New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Can I listen to Audio books.......


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
royalpei

 
royalpei's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 03, 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 141
royalpei is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Imac 27" 3.2 GHZ, Core Intel i5, 16 mb ram, OSX 10.9.2 Macbook Pro 15" Maverick,ipad,iphone

royalpei is offline
on my Mac desktop?
I dont mean with MP3 or CD, but to download and listen to an Audio book?

TIA
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,018
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
I've never tried it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with iTunes provided the Audio Book was in a format that iTunes understood. Why don't you download a free one and give it a try?
QUOTE Thanks
royalpei

 
royalpei's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 03, 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 141
royalpei is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Imac 27" 3.2 GHZ, Core Intel i5, 16 mb ram, OSX 10.9.2 Macbook Pro 15" Maverick,ipad,iphone

royalpei is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by chscag View Post
I've never tried it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work with iTunes provided the Audio Book was in a format that iTunes understood. Why don't you download a free one and give it a try?
This is what I get when I try........................
Attached Images
File Type: png PastedGraphic-1.png (38.6 KB, 22 views)
QUOTE Thanks
Slydude

 
Slydude's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 15, 2009
Location: North Louisiana, USA
Posts: 6,313
Slydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant futureSlydude has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.8,3 8 GB mem, 2.66 GHz Mac Pro - Dead, iPhone 4

Slydude is offline
I currently have several audiobooks from Audible and they work fine. My wife finds that on her Win 7 PC iTunes does not always keep the parts of multi part books in correct order. So she may, for example, have to start part 2 because iTunes skipped to part 3. It doesn't happen all the time.

Nevermind misunderstood the question.

Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

"Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,018
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by royalpei View Post
This is what I get when I try........................
You said "Audio Book" not iBook. Of course an iBook can only be read using the Apple iBook reader in iOS. (On your iPhone or iPad)

Download a real "Audio Book" from Amazon.com and try to play (listen to) it in iTunes.
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,006
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
Not sure what you mean by "not with mp3" since that is going to be the format for almost all downloaded audio books.


Amazon - actually Audible (owned by Amazon) is the place to get audio books. They will be playable on a Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows phone and Blackberry.

An iTunes audiobook will only be playable from within iTunes or iOS.
The picture have posted there is not for an audio book - it is for an ebook.
You need to make sure you are in the Audiobooks section if you're going to use iTunes, not the ebook section of the Books tab..

If you are wanting to check it out - head to Audible - grab their trial membership, currently $7.50/mth gets you 1 book a month for first 3 months.

If you want to check out free audio books, head for your local library web site or check out LibriVox.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
royalpei

 
royalpei's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 03, 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 141
royalpei is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Imac 27" 3.2 GHZ, Core Intel i5, 16 mb ram, OSX 10.9.2 Macbook Pro 15" Maverick,ipad,iphone

royalpei is offline
Thanks for all of the answers, between all of you you 'got it'

Must not be good at explaining myself............................
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Why should I switch to Mac ? | Issues with Flash Player on iMac »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Audio dropout in iMovie FritzDaCat Movies and Video 7 02-17-2012 11:37 AM
MacBook Pro Digital Audio Out to USB Audio In Salsero Apple Notebooks 0 01-02-2012 10:27 PM
Is it possible to add audio line in to Macbook? Leonardo Apple Notebooks 5 12-27-2009 12:35 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?