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Convert Music tracks to Podcasts (and more) in iTunes 9 Apps
In previous versions of iTunes, it was nearly impossible to convert a music file into a podcast. Now in iTunes 9, you can now set the type of a track directly to Music, Music Video, Movie, TV Show, Podcast, iTunes U, Audiobook or Voice Memo (not all options are always available).

To change the track type, just do a Get Info (Command-I) on the track, and change the Media Kind field in the Options tab. Changing the track type moves it into the appropriate library, for better media management. Different media kinds also have different capabilities on some iPods (e.g. skip back 30 seconds or 2x play).

Just be sure to make all the other appropriate modifications to the track before changing the Media Kind. For Podcasts, the Remember Playback Position and Skip When Shuffling are checked. These fields are modifiable when the track is Music, but not when the track is Podcast.
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Convert Music tracks to Podcasts (and more) in iTunes 9
Authored by: deemery on Oct 14, '09 08:03:42AM

Thanks, very useful. Anyone know how to set/change the field that shows up for the name of the Podcast (vs the names of the individual items in the podcast)?



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Convert Music tracks to Podcasts (and more) in iTunes 9
Authored by: tatilsever on Oct 16, '09 08:55:33AM

I had downloaded episodes of Vinyl Tap, each of which carried different names in the album field. When I changed the Media Kind to podcast, each album name became a different Podcast. Then I changed the album in Get Info field to simply Vinyl Tap, now all of them are grouped under the same name in my Podcasts section. Next time I'll make that change before declaring it a podcast.



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Convert Music tracks to Podcasts (and more) in iTunes 9
Authored by: hallta on Oct 14, '09 08:21:15AM

Does anyone know if it is possible to change "Media Kind" via Applescript? It doesn't look possible but maybe I missed it.



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Convert Music tracks to Podcasts (and more) in iTunes 9
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 14, '09 09:04:41AM

The best thing is that you can convert Podcasts into Music. Now I don't have to worry about iTunes potential deleting my music that I downloaded via podcast. Any idea how to remove the [CLEAN] marker next to the name? That is taking up an unnecessary amount of space.



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Convert Music tracks to Podcasts (and more) in iTunes 9
Authored by: hornchurch on Oct 14, '09 10:38:00AM
"Any idea how to remove the [CLEAN] marker next to the name? That is taking up an unnecessary amount of space."

Subler does this on a per-track basis.

http://code.google.com/p/subler/

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