Make your own iTunes LP?

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    Is there a way to scan artwork from CDs and make my own iTunes LP?
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I agree, some do-it-yourself software would be sweet! :cool:
     
  3. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe they might build it into the next version of iMovie or iDVD...
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    well apparantly you can get into them by renaming the .itlp (i think thats the right extension) to a .zip, i dont see why the reverse wouldnt be true. If that works then its just a matter of putting the right content into it.
     
  5. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I read that it's a bit deep. Not your average DIY. Anyone here tried it?

    I don't think Apple will add this feature anytime soon because they want to make money.
     
  6. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    You can easily scan booklets to your PC as a PDF file and add that to iTunes (like the regular digital booklets sold in iTunes).

    As far as creating that nice DVD-like interface and such, someone tech-savvy could probably figure it out.
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Into iTunes?
    As far as I know any PDF booklets are still opened in Preview or Acrobat Reader etc.

    Something integrated into iTunes would be great.
     
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    You've been able to add PDFs to iTunes and open them directly in iTunes for a while now.
     
  9. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Do you know anyone who works for a label or a distributor? haha I'm sure they have access to the totals to create and submit content but I wonder if you could use their tools to create the LP without submiting it to the store and still use it in iTunes? Could be interesting if it became available. I could see the torrent-world exploding (ok, not exploding, but it might be popular) with iTunes LP custom creations.
     
  10. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Would you mind sharing how to do this? :)
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Yes, please do tell.

    iTunes Help is no help at all…

    So how does one get pdf artwork into iTunes?
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Um..... drag and drop? You can drag an image saved as a .pdf directly into the artwork panel. You can also drag a multi-page .pdf directly onto the iTunes icon on the Dock, then open that document in iTunes.
     
  13. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Do you mean different album artwork for every track?
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Thanks!
    Dragging and dropping the pdf (multi page) into the artwork panel didn't work —*and that was the obvious route I tried in the past.

    But thanks for the tip about dragging it onto the icon instead…

    Works like a dream.

    Edit:
    Just a pity they show up as blank icons in Coverflow though. Don't know why it doesn't just show the first page of the booklet…

    Edit 2:
    They still open in Preview… so… not much help afterall.
     
  15. devburke Guest

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    Yeah you can add them to your iTunes library, but they open in Preview.
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not if you're adding a .pdf image to the artwork.
     
  17. arkitect macrumors 601

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    A single image pdf yes. But no use for booklets.
     
  18. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I would really consider taking the time to make my own custom iTunes LPs for albums I already have, if it was at all possible. It would lack a lot of the liner notes, videos, etc but I could definitely throw together a nice menu, some photos and the music so that if it were being displayed on my home theatre (hopefully via my appletv) it would still look pretty nice.
     
  19. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Me too... If this is the case I think there will be some slick things coming out in the next few months from people making their own and sharing them.
     
  20. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Why rename it? Right click it-> show package contents.

    Looking around it's mainly html, css animations plus the artwork/movie/jpg files, should be easy enough to re-create for other albums if you have the material to putin it. I might give it a go later :)
     
  21. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I thought that the iTunes LP pages were just HTML using the new HTML 5 standard and CSS? Anybody should be able to make them.
     
  22. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    I never said iTunes opens the contents. I simply meant you could make your own PDF file and add it ot iTunes to be displayed along your tracks and albums. When you double-click it to open, it opens in Adobe (or, I'm assuming, whatever your default application is for pdf files).
     
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  24. dougjnr macrumors newbie

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    This can be done fairly easily with a little know how.

    For a great example of a 'home made' iTunes LP, check out the Tuesday Spoils one that is floating around the web.
     

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