever app writers will still support us.

  • 384. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    artclifford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm wondering if the feature request should be for chapters in the UI or chapters in the soruce content. I have the Audible App on my iphone and the audible content from itunes appears to have only one chapter. This suggests that iTunes audible content may not have been encoded with chapter data so that when it shows up in audiobooks in iTunes or in the Audible app itself that the apps don't know there should be chapters.


    Having said that, in the Music app on my phone forward and back a track seemed to somewhat work to go between chapters. In iTunes on my iMac it seems to want to go to the next book/song etc.

  • 385. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    artclifford Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Spoke/Wrote too soon. On the iMac the Chapters application menu seems to populate.

  • 386. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    William Robinson Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)

    A lot of us make our audiobooks from CDs we get at local libraries, using apps like AudioBook Binder. When I do so, I can verify that the completed audio file has chapters. They show up in iTunes, QucikTime Player and on my older iPod Touch. But they do not show up on the iPhone running iOS 7. So the issue isn't Apple's encoding their versions without chapters (for all I know they get the audio files directly from the publisher); the issue is the Music App's inability to recognize the chapters, and to show them, or allow us to interact with them indiviually. This change was deliberate, but done without consulting users.

  • 387. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    James Mullins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please note that chapter numbers are shown, at least in the audiobooks i make via Audiobook builder, in the Apple Music App. They are listed below the name of the book and you can move between chapters with the fast forward and fast backward buttons.

  • 388. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    bouzoukikid Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    What's also interesting to me.


    In the android version of audible, you can select to navigate/view either per chapter (as old iTunes music app) or per whole book (the new iTunes music app).

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  • 389. Re: iOS 7 and Audiobook Chapters
    Heartlight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    However this is of little use if you wish to go from chapter 5 to chapter 233 or if you need to see a chapter list in order to select the chapter you wish to listen to. In iOS6 this was easy and Apple have practically destroyed the audiobook functionality with iOS7 and what's worse, they don't seem to care preferring to mess about with expanding icons etc.

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