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Re: iTunes buggery

Postby baward » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:57 pm

Thank you, great advice. I would dearly love to wean myself off iTunes, so I will check out those other options...

FWIW, as far as my 'missing' music (which it turns out is not actually missing at all) is concerned, I realised the other day that I am approaching it backwards. Instead of piecing together the damaged iTunes playlists, I have been checking whether or not I have an actually copy of the music on my NAS, and if so just deleting the iTunes playlist on my iMac - I want to try and keep the integrity of the playlist structure intact for when I upgrade the system.

Much quicker, while I am on the road to Catalina, and not using bl&%£dy iTunes anymore.
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Re: iTunes buggery

Postby The Elf » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:35 pm

baward wrote:an actually copy of the music on my NAS...
You have a NAS!? Then you have absolutely no need of iTunes! Just grab one of those apps I mentioned and live free of iTunes tyranny!
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Re: iTunes buggery

Postby baward » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:37 pm

Sounds like a plan!
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Re: iTunes buggery

Postby baward » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:01 pm

The Elf wrote:
baward wrote:an actually copy of the music on my NAS...
You have a NAS!? Then you have absolutely no need of iTunes! Just grab one of those apps I mentioned and live free of iTunes tyranny!

I am enjoying my largely iTunes-free life, thanks again The Elf. I say 'largely' because I still find iTunes/Music useful when importing CDs. Is there another way to import music? Thanks.
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Re: iTunes buggery

Postby The Elf » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:38 pm

baward wrote:
The Elf wrote:
baward wrote:an actually copy of the music on my NAS...
You have a NAS!? Then you have absolutely no need of iTunes! Just grab one of those apps I mentioned and live free of iTunes tyranny!
I am enjoying my largely iTunes-free life, thanks again The Elf. I say 'largely' because I still find iTunes/Music useful when importing CDs. Is there another way to import music? Thanks.
I'm Windows based, so...

For ripping from CD I use EAC:
https://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/

To sort out the text and artwork I use MP3 Tag Editor:
https://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

For playback on my iPhone/Pad I use CloudBeats:
https://www.cloudbeatsapp.com/
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Re: iTunes buggery

Postby baward » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:44 pm

On my way to a iTunes-free life, thank you again!
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