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Backing up an audio book
« on: February 23, 2010, 12:32:53 PM »
I have an audio book that is in iTunes and I'd like to back it up on CD so that I can listen in the car. The prob is that, unlike my other audio books, this one came in 2 - 6hr segments rather than a bunch of smaller segments as most audio books do. So how does one back this up to a CD without allowing iTunes to just chop it wherever it wants (which usually isn't logical or smooth).

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 01:44:26 PM »
How big is the file?
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 01:58:47 PM »
Not sure, Paddy. I can't get to it right now as it's on the HD connected to Mac's computer and he's got that tied up. Okay, each file is approx. 85MB. I tried just dragging one of the files to a CD, and it works but will only play in iTunes.

I know that when I tried to burn it in iTunes, iTunes said it would take several CD's and I said okay and let it burn 2 and iTunes broke it mid-chapter. I'd like to avoid that. smile.gif

Isn't there is a way to adjust the recording time of a CD? Or is that only for video?
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 04:43:16 PM »
What format is the file? aiff, mp3, mp2, ???

I usually just drag a song/file onto my desktop and open it in an audio editing program, if I want to edit it. If not, I just drag it onto a "New Burn Fodder." That folder will show how much space it is using right on the bottom of a Finder window. A CD holds, what 750+mbs? Should be no problem putting the whole six hours on one CD if it's only 170 total MBs.

However, it is most likely an mp3 file and most older CD players won't recognize them nor play them. Newer models can, of course. And any mp3 player (iPod, etc.) should be able to, also.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 06:55:05 PM »
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What format is the file? aiff, mp3, mp2, ???

It's an aaf (audible audio file).

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 10:32:28 PM »
Aha! The ugly head of DRM once again rises up to snare another victim... scram.gif
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A search on "audible audio file Mac" might turn up some interesting finds, however. Thinking.gif

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