Audiobook Builder
Audiobook Builder
2.1.2

5.0

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Audiobook Builder free download for Mac

Audiobook Builder2.1.2

26 November 2020

Import Audiobook CDs or other audio to iPod.

Overview

Audiobook Builder makes it easy to turn your audio CDs, MP3s, M4As, and other audio files into audiobooks for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Join audio, create enhanced chapter stops, adjust quality settings and let Audiobook Builder handle the rest. When it finishes you get one or a few audiobook tracks in iTunes® instead of hundreds or even thousands of music tracks!

Key Features:
  • Audio file joining: Already ripped your CDs? There's no need to suffer through it again.
  • Enhanced chapter stops: Custom artwork you specify will appear in iTunes and on iPods with a color display.
  • Adjustable quality settings: Start with the included presets, but feel free to customize each project's audio settings to suit your personal taste.
  • iTunes integration: Drag and drop straight from iTunes to your Audiobook Builder projects. Audiobook Builder can also send its output directly to a special playlist in iTunes.
  • Quite a memory: Each Audiobook Builder project's audio data is contained in the project document file, so you are free to start a project now, take a break and return to finish your project later. You can even move projects between Macs, if necessary.

What's new in Audiobook Builder

Version 2.1.2:
  • Ready for macOS 11 Big Sur. Built for Intel and Apple Silicon. Fixes
  • Zaps a potenial ‘mdat’ atom length issue. This hasn’t prevented playback in Apple’s audiobook or music players, but could’ve affected third-party players or devices.
  • Includes minor user interface adjustments.

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53 Reviews of Audiobook Builder

5
Mcr
08 January 2019
Version: 2.0

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Long time version 1.x user, just upgraded to 2.0 for $2 (no brainer). Now 64-bit and runs great and fast on Mojave. Thumbs up to Splasm for even offering an upgrade discount; they could just as easily justified charging full $4.95 regardless, given how long ago 1.x came out, and I don't think many 1.x users would have been upset. I mean $2 won't even get you a large order of fries at most hamburger fast food places.
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5
Mcr
08 January 2019
Version: 2.0
Long time version 1.x user, just upgraded to 2.0 for $2 (no brainer). Now 64-bit and runs great and fast on Mojave. Thumbs up to Splasm for even offering an upgrade discount; they could just as easily justified charging full $4.95 regardless, given how long ago 1.x came out, and I don't think many 1.x users would have been upset. I mean $2 won't even get you a large order of fries at most hamburger fast food places.
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5
estanislau
10 July 2018
Version: 1.5.7
Desconheço, no momento, melhor editor para audiobooks. Segundo os desenvolvedores, uma nova versão esta em desenvolvimento, e a versão atual será compatível com o novo macOS Mojave.
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5
Haffback
08 August 2017
Version: 1.5.7
This is the goto, one stop app for converting multiple disk audiobooks to files to use on an iPhone/ipad/ipod. Response support as well.
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5
Funjoy
17 September 2016
Version: 1.5.6
If you want to concatenate zillions of audiobook files into a single one (which also reduces total size), this solid app is ideal. I've had it for years and use it a few times a year.
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5
Mcr
17 September 2016
Version: 1.5.6
I've been using this for YEARS. I get a lot of online audiobooks from the library (Overdrive system) which comes in MP3s. This makes it so easy to convert to AAC with chapters, adds the metadata and cover art. My wife goes through 4-5 audiobooks a week so a real time saver.

For audiobooks CDs (if you can still even find those), often they have dozens of tracks, up to 99, per CD. Some of the tracks are only a few minutes in length. After ripping the tracks, this program makes it easy to combine many small tracks into larger more convenient length for listening.

BTW, version 1.5.5 works fine from 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.11 (El Cap)
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5
jmpattersonjm
12 August 2016
Version: 1.5.5
This app has really saved me time. I get audio cd from the lib was ripping to iTunes and wanted to condense all the files to one disk. So I had to open in toast titanium and save as disk image, then import to iTunes and convert to mp3 along with renaming. Now all done with one app.
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5
Robert-Gere
01 August 2016
Version: 1.5.5
As an audiobook addict and Audible.com subscriber, I still find myself acquiring books on CDs, Audiobook Builder makes the process easy. I have used it for over 5 years with no serious problems and the occasion request for support always gets a quick response. I bought is when it was $19.95 and thought it the best purchase ever. At $4.95 it is a steal.
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5
Bumbleb
08 January 2016
Version: 1.5.4
Just a quickie to say the Audiobook Builder is a GREAT piece of software, and that I'm so glad the developer keeps it current. As another reviewer wrote; Audiobook Builder hasn't had any features added for years, but it really doesn't need any. I'm glad the developer keeps it simple, and instead just keep on refining it. I can't recall a single time this app has caused me any trouble. Honestly, I think the developer should raise the price. 7.99, 9.99 or up to $14 would be perfectly reasonable for this great app.
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5
Basti79
02 January 2016
Version: 1.5.4
I am using AB since a very long time. Admitted, there hasn't been any functional update since years, but on the other hand, there isn't anything really missing in this app either. It works. The audiobooks it creates are of really good quality and the app is stable. So nothing to complain about - it's a good solution.
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Drdul
15 November 2015
Version: 1.5.3
Audiobook Builder is also available through the Mac App Store (currently discounted to free), where the dev has noted that a new build is coming soon for El Capitan.
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3.5
Sherwood-Botsford
30 October 2015
Version: 1.5.3
While a very useful program, it is missing a key feature: Job queueing. It takes several minutes per book to slurp up the files, then several more minutes to build the audio book. And while it's doing either of these, you can't do anything else with it. You can get around this by duplicating the app folder giving it a new name, say AudioBuilder2.app, but now you have to keep track of multiple items, and making a mistake is easy. I wish I could do this: * Select tracks. * Click build -- none of this slurping data in, then clicking build. * Now while it's building that one, select my next set of tracks.... In this way I could set up and build 20 books at a time or so. I have written to the authors with this idea 2 years ago. A new version hasn't come out in that time.
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3.5
JonStuck
20 September 2015
Version: 1.5.3
Doe not work with 10.11 (El Captain). I have a stack of Books waiting to be done. Other than that it is the best solution I have found.
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5
ValS1724
01 August 2014
Version: 1.5.3
Audiobook Builder is a marvelous intuitive method for converting CDs into a complete audio book capable of being played on any mobile device. If I can use it, anyone can, it's easy! A great app for listening to audiobooks while your work out or do crafts.
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5
Istra
23 June 2014
Version: 1.5.3
price on the developer's website is $4.95 ($9,95 is for the "family pack")
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5
Drdul
21 May 2014
Version: 1.5.3
Audiobook Builder is easy to use and does exactly what it says it will do, every time without problems. A fast and easy way to create audiobooks at a reasonable price.
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5
Philosopherdog
08 April 2014
Version: 1.5.3
Simply a brilliant little app. The only suggestion I have is to not force the user to create a project in order to convert some files. This should be optional. Just save it to a temp file. Most audio book conversions are a one off.
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4.5
Makmic
22 October 2012
Version: 1.5.3
Really complete, with a lot of options. But not a s simple to use AudioBook Binder
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Revco
05 September 2011
Version: 1.5.2
It would be nice if this app didn't include all the audio files within the saved doc. Actually, it's ridiculous that it doesn't just save references to the original files. My saved doc is around 2GB and I still need to add several chapters.
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5
Cgc
03 August 2011
Version: 1.5.2
Great app, better than the other's I've tried; and it's only $5.99 on the AppStore.
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5
orsi
26 July 2011
Version: 1.5.2
As an audiobook lover, I fell in love with the easiness and possibilities of Audiobook Builder. I used this app for many years to build hundreds of audiobooks from different sources. I never had any problems. The interface is very clever and the developer is permanently adding really useful features. If you are tired to handle a bunch of files for a single audiobook, or you want to build sophisticated audiobooks, you seriously should keep an eye on this application. For less than 10 $ it's probably the best investment I've ever made.
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5
Pwenzel
25 July 2011
Version: 1.5.2
This tool will prove to be an essential part of my workflow as I produce a podcast featuring chapter-based releases. The price is well worth it, given its simplicity and feature set. It "just works" in places where other tools seem to fail. Thanks the developer!
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5
ChristopherPrice
15 July 2011
Version: 1.5.2
Add me to the list of very happy customers. Easily converts a folder of audiobook mp3 "chapters" in to a single bookmark-able media file in iTunes. Very easy to use and *so* much better than trying to rename and sort sound files to play in the proper order.
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5
Sebastien-L
21 December 2010
Version: 1.2.3
Easy to use , do exactly what is made for ... so what do you want at this price.
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5
Utcarsons
15 December 2010
Version: 1.2.3
This just works. Much more reliable than my Markable/PC version was. Particularly like that you can save projects in progress and that you can reorder disks if you happen to import them in the wrong order. Creates nice compact file size even on high quality.
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Joop3
03 November 2010
Version: 1.2.3
This is a great program. I have been using iTunes when I want to download an audio book for my iPod but quite often I can't use the "join audio tracks" which is a must otherwise you end up with all these unnamed tracks. An audio book usually has a number of discs and on some of them I may be able to "join the tracks" but those are very few indeed. I'm somewhat of an illiterate as far as computers go, but this program is simple to follow and does a great job. (especially considering I only paid $7.98}
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5
Robert-Gere
23 September 2010
Version: 1.2.2
I love audiobooks and am an Audible subscriber, but it is nice to use the local library for their selection also. After jerking around importing CDs into iTunes and making playlists and typing them as audiobooks, I would still end up with a messy workflow. I bought version 1 and it made the process easier, just enough to be worth the money. With each rev it got better. The current version is almost perfect. Start the project, feed it CDs when it asks for them, click finished and let it do the rest.
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5
Danlfsmith
09 July 2010
Version: 1.2
Good program that I've been using since version 1.0. There used to be an issue with audiobook files it created that were longer than 2 hours causing iPod playback to quit, but this seems to have been corrected some time ago, as I've had no problems with recent versions. Well worth the nominal fee.
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5
Blp
25 February 2010
Version: 1.1.5
This is a great program I've used for years. If you every make, or want to make, audio books out of anything (make any audio file into a bookmarkable audiobook file that appears in the audiobook section of iTunes and iPod/iPhone) then get this program. Great parameter settings and bookmark controls. Good developer support as well. I've never come across another program that does anything like this.
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4
stuff-7
22 February 2010
Version: 1.1.5
Bought this on special & thought I would only use it a few times. BOY AM I GLAD I BOUGHT IT! It is so easy to use - it has changed the way I arrange my library & made things MUCH more neat & easy to find. Very Stable Tech support is great too. It could do with a few extra sections for adding details and I would argue it can all be in one pain to make navigation a little easier / quicker but great app!
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Trashie
05 January 2010
Version: 1.1.4
I bought this when it first came along it was buggy and crappy but did the job - like most software in early development. Bought it 31st Oct 2006 and it kinda chugged along then. Now however wow have they improved it now to such an extent it runs like clock work. I would also say to anyone thinking to buy it the upgrades are steady not fast but always good so you get fixes and updates for your money for a long time (I have had 3 years). I have converted REALLY maybe 300 books in MP3/CD from my library with this (yeah I am not a kid I am getting on a bit)...all works perfect. All my library was converted from CD/MP3 using this. Talk about value for money! Without a que yeah took some time. I do try to buy now my books in audiobook format but still pick up MP3 and CD from time to time. So never without it, does not burn itself out as MP3/CD format is still prevalent and just when you think you won't get one you do. They have not done too much to the UI (it was always good). However I hope they add a que etc so I can line books up and go to bed but speed wise on the same hardware I bought it on it is up by 100% and more I would think. I hope to see feature adding soon as stability is getting very good. Que, tagging - I'd like to see it turn into an all in one audiobook tool but YMMV. This is like itunes if you own an ipod and like audio books it is a must must must have!
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Jpvand
17 December 2009
Version: 1.1.2
Been using this application for a long time now and have not found a better application. Its simple, works great, and has enough little features to make my audiobooks better than Audible downloadable books. The ability to combine tracks and label them with the chapter number and name, select how large the file sizes will be, add cover art, etc etc, and import directly from the ripped CDs that are in my iTunes. Just select the files in iTunes and hit import from iTunes on the app and in seconds they are imported. It just takes about 20 minutes to create a 20+ hour audiobook. I highly recommend it!
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5
Mahojas
26 May 2009
Version: 1.1.1
I have enjoyed using this application for years now, and I can't find a better one on the market. Thanks to AB I now have quite a considerable collection of audio books in my iTunes library which I listen to on my iPod. It works smoothly and cleanly in all respects. All that at a very affordable price.
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5
Sasasushi
15 May 2009
Version: 1.1
This application is absolutely awesome! It does what it purports to do elegantly. I was also very pleasantly surprised at it's low price. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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5
Kzx72
02 March 2009
Version: 1.0.11
What an awesome program, one of my favorites no doubt. Question though - does anyone know if it's possible to make an audiobook "Part length" longer than 12 hours? That's the max on this program and I needed a single part that's 13 hours long...
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5
Komtom
26 January 2009
Version: 1.0.11
One of these programs i really love!!! Simple, easy, fantastic!!!
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5
Merlik
18 December 2008
Version: 1.0.11
I have had this for quite a while and I use the heck out of it. I love audiobooks but using just iTunes to convert the cds to audiobooks can be a pain. With this it makes one Audiobook File with chapters that can be played on my iPod. There are a couple of features that I would like but I can't argue for the cost of this software. Keep up the great work Splasm.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
12 September 2008
Version: 1.0.11
Whoops! AudioBook Builder is not perfect: It choked when I try to join large mp3 files, like those approaching a gigabyte. But it DID convert a very large collection of audiobook files into about fifty books, each one divided into two or three files each. Only about one book in ten failed to convert, I assume because each file was too large. Still worth the price though. (See previous review.)
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5
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
29 August 2008
Version: 1.0.10
I'm more satisfied with Audiobook Builder than I've been with any shareware I've purchased in years. So far, Audiobook Builder works exactly as the developer claims, and best of all, it seems to have a 100% success rate in joining mp3s. I've already converted a dozen books. The feature set is maybe a bit limited and the program is not exactly speedy, but everything it does functions perfectly. Best of all, the chapter creation function could not be simpler. I have an enormous audiobook collection, but my iTunes and ipod were becoming littered with thousands of mp3 files, which was annoying and impractical to say the least. For the past year, I'd been struggling with Join Together, which only worked about a third of the time, and with Join Together, I could never chapterize my converted audiobooks because Join Together requires the use of Apple's Chapter Tool (which--strangely--I was never able to find on the internet). Anyway, when I discovered AudioBook Builder, it came as a godsend and it was the best $10 I ever spent!
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anonymous-bear-5373
27 June 2008
Version: 1.0.10
By far THE best Audiobook Application for Mac. The only thing I wish that would be added: Batch Processing. I would love to setup 10-15 jobs to convert MP3s to Audiobooks and have my iMac do all the work while I am sleeping instead of having to one after another after another after another...
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Brian50
12 June 2008
Version: 1.0.10
Thanks for the update and the quick response. Works perfectly now with QuickTime 7.5(861) in Leopard.
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Gap1028
15 January 2008
Version: 1.0.8
Nice program and does what it says. However, I find it can get lost and reset to beginning of file. I am using an iPod nano (gen 1) and when it hits some (not all) chapter boundries it loses its place and stops playing. Is this an first gen iPod problem? Is there a way of seeing play count of each of the chapters?
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Rellimarual
04 December 2007
Version: 1.0.8
Would be perfect, except that there's a tendency for files over certain length to "skip" on playback or to hit some kind of snag that sends you to the next file/book. Then, you've got to go back to where you left off (any bookmarks will be erased) and figure out where you left off. I'm not sure what causes this, and I believe the developers blame it on some aspect of iTunes that is beyond their control, but still.
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5
Bumbleb
20 November 2007
Version: 1.0.8
A wonderful application. Works very well, is so easy to use, and delivers every time. Never been unstable for me. Very reasonable price. Only minus in my book, is the 12-hour forced split, which means I cannot make an audiobook that is 13 hours long, because it will be split into two parts. Or maybe that has been fixed by now? I dunno, it's been a while since I had to make a Tony Robbins audiobook;-) Anyway, all in all, a five-star app!
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5
Drsfg
06 August 2007
Version: 1.0.7
A marvel! Just amazingly good. If I had any future enhancements, it would to automatically eject the current CD and ask for the next, then automatically bring up the import window. But this is just one of those little refinements that one can do without, but as a first time user was surprised wasn't there. I have several cassette-based audiobooks that I wanted to listen to on my iPod. I transferred them to CD, then used this to "audiobook" them. Wonderful! And the price is great!
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4
Vgz
10 July 2007
Version: 1.0.7
There should be an option to NOT break the audiobooks into separate parts. I prefer having one file per audiobook so, for me, this program is not very useful on books over 12 hours. Please add an option to make single part books, no matter the length. I know iTunes and the iPod/iPhone can handle them. They worked perfectly fine with the 26 hour audiobook (HP5) I ripped and chaptered with ChapterToolMe.
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5
Mahojas
14 April 2007
Version: 1.0.7
This great little application works well. I can't imagine one that does this job better. Keep up the good work!
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5
Izac
18 March 2007
Version: 1.0.6
Fantastic! I've needed an app like this for ages and finally someone has gone and done it right. I did not flinch in buying it; at $10 it really is a steal. Keep up the great work!
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5
Roustem-Karimov
21 December 2006
Version: 1.0.4
I bought it today and created a couple of audiobooks in just a few minutes. It is a great, easy-to-use utility. The documentation is not required. I tried to use a couple of freeware tools before, including Join Together. They work ok but they are a bit cumbersome to use and do not save me as much time as Audiobook Builder does. In my opinion, Audiobook Builder is a great time-saver and it deserves 5 stars.
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Doug-S-
06 December 2006
Version: 1.0.4
Pretty nice little app, but I'm not sure about $10 for it since I can get Join Together (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21391) for free and it does exactly the same thing.
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5
Nachtschicht
05 December 2006
Version: 1.0.4
Software that just works. Very nice.
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5
Atomic
22 November 2006
Version: 1.0.2
Fantastic Software, perfect iPod + iTunes companion !!! Excellent layout and ease of use, runs smoothly on my iMac G4. Other uses besides Audiobooks 1. For the serious Audiobook listener 2. For Podcasts. Backed up all my favorite Podcasts like (Singularity by Bill DeSmedt, 47 episodes 19 hours) into two smooth tracks. 3.Can also be used to join Concert music together with gapless playback for older iPods or music previously ripped in seperate tracks, just do not use the bookmark feature or the music ends up in your Audiobook section (.m4b) The price is sweet even against the South African Rand R7.23 to the $1. I can not praise this software enough. Mario Joburg South Africa
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5
//idn
30 October 2006
Version: 1.0
This software is a heaven-sent for any serious audiobook fan! Beautiful, uncluttered interface, flawless performance so far and easy as it could possibly be. I'm stunned. Great work!
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4.25
Macupdate102
27 October 2006
Version: 1.0
I've been looking for a app like this for some time. To rip CD audiobooks I've been using a combination of Apple Chapter tool, ITunes scripts like "Audiobooker", ITunify and other tools. This app consolodates a lot of these functions into one nice little applicaiton, its definitely worth trying if you rip audiobook CD's for use on your IPod
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  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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