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A shell command to save iTunes Music Store videos
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Jun 04, '04 04:59:37AM
my 2 cents: (Requires Quicktime Pro)

1. open the file in QuickTime Player:
open -a /Applications/QuickTime\ `lsof | grep -i QTP | grep iTunes | awk '{ print $9 }'`
1a. if that doesn't work:
open -a /Applications/QuickTime\ /tmp/501/TemporaryItems/QTPluginTemp* (change the 501 to your UID)
2. (optional) trim movie as necessary
3. choose File -> Export
4. choose Movie to MPEG-4 from the Export: list
5. click options
6. choose None under video Track
7. (importaint!) choose Pass through under Audio Track
8. click OK
9. name your file and click ok.

if you didn't choose pass through on step 7, quicktime will recomposes the already compressed audio. by choosing pass through, it'll be a lossless copy. add the 96kbps, 32khz AAC file to your iTunes library. (what you thought it was CD quality?)

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