June 25th, 2010

  • cybel

How to trick iTunes (versions 8 and 9 only) into thinking your mp3 podfics are podbooks

1. This trick DOES NOT convert a podfic into a podbook. These settings are linked to a particular computer's iTunes music library and the iPods and iPhones (and, I assume, iPads) that synch with that computer.
2. This trick does not compile multiple podfic parts into a single file, nor does it change the original bit rate of the files. In other words, if the original podfic is uploaded in 5 parts, those 5 parts continue to be individual files. The typical podfic is recorded at 128 kbps, whereas my podbooks are compiled at 64 kbps. Using this trick, the files remain approximately twice the size of the typical podbook.

So, how do you get your podfics (ALL of your podfics) to show up in the Audiobooks (now Books) section of iTunes 8 and 9 (not earlier versions) and iPod/iPhone?

1. Import your podfic into iTunes - drag and drop, or simply double click on the file(s).
2. Select the imported track(s) in iTunes, and choose File > Get Info, and then click on the Options tab to get to the Track Info Options panel.
3. From the Media Kind pop-up menu, choose “Audiobook”.
4. Check the Remember playback position and Skip when shuffling options.
5. Click the OK button.

From now on, iTunes, iPods, and iPhones will all treat the track(s) as full podbooks, including remembering playback position automatically (saving your “bookmark”), skipping the track when you’re playing a random shuffle of music, and allowing you to speed up or slow down playback with the Settings > Audiobooks speed options on your iPod or iPhone.

Note: When you make the above changes, the podbook track(s) will be moved from the Music source list to the Audiobooks (Books) source list. If you haven’t enabled the Books list, it will seem as though your tracks have disappeared. To fix this, open the iTunes Preferences dialog from the iTunes menu item (next to File). Make sure you are on the General section of the preferences dialog. Check the Audiobooks (Books) item in the Show section. 
This will display the Audiobooks (Books) source list on the left side of the main iTunes window. This item does not display by default.
hikago warmth

Cheap Charades by dark_reaction

Title: Cheap Charades
Author: fourfreedoms 
Fandom: Generation Kill
Pairing: Brad/Nate
Length: 0:40:52, 37.42 MB
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Brad's a cop, Nate's an FBI agent. They go undercover as a gay couple.
Spoilers: It was only like six episodes. Watch the show! :P
Text: http://dark-reaction.livejournal.com/239153.html
Download at Megaupload or Sendspace: Megaupload, Sendspace

Just got over a couple of wicked colds--one right after the other--so I've been out of touch for awhile. T-T Sorry. :)

Wanted to say thank you to all the mods, cybel  and the other participants for making amplificathon awesome. It was a pleasure to participate here, and y'all made a noob like me feel super welcome. It was a blast.

Hope y'all like it.

  • cybel

SPN (Dean/Castiel) Podbook: A Wincest Story by trinityofone, performed by an_angels_light

See an_angels_light's post here for details and links to the mp3 version.

Cover Artist: cybel

File Type: m4b (podbook)
Length: 10.4 MB, 0:21:11
Archive Page (courtesy of general_jinjur): here

This podbook version of the podfic was compiled with permission and is being cross-posted to [info - personal]amplificathon and linked at spn_multimedia.