Hmmm, I'd never noticed that (but then again, I wouldn't normally think to put an audio book on repeat).
If the main thing you want to achieve is to be able to play your audio book on your iPhone, and you want the ability to repeat them, then you can still actually play them using the Music iOS app.
To do this:
Within iTunes on your Mac or PC, add your ...
The audiobook can be found in iBooks. For some reason the newly added audiobooks are listed at the bottom of the list after all of the random stuff that is in iCloud.
If you tap "All Books" at the top in the center you can select "Audiobooks" to see only audiobooks.
According to the support article for iTunes Match, tracks will not be uploaded to your iCloud Music Library if they:
are longer than 2 hours
are larger than 200 MB
"don't meet certain quality criteria"
The "quality criteria" include the bit rate, and I believe the same criteria apply with Apple Music.
You could try converting one of the files to 128kb/s ...
High-Level Steps to Merge Multiple Audio Book CDs
Read the "Meta Data Tips" below (it could save you some time).
Load CD 1.
Sort the tracks into the right order. [ Click Options > Get Track Names ]
Join the tracks. [ Click Edit > Select All and then Options > Join CD Tracks ]
Fill in the initial meta data (Author, Title, Spoken & Audio, etc.). [ ...
I do this in the terminal with ffmpeg.
Install ffmpeg. Download it from https://evermeet.cx/ffmpeg/, extract the 7z archive, and copy ffmpeg to /usr/local/bin. Alternately, if you use Homebrew or MacPorts, you can brew install ffmpeg or sudo port install ffmpeg, respectively.
cd into a directory containing all the audiobook segments you want to join ...
Audiobooks doesn't automatically sync to iPhone upon connecting to iTunes. Neither can they be added to iPhone by simple drag and drop. Follow the steps mentioned below to get your audiobook on your iPhone. The key here is getting your audiobooks playing in iTunes before you attempt to sync them. If they don’t play in iTunes, this won’t work well.
The steps ...
How to convert Audible AAX files to M4B audiobook.
Open terminal by pressing CMD + Space and then typing "terminal".
Once terminal is open, paste the following command: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)" and click enter.
Follow the instructions given (pressing enter, typing password, ect...)
If I remember correctly, iTunes doesn't let you copy media from your iOS device to iTunes; likely to prevent piracy. If you have purchased the audiobooks from iTunes, you should be able to download them back. If not, which it appears you can't, you may have to contact Apple Support.
Apple told me that if the author has made any edits to the book, ...
No, there is no documented way to mark MP3 files with ID3v2 tag as audiobooks in a way that Apple products (or any hardware or software player really) would understand. There apparently is also no undocumented way known either.
Although there is a public Github repository, the development of ID3v2 has stalled for over a decade now and should not be expected ...
If your method does not work it could be the one of the selected MP3 files (that you are trying to Join in to Audiobook) is not plain spoken word but contains music elements.
I recommend you use the conversion method or find out which MP3 file is the problem.
In this method, you can create audiobook from MP3 files.
As a mp3 to audiobook converter, ...
fine out after pay away ads does not support .m4a half iTunes Library are in this format thought it was a bug in app but after read app info... :( but fine other bug if to many files on app it crashes on startup!!
Good Old Music Interface:
Got a Setting Start Playing turn from From Beginning to Where ...
I created a free tool (Track Concatenator) to join together iTunes tracks. It uses ffmpeg and mp4v2 to merge files and it adds chapter markers so you can easily skip between the original tracks in the merged file.
More information: https://www.davidschlachter.com/misc/trackconcat
You can use online tools. There are several websites like Audio Joiner:
Choose files to upload. Select which audio files you want to merge.
Choose the settings for your output file. After selecting the
appropriate audios for merging, drag-and-drop them until they are in
the desired order.
Download a single big file.
I belive this is the most ...
Try organizing the chapters in iTunes per Organizing audiobook chapters and re-syncing. The Apple version of the script to fix them up is at the bottom. Follow the link from the text for a Windows machine.
It's sort of the same solution to "Songs show up as individual albums in iOS Music app."
Make sure the files have the correct tags for album, artist, track, and title.
Then in iTunes:
1) Upload the first track to Music.
2) Upload the rest of the tracks to Music. (Or you can upload all the tracks including the first one -- iTunes will ignore the duplicate ...
iTunes Match will only sync music.
Yes, in order to upload an audio book using iTunes Match to make it available on your other devices you need to change thy media type to "Music".
I subscribed to iTunes Match when it became available in 2011 and can't remember being able to sync anything but songs. The same is also true for Voice Memos.
I'm not sure why it assumes that files will automatically get imported into iTunes. When I tested just now, the file downloads, but I certainly have to take action beyond that to get it into iTunes.
To import the files into iTunes, go to File > Add to Library (Command-O), then browse to the folder where you downloaded the Audible file. Select the file(s) ...
There are instances where the "Join Tracks" does not appear. Even if you are seeing the tracks from your CD in order, you will not see this option when you select tracks, and click the Options menu UNLESS… you first click the column heading above the track numbers. So here’s the procedure:
Click the column header above the track number (This column heading ...
In iTunes 12 thinks work a little bit different...
import all discs
give all discs the same title
set options for all discs as (select all discs, right click a disc and select 'Get Info' and select 'Option' tab):
media kind = Audiobook
Remember playback position = True
Skip when shuffling = True
set group discs (select all discs, right click a disc and ...
Here in 2017 on Windows 10 64bit installing QuickTime 7.7.9 with all components installed allows Chapter and Verse to run. Otherwise it crashes.
It will however not start iTunes to do conversion and instead gives an error saying "the files cannot be used". For the conversion one must use a program like "fre:ac" to convert to ".m4a" which can then be used in ...
This link suggests using the freeware program called "Chapter and Verse" to merge chapters into an audiobook. The latest version is available for download. Note that:
Chapter and Verse requires that Apple Quicktime
and Windows Media Player be installed to run.
Non-AAC files are automatically converted using iTunes.
I use mp4v2 in my open-source app to join together iTunes tracks. You can install mp4v2 using Homebrew.
To add chapters, create a text file in the following format:
00:00:00.000 Name of first chapter
00:00:23.500 Name of second chapter
00:02:40.700 Third chapter, etc
You might be able to automate the creation of the chapter file by using ffprobe (see ...
First what I did was create a backup of the media folder (containing the imported files) under Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Music/ARTIST/ALBUM
Then, I just deleted the entire collection on iTunes (Choosing delete songs instead of remove downloads). This deletes the copy store in iTunes folder, but not the backup I created.
Last, I just refreshed iTunes by ...
I found this solution to work:
Plug in your iPhone (or iPod or else, here we'll assume an iPhone) , fire iTunes
In iTunes, select all the songs in your Music (not in your iPhone)
Right-click and choose "Get Info"
On the window appearing, choose the "Option" Tab and select "Yes" for "Remember Playback Position"
Click OK to save and then synchronize your ...