iTunesJoin
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Consolidate multiple iTunes tracks into a single new track.   Shareware ($10.00)
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iTunesJoin is an application and set of scripts that allow you to join multiple iTunes tracks into a single new track. Once installed, they are available directly in iTunes via the script menu.

You can:
  • Join AAC files to a new AAC file without quality loss.
  • Join any type of music files (except protected AAC from the iTunes Music Store) and convert the result to any type supported by iTunes;
  • Join any type of music files (including protected AAC) to a QuickTime movie, playable in iTunes, without quality loss;
  • Automatically add chapters to
What's New
Version 2.0.8:
  • Fixed compatibility issue with QuickTime 7.2
  • Workaround from problem with iTunes 7.3.x not being able to see the iTunesJoin script
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • QuickTime 7 or later
  • iTunes 4.8 or later
  • iTunes 5 not recommended



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iTunesJoin User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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ben_marko reviewed on 27 May 2007
Very handy. I recently got a bunch of audiobooks on CD and imported them into iTunes. This app was very useful!

My only quibble is that there was no way for me to see if the chapters were incorporated until I uploaded them onto my iPod (though this might be a limitation of iTunes, and not the app).
[Version 2.0.7]


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asmeurer commented on 02 Nov 2006
I am slightly confused. If I join Apple Lossless files using the lossless if possible feature, are the resulting files lossless?
[Version 2.0.6]

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asmeurer replied on 19 Jul 2007
From email with developer:

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Yes, but it is a little counterintuitive. You need to use "Join & Convert" and set your iTunes conversion settings to create Apple Lossless files."
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Aug 2005
Won't join my AAC files to another AAC file, just tells it fails and that I can spit it out to a .mov, which is useless since it won't play on my iPod.
[Version 1.0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 31 Aug 2005
Yes, that happens sometimes.

iTunesJoin uses QuickTime to join AAC files. Sometimes QuickTime simply refuses to join AAC files. Sometimes QuickTime joins the files, but iTunes refuses to recognize them. We have not figured out what causes this; you can help by sending us as much information as possible on the AAC files you are trying to join, especially how they were created. Where did you get them? Did iTunes make them? iTunesJoin? Some other program? Someplace else? (Don't worry, we won't tell.)

If you are willing to accept a slight quality loss, you can use "Join & Convert". This will join to a .mov, which, as you mention, does not work on iPod, but then uses iTunes to convert it (to AAC or MP3). Or you can set your converter to Apple Lossless; you won't suffer quality loss on the conversion, but the output file will be quite large.
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Anonymous commented on 10 Sep 2005
We may have identified the cause of this issue. It seems to occur when joining files of different bitrates. (You can find the bitrate in iTunes' info window.)

If anyone experiences this problem, please email us and tell us whether or not you were joining files with differing bitrates.

If our guess is correct, it looks like this is a QuickTime bug. We are investigating whether workarounds are possible.
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
was working fine until I just updated to iTunes 4.8, now nothing happens when I click join and convert.
running 10.4.1
did a good job with iTunes 4.7, although I did have to reinstall after using it a couple times
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Jul 2005
We'd appreciate if you could email as many details as possible about the problems you are having so we can try to correct them.
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 May 2005
Great little tool - I can say the only people who are going to have a use for it are the people who download it (if you know what I mean!) I'm a big Meshuggah fan, and this has made the listening experience of things like 'Catch 33' on my iPod so much better!
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 13 May 2005
Okay, so you gave us 3 stars for features... what other features would you like to see?

You gave 3 stars for value: presumably, that's because you think there should be other features?

You gave us 3 stars for stability... what stability problems did you encounter?
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 May 2005
This seems to work as advertised, but I don't see the advantage of it.....Now, IF the creator were to offer a variety of crossfades, so as one song is fading out the other can be set to fade in, then...ROCK ON!
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 09 May 2005
The advantage of a program like this is remove breaks between songs, perhaps ripped from a CD, where there is no pause in between. Sometimes when playing ripped tracks like that you'll get a short pause when the track changes - an app like this could remove it.
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Anonymous commented on 09 May 2005
AudioBooks!!
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Anonymous commented on 09 May 2005
I wasn't referring to blank space at the end of files - I'm talking about when there is no pause in between tracks on the CD and the gaps in between tracks appears in the player when switching between files. Sometimes if you burn those files to CD with a 0 second gap in between songs, it still has a slight tick as the track changes. If iTunesJoin puts those two tracks together with no tick in between, then I would definitely see this as a worthwhile application.
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Anonymous commented on 04 Jul 2005
Maybe if iTunes and iPod just buffered tracks properly we wouldn't need to have two versions of every CD. How long has Winamp being doing it?

In the meantime, it'd be neat if this could place bookmarks (like an audiobook) where the original tracks started. Then you can navigate it.
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Anonymous commented on 23 Aug 2005
this is best used for when people by a mix album. unlike some other players, the ipod has a very slight pause between tracks, so if you are listening to an album by a well known DJ, then it can be a little irritating when there is a gap between tracks. this will solve that.
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Anonymous commented on 09 Oct 2005
I have just downloaded a mix album from a website rather than copying from a CD. I used itunes to join the tracks back together but there is still a small skip between the tracks which is annoying. Does anyone have any tips on how to fix this?
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asmeurer had trouble on 19 Jul 2007
This doesn't work with the latest version of quicktime/itunes.
[Version 2.0.7]

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asmeurer commented on 02 Aug 2007
2.0.8 works now.
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Downloads:17,216
Version Downloads:4,004
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Shareware
Date:22 Jul 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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iTunesJoin is an application and set of scripts that allow you to join multiple iTunes tracks into a single new track. Once installed, they are available directly in iTunes via the script menu.

You can:
  • Join AAC files to a new AAC file without quality loss.
  • Join any type of music files (except protected AAC from the iTunes Music Store) and convert the result to any type supported by iTunes;
  • Join any type of music files (including protected AAC) to a QuickTime movie, playable in iTunes, without quality loss;
  • Automatically add chapters to joined or converted AAC files when Apple's ChapterTool is installed.


If you encounter bugs, please see our debugging page for instructions on how to report them. Reporting them only in the ratings section will not help us fix them!


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