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How to use multiple libraries in iTunes 7
Authored by: donmoemu on Sep 14, '06 09:27:49AM

iTunes7 and the Audiobooks library.... How in the heck does one get their audiobooks in the aforementioned library? All of the Audiobooks that i purchased from iTMS is going in the correct libraries, but not the books that i've ripped. ...any ideas

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How to use multiple libraries in iTunes 7
Authored by: fil_dawg on Sep 14, '06 12:14:59PM
If I understand your question, it's really how to get audiobooks to appear in the audiobook portion of the sidebar?

I'll assume you're starting with *.mp3s.

I did the following:
1) Convert audiobook files to AAC (from the iTunes->Advanced menu)
2) At this point your audiobook files will be duplicated within iTunes. You can delete the original *.mp3s keeping the *.m4a files.
3) Select the AAC (*.m4a) files from within iTunes and run Doug Adams excellent script: Make Bookmarkable This will convert the *.m4a to *m4b files.
4) Delete from iTunes - * MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT DELETE THE FILES * --- Select *KEEP FILES* from dialog box.
5) Re-import the files into iTunes and they should appear in Audiobooks.

This process works for me - YMMV

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