Audiobooks Won't Play in iTunes

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In addition to music, movies and television shows, the iTunes store sells audiobooks for playback on a computer or iPod. If iTunes won't play an audiobook purchased from the store, then the system's account needs to be logged in and authorized.

Account Basics

  • Each iTunes account is allowed five authorizations, or five machines on which the purchased audiobook content will play. If you reach this limit, you will not be able to authorize another machine without first deauthorizing another.

Authorizing

  • Click the "Store" menu and select "Authorize this computer." Select either the Apple ID or the AOL Screen Name radio button, enter the purchasing account information and press the "Authorize" button.

Managing

  • If you cannot authorize another computer to play purchased audiobook content, select the "Store" menu on an already authorized system and select "Deauthorize this computer." This will remove this ability to play the purchased content form the system and allow you to authorize an additional machine, enabling the audiobook playback.

Options

  • Even if you can't authorize a new system, you can still listen to purchased audiobooks by transferring them to an iPod or other Apple mobile device, which do not have limits or restrictions on purchased content.

References

  • Photo Credit girl in headphones image by Alexander Zhiltsov from Fotolia.com
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