Originally Posted by cybmole
nah - to do audio books properly you'd want different metadata - like bit rate / momo/stereo ( both those to indicate recording quality), read by ( = performed by)
all that stuff ALREADY EXISTS in itunes/ windows media player, along with support for cover art, full playback controls....
just put a column in calibre to say " I have this also as an audio book" & use a MEDIA library for the MEDIA - duh!
otherwise you'll next be wanting a calibre "player", support for m4b bookmarks.... mp3/aac/m4a/m4b conversions
then its onto can we include radio play adaptions...
followed by hey I have the movie of the book can I put that in calibre also ?
& I want calibre to convert my .mkv movie into .wmv. & stream it to my xbox
you already have a universal format library and playback manager - it's called WINDOWS
Most of that stuff can exist in any MP3 file via ID3 tags.
How often do you select an MP3 BY its bit rate or # of channels
That is nice to know stuff like Publisher, publication date ( I don't think I have ever chosen a book to read by Publisher or published date, in my 60 years of reading. I have gone looking for earlier editions. )