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Missing Audio Books On My Library

1052 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 12, 2008 9:23 AM by CasperGemini RSS
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I cannot seem to find a listing for Audio Books on my iTunes Library. I am trying to load Audio Books from CD's I did not buy from iTunes. They are store purchased Audio Books on CD's. But I can't seem to load them into iTunes through the audio book listing. And, when I try to do it through Music or Creating my own Playlist there are all kinds of problems. Why can't I get Audio Books feature on my iTunes?
Dell XP, Windows XP
  • CasperGemini Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
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    Jun 12, 2008 9:23 AM (in response to JeanLA)
    The Audiobooks section of the music library really only applies to Audiobooks purchased from iTunes or Audible. iTunes files everything based on file extensions. The good news is you can change the file extensions of CD's you have imported to iTunes to force your Audiobooks to appear in the correct section of your iTunes library and your iPod.

    1. Select the file in iTunes

    2. Click File – Show in Windows Explorer (Ctrl + R)

    3. When the Windows Explorer window appears, quit iTunes.

    4. If you do not see the extension in the file name:
    - Click the Tools menu and click Folder Options
    - Click the View tab
    - Uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types” in the Advanced Settings section
    - Click OK

    5. Right click on the file and click Rename

    6. Change .m4p to .m4b

    7. Click “Yes” in the resulting warning dialogue

    8. Launch iTunes, remove the files that have been renamed from iTunes (make sure you click “keep files” if prompted to move to Recycle bin), and add them back to the library via File – Add File to Library

    9. Sync iPod

    Black MacBook 2.16GHz / 2 GB / 160 GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 80GB Black iPod Video * Orange iPod Shuffle


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