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 Decided to get rid of iTunes in favour of a music player that isn't huge, bloated, slow and ugly. Finally settled on the Zune software (seriously, when did Microsoft start making nice software? First Windows 7, then IE9 which I would consider using if it had extensions, now this... I'm shocked) as it's both snappy and OMG pretty (see?). HOWEVER, when I moved my music out of the nest of iTunes folders all hell broke loose... half my tags seemed to vanish into the ether, along with a tonne of album art (I thought iTunes embedded that in the file?) and now my music collection is, to put it lightly, a great big fucking mess. So I'm taking this opportunity to clear out some of the stuff I never listen to and tag the stuff I actually do properly (yes, even genres).

...this is going to take a while.

*stares despondently at the "Fucked up music" folder on his desktop*

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Date: 2011-03-19 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redstar826.livejournal.com
I approve of the music choice in that image :D

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Date: 2011-03-19 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terry-terrible.livejournal.com
I like propaghandi also <B Tough it may be a bad time to switch to Zune. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/zune-discontinues-all-current-zunes/

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Date: 2011-03-19 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulnolan.livejournal.com
They didn't sell the original Zunes over here in the first place, so it's okay. ^^; (I am thinking of going for a WP7-based phone now though, in large part thanks to how nice the Zune software is)

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Date: 2011-03-19 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beuk.livejournal.com
Even genres?! That's dedication! I still have about a hundred or two songs that aren't sorted correctly. Why would you make a torrent out of untagged files? That's what I get for pirating.

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Date: 2011-03-20 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulnolan.livejournal.com
Argh I hate it when you download an album and they haven't bothered tagging it >:(

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Date: 2011-03-20 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beuk.livejournal.com
FROWNY FACES FOREVER >:[

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Date: 2011-03-19 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daveisdead.livejournal.com
I am ridiculously particular about how music is organized on my hard drive (I had 100 gigs of mp3s on my old computer).

Speaking of Mircosoft, I used to have Windows ME. *shudders*

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Date: 2011-03-19 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulnolan.livejournal.com
I let iTunes organise mine... probably a mistake, looking back.

I was fortunate enough to skip most of Microsoft's shitty software... I started out on a BBC Micro, then moved onto RISC OS, then Apple (with brief dabblings in Linux every now and then) - until Windows 7 I'd only used DOS/Windows for running games.

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Date: 2011-03-20 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirate-faafy.livejournal.com
Oh wow, that is pretty! I might have to look into that... I still use the iTunes store though, just because of how convenient it is to be able to access all the music I wanna be able to buy (and to be able to put money on without using a credit card of my own, though I guess I am 18 now.)

Do you think I'd be able to just use the iTunes web interface or something?

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Date: 2011-03-20 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulnolan.livejournal.com
I don't think you an use iTMS though a regular web browser sadly (I seem to remember a PyGTK-based iTMS ient existing, but no idea if it's still being developed). Seeing as Apple have switched over to MP3 instead of protected AAC these days I suppose you could keep iTunes around to buy stuff and use Zune for the playing though?

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Date: 2011-03-20 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beuk.livejournal.com
lolz at your icon

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Date: 2011-03-20 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beuk.livejournal.com
sorry to spam you in someone else's post, but also hahah at your SB&HJ bio

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Date: 2011-03-28 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pirate-faafy.livejournal.com
Lollll SBAHJ is my LIFE

I need to find me some Sweet Bro rule 34 iykwim

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Date: 2011-03-20 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alkazar.livejournal.com
The reason for it? The way Zune recognizes tags and the way iTunes recognizes tags are two entirely different formats. The issue itself actually lies in the Zune software, as I recall, as when I was using Zune (back while having a Zune 120gb) I had everything tagged and properly ordered via Zune, but when I loaded up MP3s in anything else, a lot of the information was missing (particularly with Winamp).

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Date: 2011-03-22 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulnolan.livejournal.com
According to Mp3Tag the files that got detagged have problems (they're saying Bad ID3) - I think it's more a case of iTunes being more forgiving than Zune.

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Date: 2011-03-22 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wrongly-amused.livejournal.com
Yeah, Zune is actually quite nice. I wish mine hadn't broken two months after I got it. :(

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