5 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2010 3:50 AM by ed2345
Richard-H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it only Apple devices (iPod, iPhone) that can synchronise with iTunes? I have imported a book recorded on 6 CDs into iTunes and I want to download it onto my Garmin SatNav, which has an audible book and MP3 player; but the SatNav is not recognised by iTunes. If not, are there any suggestions as to how to imoport the book into the SatNav?

Dell, Windows XP
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,780 points)
    You would have to read the manual that came with your device to see how to get audiobooks on the device.
  • OceansDaughter Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi Richard,

    I'm having the same issue but mainly with music. Their directions aren't quite clear. I have m4 files but my nuvi will only play mp3 files and some others. I've exported to AAC, tried to XML thing, created new playlists, etc. -- it's only hit or miss if I can actually get a music file to play once I get in the car. Garmin needs a firmware update to make things easier.

    We're probably doing one little thing wrong . . . but what IS that "one little thing"?

    OD
  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7 (21,900 points)
    OceansDaughter wrote:
    Hi Richard,

    I have m4 files but my nuvi will only play mp3 files and some others. I've exported to AAC, tried to XML thing


    Not sure what XML thing you are talking about. If your player needs MP3 files, follow these instructions to convert your files to MP3: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550
  • OceansDaughter Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Yes, I've read that -- I was referring to the iTunes > Garmin export. I ended up just going to Advance>Create MP3 Version in the iTunes menu, and dragging the MP3s over to the Garmin drive. It's a pain because you end up with duplicates of each song you convert and you don't know what's what, even if you create a new list.

    Sounds like I have a different issue than yours, but had problems with the "aa" files as well.

    *Below is what I was referring to with the XML format -- from the iTunes help info:*

    ++Here are ways to archive or use playlists on another computer:++

    +To archive a single playlist or use it in iTunes on another computer, select the playlist (below Playlists), choose File > Library > Export Playlist, and then choose XML from the Format pop-up menu.++

    +To save a copy of all your playlists, choose File > Library > Export Library. The exported information is saved in XML format.++

    +To import an iTunes playlist, choose File > Library > Import Playlist. The imported playlist includes only songs and videos already in your iTunes library. Unavailable items are removed from the list.++
  • ed2345 Level 7 Level 7 (21,900 points)
    OceansDaughter wrote:
    I ended up just going to Advance>Create MP3 Version in the iTunes menu, and dragging the MP3s over to the Garmin drive.


    Yes, that is the correct procedure for converting the files and getting music to the Garmin.

    It's a pain because you end up with duplicates of each song you convert


    If you make sure that all music that you purchase or rip is in *MP3 format* in the first place, you will have a single copy that will work in iTunes, Garmin, and virtually every other player, program, and device. Otherwise you will be dealing with 2 copies.

    and you don't know what's what, even if you create a new list.


    Look at the Kind column in your iTunes library. (If Kind is not visible, you can enable it by going to View > View Options and checking the box.) That will tell you the MP3s from the AACs.

    *Below is what I was referring to with the XML format -- from the iTunes help info:*

    ++Here are ways to archive or use playlists on another computer:++


    Those procedures are for transferring iTunes playlist information (not the content itself) to another computer running iTunes. They don't apply to your situation. The dragging, as you said above, is the right procedure.

    Hope this helps.