I’ve finished importing every piece of (non-vinyl) music into my iTunes library.

Though ‘iTunes’ may soon become a thing of the past, as the trusty iPod Classic is so despised by Apple they stopped making them several years ago.

Fortunately the market is awash with excellent quality portable music players, and the new devices are not tied to the same small-scale digital formats that Applie tied us to; can quite happily cope with the better quality .flac format.

I’ve kept the source audio files, so I can upgrade from .mp3 to .flac whenever I want (when my iPod Classic inevitably dies, probably).

I don’t buy music from iTunes; haven’t done so for many years – around the time Apple introduced the ridiculous, and short-lived DRM, on behalf of a stupidly short-sighted music industry demand.


After today’s efforts my non-vinyl music library now stands at 9,451 songs which, according to the iTunes GUI, will take me 26d 9h 58m and 45s to listen to…

If I could stay awake for 26 24-hour days.

Or 52 12-hour days.

But that’s nearly two months?


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2 Responses to Music

  1. Masher says:

    You can’t upgrade from MP3 to FLAC.
    Oh, I see what you’re saying.

    I remember my Sony player becoming virtually unusable when they introduced DRM.

    9.5k songs? That is quite a lot. But not as many as on the streaming jukebox in the pub last week, which purported to have 6 million songs available. “Name any artist and I bet it’s on there” said my nephew, who was obviously impressed with the machine and was extolling it’s virtues to me.
    “Alma Cogan”, I said.

    One – nil to me.

    • Brennig says:

      A streaming jukebox? In a pub? That’s some wacky kind of 21st Century lifestyle you live there my friend. It must be a southern kind of thing.