We have released an early access version of Twonky Server 8.1 which now comes with support for audiobooks!
You can download it from here:http://twonkyforum.com/downloads/8.1.0-RC2/
We are eager to receive feedback for this version here in the forum, so please try this version out!
about audiobook support:
From version 8.1 onwards Twonky Server supports the separation of audiobooks and music.
If properly tagged, audiobooks are detected through metadata. If audiobooks cannot be detected based on metadata (e.g. not properly tagged), the user can also assign shares to contain audiobooks only.
Audiobooks are listed in the Music navigation tree in a separate node, called â€œAudiobooksâ€. Within this node, audiobooks are sorted by categories like artist, genre, or title.
audiobooks are recognized by the following metadata:
- ID3v1 tags with the genre â€œAudiobookâ€ (value 183)
- ID3v2 tags with the genre(s) configured by the ini-file option "audiobookgenres" (case insensitive)
The Twonky Server web UI allows to easily configure this list based on the genres found in the metadata of the shared music collection.
import of an iTunes database containing items tagged as â€œAudiobookâ€.
This feature does not only allow to browse more easily through audiobooks, but also enables client devices/applications to avoid shuffle and provide a resume function as demonstrated in the updated webUI.
Please note that within the folder navigation audiobooks are treated like music items.