File Associations within iTunes

tj2001

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I'm puzzled here greatly. Maybe someone can point me in a path to enlighten me somehow?

When I tag a file in iTunes as say "Audiobook" or "Podcast" they do not respectively associate with iTunes built in sections such as Podcasts and Audiobooks!!!

Is this possible to achieve? If so how do I properly go about accomplishing this feat. Thank you all for your time.
 

Chundles

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tj2001 said:
I'm puzzled here greatly. Maybe someone can point me in a path to enlighten me somehow?

When I tag a file in iTunes as say "Audiobook" or "Podcast" they do not respectively associate with iTunes built in sections such as Podcasts and Audiobooks!!!

Is this possible to achieve? If so how do I properly go about accomplishing this feat. Thank you all for your time.
How are you tagging them as a podcast or audiobook? I couldn't find any way to do so?
 

tj2001

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Chundles said:
How are you tagging them as a podcast or audiobook? I couldn't find any way to do so?
In genre, which I assumed was the method for doing so? So obviously there is some sort of hidden tag form that tags them?
 

Chundles

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tj2001 said:
In genre, which I assumed was the method for doing so? So obviously there is some sort of hidden tag form that tags them?
Genre isn't going to change the type of the file. Audibooks are usually .m4b files with special tags built into the file that tell iTunes it's an audiobook. You should do some searching for Applescripts to turn an AAC file into either a .aa or .m4b file. Not sure if they'll work for iTunes 7 though.

Yeah, putting a word in genre won't change what type of file it is.
 

iMeowbot

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tj2001 said:
I'm puzzled here greatly. Maybe someone can point me in a path to enlighten me somehow?

When I tag a file in iTunes as say "Audiobook" or "Podcast" they do not respectively associate with iTunes built in sections such as Podcasts and Audiobooks!!!
For the audiobook problem, try the Make Bookmarkable Applescript.

To get things into the Podcast section, that's a little tougher because iTunes arranges tracks by feed, and with just a file it doesn't have a feed. I suppose you could fake this by making a local XML feed and subscribing to it, but that seems like an awful lot of effort for so little gain. It would be easier to use smart playlists that include or exclude by genre.