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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011
    iTunes is buggy in different ways on different computers. Maybe a fresh install might fix the problem. I've been looking all over trying to find someone with a similar problem but unfortunately I've been unsuccessful.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011
    Thanks for looking. I've tried searching too. Trouble is, as soon as you search for "iTunes artwork problem" or anything like that you just get thousands of links to questions from people who can't even work out how to add artwork at all!
  1. FalkirkBairn wrote
    I don't suppose there's any way to carry over play counts from somewhere like MediaMonkey over to iTunes?

    I see that there are ways to modify the play counts within iTunes - workarounds like modifying the library *.xml file or using user-created scripts - but I'm not touching anything like that in iTunes. It's working fine and wanting to change play counts is a bit nerdy.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2011
    ^ Yeah... I wouldn't really fart around with that stuff. Most of the good scripts are Mac only scripts. I did have an excellent and easy to use PC script... a simple text file and would allow you to modify the playcount of a single file. When I power up my PC again I'll get the script for you.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  2. Erik Woods wrote
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    From now on when I add more subfolders (as I acquire more music) to the two folders I used to fill my iTunes music library I would like iTunes to monitor these two folders for new tracks - it's like syncing the music library with the folders. Is this clearer - and is it possible?

    At the moment, I have to add manually individual files to the music library as and when I get them.


    There is a folder called Automatically Add to iTunes. You might want to read this.
    http://lifehacker.com/5356619/itunes-fi … -new-music

    -Erik-

    Just to thank Erik once again for this pointer. That folder works like a charm - so far. Add the tracks you want to add to your iTunes music library to this folder and iTunes (when open) will reorganise the tracks into composer/album folders and add them to the iTunes music library. Great stuff.
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  3. One things that does annoy me though is this...iTunes music library contains 10280 tracks. Synchronising with my iPod results in total number of music tracks in iPod, 10248. That's not synchronising - doesn't synchronising mean to replicate things over both iTunes and iPod?

    What's wrong with the missing 32 tracks?
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  4. I tried to resync and it added the remaining tracks. Now fully synched.
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  5. I'm enjoying my iPod at the moment.

    When I'm listening to a track is there an easy way to the track's details?
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  6. Erik Woods wrote
    ^ Yeah... I wouldn't really fart around with that stuff. Most of the good scripts are Mac only scripts. I did have an excellent and easy to use PC script... a simple text file and would allow you to modify the playcount of a single file. When I power up my PC again I'll get the script for you.

    -Erik-

    Erik is this script from "Doug's AppleScripts"? (sorry no link to site - I'm doing this from my phone and I'm not sure how to cut-and-paste between HTC browser and Opera Mini).
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2011
    No... and I have no idea where to find it! I'll try to get it to you soon. If you don't hear from me in the next few days email me with a reminder.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  7. Just a quick comment on my experience with my iPod so far.

    Very happy with the whole thing so far - how it plays and how it syncs. No problems so far. The only comment to make that keeps the experience from being flawless is that sometimes there's 1-2 tracks that don't sync from iTunes to the iPod on the first attempt. But re-syncing once or twice brings into the fold the errant tracks.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  8. Picture the scene...

    I'm listening to a whole bunch of tracks that are in my iTunes library. But I decide that I want to listen to a CD I've ripped to my PC but which is not in my iTunes library. Can I just navigate to the specific folder and listen to it without it becoming part of my library?
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  9. If you have the "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" box in preferences ticked then it will become a part of your library, if it isn't it wont.

    I think that's right, I just switched from windows media on an mp3 player to itunes on an ipod the middle of last year. I'm sure Erik will correct me if I'm wrong. I think I've just about gotten to grips with iTunes pretty well, I'm loving the different ways you can organise and search through your music.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2011 edited
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Picture the scene...

    I'm listening to a whole bunch of tracks that are in my iTunes library. But I decide that I want to listen to a CD I've ripped to my PC but which is not in my iTunes library. Can I just navigate to the specific folder and listen to it without it becoming part of my library?


    No. If you select any music file to play with iTunes it becomes part of your library.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  10. Erik Woods wrote
    FalkirkBairn wrote
    Picture the scene...

    I'm listening to a whole bunch of tracks that are in my iTunes library. But I decide that I want to listen to a CD I've ripped to my PC but which is not in my iTunes library. Can I just navigate to the specific folder and listen to it without it becoming part of my library?


    No. If you select any music file to play with iTunes it becomes part of your library.

    -Erik-

    Thanks for the clarification.

    I've realised that it doesn't matter if they become part of my library, I just need to be careful how I configure the playlists I have so that they don't automatically become part of my day-to-day playlist.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  11. Erik Woods wrote
    No. If you select any music file to play with iTunes it becomes part of your library.

    -Erik-

    When you play a track that's on your PC in iTunes you say that it's added to your library.

    Does anyone know what actually happens when it's added? Is there a link added to a database that directs iTunes to the track's location or is the track itself copied to a folder that's set aside for these tracks?

    I understand that there is a folder - iTunes/iTunes Media/Automatically Add to iTunes - that automatically sorts the actual tracks into artist/title folders and adds them to iTunes but I'm not wanting to do this with the whole ripped CDs I may want to listen to.
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2011 edited
    There's an XML file created in your main iTunes folder and an iTunes database folder. These files are basically all of the library's info. These should be back-up along with all of your music files on a regular basis.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  12. Is scrobbling tracks played on your iPod to last.fm a bit of a black art?

    As far as I can tell I've ticked the right boxes in the last.fm setup so that any tracks I listen to on my iPod are added to my played tracks in last.fm when I next sync my iPod with iTunes.

    When I plug in the player to my PC iTunes is updated with the new played tracks when it syncs. However, this information doesn't seem to be being passed on to last.fm. Googling around it seems to be a common complaint from people. Anyone have the same issue or have no issue?
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
  13. General question about listening to music...when listening to music on something like an iPod, is there any need to EQ what you are listening to? Isn't all that done when the music is produced for release?
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2011
    Personal preference only (and maybe some specific settings to offset some earphone (im)balance?).
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2011
    It's all done and produced based on reference monitors. But reality is that the quality and traits of all the headphones, hi-fi's, 5.1 systems, speakers and hi-fi's in the market is very varied and hard to control; almost impossible to write one mix that will play the same in all systems. Depends on your headphones for instance.
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