Archive for the ‘iPod’ Category

October 6 '09 - 9:54 am
UPDATED: Import iPod Audio Files v3.0

Import iPod Audio Files copies the files of the selected iPod tracks to your iTunes Music/Media folder and then adds them to iTunes. Additionally, you can assign the new tracks to their own playlist. Requires the iPod be set to “Manually manage music and videos”.

Will not work on Windows-formatted iPods.

Not compatible with iPhone/iPod touch.

Not recommended for large-scale iPod audio recovery operations.

This latest version is a maintenance release that fixes a problem locating files and has a re-designed progress indicator.

January 6 '09 - 2:25 pm
Kirk on Sync multiple iPods to one Mac

My good friend Kirk McElhearn has an article up at Macworld on syncing multiple iPods to one Mac:

When you’re alone with your iPod and your Mac, it’s easy to manage your library and sync your music, videos, audiobooks and data. But with the holidays over, many family members who didn’t have iPods beforehand may now find themselves the proud owners of one of Apple’s music players. And when two or more people share a Mac, it gets a bit confusing. There are several ways you can sync multiple iPods to one Mac, but the easiest method is to share a music folder. Here’s how you can share your music with another user on your Mac.

December 3 '08 - 8:03 pm
Go Figure

I normally don’t comment on (or care much about) Apple business news and analysis, but how can these two stories, which both appeared today, be reconciled?

  • “Apple’s iPod Problem: With fewer iPod users upgrading, the days of explosive growth are over. And that leaves iPhones and Macs picking up the slack”BusinessWeek

  • “Apple iPod sales surprise analyst: Analyst reports shortages of Apple’s iPod as sales remain strong amid tough economy”Associated Press

Huh?

August 21 '08 - 4:05 pm
UPDATED: New iPod Playlist From Selection v3.2

New iPod Playlist From Selection will copy selected iTunes tracks, or the tracks of a selected iTunes playlist, to a new user-named iPod playlist.

Latest version fixes a problem with a benign “Apple Event timed out” error that would appear.

August 21 '08 - 4:03 pm
UPDATE: Selected Tags to Lyrics v1.1

Primarily for iPhone and iPod touch users, Selected Tags to Lyrics will copy any combination of Name, Artist, Album, Grouping, Composer, BPM, Comment, (Long) Description, Year and/or Bit Rate tags to the Lyrics tag of the selected tracks, such that this info will be available with a tap when the track is playing. Can append to or replace current Lyrics info.

Latest version accounts for description and long description, preferring the latter, and adds “year” and “bit rate” as options

August 17 '08 - 10:00 am
UPDATE: New iPod Playlist From Selection v3.1

New iPod Playlist From Selection copies selected iTunes tracks, or the tracks of a selected iTunes playlist, to a new user-named iPod playlist. Works only with iPods set to “Manually manage music and videos”, and very handily when assigned an iTunes Scripts Menu Shortcut. I use Control-Command-N.

This latest version fixes an issue with intermittent copying

August 17 '08 - 9:58 am
UPDATED: Lossless to AAC Workflow v2.1

Lossless to AAC Workflow is a set of two scripts which assist with importing/managing Apple Lossless audio files and sending converted AAC copies to a mounted iPod set to “manually manage songs and videos”.

Lossless to AAC Workflow (CD->iPod):

  • Imports each enabled CD track as an Apple Lossless file
  • Makes a converted AAC copy of each imported Lossless file
  • Adds the AAC file to iPod, deleting the original AAC from iTunes.

Lossless to AAC Workflow (iTunes->iPod):

  • Makes a converted AAC copy of each Lossless track selected in iTunes
  • Adds the AAC file to iPod, deleting the original AAC from iTunes.

In this way you can keep archived Lossless files on your hard drive, and manageable AAC files on your iPod.

This latest version fixes an issue with intermittent copying.

August 17 '08 - 9:54 am
UPDATED: Rip to iPod v2.1

Rip To iPod v2.1 will import each enabled (checkmarked) CD track to iTunes and immediately copy it to iPod, removing the track from the iTunes library and deleting the original file, thus giving the appearance of seamless CD-to-iPod importing. You can also change your encoder on-the-fly and your Preferences-set encoder will be restored after the rip. Requires that iPod be set to “Manually manage music and videos”. iPods set to sync are ignored.

This latest version fixes an issue with intermittent copying.

June 5 '08 - 12:36 pm
NEW: Selected Tags to Lyrics

I never bother much with Lyrics, so I didn’t realize Lyrics for the current track on the iPhone or iPod Touch could be made visible until Far-Flung Antipodes Correspondent Jon Jong queried about putting various tags into the Lyrics tag so they could be viewed instead.



Selected Tags to Lyrics will allow you to copy any combination of the Name, Artist, Album, Grouping, Composer, BPM, Comments and/or Description of the selected tracks to the Lyrics tag of each. Tap-tap, and there you are!

May 30 '08 - 11:06 am
UPDATED: Lossless to AAC Workflow v2.0

I’ve been wanting to update Lossless to AAC Workflow with some improvements for a while and finally got around to it. As a matter of fact, they were mentioned on a recent Mac Geek Gab Podcast . This is a collection of two scripts that assists with importing/converting Apple Lossless tracks and sending AAC copies to iPod such that you can keep archived Lossless files on your hard drive and manageable AAC files on your iPod. The newest version of the scripts run as universal binary and, in general, has performance fixes and enhancements.

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