Hoylen's Weblog

Sun, 17 Jan 2010

Creating iTunes audiobooks with chapters

I downloaded the MP3 version of Free: The future of a radical price and wanted to create an iTunes audiobook of it. An audiobook is more convenient because it will appear as one item with multiple chapters (instead of separate songs), it will remember where you listened up to, and can play at different speeds on iPods and iPhones.

After much searching, I found that you can create iTunes audiobooks, complete with chapters and artwork, by using Garageband. I've described the procedure in an article on how to create an iTunes audiobook using GarageBand.

Sun, 03 Jan 2010

iPhoto slideshows to iDVD

I was creating a video DVD of some wedding photos I had taken. I was using iPhoto and iDVD, but found the video it generated was suboptimal because it generated video at the wrong resolution and frame rate. With the low quality of standard definition video probably no one would notice, but why settle for an inferior outcome when it is easy to do it right.

In the creating a video DVD from an iPhoto slideshow article, I describe how to use custom settings to generate iPhoto slideshow videos which are optimised for creating a normal video DVD.