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Batch convert files to Audiobook format in iTunes 8 Apps
I like to rip audiobook CDs to iTunes. In the past, AAC files ripped this way would not display as audiobooks without direct editing of the file suffix. iTunes 8 now offers options to make the process easier.

To convert an AAC file to audiobook format, select the files you want changed, select File » Get Info, and select the Options tab. Click the Media Kind pop-up menu, and then choose Audiobook. Selecting Remember Position is also useful for Audiobook files -- it will restart the audio where you left off if you stop in the middle of playback.

These options only seem to be available when multiple files are selected first.

[robg adds: You can do this for individual files, too -- just look on the Options tab of the Get Info dialog.]
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Batch convert files to Audiobook format in iTunes 8
Authored by: Loren on Nov 13, '08 08:18:07AM
If you are putting the "audiobook" on an iPod or iPhone and want to listen to it speeded up, I don't believe that this method works. You still need to use the fantastic Make Bookmarkable script.

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Batch convert files to Audiobook format in iTunes 8
Authored by: joelseph on Nov 13, '08 08:22:13AM

I ripped a couple of John Grisham books (The Rainmaker & The Appeal) from CDs a couple weeks ago, and this method worked well for them.

I had some videos that kept showing up in the Music category, and there was no "Movie" option in the Media Kind for them. I finally deleted them from the library and added them again and iTunes labelled them correctly then. Anyone else have this issue?



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Batch convert files to Audiobook format in iTunes 8
Authored by: krokodil on Nov 13, '08 09:59:19AM
I AppleScript to do this in batch. It also does few other things. You can read about my way of making audio books and download the script here:

http://notbrainsurgery.livejournal.com/34356.html

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