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Matthias Arndt Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
Hi!

I just downloaded iTunes 7 and wonder about the new section "audiobooks" (or similar, my iTunes is German...):

I got a couple of books, some from Audible, some ripped from CDs. All've got the file type and extension "m4b", the genre "spoken content or audiobook" and work well on my iPod mini (catagorized as audio books, last position saved etc.).

Nevertheless, not all book are located in the new section and I can't figure out why. Does anybody know which criterias have to be met by a file, so it will be shown in iTunes 7 as an audio book?

Any hint appreciated, Matthias

iBook G4, Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.7), iWeb site at http://www.arndt-family.com
  • 1. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Jonathan Baldwin1 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    Oddly, I have some music tracks now appearing in the Audiobooks section when they shouldn't! Can't figure out why just yet...
  • 2. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    The Audiobooks section has been there for quite a while now. It's not new in version 7.

    Make a copy of it, then delete it from iTunes and add it back.
  • 3. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Matthias Arndt Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    The Audiobooks section has been there for quite a
    while now. It's not new in version 7.


    I may have missed it in iTunes 6, but it can't be deleted in iTunes 7 (at least not by me...) and it is no playlist, but a "hard-wired" section of the library. Could you give me some more precise instructions how to delete it?
  • 4. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    I'm not telling you to delete the Audiobooks section.
    I saying you should delete the audiobook file and then add it back to iTunes.
    This should make it show up in the Audiobooks section.
  • 5. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    wekes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got the same problem. How do I move audiobooks that I ripped from a CD over to the audiobooks section? Very annoying. I tried the "Make Bookmarkable" script that was mentioned in other threads, but while that changed the file type, they still don't show up as audiobooks.
  • 6. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    Did you bother to read this thread?
    Make a copy of the audiobook (not in iTunes).
    Delete the original audiobook file and then add it back to iTunes.
    This should make it show up in the Audiobooks section.
  • 7. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    MorningCoffee Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    It doesn't work.
  • 8. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    What doesn't work?
    You should start a new thread of your own.
  • 9. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    MorningCoffee Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Your suggestion is what I'm obviously referring to. Did you even bother to read the thread?
  • 10. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)
    Did you even bother to read the thread?
    Why would you respond to me if you do not know if I read the thread?
    An dsince I was the one actually trying top help here, how would you NOT know if I read the thread?

    I was conversing with two other individuals and you jumped on the end of the topic with no explanations.
    It's called threadjacking.
  • 11. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Michael Mills2 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    It didn't work for me either. I made a copy in the finder, deleted the files from iTunes, and imported them back into iTunes. I'd be interested if anyone can figure out the criteria Apple is using to decide what is an Audiobook. It seems like my using the genre "Audiobook" should be sufficient, but it clearly isn't.

    Dual 2.5 GHz PowerPC G5 4GB RAM   Mac OS X (10.4.5)  
  • 12. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Matthias Arndt Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Chris,

    Did you even bother to read the thread?


    Hey guys, what's going wrong? Relax ...

    It's called threadjacking.


    Actually it wasn't threadjacking as "MorningCoffee" was still on topic. I found both of your replies quite unfriendly, take it easy ...

    Back on topic: Your first instruction wasn't clear enough as you mentioned only to "delete it", what I referred to the section, not to the audiobook files. Never mind. The reimporting of files fixed my problem: I dragged the audiobooks to another location, deleted the iTunes entries and imported them again. Now they do show up as audiobooks (without changing any file attribute). Strange!

    THX, Matthias

    iBook G4, Mac mini   Mac OS X (10.4.7)   iWeb site at http://www.arndt-family.com
  • 13. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    Scott Russell Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
    I'm glad this worked for you because maybe there's hope for me!

    I've tried the instructions, but can't get the audiobooks to appear in the appropriate LIBRARY section. Reimporting the files (after deleting them) just makes them show up again under the Music library.

    I have one audiobook (Siddhartha) that correctly appears in the audiobook library. It has the genre "audiobook" assigned, but so do the others. Siddhartha is a protected AAC file, while the others are MP3's. Perhaps this is the root of the problem?
  • 14. Re: iTunes 7 - Selection of audiobooks
    DingosAteMyBaby Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
    I have this same question/problem. I haven't tried the suggested workaround, but I have over 2500 files in my library and more than half are audiobooks.

    I'd rather figure out how to 'tag' them or something rather than have to sift through thousands of files and do a move/copy/re-add.

    Anyone figure out how its guessing at what's an audiobook and what's not? Genre tags don't seem to be considered, all of my audiobooks are marked 'audiobooks'. Also I have the equalizer preset set to "spoken word" on all of them and they're still just sitting as music in the new organizational pane on the left.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    ./D

    PB17, Emac    
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