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iPod: How to Convert MP3 files to iPod Audio Book format (m4b)

by Shivaranjan on July 1, 2007


In this post we will discuss, how to convert a mp3 file to iPod audio format (.m4b). You may download lot of audio books in mp3 format and transfer it to you iPod for listening, but these files don’t have the useful features of iPod audio book format.

Why Convert MP3 audio book to iPod audio book format?

Audio books are most of the time quite large files, it’s unlikely that you listen them in one piece. Your iPod remembers the position where you stopped listening the last time. So when you continue listening to your audio book, maybe days later, you don’t have to waste time finding the right position to start. This even works, if you are listening to music or other audio books in the meantime. These features are only available for audio books in the iPod format (.m4b) but not for MP3 files.

How to convert MP3 files to iPod audio book format (m4b)?

1. Download MP3 to iPod Audio Book Converter from freeipodsoftware.com or from this mirror.

2. Add the files that you wish to convert by clicking “add button” and start the conversion process by clicking the “start conversion” button. The best part is that you can add multiple mp3 files and the program will merge it into a single iPod audio book file. Refer to the screenshot below (click it to enlarge)


3. The program will ask for file name and location where the file has to be saved. Give the required details and the conversion process would start. (click on the screenshot below to enlarge)


4. Once the conversion is complete transfer the newly created iPod audio book file to your iPod using iTunes. Now go and listen the audio book that you created. :)

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Now that you are aware of the advantages that iPod audio book format (.m4b) offers, you should probably try converting all your audio books that are in MP3 format. So that you can listen to your large audio books in a much better way.

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The converter linked in this article is a WINDOWS exe applicatin. No help for us MacAddicts1

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