Synching audio books to iPhone.

wim

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Audio books that will play for me in iTunes, will not play on my iPhone after I synch the. They come up, on the screen, but then disappear and don't play.Anyone have any ideas why this is happening to me.
 

Rip

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Are they from Audible.com?

You may need to authorise your iPhone as I believe there's a restriction within the aa file.
 

wim

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I am using mp3 to audio book converter to change the mp3 files to m4b files
i convert all the files to one big one ,it will load to iTunes and play but not on i phone .if i convert all the small files to separate files and load to iPhone they will play but there are to many files,any suggestions Thanks.
 

blasted

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i've got the harry potter series on mp4b format. the first three play fine, however the last four the longer books sync across from audiobooks but don't play also have the same issue with the lord of the rings trilogy. Can any one help suggest away forward. I'm stuck
 

yami11

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Hi guys. For the past 2 days I've been getting so frustrated with this iTunes thing and iPhone thing! I've been getting the same problems you've been getting Wim. I have the 3gs, everything was working fine till I upgraded to the new OS. I used to have all my audiobooks synced on the iPhone. Now, iTunes doesn't even recognize the files. They're there, I can listen to them and change the settings but they just don't sync. I can say that the file type has nothing to do with it or Audible.com settings. I blame it on the new OS.

Now I'm bored at work... Can't listen to my audiobooks.
 

imotionb18

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Hi guys. For the past 2 days I've been getting so frustrated with this iTunes thing and iPhone thing! I've been getting the same problems you've been getting Wim. I have the 3gs, everything was working fine till I upgraded to the new OS. I used to have all my audiobooks synced on the iPhone. Now, iTunes doesn't even recognize the files. They're there, I can listen to them and change the settings but they just don't sync. I can say that the file type has nothing to do with it or Audible.com settings. I blame it on the new OS.

Now I'm bored at work... Can't listen to my audiobooks.
My mp4 audio books would not sync at first either. I had to click the box that says "sync all books" or something like that. Then they sync up fine.
 

yami11

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I don't know what's wrong. Ive been syncing my iPhone for a while now and never had this problem before. And trust me, everything is checked off to sync. It just doesn't recognize it and ive also tried converting file formats but nothing.
 

alixain

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Please give a perfect solution for this....... :(
 
Jul 18, 2010
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I found a solution!

I just wanted to let you guys know I was having the same problem and found a solution on another blog:
While my phone is attached to iTunes and selected, I'm looking at all those tabs. I click on the "books" tab. ....

scroll down... past the fine print that says "download the ibooks application from the iTunes App Store to read books on your iPhone", to the SECOND checkbox next to "Sync Audiobooks".
Hope that helps - i know it has been driving me crazy!
 

Vens

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For me MelodyCan is the best software for different players. It can remove drm and convert files to different formats. You can try it_))
 

bones9065

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Confirmed Helping Hands Solution

You might feel really dumb (like I did) when reading helping hands solution. The pane in iPhone / iTunes "books" default doesn't show the "sync audiobooks" box which you find by scrolling down to the bottom of the pane!:)
 
Nov 17, 2010
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I just wanted to let you guys know I was having the same problem and found a solution on another blog:
While my phone is attached to iTunes and selected, I'm looking at all those tabs. I click on the "books" tab. ....

scroll down... past the fine print that says "download the ibooks application from the iTunes App Store to read books on your iPhone", to the SECOND checkbox next to "Sync Audiobooks".
Hope that helps - i know it has been driving me crazy!
Oh man, do I feel stupid. That was totally it. Way to hide it iTunes. It was burning me up for hours!
 

laurel736

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Helpinghand you saved me! Thanks so much for posting this here.
That'll teach me to scroll all the way to the bottom of a page before freaking out...lol.

Going to enjoy quality time with my audiobooks...

Thanks!
 
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helpinghand: I just wanted to let you guys know I was having the same problem and found a solution on another blog While my phone is attached to iTunes and selected, I'm looking at all those tabs. I click on the "books" tab. ...scroll down... past the fine print that says "download the ibooks application from the iTunes App Store to read books on your iPhone", to the SECOND checkbox next to "Sync Audiobooks".

I am using iBooks, and did check off the "Sync Audiobooks" box, and the books still do not show up on my iPhone. There is no "fine print" on the Books tab in iTunes.

Any help?