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Change audio book playback speed on new nano/Classic iPod
When listening to an audio book on the new nano (and, I assume, the new Classic), if you press and hold the center button, you get access to a "contextual" menu of sorts where you can change the audio playback speed -- you can choose between Slower, Normal, Faster, and Cancel.

On older iPods, you had to go to the Settings menu to change the playback speed.
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5th gen iPod video, 60 gig
Authored by: jecwobble on Oct 01, '08 09:08:19AM

My 5th gen lets me change playback speed by clicking the center button four times. Each click cycles through the following screens: scrub, artwork, star setting, then speed.

In fact, pausing at the star setting screen for a moment, it automatically switches to speed before going back to the default screen.



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5th gen iPod video, 60 gig
Authored by: kirkmc on Oct 02, '08 02:46:30AM

My 5.5G 160 GB iPod doesn't have that feature. They took it out.

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Change audio book playback speed on new nano/Classic
Authored by: waxwing1 on Oct 01, '08 07:53:50PM
I also listen to audiobooks at high speed on my 60gb. In addition to audiobooks, though, I really enjoy listening to podcasts at high speed. In order to do that, the typical MP3 file needs to be converted. I use the a script to convert them. Here's my workflow This process also removes the podcast from iTunes podcast folder which I prefer. One reason is that it allows me to rate the podcast while on the iPod. For some reason, files that are actually flagged podcast (not the same as podcast genre) can't be rated on the iPod though they can in iTunes.

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Change audio book playback speed on new nano/Classic
Authored by: whatsupnow6 on Mar 25, '10 11:28:04AM
Ok, so I think there is a lot of confusion about this or maybe Iím not understanding everything properly. From my experience, you do not need to convert audios to a different format in order to save playback position OR to take advantage of the speed up playback position.

All you need to do is to convert the media kind to an audiobook.

Go to "Get Info" for the file you would like to exhibit audiobook properties and then click on the "Options" tab

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Change audio book playback speed on new nano/Classic
Authored by: everkleer80 on Mar 25, '10 03:27:29PM

What you suggest covers it; this hint what just written long before iTunes allowed you to do that.



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Change audio book playback speed on new nano/Classic
Authored by: whatsupnow6 on Mar 29, '10 12:15:01AM

Hey, I want to ensure that whoever receives this gets the best possible advice!



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