Monday, March 29, 2004

iPod tip of the year: any AAC file can be made "bookmarkable"

Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes - Managing Files
Make Bookmarkable
written by Doug Adams
posted: Mar 1, 2004
This script will change the 4-character file type of the selected AAC tracks to 'M4B ', thus making them bookmarkable. (That is, the track will resume playing wherever you left off the last time you played it.) Works on protected and non-protected AACs.

Since Mark posted this on 3/1/04, it's amazing it's taken a month for this to make the wires. This makes putting my medical lectures on iPods far more useful. It was a major "feature" for so they may be unhappy about it leaking out. I wonder if Apple will change the behavior in an iTunes update. The script makes it easy to do vs. doing the file type change by hand.

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