Audiobook Problems on 2.0 (Workaround)

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  1. newdude

    newdude New Member

    Jul 4, 2008
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    (If this was posted, My apologies)

    Hi Guys,

    I've been having one of those bugs where you can't play audiobooks that plays for 6 hours or more on 2.0, So I've been searching for a solution on the net.

    I did find one work around from a person named Mattias Sandstrom from the Apple forum.

    His workaround is:


    OK, workaround found for my audiobooks that do not play in 2.0:

    1) Setup the AAC encoding options to "Spoken Podcasts"
    2) Right-click the broken books (.m4b) under Audiobooks and convert them to AAC
    3) They will end up as .m4a files and shown under Music. Find them and right-click these files and select "Show in Finder / Windows Explorer". Go back to iTunes.
    4) Remove the files from Audiobooks (discard the files if you want)
    5) Remove the files from Music but KEEP the files!
    6) In the window from step 3 rename the files to .m4b extension and drag them to iTunes, they will now end up in Audiobooks and contain the magic Audiobook functions that remembers playback position.
    7) Sync with the iPod


    I did try it and it worked. To that person, thanks a lot buddy!

    I hope this would help members having the same problem as well.
  2. ThatWasOffTheHook

    ThatWasOffTheHook New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
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    iPod touch
    good tutorial for rare problem
  3. stelet

    stelet New Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    In your work around when I get to #6, in my open Window I can not see the ext.
    I've looked around at all kinds of things and can not find anything to make it visible.
    If I just click rename it only allows me access to the name of the book, not the ext.

    Under type it says MPEG-4 Audio File

    Any ideas?

    Thanks so much!

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