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Web Developer from Providence, RI


Oct
17
comment 5 minute battery life
You can get a replacement battery from the Apple store for $130, don't pay any more than that. Obviously there are also online stores you can buy official and unofficial replacements for as little as $70 if you're into that.
Sep
30
answered 5 minute battery life
Apr
25
comment How do I use Spotlight to find all MP3 that are encoded at 320 kbps?
Some unsolicited advice - Transcoding lossy audio is never recommended. Anecdotally, LAME MP3 encoding is anywhere from 50-70% lossy (I could find no definitive source to cite for this, but these numbers seem to be frequently referenced on music & torrent forums), which means that your conversion from 320CBR to V0 could potentially inflict an additional 50-70% loss of quality. All this for files that are 10-25% smaller. Consider using an app like TuneSpan to free up space on your startup disk.
Apr
25
comment Is there a way to automatically add a tag to a song once its added to a smart playlist in itunes?
Also, for mass updates of track metadata, Mac Appetite (now defunct, apparently) has an app called QuickTag, which uses scripts to update track metadata in a way that simulates keyword tagging. It looks like you can still download it from cNet if you want to play with it.
Apr
25
comment Is there a way to automatically add a tag to a song once its added to a smart playlist in itunes?
Just curious, this sounds like an X:Y Problem, and I'm wondering what the benefit of adding a number string to the track's grouping field would be when you already have access to the star rating metadata.
Jan
18
comment Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
There is a panel for customising output file names: grab.by/j8b0 Though, this will set a pattern for all converted files, which wont solve your problem if the naming conventions vary.
Jan
18
comment Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
I've never batch processed more than a handful of FLAC rips (~5GB) at once. So as far as pausing or keeping track of converted files, I don't have any advice. Although, there are options to automatically add tracks to a specific iTunes playlist once they've been converted, which may help some. If you do decide to go that route, I would recommend using the instructions in this forum post to prevent iTunes importer from throwing errors while importing the files: forums.sbooth.org/…
Jan
18
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Jan
18
answered Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact
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18
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