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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:10 pm 
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I usually rip my audiobook CDs via iTunes because the discs I get from the library are in disastrous shape. Sometimes ABB errors in reading these but iTunes has nice error correction features that seem to "get it done".

I've tried a variety of encoding settings in iTunes but I can't seem to find what's best for ABB to allow bypassing encoding and go directly to stitching. I'm always encoding twice, once in iTunes and again in building the book in ABB.

Has anyone found the exact iTunes settings to avoid having ABB re-encode it too?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:34 pm 
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Spike,

This used to work, until Apple made some changes in how imported files from CDs were encoded using iTunes. They now use a default 'Average Bitrate' instead of a constant bitrate, which kills the ability to pass through these types of files using Audiobook Builder. If you do need to use iTunes, I would recommend importing using a slightly higher bitrate than what you plan to use for your final book, and Audiobook Builder will have a cleaner file to work with when it needs to compress it again.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Okay, that recommendation makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.


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