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Make files appear as Audiobooks in iTunes 10
Authored by: d1taylor on Nov 03, '10 10:16:34PM

A few tips as someone who does this with frequency:

1. When you're importing the audiobook CD you can indeed merge the tracks. You can find a tutorial about how to do this on my site askdavetaylor dot com (I won't post the URL so as not to be too tacky :-)

2. If you're going to mark tracks as type audiobook, also change a few other things in the options area, most importantly "remember playback position". I also encourage you to "skip when shuffling" so as not to mess up your music enjoyment. I also set "vocal" as equalizer preset to maximize the audio quality.

3. There is no #3.

4. Don't forget that you can select a LOT of tracks in iTunes at the same time and make bulk changes to them. Makes it way easier to organize audio books, esp if there are a ton of tracks.

Hope that's all helpful!



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Make files appear as Audiobooks in iTunes 10
Authored by: Fofer on Nov 13, '10 09:35:18AM

d1taylor, you say that you "set 'vocal' as equalizer preset to maximize the audio quality."

There is "spoken word" and there is "vocal booster" as equalizer preset choices in iTunes 10.x. I choose "spoken word" for audiobooks. Unless the voice needs boosting, of course. ;)



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Make files appear as Audiobooks in iTunes 10
Authored by: d1taylor on Nov 14, '10 07:23:26AM

Oops, you're right, "spoken word" is indeed the equalizer preset I used. :-)



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Make files appear as Audiobooks in iTunes 10
Authored by: Fofer on Nov 14, '10 08:30:39AM

Well, so long as I have your attention, I should clarify/correct the other part of your comment, too.

In iTunes when you take a track and change it's "media kind" to "audiobook" (and do nothing else,) you'll notice that yes, it now appears properly as an Audiobook.

However - the "remember playback position" and "skip when shuffling" options also get grayed out for those tracks, because, one presumes, they are enabled BY DEFAULT for audiobooks.



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