I rip a CD to MP3 in iTunes, then try to burn a Music CD of the tracks to share with someone and iTunes tells me that there is not enough room on the CD for all of the songs?
Damn, it’s been a really long time since I rocked out to some classic rock – if I can even call The Beatles classic rock since they still sound fresh and ahead of the curve.
blogged to The Beatles “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”#l[7:47]#l from Abbey Road (1969).
I finally got the Kung Tunes kinks worked out thanks to some expert help from Adriaan Tijsseling, the developer.
Through the magic of email, we (actually just Adriaan) were able to troubleshoot the messy CSS I had running down the right side of the page. Now things look and work great! Thanks again Adriaan!
blogged while listening to Spiritualized “You Know It’s True/If I Were with Her Now/I Want You”#l[13:10]#l from Lazer Guided Melodies .
MacMegasite has the story. Seems that the author of iCommune violated the iTunes Device Plugin SDK Agreement by enabling sharing over a network. Great idea… but think it’s dead now. I guess we really just have to wait for Apple to release the Rendezvous enabled iTunes 3.x shown at MacWorld in July 2002.
Set your TiVO if you can’t stay up this late. You can also catch this the day after on Comedy Central.
Thievery Corporation will perform “The Richest Man in Babylon” Late Night withÂ Conan O’Brien on January 14, 2003. The performance will feature Notch on vocals should be groundbreaking for latenight TV’s less-than-eclectic musical fare. Check your local NBC affiliate for showtimes.
Expensive, no screen shot yet… Sounds like home media servers are finally beginning to mature, finally!
Yamaha Wi-Fi-based audio system: For over $2,000, you can get an 80 Gb music server with CD-R that can broadcast via Wi-Fi to a receiver (included) that has its own 20-watt amplifier and support for external speakers. Extra receivers are $800.
The server broadcasts the music to clients, or receiver stations, that contain their own 20-watt amplifiers. Any speakers can be attached. MusicCast uses the 802.11b wireless standard (also known as Wi-Fi), but Yamaha says the signal will not interfere with other Wi-Fi networks (like those connecting the computers around the house) because each receiver station has its own network address. That also lets MusicCast send different music simultaneously to different receiver stations, so Junior can play hip-hop in the den while Mom and Dad listen to jazz in the kitchen.
[802.11b Networking News]
iCommune is a plug-in which extends Apple’s iTunes software to share music over the network. Your friends’ music libraries appear in the iTunes source list. You can browse their collections, and choose to download or stream their music. It also allows you to make your own music library available to others.
I tried to get this working tonight but had no luck… had personal web sharing on, appletalk on and shared both systems to be sure and neither system was able to show the other’s library. I used both a network IP as well as computer.local address. Have to email the guy when I get a chance, or just wait for the next version.
Hopefully the Rendezvous feature at MacWorld NY 2002 will finally activate when the iLife suite is available on January 25.
I made three…
Never Played, Most Played and Least Played
Since I recently rebuilt my library everything was reset to zero anyway, so this was a good time to mix it up. I am now syncing 25 random tracks that I have yet to listen to on my iPod with each sync. pretty cool.
Thanks to Kung Tunes, a very cool app I’ve been waiting to use, I can now show what music I have been listening to on my sidebar. It’s not exactly where I want it to be…
I can’t figure out how to get my Amazon ID in the historical list and I can’t quite get the sidebar to allow itself to expand either. hmmm… the limits of my technical knowledge/abilities come forward.
So my iTunes app/library bit the dust. I started to get an error which repeated on startup which read – A fatal error occurred while saving the file ITunes 3 Music Library. Nice right? I deleted the prefs but something was seriously wrong as it returned soon after a relaunch. I tried to delete all 3 preference files, but the error was quite persistent in returning.
My solution was a bit tough perhaps, but since I could not find an answer on the Apple Support boards, I had no other choice but to start over. I did a backup of the iTunes library file and made a copy of that, just in case. Then I moved it away and relaunched iTunes as if it was being done for the first time.
Time to import… I dragged my collection into iTunes and then walked away. I have over 32GB of music, it was actually over 34GB, but I found a host of duplicates and files that were just old downloads of things I never listen to. After iTunes processed everything I had only to rebuild my playlists, which was actually quicker and easier than I expected. Since I keep my playlists sorted as albums, for easy listening and iPod syncing, i just sorted my library by album and highlighted each one to create a new list for each selected group.
Most of my music is either ripped from my collection or traded with friends, rather than straight downloaded to maintain a level of quality in the files. I was amazed at things I guess I never had listened to, or was keeping for some archival purpose. I was able to purge my system of about 2GB of Krap (the K is for emphasis). Anyway, I now am back on the air, listening to my music which has been reorganized beautifully with only a small sacrifice of time.
Salon.com People | Phish wraps New York Times
Tom Hanks, Phish-head?
I don’t think so.
But everyone from the New York Times to the Associated Press to MTV seems to have fallen for a little gag Phish played on its audience the other night during its big New Year’s Eve concert at Madison Square Garden.
Check out this new streaming audio site… The “Quicktime High” stream is of super quality. January should bring some interesting non-rock options as well, making a good thing better.
MacNN | News: radioio launches MPEG-4 internet radio
If you like things more electronic as I do, you should check out the return of SomaFM (MP3 streams) as well. I’ve been a long time fan and was glad to see they did not get killed by congress.