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In Reply to: RE: Somewhat different answer, but posted by E-Stat on March 05, 2017 at 13:53:24
I am not excellent at computer.
Every few years, my Windows laptop stops working and I end up complete reinstall of Windows and programs. Very time consuming.
A few years ago, I tried to rip some CDs and organize music files with iTunes on my mac mini, but it was not trivial: how to organize (especially classical music CD), what to do with booklet, the method of sharing with other device and other family members. I spent quite a time learning very little. I gave up.
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Use a free program like Macrium to image your OS drive before it gets corrupted. Use CCleaner to keep crap from accumulating.
I agree that tagging can be more complicated that it should. First suggestion - don't use iTunes. Get a free application like EAC or better yet, dbPoweramp. There are lots of free tagging editors like Tag&Rename to fine tune the results.
I deploy my digital library to multiple sources: main system using uRendu player, garage system using Touch (soon to be RPi) player, Oppo 103 in HT, office system that also drives in house and around pool speakers and to three iOS devices using the iPeng app.
Yes, it takes some time to create an open source library (I use FLAC), but the benefits can be enormous in terms of convenience and flexibility. Maybe in my soon-to-be retirement, I need to write a "How to Create a Digital Library for Dummies" and offer consulting services. :)
Some guys here seem to spend a lot of time and energy organising and backing up their music libraries.
Me, I just buy at least two hdds and copy all music, video and backup contents on them.
Compression? Why do it other than IT religion?
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