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Old 08-24-2008, 04:59 PM
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Default iMusic audiobooks to the Zen?

I have several audiobooks in m4b format that I would like to listen to on my Zen Sleek Photo. Is there any software that would convert the files into Zen compatibles and cut them into chapters? Preferably quickly and without a lot of intervention?
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Old 08-25-2008, 03:12 AM
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I use this for converting audio works fast & it's freeware http://www.*********************.com/
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:00 PM
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M4B is identical to the M4A format. They are both an audio file wrapped within MPEG-4 container format. The only reason for the different extension is so that iTunes and iPods can recognize the file as an audio book rather than a normal audio file, which allows for features like bookmarking.

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Is there any software that would convert the files into Zen compatibles and cut them into chapters?
Maybe try renaming the m4b files to m4a files and then converting them to MP3 using iTunes. Once they are in MP3 format, they should be playable on the Sleek.

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Audio book and podcast files, which also contain metadata including chapter markers, images, and hyperlinks, can use the extension <TT>.m4a</TT>, but more commonly use the <TT>.m4b</TT> extension. An <TT>.m4a</TT> audio file cannot "bookmark" (remember the last listening spot), whereas <TT>.m4b</TT> extension files can. Users can rename <TT>.mp4</TT> or <TT>.m4a</TT> file extensions to <TT>.m4b</TT> to activate these features.
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