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How to convert a podcast into a normal iTunes entry
Authored by: Yuckandmuck on Dec 06, '06 09:59:34PM
Using id3v2 via my script above, there's no need for lawn mowing whatsoever. That is, there's no converting being done to the audio at all (hence, no potential loss of quality). Only the header info is changed. Yes, there's a little up-front effort involved in installing the id3v2 tool, but it's not all that difficult.

Darwinports is one way to do this. To use darwinports, you need to have Apple's Xcode installed if you don't already. You can then download darwinports from here. The installation may take a few minutes to complete, but once it's done, you can input a few simple Terminal commands to download, build & install id3v2 as described on this page. Once installed, you can access it via the Terminal command line or through scripts such as the one above.

There may be an easier way to install id3v2 or perhaps there's a pre-compiled version out there somewhere. There may also be other tools that can wipe out the mp3 header info (to unmark as a podcast), which could be used instead of id3v2 in my script above.

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