I want to offer a full length album as a free digital download. I can easily throw the MP3 files up on a webserver and put a link to it. I've used this method before and it works ok. Savvy users know what to do with it:
- Right click each MP3 link and save them to your desktop or downloads folder
- Drag them all into iTunes and let it copy them into its database
- Delete the originals
My worry is that most users just click them, and their browser loads them and plays them. I want to streamline the user-interaction experience and optimize it for "download the whole album into my iTunes library." Posting the entire thing as a ZIP file is slightly better, but not by much.
Does anyone know of examples of other sites that have done this really well? Any other ideas or tips for how to package this? Disk Image? M3U file? Platform-specific scripting?