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Old 09-15-2011, 07:36 AM   #1
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Makeshift "audible" books

i noticed that MP3's In the audible folder show up as new Audible's

at this rate what would you suggest doing? convert a Audiobook-CD to 1 Giant MP3? or Keep indivdual Tracks ?
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #2
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Depends on how much space you have. There have been some reports that an MP3 audiobook doesn't keep it's place if you leave it and go back to the home page, also (the AA files do retain their position, just like ebooks).
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If you have iTunes, you can import your audible cds as m4a and then change the extension to m4b. When importing, select join tracks and import no higher than 64kbs. This process will keep bookmarks.

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Old 09-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
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If you have iTunes, you can import your audible cds as m4a and then change the extension to m4b. When importing, select join tracks and import no higher than 64kbs. This process will keep bookmarks.

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the thing is the kindle doesnt Support m4b
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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the thing is the kindle doesnt Support m4b
I wasn't aware of that.

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:37 AM   #6
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Yes it's sad. I have many books in m4b format. Some I have compiled from courses I purchased in mp3 format. I scoured the web to see if there was a way to convert m4b or mp3s into Audible format books, and it looks like their format is very closed and proprietary. I just bought a Kindle today and I'm disappointed in the lack of functionality for playing mp3s. I thought if I could at least listen to my mp3 courses on the Kindle through a Playlist or even selecting the individual mp3s it would be worthwhile to get it.

Now that I know the truth about the how limited the mp3 functionality is it doesn't seem like such a good decision. I think I should have gone for a iPad or iPod instead. It's like Amazon is locking people into their platforms and formats.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:42 AM   #7
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Yes it's sad. I have many books in m4b format. Some I have compiled from courses I purchased in mp3 format. I scoured the web to see if there was a way to convert m4b or mp3s into Audible format books, and it looks like their format is very closed and proprietary. I just bought a Kindle today and I'm disappointed in the lack of functionality for playing mp3s. I thought if I could at least listen to my mp3 courses on the Kindle through a Playlist or even selecting the individual mp3s it would be worthwhile to get it.

Now that I know the truth about the how limited the mp3 functionality is it doesn't seem like such a good decision. I think I should have gone for a iPad or iPod instead. It's like Amazon is locking people into their platforms and formats.
I just tried to convert an mp3 file to aa in Goldwave and it worked. I have audibleMediaPlayerFilter installed. That may be the trick. Google Chuck Eglington and check out his blog on 'How can I convert Audible.com .AA files to MP3 audio files?'

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Old 09-16-2011, 06:49 PM   #8
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Can you confirm you converted .mp3 files to .aa and not the other way around?

I checked Goldwave out however .aa format did not appear to be a format option to save as.

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I just tried to convert an mp3 file to aa in Goldwave and it worked. I have audibleMediaPlayerFilter installed. That may be the trick. Google Chuck Eglington and check out his blog on 'How can I convert Audible.com .AA files to MP3 audio files?'

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Old 09-16-2011, 06:55 PM   #9
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Can you confirm you converted .mp3 files to .aa and not the other way around?

I checked Goldwave out however .aa format did not appear to be a format option to save as.

Thanks..

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Yes converted from mp3 to aa. aa does not show up as a format all you have to do is name your file and add .aa manually.

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Yes converted from mp3 to aa. aa does not show up as a format all you have to do is name your file and add .aa manually.

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That's great you could do it! Unfortunately all that software, Goldwave and the filters are for Windows, I own a Mac

I have had terrible experiences with Audible in the past. I signed up for a free account, the deal was free for a month and I could download 2 books. Neither would actually download, their support didn't respond at all to the problem. I cancelled my account and they still charged my credit card... for 2 months! I had to go back and forth with them to get them to finally cancel it, and I asked for a refund for those 2 months. I had obviously not downloaded anything in that time, had trouble downloading during my free month, and had cancelled my account - they should not have even charged me. They refused to refund me. So although I love audio books, I am really loathe to sign up to Audible again.
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I have had terrible experiences with Audible in the past. I signed up for a free account, the deal was free for a month and I could download 2 books. Neither would actually download, their support didn't respond at all to the problem. I cancelled my account and they still charged my credit card... for 2 months! I had to go back and forth with them to get them to finally cancel it, and I asked for a refund for those 2 months. I had obviously not downloaded anything in that time, had trouble downloading during my free month, and had cancelled my account - they should not have even charged me. They refused to refund me. So although I love audio books, I am really loathe to sign up to Audible again.
I feel for you.

Audible CS sucks! I went round and round with them for weeks trying to get a trial membership set up. I don't think these people have a clue as to what's going on. Needless to say, I won't be renewing my membership when the trial period is over.

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:50 PM   #12
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That's great you could do it! Unfortunately all that software, Goldwave and the filters are for Windows, I own a Mac

I have had terrible experiences with Audible in the past. I signed up for a free account, the deal was free for a month and I could download 2 books. Neither would actually download, their support didn't respond at all to the problem. I cancelled my account and they still charged my credit card... for 2 months! I had to go back and forth with them to get them to finally cancel it, and I asked for a refund for those 2 months. I had obviously not downloaded anything in that time, had trouble downloading during my free month, and had cancelled my account - they should not have even charged me. They refused to refund me. So although I love audio books, I am really loathe to sign up to Audible again.
Sorry for your experience with audible. I had them for quite a few years and had no trouble with them. I cancelled a few months back cause since I got my Kindle I found I was reading more and not really listening to books. I have so many from audible that I haven't listened to yet.

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Can you explain how you converted to aa? what Target format you used?

who knows w/ the New "4th gen" Amazon Just released it might support m4b but i doubt it , likely liscensing issue or worry over Piracy.
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Can you explain how you converted to aa? what Target format you used?

who knows w/ the New "4th gen" Amazon Just released it might support m4b but i doubt it , likely liscensing issue or worry over Piracy.
I used Goldwave to convert. See my post #8.

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