Audiobook Builder
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Import Audiobook CDs or other audio to iPod.   Shareware ($9.95)
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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
What's New
Version 1.5.3:

Fixes:

  • Corrects a potential issue when adding files with extra-long names
  • No longer leaves ".mp4" in file names when importing tracks from CDs
  • Tweaks to ensure adding files to a Project doesn't cause the interface to hang
  • Minor error management fixes
  • Minor user interface adjustments

Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • QuickTime 7.0 or later



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Audiobook Builder User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Philosopherdog reviewed on 08 Apr 2014
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.
[Version 1.5.3]

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Philosopherdog replied on 08 Apr 2014
Currently showing as 4.99 on the MAS not 9.95 as listed here BTW, but this price may fluctuate, who knows.
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Makmic reviewed on 22 Oct 2012
Really complete, with a lot of options. But not a s simple to use AudioBook Binder
[Version 1.5.3]


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Revco commented on 05 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 1.5.2]

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Balanchine replied on 11 Nov 2013
I found this behaviour surprising when I noticed it, but it has been useful when I've wanted to edit a project long after I deleted the original CD rip.
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Cgc reviewed on 03 Aug 2011
Great app, better than the other's I've tried; and it's only $5.99 on the AppStore.
[Version 1.5.2]

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owieh replied on 21 Jun 2012
Thanks for this! It IS cheaper on the Mac App Store.
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Balanchine replied on 11 Nov 2013
It's $4.95 for a single user license from the developer's site. Not sure why MacUpdate are quoting the family license price of $9.95.
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orsi reviewed on 26 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Pwenzel reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
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!
[Version 1.5.2]


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ChristopherPrice reviewed on 15 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Sebastien-L reviewed on 21 Dec 2010
Easy to use , do exactly what is made for ... so what do you want at this price.
[Version 1.2.3]


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Utcarsons reviewed on 15 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 1.2.3]


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Joop3 commented on 02 Nov 2010
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}
[Version 1.2.3]


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gap1028 had trouble on 14 Jan 2008
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?
[Version 1.0.8]



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Balanchine rated on 11 Nov 2013

[Version 1.5.3]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 1.5.3]



Andy_M rated on 26 Jun 2013

[Version 1.5.3]



Finalcutbob rated on 03 Jul 2012

[Version 1.5.3]



Ageejim rated on 14 Jun 2012

[Version 1.5.3]



+5

Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 1.5.3]



nutmegzone rated on 03 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5.3]



D2photo rated on 18 Aug 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



+5

Mistertoad17 rated on 04 May 2011

[Version 1.2.6]



Boilerman7 rated on 19 Apr 2011

[Version 1.2.6]


Downloads:39,375
Version Downloads:3,722
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Shareware
Date:23 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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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.


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