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So I got some iTunes gift cards for christmas. What a nightmare this shit is. I bought 6 songs, one of which I actually got what I wanted. iTunes was a total bitch to sign up, allow me to gauge my interest and my urge ...
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|01-03-2008, 09:43 PM||#1|
Celerity's first legal MP3s
So I got some iTunes gift cards for christmas.
What a nightmare this shit is.
I bought 6 songs, one of which I actually got what I wanted. iTunes was a total bitch to sign up, allow me to gauge my interest and my urge to just steal the shit:
First off, I'm not embarassed: These are the songs I wanted:
Slow - Kylie Minogue
Push the Button - Sugababes
Strict Machine - Goldfrapp
Give Up - Aimee Mann
Feeling the Night - Kaskade
A little background of the songs that I found:
Slow is a really good song. That said, it's not on iTunes in it's album version. The only version I found was on the "Out loud and proud: Gay Pride" album. I'm not shitting you.
Give up is only found on the Magnolia Soundtrack. This wasn't on iTunes for that, it was found in two live versions, that surprisingly mix well. One is acapella and the other is just "live", but it sounds studio produced, so I'm happy. I bought them both. There are about 100 different mixes of Feeling the night, the 10 second sample that they provided all sounded the same. I did about 2 hours of research to get this one song. It was the wrong song.
So $6 dollars and 3 hours later, I have 5 songs. I'm REALLY liking stolen MP3s at this point.
I sign up for the service. They want a credit card, they aren't getting one. No way. Apple can't be trusted with a credit card.
So after about 30 minutes of fumbling around, I found out how I can register without actually signing up, and I could use the gift card.
I'm at 10% legit, and 90% illegit. Fuck this service.
I grab a few of the songs, and I realise that there are several ways to get an MP3, one of which promises an open licence where I can hold as many as I want. That's Strict Machine, Give up and Feeling the night. Same cost.
I bring it into iTunes and am impressed with the quality. No guess work, no downloading several files to get one good one. I have a guaranteed bitrate and the world is good.
So I attempt to sync my Helio to iTunes. iTunes says "no" because it's not a fucking iPod. Kiss my iAss, I'm moving them to wmp11, assholes.
Denied. I'm now at 1% legit and 99% illegit.
So now I have 3 songs on my phone for $6 and about 3 hours work. The method to get the other songs on my phone ?
Burn a CD, then rip them in WMP and then sync to my phone.
After I spend the rest of my cards on Richard Cheese songs, you bet your ass I'm back to stealing music.
|01-04-2008, 01:13 AM||#2|
|01-04-2008, 04:36 PM||#4|
i dunno, i know i drank the fucking koolaid but....
itunes is the only app i know of that lets you view duplicate tracks, and then play through them and remove the crappier versions (poorer sound quality, crappier recordings, whatev). i had a duplicate nightmare (8GB worth) going on on my external HD because i had some music on my work laptop that was also on my home PC, backed up both to the external, now trying to clear out the dups. yay itunes, for that. then ditch it.
|01-04-2008, 07:34 PM||#6|
8GB of duplicates that i have to go through one at a time? sucks. i'm never doing something that stupid again. and my collection is only 60GBish. i don't know how the heyell you manage or have time to listen to 600GB!
|01-04-2008, 08:19 PM||#8|
|01-05-2008, 09:54 AM||#10|
I'm in a similar boat as B. about 300GB of music, all properly id3 tagged etc.. To ensure there are no dupes I was anal about keeping track of my music catalog from day one, the very first track d/l from napster. I would have to say from my brief encounters with itunes helping friends or family members , I'm not impressed. I'll take Amarok any day over itunes
|01-05-2008, 01:07 PM||#11|
|01-05-2008, 03:16 PM||#13|
I've got my little bit of music all tagged and named properly. It isn't much, so the task wasn't too difficult. My video and anime drives however are where my work sits, so I know your pain somewhat, LOL.
Oh yeah... Amarok > all.
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