Importing Audio Books

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Todd
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Importing Audio Books

Hello,
I tried to search an answer but came up empty.
When I scan a directory that has an audio book, sometimes the MP3 files are labeled by chapter.
chapter1.mp3
chapter2.mp3
chapter3.pm3
If I use merge, your program fails to organize the file names in the correct order, instead it does this:
Chapter1.mp3
Chapter10.mp3
Chapter(11-19).mp3
Chapter2.mp3
I assume that after the merge, these files will play out of order.
What do you suggest I do besides renaming all my files?

I have also had many cases where instead of merging the files, it will add some of the files added as new books and merge some. It these cases I can't see any file name issues, so I just open the book file and manually add all of the files to the first. Will this prove to be an issue down the line? This appears to only happen when there are other files in the folder It looks like if you select a file that you don't want to be part of the book (txt file) and delete it, the program gives you no way to un-highlight whichever file is next highlighted. This will cause the highlighted files to be added as their own and separate book. It looks like if you want to make changes, you must then highlight ALL the remaining files to merge

Next question: One of the audio books looks like a paperback in the preview screen, all the others look like CDs. How do I change this? I set it to audiobook in the book card. For some reason, this just took a long time to refresh. The book now looks correct.

Thank you,
Todd

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Hi Todd,
Did you use Merge books by Album in the Scan? It correctly sorts mp3-files if they have correct metadata

Todd
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I did.

admin
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Please send us a sample audiobook that is sorted wrong (to support@alfaebooks.com)
You can use dropbox or any other service