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Old 11-18-2007, 02:38 PM
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Default Audiobook Bookmarking Solution for Zunes

Would you like your audiobooks to:
Resume where left off (Bookmarking)? No more searching for your place?
Be segregated from your music files so they no longer show up when shuffling music?

Read on for the solution!

The new Zunes (and old ones w/ new firmware) support podcasts. Podcasts automatically bookmark where you leave off and give you a "resume" option when you go back.
Changing the "Genre" tag in the audiobook MP3 file will trick the zune into thinking that it is a podcast.
Before you begin either
a) make sure all of your audiobook files are tagged and numbered correctly, or, better yet:
b) combine all of the audiobook files into one large file (there are numerous free programs for this (google: MP3 joiner)

It's simple and easy:

Step 1:
Using a tag editor, open your audiobook files and batch change the "Genre" field to: Podcast

Step 2:
Open your Zune software and drag and drop the audiobook right into the collection/music album window (where the album art is)

Step 3:
Change view to collection/podcast (the files should be there)

Step 4:
Drag Podcast to Zune to sync

The audiobook will now be in the "Podcast" section on the Zune.

Play and enjoy!

Thanks to: this thread @ and this one @ Zunerama
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