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Old 11-10-2014, 08:47 PM
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how to package an audiobook

We're a very small company that produces audioguides, which are just audiobooks that you listen to as a guide, onsite.
Our products are currently packaged in zip files which works well on PC and Android platforms when you know how to unzip.
But, while some of our iPhone customers have been able to download and unzip and play our guides, I have two questions:
1. Is there a defacto standard app that will unzip on an iPhone?
2. Is there a better way to package the various tracks of the audioguide - better than zip? One complicating factor is that we also include a pdf booklet with the download. When you download an audiobook from Audible, I don't think is comes in as a zip file...but however it does come in, it has to be in the proper order (ie Chapter 1, followed by Chapter 2, etc)

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Old 11-11-2014, 09:54 AM
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There is no native unzip capability on the iPhone that I have found as a user, maybe developers of apps have access to more.

There is a WinZip app that you can install, but that won't help you install this audiobook.

I would suggest publishing to the iTunes store, and providing a link.
That way there is the capability to download the PDF with the tracks.

Recording Quality:
- Podcast
Options:
- Audio Type: Audiobook
Tags:
- Album, Artist, disc number, track number all need to be set.
The tags will determine the correct track order.

You can combine many tracks into larger tracks as long as you don't go too big. Under 5 hours at Podcast quality.

Talk to the iTunes Store to see how you can publish there.



Have you backed up your iTunes Library this week? If not, you are risking losing your music and playlists....
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:23 AM
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I would suggest publishing to the iTunes store, and providing a link.
That way there is the capability to download the PDF with the tracks.
We already publish through Audible (which automatically publishes through the iTunes store) but we also publish from our own website where we make a lot more on each title.

So, still looking for a good source of information on the technical aspects of packaging and downloading audiobooks....
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