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  • wuselwusel
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m4b Chapters
Hi, is there an option to show chapters of m4b-files? I searched but didnt find any actual results so i want to ask if there is any progress.

  • Danyrail
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Reply #1
Hello,
i don´t know if there is a solution, if you found a solution to show chapters.
I do have audiobooks in *.m4b. I can play them using foobar, but its not possible to switch between chapters. How can I do that? I can´t see any button or menu entry. The file does have chapters, with chapter-covers, i can see and use booth in quicktime.
Thx for any help.
  • Last Edit: 09 August, 2011, 07:03:17 PM by Danyrail

  • John Doe
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Reply #2
I just tried to find information about m4b and foobar2000 support.
Unfortunately there seems to be only ONE information:

Fb2k plays m4b but without chapters.

All threads about that topic died quickly.

I am really suprised about missing m4b chapter support!

  • nu774
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Reply #3
Yes, fb2k doesn't support QuickTime style chapters used in m4b audiobooks;
However, you can convert it to Nero style chapters, which fb2k can read.

1. Download mp4v2-r479-windows-binaries.zip from here.
2. Remove title tag of m4b if present.
3. Run mp4chaps.exe in the mp4v2 archive like the following:
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mp4chaps -c -N path\to\your\audiobook.m4b

With this command line, Nero style chapters are created from QuickTime style chapters and appended to the m4b file. Original QuickTime style chapters are still there, and iTunes/iPod will be able to read it.
Without step 2, fb2k will show duplicated title for each chapters (instead of chapter name).

  • John Doe
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Reply #4
Didn't try it yet, but thank you so far!