6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2008 10:09 AM by GWithers
Anthony Adams Level 1 Level 1
I purchased the 1st season of the Ricky Gervais show and while it'll show up as a recently added item or under "audiobooks", it will not show up in my main iTunes library.

Why?

Thanks!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • AKThom Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same request. I would like to see the category of audiobooks in the Library instead of having to make them into a playlist.
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7
    Is it an AAC file with a m4b file extension?
  • Craig Johnson Level 4 Level 4
    There is no "main" iTunes library. One shows music/audio, another shows TV shows, another shows podcast . . . Your iTunes is working properly when it shows the book only under Audiobooks.

    Library segregation leads to one big inconvenience: You have to choose which library to search in. A TV show you dragged over might have gone under Movies because of the forgetful ID tag. A podcast you drag over might show up in Music because it's missing the proprietary podcast flag. So finding things is a pain when you have to search two or more libraries. I wish the gray label "Library" were selectable so that we could choose that to perform a global search.
  • GWithers Level 1 Level 1
    I'm having a similar problem with downloaded audiobooks going into the "Music" library instead of the "audiobook" one - it'd be great to stop getting parts of novels playing when I play on shuffle. I used to make a "only music" playlist but that's a pain to update/ manage with new imports and such.

    Any suggestions?
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    I have the same request.

    Your is completely the opposite.

    I would like to see the category of audiobooks in the Library instead of having to make them into a playlist.

    You don;t have to. There is already a category of Audiobooks.
    iTunes prefs -> General.
    Under Show: tick Audiobooks.
    This will put the Audiobooks category under Library in the Source pane (left side) of iTunes.
  • GWithers Level 1 Level 1
    newest version of itunes (8.0.1) allows you to change the "Media Kind" under get info/options. Older versions didn't let you do this. Problem solved.