HOWTO: Create iTunes audiobooks from MP3s

I’ve been getting into audiobooks recently, but have been frustrated that they’ve been in MP3 format. I want them in iTunes audiobook format!* This article explained most of what I cover in the screencast below, but I’m delighted to have figured out how to use Automator on Mac OSX to make the file-renaming a whole lot less tedious… 🙂

*As I explain in the video, having them in audiobook format rather than MP3 allows you to ‘bookmark’ a chapter if you don’t finish it. With MP3s you would have to start from the beginning again or fast-forward…

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  1. RT @alun Liked “HOWTO: Create iTunes audiobooks from MP3s” http://ff.im/-hcha8

  2. An easier route is the AudioBook Builder, though it will set you back 10 clams
    http://www.splasm.com/audiobookbuilder/

    The other advantage of not having them as mp3 is they wont come up in shuffle mode. I used it to make Chris Anderson’s book on Free into audio book format http://cogdogblog.com/2009/07/09/free-free-audiobook/

  3. Well, it is shareware, and if you read/listen to “Free” it does not always mean $0 — it is a worthy read.listen

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