Audiobook Builder 2.2.7


What's New

Fixed in 2.2.7

  • Ready for macOS 14 Sonoma. Still works great on OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later.
  • Includes the usual minor user interface fixes and adjustments.

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Older Releases

Fixed in 2.2.6

  • We broke renaming individual Chapters in Audiobook Builder 2.2.5 but it’s all better now.
  • Corrects an issue preventing OS X 10.11 and macOS 10.12 users from creating new documents.
  • Contextual menus in Cover and Chapter artwork now work for our macOS 13 Ventura users.

New in 2.2.5

  • Ready for macOS 13 Ventura. (Still works great with OS X 10.11 and later)

Fixed in 2.2.5

  • Prevents a potential crash when a filesystem error occurs while building your audiobooks.
  • Minor Import user interface adjustments.

Fixed in 2.2.3

  • Ever tried to copy an image file in the Finder and paste into the Cover artwork? That actually works now.
  • Works around a duration issue when MP3 files have invalid seamless playback data stored in an iTunSMPB comment.
  • No longer presents “no audio in file” errors for WAVE files with MP3 audio data.
  • Corrects an error reporting glitch on pre-macOS 11.3 Macs.
  • The long description (ldes) tag is back in action, so the Description you enter in Audiobook Builder will again appear on some classic iPods.
  • Prevents an error when a file’s audio track is shorter than the overall duration of the chapters text track.
  • Includes minor user interface enhancements and adjustments.

Fixed in 2.2.2

  • Prevents a rare situation where audio may be out of order in the final build of an audiobook.

Fixed in 2.2.1

  • Corrects an issue that can cause error -17771 when building.

New in 2.2

  • Ready for macOS 12 Monterey.
  • Improves build times by up to 20%, depending on disk performance, and writes significantly less to disk in the process, saving wear and tear.
  • Year, or ‘©day’, metadata is now encoded as a full date, giving players that can show the month and day more to work with. Click the More… button in Cover and look for the new Date option.

Fixed in 2.2

  • Elements in the Rename window’s custom format field no longer shift upward several points on macOS 12 Monterey.
  • Prevents a potential crash when creating a new document.
  • Enhances Chapter artwork with better compression quality and brings a subtle fix in how dimensions are calculated so colors won’t distort on occasion.
  • Cover artwork also benefits from better compression quality.
  • We accidentally disabled that sound of triumph (or the custom sound you might’ve set in Preferences) you’d hear as a build finished a couple of minor updates ago. That sound is back, folks.
  • Prevents a crash when adding files but canceling before all of the files could be scanned for their duration.
  • No longer encodes “long description”, or ‘ldes’, metadata and no longer trims the regular description metadata, or ‘desc’, to 255 characters.
  • Includes minor user interface enhancements and adjustments.

Fixed in 2.1.4

  • Brings Audiobook Builder 2.1.3’s fix for occasionally shortened MP3 files to our macOS 11.3 Big Sur users. Tests show the issue doesn't happen on macOS 11.2.3 or earlier so everyone’s got the fix now.
  • For our Mac App Store users, this version corrects an issue in Audiobook Builder 2.1.3 that broke the Add Music and Add iTunes feature.

New in 2.1.3

  • Audiobook Builder now detects identical artwork in consecutive Chapters and does a little magic to fit your audiobooks into even less storage space.

Fixed in 2.1.3

  • Corrects an issue where some MP3 files might come into a project a bit - in some cases more than a bit - shorter than the original on macOS 11.4 Big Sur and later.
  • Includes minor user interface adjustments.

New in 2.1.2

  • Ready for macOS 11 Big Sur. Built for Intel and Apple Silicon.

Fixed in 2.1.2

  • 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.

Fixed in 2.1.1

  • Prevents a crash when your Part Style is Per Chapter and a Chapter is longer than the maximum Part length.
  • On macOS Catalina and later, increases the default delay between launching Books and actually adding your audiobooks to Books, so Books won't play the audiobook automatically. Larger Books libraries will probably require more of a delay. Reach out to for help with that.
  • No longer over-shrinks artwork when adding Music or iTunes tracks when the original artwork was saved at more than 72 DPI.
  • Now preserves metadata when adding VBR MP3 files that lack a duration value.
  • The Save menu item is now disabled after you save your work.
  • Nixes a crash that could occur when part of an audio file can’t be read while an audiobook is building.
  • Includes minor user interface fixes and enhancements.

New in 2.1

  • Brings compatibility enhancements for macOS 10.15 Catalina's Music, and Books. Look in Audiobook Builder’s preferences for new settings to automatically add your audiobooks to Books or Music.

Fixed in 2.1

  • Improves temporary file management
  • Enhanced for better compatibility with a wider variety of homemade audio files
  • Includes minor user interface fixes and adjustments

Fixed in 2.0.2

  • Zaps a few dark mode glitches in the Details inspector
  • Mac App Store: Nixes an issue preventing the built-in help from working. For quick answers, please go to the Help menu and click Audiobook Builder Help.
  • Minor user interface and error reporting tweaks

Fixed in 2.0.1

  • Corrects an issue that could prevent your audiobooks from playing on classic iPods
  • Minor user interface and error reporting tweaks

New in 2.0

  • 64-bit compatibility, built for macOS Mojave and well beyond. OS X El Capitan and later are fully supported.
  • Up to 3x faster building at Normal Quality
  • Up to 2x faster importing from CD
  • Blindingly faster adding files and opening projects.
  • HE-AAC encoding, for higher quality and smaller audiobooks, alongside the regular AAC encoding we’ve always supported.
  • macOS Mojave dark mode support.
  • And more!