iTunesLP.net Teaches You To Create, Lets You Download iTunes LPs

Website iTunesLP.net details how to create albums in Apple's new iTunes LP format. The site also offers free downloads of iTunes LP albums that aren't already available in iTunes.

When they released iTunes 9, Apple introduced a new music format called iTunes LP aimed at bringing the album experience to your desktop. The catch: they're expensive to buy (around $US14+), especially if you already own the album.

That's where iTunesLP.net comes in. Its tutorials steps through creating your own custom iTunes LP (they're mostly made up of HTML, CSS and a little JavaScript — the stuff that makes websites go round). It's probably not for complete novices, but the instructions will teach you to roll your own iTunes LP if you've got the patience and some background in web design.

If you don't, you're still not entirely out of luck: iTunesLP.net also hosts free DIY iTunes LP files for download — provided you've already got the music on hand. Currently their list of iTunes LP downloads is limited to Walt Disney's Fantasia, but it contains "a faithful reproduction of the original 1957 3-disc LP and its 24-page full colour program. This LP was the first release of the soundtrack of the 1939 Fantasia with specially commissioned artwork inspired by the motion picture." Not bad, but like I said, if you want to use it in iTunes you'll need to already have the music for that album; you'll also need to make sure that the album name is an exact match in your metadata.

The site's still young, but we're excited to keep an eye on it and see what kind of user-created iTunes LPs can enrich our iTunes library without breaking the bank.

iTunesLP.net [via Hack a Day]


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    Just do a search for the Tuesday Spoils iTunes LP to see another great example of how easily the little guys can create thier own great looking iTunes LP's

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