iPod Nano Question - Need Help using with Audio Books - My first Apple product so I'm an Apple Newbi

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Bonniefmh@hotmail.com, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Guest

    I've got an iPod Nano for Christmast and I've having a heck of a time
    figuring it out. I've mainly been using it for Audio Books and after
    several updates I'm having better luck but it is still not doing
    everythign I THINK it should.
    I don't buy books from iTunes but since Apple forces me to use it, I
    do. The problem is I am able to get SOME books under a single
    heading...
    ex ...
    AUDIOBOOKs\Once Dead\ Track 1 or Track 2 or Tract 3........
    and this is great but the problem is other are like
    AUDIOBOOKs\Tick\Track 1-12
    AUDIOBOOKs\Tick\Track 12-22

    So I might have 10 or 20 book parts listed DIRECTLY under Audiobooks
    and with about 100 books on the device, it makes it pretty messy.

    I have figured out how to use iTunes and click on GET
    INFO\OPTIONS\MEDIA KIND and then set the media to Audio Books and this
    helps to seperate Music from Audio Books but nothing I do can FORCE
    all the books under a single heading , like songs under and Album
    title. It seems like for some reason they either sort themselves as
    chapers under a book title or I have several occurances of the book
    title with some chapters under each book and nothing I do can change
    it.

    Also, when it sorts itself in the messy way, it looks like this (maybe
    this will help explain it a little better.)

    AUDIO BOOK
    War and Peace Tolstoy 01
    chapert 1
    chapert 2
    chapert 3
    War and Peace Tolstoy 02
    Chapert 4
    chapert 5
    War and Peace Tolstoy 03
    chap 6
    chap 7
    War and Peace Tolstoy 04
    chap 8
    chap 9
    Blue Adept Piers Anthony
    chap 1
    chap 2
    ...
    chap 100
    Green Arrow Huck Fin
    Chap 1
    ...
    chap 100


    Hope that explains it better. I don't know if there is a limit to the
    number of chapters you can have under an author/book title - maybe
    that is the problem.
    But it would be VERY NICE to have all the chapters of the same books
    together.

    Sorry , I know I've bungled this request for help with my confusing
    explanation, but if you were able to read this far and understand what
    I'm trying to say, help me, please!!!

    Thanks
    Bonnie
     
    , Jun 19, 2011
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  2. jc Guest

    Re: iPod Nano Question - Need Help using with Audio Books - My firstApple product so I'm an Apple Newbi

    If I understand your problem correctly, I think you can solve it by
    manipulating the
    tags in iTunes. Here are some instructions on dealing with
    converting CD's to audio books that might be applicable
    to your situation:
    http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/itunsabk.htm

    I suspect if you simply delete those extra fields like Tolstoy 1,
    Tolstoy 2, etc, things will sort themselves out correctly.

    -jc

    On Jun 19, 2:37 am, wrote:
    > I've got an iPod Nano for Christmast and I've having a heck of a time
    > figuring it out.  I've mainly been using it for Audio Books and after
    > several updates I'm having better luck but it is still not doing
    > everythign I THINK it should.
    > I don't buy books from iTunes but since Apple forces me to use it, I
    > do.  The problem is I am able to get SOME books under a single
    > heading...
    > ex ...
    > AUDIOBOOKs\Once Dead\ Track 1 or Track 2 or Tract 3........
    > and this is great but the problem is other are like
    > AUDIOBOOKs\Tick\Track 1-12
    > AUDIOBOOKs\Tick\Track 12-22
    >
    > So I might have 10 or 20 book parts listed DIRECTLY under Audiobooks
    > and with about 100 books on the device, it makes it pretty messy.
    >
    > I have figured out how to use iTunes and click on GET
    > INFO\OPTIONS\MEDIA KIND and then set the media to Audio Books and this
    > helps to seperate Music from Audio Books but nothing I do can FORCE
    > all the books under a single heading , like songs under and Album
    > title.  It seems like for some reason they either sort themselves as
    > chapers under a book title or I have several occurances of the book
    > title with some chapters under each book and nothing I do can change
    > it.
    >
    > Also, when it sorts itself in the messy way, it looks like this (maybe
    > this will help explain it a little better.)
    >
    > AUDIO BOOK
    >     War and Peace         Tolstoy 01
    >         chapert 1
    >         chapert 2
    >         chapert 3
    >     War and Peace         Tolstoy 02
    >         Chapert 4
    >         chapert 5
    >     War and Peace          Tolstoy 03
    >         chap 6
    >         chap 7
    >     War and Peace          Tolstoy 04
    >         chap 8
    >         chap 9
    > Blue Adept    Piers Anthony
    >         chap 1
    >         chap 2
    >         ...
    >         chap 100
    > Green Arrow  Huck Fin
    >         Chap 1
    >         ...
    >         chap 100
    >
    > Hope that explains it better.  I don't know if there is a limit to the
    > number of chapters you can have under an author/book title - maybe
    > that is the problem.
    > But it would be VERY NICE to have all the chapters of the same books
    > together.
    >
    > Sorry , I know I've bungled this request for help with my confusing
    > explanation, but if you were able to read this far and understand what
    > I'm trying to say, help me, please!!!
    >
    > Thanks
    > Bonnie
     
    jc, Jun 21, 2011
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  3. Guest

    JC, thanks for the response.
    The problem did infact solve itself shortly after I installed the
    latest update for the nano.
    The nano would stop playing after 45 min and would not turn back on.
    Not even after a full night of charging. I would have to use the hard
    reset feature on the nano. And anytime I turned it off, I had to do
    the same. Then iTunes detected I had a problem and offered to fix it
    for me. I let it try and it completely dicked up all the data on the
    nano. Only a few books survived and a few hundred songs.
    So I took iTunes up on its offer to restore my drive to Factory
    settings (which included nuking all my music, books and pics.)
    So at this point I had little to lose.
    I told it to restore and after about a hour of it restoring, telling
    me nano had a problem, trying to fix it, restoreing and just looping,
    I just unpluged the damn thing and left it alone.
    I put data back on it after once again doing a hard reset and it seems
    to be working now for the moment. Have not listened to it for more
    then a few mins.
    It seems I now have to hold down the on button for several seconds
    to turn the nano on/off - different than before the upgrade.
    Really hope this fixes the problem.
    I was happy to give Apple a try since I had such poor luck with the
    (much easier to use) Sansa pieces of crap. I hope the apple nano
    proves to be a much better product.

    Again, thanks for the response to my request
    BP

    On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:20:03 -0700 (PDT), jc <>
    wrote:

    >
    >If I understand your problem correctly, I think you can solve it by
    >manipulating the
    >tags in iTunes. Here are some instructions on dealing with
    >converting CD's to audio books that might be applicable
    >to your situation:
    >http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/itunsabk.htm
    >
    >I suspect if you simply delete those extra fields like Tolstoy 1,
    >Tolstoy 2, etc, things will sort themselves out correctly.
    >
    >-jc
    >
    >On Jun 19, 2:37 am, wrote:
    >> I've got an iPod Nano for Christmast and I've having a heck of a time
    >> figuring it out.  I've mainly been using it for Audio Books and after
    >> several updates I'm having better luck but it is still not doing
    >> everythign I THINK it should.
    >> I don't buy books from iTunes but since Apple forces me to use it, I
    >> do.  The problem is I am able to get SOME books under a single
    >> heading...
    >> ex ...
    >> AUDIOBOOKs\Once Dead\ Track 1 or Track 2 or Tract 3........
    >> and this is great but the problem is other are like
    >> AUDIOBOOKs\Tick\Track 1-12
    >> AUDIOBOOKs\Tick\Track 12-22
    >>
    >> So I might have 10 or 20 book parts listed DIRECTLY under Audiobooks
    >> and with about 100 books on the device, it makes it pretty messy.
    >>
    >> I have figured out how to use iTunes and click on GET
    >> INFO\OPTIONS\MEDIA KIND and then set the media to Audio Books and this
    >> helps to seperate Music from Audio Books but nothing I do can FORCE
    >> all the books under a single heading , like songs under and Album
    >> title.  It seems like for some reason they either sort themselves as
    >> chapers under a book title or I have several occurances of the book
    >> title with some chapters under each book and nothing I do can change
    >> it.
    >>
    >> Also, when it sorts itself in the messy way, it looks like this (maybe
    >> this will help explain it a little better.)
    >>
    >> AUDIO BOOK
    >>     War and Peace         Tolstoy 01
    >>         chapert 1
    >>         chapert 2
    >>         chapert 3
    >>     War and Peace         Tolstoy 02
    >>         Chapert 4
    >>         chapert 5
    >>     War and Peace          Tolstoy 03
    >>         chap 6
    >>         chap 7
    >>     War and Peace          Tolstoy 04
    >>         chap 8
    >>         chap 9
    >> Blue Adept    Piers Anthony
    >>         chap 1
    >>         chap 2
    >>         ...
    >>         chap 100
    >> Green Arrow  Huck Fin
    >>         Chap 1
    >>         ...
    >>         chap 100
    >>
    >> Hope that explains it better.  I don't know if there is a limit to the
    >> number of chapters you can have under an author/book title - maybe
    >> that is the problem.
    >> But it would be VERY NICE to have all the chapters of the same books
    >> together.
    >>
    >> Sorry , I know I've bungled this request for help with my confusing
    >> explanation, but if you were able to read this far and understand what
    >> I'm trying to say, help me, please!!!
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Bonnie
     
    , Jun 27, 2011
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