Audible Files in iTunes not authorized

I get the following error when syncing my iPhone 3GS to itunes:

“Some of the Audible files in the iTunes library were not copied to the iPhone “iphone” because you are no authorized to play them on this computer.”

I tried to deauthorize my account:

Got this confirmation message:

Once this is done, click on Books in the left sidebar menu:

Click play on one of the books:

You’ll get a warning message:

Enter your Audible username and password, then click okay.  The book will start playing and you will now be able to sync your iphone/ipod/ipad without getting the error message.


Here are some references:

I found this thread:

So I contacted Audible on 4/27/2011 and am awaiting their response.

It’s 5/2/2011 and there has been no response from Audible, however I came across a fix to the problem described above by chance and it worked.

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  1. Thank you! Four years since you left this advice, many new versions of iTunes and the iPod and it still corrects the problem.

  2. Thanks SOOOOO much! I have wasted so much time looking at Audible’s ‘Help’ centre (useless!). Your fix was perfect!!

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