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How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Posted October 18, 2008 at 8:55pm by iClarified · 73017 views
These are instructions on how to convert a music file in your iTunes library to an Audiobook. This will allow you to stop and continue listening to the file from its last current position.

Step One
Click to launch iTunes from the dock
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Two
Click to select Music from the list of libraries on the left.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Three
Right click a song you would like to convert to an Audiobook and select Get Info from the popup menu.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Four
Click to select the Options tab from the window that appears.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Five
From the options tab choose Audiobook from the Media Kind dropdown.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Six
Check Remember playback position from the checkboxes below then click the OK button.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Seven
Now select Preferences from the iTunes Menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Eight
From the General Tab of the iTunes Preferences Window make sure Show Audiobooks is checked then click the OK button.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Step Nine
Select Audiobooks from the list of libraries are on the left.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes

Notice the file you selected earlier is now present in the Audiobooks list. You can play and stop this file and when you return at a later date it will be in the same position you left it.
How to Convert a Music File to Audiobook Using iTunes


THANKS: This tip was first posted on LifeHacker as far as I am aware. So thanks to them for the find.
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mobilepalm
mobilepalm - January 22, 2020 at 2:13am
12 years later, could we have an update to this? i have mp3 files which does not show audiobook as a selection
BRIKZ
BRIKZ - October 20, 2008 at 2:27pm
This is good tho, bc most of the times when transferring downloaded audiobook files to itunes it won't recognize them as audiobook and therefore doesn't put them in the audiobooks category. So this will make it alot easier to find it. THanks
Matt
Matt - October 19, 2008 at 5:55pm
lxp, yes you can do that, but I found that if you play a different song, then go back to it, it stars all over again. I'll have to try this & see how it works
lxp
lxp - October 19, 2008 at 5:13am
If you want to do this for something long that isn't necessarily an audio book, such as a DJ mix, it is possible just to tick the 'remember position' box'. I found this a lot easier!
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