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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Audiobook speed!

This is actually a cool feature that was already on the iPod and that moved up to the iPhone. It seems like I had to get an iPhone to discover it! One of the things that can be annoying when listening to an audiobook is the speed. I sometimes like to hear the audiobook a little bit faster than normal, but if it is in a foreign language, I'd rather hear it much slower so that I can really understand everything. Well you can choose the speed that audiobooks will be read without even needing to sync your iPod/iPhone. That is really useful if you don't want the same speed setting from every audiobook.

On the iPhone:

1. Go to Settings and choose "iPod".
2. Choose "Audiobook speed".
3. Tap on the desired speed: "Slower", "Normal" or "Faster".

On the iPod:

1. On the iPod main menu, choose "Settings".
2. Choose "Audiobooks".
3. Choose the desired speed: "Slower", "Normal" or "Faster".

4 Comments:

Blogger Blake said...

What if the audiobook was ripped from a cd? how do you classify it as an audiobook file?

August 30, 2008 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger TheTower said...

Get info on a selection of tracks in your library, select Options, and change Media Kind to Audiobook.

November 21, 2008 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger bsure said...

Better yet, use the Macintosh application "Audiobook Builder". Will allow you to join and split chapters, rename, associate cover art, and import/export to/from itunes (plus it supports ogg, flac, etc w/an easy download for quicktime) Have fun!

October 17, 2009 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Where is the Auido book in settings? I do not see it on my Verizon iphone 4,

December 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM  

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