While I'm a big fan of digital music services like Last.fm and Spotify I've always had a very "mixed" relationship with digital purchases of music. I guess this stems from some bad experiences outside Apple's iTunes store. Having paid for an album I want to be able to "consume" it however I choose on whatever device I want. Unfortunately if the company you bought music … [Read more...] about Digital Music via iTunes vs. Physical CDs
If you use a Mac you get used to using its tools. Why wouldn't you? They're easy to use and pretty intuitive. Unfortunately my iRiver H340 can't read audio files in the standard OSX / iTunes format. It'll happily take the files in, but then you can't play the audio, which defeats the purpose of the exercise. There are quite a few software tools, both commercial and open … [Read more...] about CD Ripping To Ogg Vorbis And Other Formats On OSX
I listen to music on my desktop machines pretty much all the time. While I have bought a few tracks via iTunes I'm still buying physical CDs. Recently I've been using Spotify quite a bit, but I still like being able to listen to the music that I have in my own collection. My desktop machine in the office has a pretty large hard drive, so this isn't an issue. Unfortunately my … [Read more...] about I Might Have Too Much Music!