Sunday, January 18, 2009
So my iPod now contains 4656 songs, mostly stuff from the 60s and 70s, although I have also collected some of current music - usually groups I hear on WXPN's World Cafe radio show. This takes up 20 GB - about 1/8 of my iPod's capacity.
I mostly listen to my iPod while driving. Local radio is so bad I'd stopped listening a long time ago - that's what motivated me to buy an iPod in the first place. (The exception is the two-hours when our NPR outlet broadcasts World Cafe.) The iPod plugs directly into the sound system of one car, and I use a cassette adapter that relays the iPod through the tape deck in another car. I tried an FM transmitter with the iPod, but it carried too much static.
My next project is to record all of my CDs. I have 360 of my own, and my brother has at least 200 more. This should take a lot less time, since the CD's are already digital I won't be making WAV files, nor will I have to do any cleanup.
Ah, famous last words! Personally I couldn't stand the way iTunes fills out the CD & track info, so changing that was a huge chunk of time... and now I've changed my mind as to how I should've done it.
Are you planning on recording in lossless format? I did in order to best preserve my collection 'cause I've noticed my oldest CDs are starting to deteriorate, but it's a space-hog on the iPod.
-schreechy from CChat
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