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    Audio books to iPod
    How do I transfer audio books, that were not downloaded from iTunes, to my iPod please? They are in MP3, and are on my macbook.

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    You need to import them into iTunes.
    Once there, if they're not recognized as an audiobook
    right click on the file - select Get Info
    go to the Options tab and in the drop down for 'Media Kind' select Audiobook.
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    Thanks for your answers folks. I didn't word my question very well. The problem I'm having is transfering audiobooks, that were not bought from itunes, from my mac to iTunes then to my iPod.
    I can't get them onto iTunes from my mac.
    Cheers

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    Have you tried dragging and dropping them direct from your Mac to the iPod without going through iTunes?

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    I have dragged it directly to the iPod, but can't find it once I eject the iPod from the mac.

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    Need to tell us what is happening - not just that it doesn't work.

    What happens when you drag the file into iTunes or onto the iTunes icon in the Dock?

    If you drag an mp3 into the iPod - it is going to be in the Music category unless you have changed the type to audiobook within iTunes.
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    "What happens when you drag the file into iTunes or onto the iTunes icon in the Dock?"

    The word iTunes appears above the iTunes icon, then disappears after I let go of the file.

    "If you drag an mp3 into the iPod - it is going to be in the Music category unless you have changed the type to audiobook within iTunes."

    I have done a search in the Music category; no joy. Also scrolled through the Artist, Playlist & Album lists.

    When I dragged the mp3 file onto the iPod icon on the desktop, it copied across. The file appears next to folders called; Calendars, Contacts, DCIM, Notes, Recordings. When I disconnect the iPod from the mac, I can't find the mp3 file anywhere on the iPod.

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    I think you need to give this a go . . . Turn off 'show all' in the Music App (Via settings on iDevice); and turn on 'manually sync Music and AudioBooks' in the summary Tab in iTunes, when your iDevice is connected, then sync again, and they should be there . . .
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