Audio Book Naming

Carlo Ayars edited this page Jan 31, 2019 · 3 revisions

The recommended folder structure for audio books is Author\Book Name\Chapter

       \Book Name
          1- Chapter 1.mp3
          2- Chapter 2.mp3

This is not a requirement and other structures will also work, but this is the most common method. Some other examples of supported structures are Book Name\Chapter:

    \Book Name
       1- Chapter 1.mp3
       2- Chapter 2.mp3

Or even a flat library of chapter files:

     1- Book Name - Chapter 1.mp3
     2- Book Name - Chapter 2.mp3

Track/Chapter numbers are retrieved using embedded ID3 tag information if present.

Multi-Disc Audio Books

You can store you media in the following format for convenience but Emby will not pick up the "disk #". In order to use this folder structure you will need to use an external tag editor such as MP3Tag. Using MP3Tag you would highlight all files in each folder and assign a single tag for the disc # and save. Emby will then read the tag and show as well as sort your audio chapters by disc.

       \Book Name
         \Disc 1
            1- Chapter 1.mp3
            2- Chapter 2.mp3
         \Disc 2
            1- Chapter 1.mp3
            2- Chapter 2.mp3

Audio Book Images

Images are supported in both artist and album folders, as well as images embedded within audio files. Below is a table of the supported image file names:

Supported image extensions are jpg, jpeg, png and tbn.

Several image types support multiple file names. They are listed in the order that they're checked for.

Image Type Supported file names
Primary folder.ext
Art clearart.ext
Backdrop backdrop.ext, backdropX.ext
fanart.ext, fanart-X.ext
background.ext, background-X.ext
art.ext, art-X.ext
extrafanart (subfolder)/fanartX.ext
Banner banner.ext
Disc disc.ext
Logo logo.ext
Thumb thumb.ext

For backdrops, X represents a number, and you can have any amount of numbered backdrops. For example:


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