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    Free: iPod remote control (for 1st/2nd gen)

    I have a spare inline remote control for the 1G/2G iPod... It's barely been used and works as new. Reply in this thread (*not* via PM) if you want it! First come, first served. I'm in the UK, so: Brits: I'll cover the postage. Everyone else: likely to be a couple of pounds for postage (Paypal...
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    Idea for an iTunes plugin: MTV-style overlays

    I'd love to see the following plugin for iTunes: Scenario: iTunes starts playing a new track as normal, while you're doing something else with the computer. - A few seconds into the track, an MTV-style text/graphic overlay appears in your preferred location, with artist, track name and album...
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    PC World Coverplan - Testimonial

    In March 2003, I bought myself an iPod (second generation, 10GB) from PC World. I also took out a three-year Coverplan at a cost of ??29.99. The iPod's taken a huge battering this year, acccompanying me on a backpacking tour around China among other things, and has suffered some cosmetic...
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    iPod on BBC News (Link)

    Just a nice BBC News story about iPods... :) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3344595.stm
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    Poll: music library organisation

    I used to care - I mean really care - about how my music collection was organised. Every single filename was correct and formatted in a consistent way, and there was a careful folder structure. Now, with iTunes, I don't mind at all how the physical files are organised - it's a totally different...
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    FairPlay AAC DRM cracked...

    Well, the inevitable has happened: Apple's 'secure' AAC format has been cracked. It seems the same person responsible for pioneering DVD ripping has done the business again, rightly or wrongly. This comes from WinNetMag.com: Johansen's website is here. It's only a matter of time before someone...
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    iTunes Radio

    It seems like iTunes' radio tuner is one of its least-discussed features. I've only got into this in the last couple of days - and it's outstanding! Such a great way to explore new stuff, and from within the same program as your own collection. There really is something for everyone - even if...
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    Album Track Numbering

    When iTunes rips a CD, it fills the track number fields with "X of Y" where Y is the total number of tracks on the album. Most of my existing tracks just have "X" in their track number fields. Does anyone know what functional difference this makes - if any at all? I don't mind having the two...
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    iTunes' AAC ripping - CBR or VBR?

    In the relevant iTunes preferences dialogue, there's just a dropdown list of bitrates. Can anyone confirm whether it's Constant or Variable Bit Rate encoding? Thanks.
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    Configuring/using RAM drives for MP3 playback

    Ok, this is partly knowledge-sharing and partly a question. A little while ago, I set up a 120 megabyte RAM drive using some of my PC's spare memory; with 512 MB, I always have at least 200 MB free, so I thought I might as well exploit it. The procedure is: load an album or a set of tracks into...
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    Wanted: iTrip

    I'm looking to buy an iTrip; anyone have one they're not using? I can pay via Paypal if acceptable... Best to PM me if you have one - thanks :-) Sam
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    Make a complete list of your MP3s in two seconds

    I found a way to create a list of your MP3s: 1. You need the Send To Extensions for Windows, a Microsoft enhancement to the right-click menu. Go here and download the files sendtox.dll and sendtox.inf to your desktop. 2. Right-click sendtox.inf and hit Install. 3. Go to your MP3 folder and hit...
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    How-to: share your library over the Web, iTunes-style

    I was having a bout of Apple envy the other day over the ability of iTunes 4 users to share their libraries over a Web interface, and set out to do the same on my PC. It turned out to be very simple - it only took <5 minutes to find, download and set up the necessary software, in fact (probably...
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    Plaucounts on your PC?

    Playcounts on your PC Hey guys, Has anyone used music library-type software that includes a playcount feature? I'm sure there are several hundred tracks gathering digital dust in my library and I'd love to start keeping track of my habits... Any recommendations? Cheers! Sam
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    AACs and MP3s

    How enthusiastically are you reacting to AAC? Do you think it's worth re-encoding from the CDs? (Do you even -have- the CDs? ;))
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