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Old 01-29-2011, 07:29 PM   #13
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It appears that I've been something of an idiot

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Originally Posted by kiwidude View Post
As you have discovered Calibre has no direct support for audiobooks. If it consists of a single mp3 file, you can just drag/drop this into Calibre like any other book format, it appears in the list of formats in the book details window etc.
I hadn't realised that I could add non-ebook files to Calibre.

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However, an audiobook usually consists of multiple mp3 files. And Calibre does not support storing multiple files with the same format in the same directory (e.g. multiple versions of an EPUB). So the limitation that applies to ebooks applies even more so to audiobooks for which you will have multiple files of the same extension.
I've now realised that I can put all the files in a zip archive and add that, which is good enough for me.

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Storing files "manually" inside the Calibre folders in general is a *bad* idea as often gets repeated in the forums. If you were to rename the book author for instance then it is possible you would lose the audio files - that file structure is for Calibre to do with as it will and it will only keep track of the files in its database - i.e. things you have imported into Calibre.
I realise that you should generally leave Calibre's library directory alone, but having read this thread (specifically posts 9 & 10), I thought I should be OK. Now that I've realised I can import non-ebook files into Calibre, it's all good

Thanks for your help. I had expected a reply along the lines of "Calibre only deals with e-book formats, it can't help with any other files", so this is much better than I'd expected.
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