Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2005 20:22 UTC
Apple The same sources that correctly predicted the Mac Mini and the photo iPod, have now confirmed that Apple will release an Intel-based iBook in January 2006, 6 months ahead of schedule. These new iBooks will most likely use Intel's forthcoming Yonah processors, and will be priced as much as $200,- (E170,-) lower than current offerings.
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RE[2]: various
by wilburpan on Thu 17th Nov 2005 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE: various"
wilburpan
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2005-08-09

My question for Thom, or anyone else: is there a better method of organizing music files that would cause one to not use the default iTunes method of organization?

I have a slight compulsion with keeping things organized, and I prefer to do it manually. And I know there are a lot of people out there that feel the same.


But do you actually organize music files differently than how iTunes does it? I used to be picky about organizing my music files, until iTunes came around. My feeling that is that iTunes does such a good job that I don't feel the need to do this anymore.

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RE[3]: various
by phoenix on Sat 19th Nov 2005 00:26 in reply to "RE[2]: various"
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2005-07-11

But do you actually organize music files differently than how iTunes does it? I used to be picky about organizing my music files, until iTunes came around. My feeling is that iTunes does such a good job that I don't feel the need to do this anymore.
I do. I put all my song info into the filename and directory name, I don't use ID3 tags. My directory structure is ..../Music/artist or genre/artist - song name.mp3

Imagine my horror when I accidentally flipped the "Let iTunes organise the music folder" and it renamed all my music to ..../Unknown Artist/Unknown 1234.mp3.

I now have 30 GB of randomly named music sorted into various permutations of "Unknown Artist" on my file server. Thanks Apple. This is the kind of thing that needs an undo button.

I prefer to keep my music sorted according to my own specifications, using the filesystem. That way, I can use different music players without worrying about anything. Thankfully, Apple included a nice uninstaller with iTunes.

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RE[4]: various
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 08:36 in reply to "RE[3]: various"
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Look, I do hate iTunes too. But what you're saying is actual non-sense. iTunes DOES organize music using the filesystem. iTunes organized music is usable with ANY other music player. NONE of your points are valid.

Last, you say you're not using id3tags. Well, that's clever. Congratulations.

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RE[4]: various
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 15:54 in reply to "RE[3]: various"
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"I don't use ID3 tags" -- What are we supposed to bow down and kiss your feet? Worship the ground you walk on?

ID3 tags are there for a reason. Don't blame iTunes for your own stupidity.

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