iTunes update
Went last night to try to rip a CD using iTunes. If you were wondering if you want to use it for that or not, I’d say skip it.

First of all it is very slow. Music Match rips CD’s at anywhere from 9x to 13x. iTunes was running at about 1.5. Also you can only have them go into the iTunes folder and organization is serverly lacking. I didn’t complete it because I had a short stack to rip through and didn’t want to wait the 20+ minutes to rip each CD.

Stick with Music Match for your everyday jukebox needs. It’s fast, lets you put the files where you want and label them how you want, you can control the quality/bitrate of the files you create and you can burn ’em back to regular audio CD that works, everytime! The only time I’ve made a coaster with Music Match is when I tried to use it to burn a data CD. Also, with the jukebox you can look at all track by artist or album, as opposed to just having a huge list of songs. Currently at well over 4K songs, that list gets pretty long if I can’t go directly to the artist. Maybe that’s just me.

Published by Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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