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DSAFF60 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I recently bought an album on iTunes that included a digital booklet. Usually, digital booklets show up in your iTunes music library as a PDF. However, when I copied the album and Digital Booklet to another of my computers by the "add to library" menu option, the music was correctly placed in the Music library, but the digital booklet went into the Books library in iTunes and I cannot move it to the Music library where it should be. Is there a setting preventing me from doing so? Or what am I doing wrong?

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • 1. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    Bluesygirl Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    I am having the same problem. Many of my DB's don't show up in the music library in the iTunes window, but many do. Some got thrown in the Books folder and when I try to move them they disappear. Where are these digital booklets supposed to live?
  • 2. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)
    Given that iBooks supports PDFs and iTunes will manage any Digital Booklets purchased as part of an album from the iTunes Store, the default is to put imported PDFs into the Books source. Select the item in iTunes, Get Info. and on the Options tab set the media kind to Music. On the Info tab ensure the Name is set to *Digital Booklet - Album* and that the *Artist, Album Artist, & Album* fields match the rest of the album.

    If you still can't get the booklet to merge with the rest of the album see my article on Grouping Tracks Into Albums, in particular the topic Tried that, there are STILL too many covers!

    tt2
  • 3. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    Bluesygirl Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    My problem is that while the pdf's are indeed listed if I drill down to the iTunes library music artist folders, they are NOT listed in my iTunes directory. Therefore, I cannot select it in order to change it to a "media" type of file or change its name.
  • 4. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)
    Create a smart playlist with the rule *Name contains Digital Booklet*. This will reveal all digital booklets imported into the library. If the booklet in question has yet to be imported then drag & drop it onto the library source. Then proceed as above, setting the Media Kind and Album/Artist details to link it to its album.

    tt2
  • 5. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    Bluesygirl Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
    Thanks for the help. I just updated my OS to Snow Leopard last night along with iTunes 10 and it looks like everything got organized. The booklets are where they are supposed to be. Now if I can just find what happened to a Tom Petty Highway Companion movie file . . .
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    Nukedoom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mad props on the "trailing X" method Bluesygirl. It worked perfectly!

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    wbwelmo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My problem is I have bought several albums from Itunes and I have yet to EVER have it download the digital booklet I was supposed to get with it. It doesn't appear in the music folder, in any kind of books library, or anything. And I have yet to find any place to allow me to download it *again* (even though it never downloaded to begin with).

  • 8. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)

    Contact iTunes Store Support and detail what you think is missing.

     

    tt2

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    NoteboomM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe it's a slightly different case, but I purchased an album on my iPad while visiting my parents, then used Dad's computer to check something on my account.  While logged in, it promptly downloaded the digital booklet to THAT computer which is a few thousand km from where I live.

     

    Today when I got home, it happily transferred the music from the album to my home computer itunes library, but completely ignored the digital album.

     

    There SHOULD be a way to get it here...

  • 10. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)

    Digital Booklets don't download to your iPad, but they will download to any computer registered for automatic downloads from your account.

     

    If you want to view the Digital Booklets on the iPad then once on your computer you could change the media kind to Book, or drop a copy into the Automatically Add To iTunes folder.

     

    As for the particular booklet you mention, just get your Dad to email you the PDF so you can integrate it into your library.

     

    tt2

  • 11. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    NoteboomM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's all very well, but at present from this computer there's nothing showing as available for download.

     

    If I check for available downloads I get the response that all purchases have been downloaded for this account, which is true, but one file was downloaded in the wrong place.

     

    I generally don't use automatic download functions because I'm in Africa and need to control things like that.  I've turned it on, and nothing's happening.

  • 12. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    NoteboomM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's all very well, but at present from this computer there's nothing showing as available for download.

     

    If I check for available downloads I get the response that all purchases have been downloaded for this account, which is true, but one file was downloaded in the wrong place.

     

    I generally don't use automatic download functions because I'm in Africa and need to control things like that.  I've turned it on, and nothing's happening.

  • 13. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,545 points)

    I suspect Digital Booklets fall into the category of one-time only downloads, which is why I suggested that you get your Dad to email the copy that downloaded to his computer...

    ...then used Dad's computer to check something on my account.  While logged in, it promptly downloaded the digital booklet to THAT computer which is a few thousand km from where I live.

    tt2

  • 14. Re: Digital booklets in iTunes
    omo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actaullly turingtest2's hint helps, however the "track" name of the booklet is not of any importance. Last but not least you might need to set the album name on all tracks that belong to the same album to an new name first, then rename it back to the original one.

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