- 2. .m4b ((FREE))
Okay. Finally got it. If your audiobook is not already in .m4b format, convert it using AudioBookBinder in the Mac App Store. Then, take that .m4b file and use Waltr 2. It can be found here. A tutorial on how to use (very simple) is here. Basically connect your iPhone via USB (at least the first time) and then drag/drop the .m4b file. AudioBookBinder is free. Waltr 2 is free for 24 hours. So, if you want to use it more often than once, there is a charge.
Smart Audiobook Player is designed specially for playing audio books. Although it boasts the same features you'd expect from any audiobook player, Smart Audiobook Player also includes: 1. Support for almost every audio format, including .m4b. 2. Built-in cover art searching and downloading. 3. Lock screen feature to avoid accidental chapter skipping. 4. Playback speed adjustment.
M4B is a container format mostly used for audiobooks, with the file extension .m4b. Conforming to MPEG-4 part 14 audio layer, it is basically the same as M4A audio files, encoded in AAC. Apple iTunes normally use M4A for music, M4B for audiobooks, and M4R for ringtones.
Audio book and podcast files, which also contain metadata including chapter markers, images, and hyperlinks, can use the extension .m4a, but more commonly use the .m4b extension. An .m4a audio file cannot "bookmark" (remember the last listening spot), whereas .m4b extension files can.
I have been trying to go through my audiobook collection and add a bunch of tags for better library management, but about 1/3 of my files are not recognized when I open a directory. Some of these files have come directly from Audible, via the OpenAudible program - so it gets the Audible files and converts them to .m4b. I then copied those files over to my library and used Readarr to rename/reorganize them. Now, some of them show up in mp3tag, and some of them don't. I cannot figure out what happened to some of the files in the 2 days since I put them in their folders (I just downloaded all of them with OA 2 days ago). I can go to my OpenAudible directory and re-copy a file to my library, and it will be recognized. If that was my only source, I would just redo everything, but more than half of my books are ripped from old CD's so I can't recreate the original files...
As this post over at the apple stackexchange says, .aax files from Audible are indeed encrypted m4b files, which means that if I would decode an .aax file without converting it, I would get a .m4b file.
Q: I have a collection of .mp3 files that I would like to combine them together. I'm on a Win10 machine. How can I make an audiobook (.m4b) that is bookmarkable with chapters from these .mp3s? Please help.
There isn't one. This is in reference to a virtual podcast containing audiobooks, for which Podcast Addict works quite well, so long as you manually change the extension from .m4b to .m4a. I was hoping to eliminate that step of the process.
Apple Books can play audiobooks only when the audiobooks are in .m4b format. However, the Audible audiobooks are in a special format AAX or AA which is not supported by Apple Books. Therefore, the first step you should take to listen to Audible with Apple Books in an iOS device is to convert Audible AAX/AA to M4B.
If you have a lot of audiobooks, you must be familiar with M4B format. M4B files support metadata for chapters and bookmarking on supporting players, so Audiobook and podcast files which contain metadata including chapter markers, images, and hyperlinks more commonly use the .m4b extension.
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