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How can I listen to my mp3 audiobooks on iPhone?

I have a collection of seminars recorded as mp3. In iTunes, I marked them as audiobooks. I have an Apple music account, so I can access my music library through iCloud, including those I recorded ...
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Use an old iPhone 6 just for audiobooks - Cannot transfer file from iTunes to iPhone

I have an iPhone 6 that I want to use for one purpose: listen to audiobooks. When I connect the iPhone to iTunes on my PC, I can see the iPhone. But when I try to drag-and-drop an audiobook onto the ...
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Listen to my audiobooks on iphone6 that are not bought from itunes [duplicate]

Total Apple noob here. I have a macbook running yosemite 10.10.5 and an iphone six. I have some audiobooks in mp3 format on the macbook. How can I listen to these audiobooks on the iphone? -I plug ...
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How to convert Audible AAX file audiobook M4B on a Mac using Terminal [duplicate]

How do you convert Audible AAX files to M4B audiobooks
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iOS: How do I transfer a mp3 from Google Drive to iBooks?

I have an mp3 audiobook on Google Drive that I want to listen to in iBooks on my iPhone. How can I transfer/copy/open that file from the Google Drive app on the iBooks app?
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Upload Audiobook Files to iCloud in Catalina Books

I've just upgraded to Mac OS Catalina and would like to use the new Books app to upload by audiobooks to iCloud and have them shared across devices. In the help it states: "If you have imported books,...
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Make iTunes recognize MP3 audiobooks with ID3 tag

Apple iTunes recognizes and categorizes MP4 audio files (preferably with an .m4b extension, not .m4a nor .mp4) correctly as audiobooks if the tag field stik MediaType is set to 2 for Audiobook. I ...
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Imported audiobooks in Apple Books are not grouped

I have a series of .mp3 files that are chapters from an audiobook. When I import them into Apple Books, it does not group them as I see with audiobooks I purchased from Apple's Book Store, so my ...
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Audible books on iTunes

I'm running sierra os and want to listen to my audible audiobooks on itunes. The audible website says that I don't need any additional software for Mac: Mac users using iTunes do not need to ...
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How to edit m4b audiobook metadata in Catalina?

As a quick Google search will reveal, Catalina has messed up audiobook management big time. It is not possible to edit audiobook metadata anymore as it was possible using iTunes in previous macOS ...
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How do I transfer audiobooks from iPod Touch to iTunes?

I have an older iPod Touch (Model MC547LL/A) with audiobooks purchased from iTunes. The iTunes Store won't let me re-download the audiobooks and I don't have a backup. How can I transfer the ...
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How to import audiobook .mp3 to books in catalina

I am trying to figure out how can I import an mp3 audiobook file to the Books app on Catalina. Getting this error. Any help appreciated.
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How do I add an audio book to my iPhone?

I tried to add a mp4 and m4a and mp3 file to iTunes while viewing Audiobooks tab but it would not add the file. How do I add an audio book to my iPhone? iTunes Version 12.10.1.4
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How to transfer audiobooks from linux pc to iOS?

I want to transfer audiobook (as set of .mp3 files in one directory on my PC) to iBooks on for example iPad. Idea is to listen that particular audiobook on iPad with help of iBooks. How can I do that?...
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How do I import a MP4 audiobook into iTunes to be played on an iPhone?

How do I import several MP4 files that constitute an audio book into iTunes so I can synchronize it with my iPhone? I selected Audio Books, and tried to drag & drop the folder and files into the ...
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Audiobook chapters are out of order

I found an annoying bug in the Books iPhone app that shows audiobook chapter out of order. Here is a method I use to load audiobooks into my iPhone. I download an audiobook from the Internet into ...
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How to set audiobooks to repeat on iPhone

A while ago Apple moved audiobooks from the music app to iBooks. Now I can't listen to audiobooks on repeat. Is there any way of getting back this functionality?
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Audiobooks crash on iPod, but not on iTunes

I downloaded 3 audiobooks from Audible. The first one downloaded fine, but after that two stopped midway because there wasn't enough space on my computer. But in all my computer's brilliance, instead ...
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Why are my audiobook chapters out of order?

Every time I add an audiobook from mp3 files via iTunes, the chapters are completely out of order even though they have the correct Track numbers in iTunes:
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Can ffmpeg merge multiple m4a files into one ~chapterized~ file?

Given a folder full of 'm4a' files, I can merge them all into one big m4a file using ffmpeg like so: ffmpeg -f concat -i <(for f in ./*.m4a; do echo "file '$PWD/$f'"; done) \ -c copy ../OUTPUT.m4a ...
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How do I merge tracks from audiobooks so they are one file instead of 100 separate tracks?

Some of my audiobooks download as 1 7-hour long track. Others are in iTunes as 50-100 separate tracks (that sometime get out of order). I would like to merge the tracks so each audiobook appears as ...
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Change media kind of multiple items not working

I'm following the guideline in https://www.lifewire.com/create-an-audiobook-from-mp3s-in-itunes-2438719 and have a problem with step Use iTunes to Convert MP3s to an Audiobook Join multiple ...
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iOS 12 replacement for default Music-app which can “remember playback position”

I upgrade from iPhone 4GS 16GB iOS 7.0.6 to iPhone 8 Plus 256GB iOS 12 so i can put all my audiobooks on my phone. but in new Music app remember playback position does not work anymore. In iTunes it ...
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How to sync audiobooks using iTunes Match/iCloud from macOS to iOS 11?

I have a couple of audio books on my MacBook which I want to listen to on a Road Trip. I imported the files in iTunes and then changed the media type to "Audiobook". Now they show up as an audiobook, ...
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Is there a way to sort audio by file name in the music app on iOS 5?

I got an MP3 audiobook download for Christmas. The downloaded and unzipped files are named in this manner: 01 Prologue.mp3 02 Chapter 1 - Don't start yappin.mp3 03 Chapter 2 - Stack Exchangin ...
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Both deleted and new audiobooks show in iTunes, but not on iPhone

Today I finished an audiobook; deleted the book from the iphone (i.e., did not do anything in iTunes) used iTunes (PC) to transfer a new book to the iphone. Neither of the books shows on the iphone, ...
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Creating audiobooks from individual tracks

I have the following audiobooks in the latest iTunes under Windows 10: I have imported several audiobooks from Audible into iTunes. Each book appears under "Audiobooks" on my iPod Classic as a single ...
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Where are audiobooks accessible in iOS?

I synced an audiobook to my iPhone, now where can I go to listen to it? I can't find the audiobook in Music.
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Audiobook files do not play correctly in iOS 5

I upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 and now I cannot play audiobooks correctly. When I transfer audiobooks to my phone using Overdrive they show up in the book section but are unable to play. I have ...
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Join-merge-consolidate many audio book CDs into one or a few albums in iTunes 12 / PC?

You have an audio book consisting of multiple CDs. In addition to joining the tracks on each CD, you want to merge the CDs. If it's a small book of only a few CDs, then you might want to merge all CDs ...
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I have an mp3 audiobook on my Mac, and want to listen to it on my iPhone

I have an mp3 audiobook on my Mac, and I wanted to listen to it on my iPhone . I plugged my iPhone in, and synced "Audiobooks" and selected the audiobook in the list, via iTunes on my Mac. So, I ...
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How to restore or rebuy deleted iTunes audiobook purchase?

I lost my copy of a downloaded audio book from iTunes. I also accidentally deleted my computer copy. I am willing to rebuy the audiobook but iTunes will not let me rebuy the audiobook. It just tells ...
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Can I load and play audibooks on the iPod shuffle 2GB?

Can I load and play audibooks on the iPod shuffle 2GB? If so, how many standard novels can I fit on there, am I only allowed to download from the iTunes shop or can I also load from the library?
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iCloud Music Library and multi-CD audiobooks: Duplicate error

So I've imported an audiobook into my iTunes library. It consists of 4 CDs with about 11 tracks each. I've given them the proper author info and album info. I also gave each CD the proper number ...
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iOS app for simultaneous reading and listening to a (audio) book

I'd like to read books in a foreign language while listening to its Audiobook version. Is there an app that can do that? Notes: This is what Amazon calls Immersive Reading. It's available on their ...
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iphone Audio Book Reader

I am using my iPhone to listen to audio books. When the iPhone stays on, I can stop listenting and when I restart it remembers which file I was last listening to, and where in that file I was. However,...
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Play audiobooks with chapter selection on iOS

I have a number of DRM free Audio Books which I listen to while walking the dog, when I put them on my iPod Classic I can scroll through the chapters and pick which one I want to listen to. On my ...
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Since upgrade to iOS my phone does not remember position in audiobooks

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 6 from iOS 5 last week. Since then the phone doesn't remember its position in audiobooks any more and most often (sometimes it remembers the position) starts at the ...
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iOS Audiobook player without iTunes media library

I would really like to find an audiobook player that works on iOS without using the iTunes media library. Here is my problem: iTunes (on Mac) mixes audio and e- books together. I have a fair sized ...
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audiobooks syncing problem

I've downloaded audiobooks from OverDrive Media Console to my computer with no problem. When I sync my Iphone 4 to my computer, the book chapters don't sync in chronological order: what can I do to ...
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Scrubbing chapters and not losing stop points on audiobooks on iPod nano

Is there a way to scrub through a chapter on the 6th gen nano? I have only been able to scrub chapter to chapter which isn't useful when you become distracted and want to rewind 30 seconds. Is there a ...
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Add podcast-like chapters to audiobooks

I have a number of audiobooks that are very long (10 or more CDs). I don't like having them all in separate files because when you leave and come back, you're scrolling through hundreds of files to ...
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What does setting Media Kind to Audiobook do?

If I change the Media Kind option on a track to Audiobook, what does effects does that have on my iTunes library? How does it change the presentation and functionality of the track?
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How can I upload audiobooks to iTunes Match, or sync w/out matching?

I have numerous audiobooks that I've manually ripped to <96kbps mp3 format. The steps I've taken to adhere to Apple's iTunes Match policy to get these files available to match are as follows: ...
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Free Audio Book (m4a) creator for Mac?

Is there any free and easy to use audiobook creator for Mac? I need something that could create a .m4b audio book from several .mp3 files and eventually audio tracks. Also possibility to create ...