sort of OT, CD names to iTunes
charles.hartman at conncoll.edu
Wed Mar 8 09:01:24 EST 2006
On Mar 8, 2006, at 8:11 AM, Kay C Lan wrote:
> The only reason I'd recommend this method is that I hate to waste
> CD space.
> Most LPs are only 45 min or less. Quite a few Double LPs can fit on
> an 80min
> CD. So by putting everything in iTunes first I can then add extra
> (either by the same artist or of a similar genre to fill the CD.
I decided the opposite -- particularly because so little accessible
data is available on the audio CD. That leaves the magic-marker label
on the CD itself the only key to its contents. If that's the title of
one LP, the problem is minimal; if it's twenty miscellaneous
tracks . . . CDs are now roughly 20 cents apiece; their storage bulk
is not much more imposing, if you find a reasonable binder system for
As for OK vs Next in iTunes, note that if you've burned the tracks to
CD before importing to iTunes, cmd-I (Get Info) on the CD with no
track selected lets you fill in album-title and album-artist (and
album-composer if there's only one) just once, leaving only track
names and composers to be filled in.
Burn to CD first? It's a tough call, as discussed before on this
list. My assumption is that I want to end up with AIFFs on the CD
(for fidelity) and AACs in iTunes (for the huge space savings on my
hard disk). Given that assumption, burning the CD first turns out to
be competitive for efficiency with the reverse. And I'm realizing
that filling in the data on the CD (with Toast Lite, say) is a
complete waste of timen -- which means it has to be filled in only
once, when the CD is imported into iTunes.
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