The Secrets of iTunes LPS

You're never gonna buy an iTunes LP, but you wanna know what's inside those flashy 600MB attempts to revive albums, right? Spoiler, from Jay Robinson: A bunch of HTML and PNG files in a custom archive format. But no DRM.

You can actually dive right in yourself by changing the .ITLP extension to .ZIP, giving you full access to the files inside. What's interesting is that it does all of the animation using HTML 4.01, CSS and JavaScript—no Flash. Also "missing" is DRM—your iTunes account is just recorded inside the file.

Oh, and probably the best tip? Check out the custom visualizers inside of each album, they're great. Lots more tidbits, like accidental leftover files, here: [Jay Robinson via DF]