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  1. S2_Mac

    iTunes Radio outage?

    Starting last week, I began to see an uptick in chatter about iTunes Radio listings not being available: users would attempt to load a genre (such as Ambient, or Classical), and receive an error message stating, "An error occurred while contacting the radio tuning service". Not everyone was...
  2. S2_Mac

    Admins -- drunken Xmas day Forum servers

    'Tis the season for questions from new users...and the servers seemed to have overindulged at the office party. Post submissions are getting lost, load times are glacial. At least here in midwest U.S., on both Comcast and ATT WANs. If anyone at the host is available to give things a kick...
  3. S2_Mac

    Non-filepath-dependent exported playlists droplet

    As noted in this thread on exporting iPod playlists, iTunes doesn't actually require filepaths when importing an iTunes-exported playlist; track, artist, and album names that match existing iTunes tracks are good enough. w00t! I wrote a couple of lines of Perl to strip filepath info (and also...
  4. S2_Mac

    Windows users -- help me decipher this Apple article

    Came across this Apple article a few days ago; it's still making me scratch my head. Display the info in the "On Windows" link in the article. Then note this sentence in step 2: "By default, the Windows version of iTunes does not copy all of the music you add to your iTunes library to your...
  5. S2_Mac

    ::sigh:: Page 2 troubles, redux

    Sorry for flogging this (apparently dead) horse, but this is really irritating. Yes, I've posted about this before, and Bob sez, "Works fine for me," but something is still wrong. The situation: When I click on an orange page number link (in the "vbmenu_control1" section of the dark gray...
  6. S2_Mac

    Apple knows about iOS4.3 sharing glitch

    Seems like someone here was having this problem, but I can't find the post.... According to this MacInTouch reader report (look for Ken Hauck), an AppleCare rep said the company is aware of a bug in iOS4.3 that prevents Home Sharing from connecting to multiple libraries that have the same...
  7. S2_Mac

    Adios, Zune?

    Bloomberg News is speculating that Microsoft "will cease introducing new versions of the Zune music and video player because of tepid demand." According to an unnamed source "familiar with the decision," Zune software dev work will now be aimed at mobile phones. No word about the fate of the...
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    Looking for a good external CD reader

    Wow, this is my lucky day! (You'd laugh if you could see my grimace from these #@%! back spasms ;-) I just inherited about 3,200 CDs, mostly gems -- what looks to be everything ever released by Chandos and Naxos, lottsa Nimbus, Phillips, Decca Classics, etc. Hundreds of film soundtracks, tons...
  9. S2_Mac

    Any first impressions of iTunes 10.1.2?

    Any brave (and/or foolish ;-) souls tried out iTunes 10.1.2 yet? Maybe the 64-bit installer is a bit better behaved....
  10. S2_Mac

    Still having trouble acessing Page 2...

    Howdy, Bob; Kind of a bump here, in case you thought the original problem was resolved. Still can't easily access page 2 and beyond for multi-page threads. Here's another example...
  11. S2_Mac

    Trouble accessing posts beyond 1st page

    Maybe I've been gone too long and missed some critical little bit....but the "page number" links are goin' all funky on me, For instance, take this thread: http://forums.ilounge.com/ipod-touch/262830-does-any-smartlist-update-new-4g-touch.html. Clicking that link brings me to the first page of...
  12. S2_Mac

    How to make "How can I sort Forum topics?" stick?

    The AppleScript forum displays only a month's worth of posts at a time. I can scroll down to the "How can I sort Forum topics?" section and use the "From the..." dropdown menu to set a wider time window, but that change never sticks -- when I next go back to the forum the value is reset to the...
  13. S2_Mac

    No more dropdown nav menus?

    Whatever they're called these days...swing your mouse up to the "News", "Articles", "Forums" , etc. links in the orange nav bar at top of this page; used to be that submenus appeared, allowing quicker access to other sections of iLounge from the forums. The "menu items" are still in the html...
  14. S2_Mac

    Slow ad servers in the EST morning

    Roughly corresponding to the time of the latest board software update, ad servers seem particularly slow in the morning (Michigan, USA; Central time zone); say, from 6am to 10am CST. On a wired broadband connection it's not a problem, but on a high-latency satellite connection it's quite a pain...
  15. S2_Mac

    Any F@H-ers here?

    Woo-hoo!! Just passed 4,000,000 points in Folding@Home. Three cheers for multi-core Macs! ;-) Anybody else around here donating their spare cycles to F@H? And that got me thinkin'...has there ever been a move to start an iLounge team? CPUs are a terrible thing to waste, and it's kinda fun. You...
  16. S2_Mac

    And this works out how?

    Wow -- clicked on an iLounge side-banner ad to go to dhgate.com and saw the (supposedly) 8GB 4G Nanos available for $28.50 each. Yeah, right.... What's the angle here? Knock-offs? Escrow service scam? They fell off a truck in Guangzhou and won't be warranteed to US or Euro owners? The prices...
  17. S2_Mac

    Oof -- missed it by that much!

    Great sport, admins! (I enjoy racing the admins -- can I respond to a spammer before admins yank the post? Oh yeah, I've got a life, but sometimes I choose not to use it ;-) In the time it took me to track down the extent of yalehope9's astroturfing, y'all had already jerked the post. Can there...
  18. S2_Mac

    That's odd...have new member restrictions changed?

    Wondered if the "new member" restriction on posting links has been changed; my Spider-sense went off when reading the most-recent post in this thread... took a couple of minutes to realize, "Hey, s/he got a link posted! Cool, wonder how...neat trick." (Entities maybe? Like for beating the...
  19. S2_Mac

    Cute/goofy/worthless iTunes Help feature

    Just noticed this today (using iTunes 8.1.1 under OS X 10.5.6) -- If the search string entered into the iTunes Help menu dropdown menu is part of the name of a script in the Scripts menu, the search results will include an item linking to the script; select that item and the script will launch...
  20. S2_Mac

    Add Files and Folder Art droplet v0.8 release

    The Add Files and Folder Art script is a droplet that adds files to iTunes when you drop files and/or folders onto its icon. If there is a .jpg file in a folder, that file's image will be added to any tracks in the folder that currently don't have album art. Should be a handy tool for...
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