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Subject: Question about audio books and iPods
Date Posted: 9/23/2008 2:49 PM ET
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I picked up a couple of audio books (the ones with the CD) from the FOL where I volunteer. I kind of got them as an experiment. I can download these on to my iPod, can't I?  I have an iPod Touch (think iPhone without the phone part). 

I'm thinking I download them on to iTunes just like I do regular music CD's and then drag/drop to my iPod. Is that correct?  If there are multiple CD's I'm guessing they'll all drop into the same folder like a double music CD does? Also, how much room do they take up in the iPod?

If someone has any tips or help that would be great. Thanks!

Last Edited on: 9/23/08 2:51 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/23/2008 3:01 PM ET
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As long as they are CD's (or audio MP3 files) you should be able to put them on there.

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 3:15 PM ET
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I do this all the time with audio books. I have like 20 of them on my IPOD and only about 10 songs. 

ETA: just pay attention when you load them onto ITUNES. Frequently it puts the wrong book info.  So you have to "rename" the tracks and then delete the incorrectly names ones. I let it download, then I select all while on that cd page, then hit ctr I at the same time.  It'll bring up a menu and you can change the name of the author/cd etc...,  It's easy but you have to redownload the CD and delete the ones with the incorrect name.  A pain but I find if I don't do this then I have a hard time keeping track of what parts are which. 

Last Edited on: 9/23/08 3:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/2/2008 4:18 PM ET
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I've downloaded books on CD to my Ipod also without probems, and fortunately they've always carried the correct book info when copying.

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 4:39 PM ET
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I load a lot of them up and almost always it'll have the wrong info.  Sometimes it'll have the info right for all but one cd. Sometimes every CD will come up with the wrong info. But it's the same info so it'll want to rewrite the tracks unless I rename them.  One time every CD of an audio book I loaded had the wrong author/book title.  Pay in the butt.  Lately I've started loaded them while not connected to the internet.  When it says "the info for this book could not be found do you still want to import"  I hit no and then add the info myself and then import. 

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 4:54 PM ET
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There are a couple of free programs out there that will convert CD audiobooks that are not mp3 to mp3 format, and a few that will take an audiobook that has a lot of parts and condense them into smaller files so that you don't have 33 small files for one book.  I've used both and they work well.  Just out put your final file into a seperate folder and then open iTunes, select import folder and it will put all the files into iTunes directory allowing you to put them onto your iPod.

Condensing also converts them to audiobook format so iPod recognizes them as such and puts them in the correct place.  You can google instructions on how to do it if mine are unclear, that's how I found the programs and did it. 

Good luck!