Easiest way to have nice chapter names

I’ve been getting feedback recently on chapter names. Specifically how Audiobook Wizard name chapters in the final audiobook output. This is the chapter markers visible in iTunes when you play the audiobook. What if you have a bunch of mp3 files with names like these?

As Audiobook Wizard uses the file name to generate chapter names, the resulting chapter marker names will be just as long. This seems to bother some people. And I have a solution. Depending on your actual issue, you can either use OSX built in Automator app to rename these files or for more complex scenario, something like NameChanger will do nicely. Click through to find out more.

Warning: When shortening or changing file names, remember Audiobook Wizard need to know how to sort the files in proper order. For example, if your files is originally named “1 – ..”, “2 -..” etc, don’t remove the numeric value as they indicate the order of the book chapters.

Recommended settings for ripping audiobooks

If you are using ripping audiobook CDs to MP3 or AAC format prior to converting them to audiobook format using Audiobook Wizard, here’s the recommended settings and why.

Do not be tempted to use “Spoken Podcast” as the resulting quality may cause problems after Audiobook Wizard up convert to 128 kbps during the conversion process. You may choose to use “error correction” but the result is hardly worth the trouble. Remember you can and should delete the ripped MP3 or AAC files from your iTunes library after you’ve converted them to a single audiobook using Audiobook Wizard. The extra disk space needed for a high quality rip will be reclaimed so do not hesitate to use high quality settings to get best result from Audiobook Wizard.