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Use simple URLs for some iTunes Store item links Internet
I found out that you can use a simple (and more intuitive) URL format to link to various items on the iTunes Store, at least for some categories. For example:
  • Artist or App Store developer: http://itunes.com/ArtistOrDeveloperName
  • iPhone/iPod touch app: http://itunes.com/app/AppName
  • Movie: http://itunes.com/movie/MovieTitle
  • TV show: http://itunes.com/tv/ShowTitle
URLs are case-insensitive. For multi-word titles, you should remove the spaces, for example, http://itunes.com/kanyewest. I couldn't, however, figure out a more intuitive way to link to individual songs or albums.

[robg adds: This worked for the handful of movies, artists, and App Store apps and developers I tested it with. I had mixed luck with TV -- you can link to series, like 30 Rock, but I couldn't figure out how to link to a particular show, or to any of the CSI series, for instance.]
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Use simple URLs for some iTunes Store item links
Authored by: nevstokes on Dec 05, '08 08:22:11AM
To link to an album you can do the following:

http://itunes.com/Coldplay/Parachutes/ (for example)

Haven't worked out how to do the same for individual songs as yet though.

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Use simple URLs for some iTunes Store item links
Authored by: osxpounder on Dec 08, '08 02:51:58PM

If anyone here knows similar shortcuts that work with iTunes U, please let us know. It'd be awesome if we could use simple URLs to point students to, say, a particular university, or, even better, a certain podcast.



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We all know about Itunes Link Maker, right?
Authored by: mikemac on Dec 09, '08 07:27:32AM
I'm sure this is common knowledge for most here, but Apple has an iTunes LinkMaker that I actually just found yesterday thanks to the Google. I then run the (long, obfuscated) link through is.gd and I've got a decent enough URL to share.

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Use simple URLs for some iTunes Store item links
Authored by: goegg-art on Dec 10, '08 07:05:04AM
Apple have all what you need, also in iTunes Press "ctrl" and click on any Link in iTunes Store.. http://www.macosxhints.ch/images/itunes-links.jpg

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Use simple URLs for some iTunes Store item links
Authored by: robg on Jan 12, '09 11:37:33AM

Yes, but these won't be "pretty" URLs suitable for use in places where the plain text will show.

-rob.



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