Conference LP (Release Candidate)

I decided to package the 179th Semiannual General Conference as an iTunes LP. This new format – which requires iTunes 9 – lets you package together audio and video files in an immersive environment.

So why an LP and not just download the files from the web site or use the podcast? For one thing – it's a lot of files. The entire Conference takes several GB of video, and it adds up quickly. Podcasts are designed to be temporary – episodes come and go, and they're not designed for browsing archived content. If you download the files, you're taking up hard drive space and you've got to make sure everything is meticulously tagged.

The LP streams the videos from the Church's web site, so they're not taking up space on your hard drive. (The LP itself is only about 1MB.) The downside is that you may have to wait for a few seconds while the video buffers, but it’s probably better than waiting for a multi-gigabyte file to download.

  1. Download 179th Semiannual General Conference LP and unzip it.
  2. Double-click the .itlp file.
iTunes will import the LP. (You can now throw away what you downloaded.)

PS–I’ll be the first to admit I’m not an artist.


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