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Old 01-15-2009, 03:32 AM   #41
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now then, i mostly use windows media player, because im on vista and itunes is incredibly slow on it.
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Agreed. Do yourself a favor and dump the bloatware/spyware sell-you-out-to-the-recording-industry schlock that is WMP. I don't know what anyone else here uses, but I use this for all of my media needs. Once it's configured correctly nothing beats it, IMO.


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Old 01-15-2009, 06:14 AM   #42
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on the topic of program prefs:

im with gta: i hate IE with a passion.
i havent used safari before. i use firefox3 right now and cant decide about chrome (im staying with ff because i have lifesaving addons that i cant let go of!)

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I don't know what anyone else here uses, but I use this for all of my media needs. Once it's configured correctly nothing beats it, IMO.
lol, ive been using mpc for ages, but ive never really used it for music listening, as its not too user friendly for that kinda stuff in my experience (i could be wrong) i use mpc and vlc media player for when i come across random file types. motto: if its a weird media filetype, mpc can play it! (well, 90% of the time anyway)

another reason im using wmp is because its incredibly easy to manage music on my cell phone (more so than the cell phones actual music software: nokia music manager). just drag, drop, and send via bluetooth! done! (and the UI is far better on wmp rather than nmm)



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Old 01-15-2009, 11:47 AM   #43
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I'd like to contribute to this thread tangent and say that I like Firefox with a passion and think Chrome is good, but definitely not as good as Firefox. You really can't beat them add-ons.

As for media, I user The KMPlayer for media playing. It's got internal codecs for pretty much any format you want (including .swf files) and has an incredibly huge list of options to tune the player and media.

For music, I use Teen Spirit, which will be renamed to Jaangle sometime soon. I discovered it not too long ago and fell in love with it: intuitive interface, supreme speed (on my computer, speed is something of an issue >.>), and a great library. For a program that's not hit version 1 yet, I think TS has loads of potential.



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Old 01-16-2009, 09:56 PM   #44
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now if tuneup (and other programs that do the same thing) is actually useful, if it's function is actually solving a valid problem,the programs are not a useless ripoff, and the praises hundreds (thousands-?) of people all over the world are singing about it are deserved, then my second argument still stands and i come to this conclusion: "itunes does not have a comprehensive autotagging functionality for non itunes ripped/bought music and i am not an idiot for wanting that function in itunes. "
no arguments to this?



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Old 01-16-2009, 10:29 PM   #45
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:48 AM   #46
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No more DRM by the end of March
its april... anyone know when is this going to happen, exactly? - im hankerin to get some tunes..



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Old 04-15-2009, 08:01 AM   #47
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I agree with everything Jmac has said...

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Agreed. Do yourself a favor and dump the bloatware/spyware sell-you-out-to-the-recording-industry schlock that is WMP. I don't know what anyone else here uses, but I use this for all of my media needs. Once it's configured correctly nothing beats it, IMO.
You mean you use VNC Player, you can't actually play anything directly using the K-Lite codec pack...

And from what CCCP claims, K-Lite is crap.

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now if tuneup (and other programs that do the same thing) is actually useful, if it's function is actually solving a valid problem,the programs are not a useless ripoff, and the praises hundreds (thousands-?) of people all over the world are singing about it are deserved, then my second argument still stands and i come to this conclusion: "itunes does not have a comprehensive autotagging functionality for non itunes ripped/bought music and i am not an idiot for wanting that function in itunes. "
Unless your retagging your entire 40 gig library your not going to need auto-tagging in iTunes. If you have the physical ability to "Shift+Click" you have the ability to tag an entire CD in under 5 minutes.

I know this from mainly because, believe it or not, I actually enjoy tagging my music as much as listening to it.

I've used Safari and IE, yeah, to download the Firefox 3.1.

I don't like Safari, I've even used it on a Mac, I just plain don't like it.

As for Chrome, I've used it, liked it, but found it to unreliable, I've had times when Chrome's told me I've been banned from my school's website, yet works fine in Firefox and IE.


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Those two CD's were BY FAR the worst tagged CD's I've ever downloaded. The only thing I had to change was that "Blood Sex Sugar Magik" had it's artist field tagged as "The Red Hot Chili Peppers" rather than "Red Hot Chili Peppers."

I actually own those two CD's, but I still find it easier just to download them. I'm running a Thinkpad, which has a CD drive that not only sounds like a Buzzsaw, but also heats up enough to make you sweat.
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I think iTunes has took a step in the right direction by getting rid of DRM. The problem with DRM is you feel like your renting something rather than actually buying it.

Sadly, this does nothing for the actual quality of the music artists are pumping out, for every "Mars Volta" and "Wolfmother" theres three "Fallout Boy" (Not to be confused with Vault Boy) and "My Chemical Romance."

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its april... anyone know when is this going to happen, exactly? - im hankerin to get some tunes..
You can download music in the regular format or DRM free--it gives you the option from what I could see when I d/l'd an Epica album the other day. You pay more for the DRM-free option.

I use PodLift to transfer music to my hard drive. DRM problem gone. It's freeware and it's available from CNet's download.com. Follow the warning about turning automatic sync off if you're using a computer where you don't normally sync your iPod so you don't lose your music.

I found this on download.com--I have no idea if it'll do what you want, but this might be what you're looking for with regard to your tags. TagScanner.


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You can download music in the regular format or DRM free--it gives you the option from what I could see when I d/l'd an Epica album the other day. You pay more for the DRM-free option.
hmm, according to the itunes message, all of itunes songs are now DRM free, not just the higher priced ones...

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I use PodLift to transfer music to my hard drive. DRM problem gone.
podlift is nifty, but what i want to do is to have itunes music playable on my mobile phone, which is my primary music device. this should be possible with the new drm free purchases off the itunes store, right?

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I found this on download.com--I have no idea if it'll do what you want, but this might be what you're looking for with regard to your tags. TagScanner.
thanks, ill give it a try.



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