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Old 04-15-2010, 09:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by guyanonymous View Post
I've never gotten into audiobooks - what special requirements do they have beyond normal audio files? (for organization)?
As audiobooks are normally spoken versions of the books (there can also be adaptations that can fall in this catagory that do not follow the books word-for-word), they can be categorised is a similar way to ebooks (e.g. author, series, book X of Y, etc) but will also need metadata about the audio file. In a nut-shell, it's a combination of books and audio file information.

Also if the audiobook manager is capable of playing them back, then they would need the ability to bookmark the played audiobook file, so you can return to that point and continue listening.

I've recently found a plug-in for Songbird that gives bookmarking so, it's possible to use the metadata tags in my audiobook files to create the organisation I need but it is a bit messy. It would be better with a dedicated audiobook manager or a manager plugin for songbird that understands how to organise audiobooks.
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