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How to convert a podcast into a normal iTunes entry
Authored by: DougAdams on Dec 07, '06 06:24:28AM
Excellent. I was never sure if iTunes maintained the "podcastness" of a track in its own database or whether this info was stowed in the file. Results of experiments were ambiguous (copy file of podcast episode to Desktop; delete original track and file; re-add copied file back; it shows up in the Podcast playlist; how'd it do that?).

Anyway, thanks for the trick and the nice words about my site.

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What about the other way?
Authored by: Steve Hoge on Jan 13, '07 04:29:18PM
I've used the excellent AtomicParsley command line tool to manipulate the "podcastness" of AAC (.m4a) files. AtomicParsley operates by editing various tags in MPEG-4 files (sorry, no MP3 support).

After processing the file with AtomicParsley you must (re-)add it to the iTunes library. iTunes will use the track's Album name as the Podcast name, creating a new directory by that name if necessary in the iTunes Music/Podcast folder and placing the file there if you have iTunes Preferences ->Advanced ->General -> "Copy files to iTunes Music Folder when adding to Library" checked.

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