The ‘Music’ Archives
Posted December 3, 2012 by

iTunes 11 Up Next: Select, Add and Remove Multiple Files at Once

adding multiple files to Up Next in iTunes 11

Everybody is trying to figure out how to do things with the new Up Next feature in iTunes. One of the most common tasks is adding and removing multiple songs at once.

Category Apple Mac, Music, Windows

Posted November 30, 2012 by

iTunes 11: What Do the Cloud Icons Mean?

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iTunes 11 has multiple cloud icons that symbolize a wide variety of information.

Category Apple Mac, Music, Windows

Posted November 30, 2012 by

iTunes 11: Disable Color Changes with Albums and Movies

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One of the most visually appealing features in iTunes 11 is that way an album’s details window changes colors based on the predominate design of the album art. However, since many users find these color changes annoying, this feature can be disabled.

Category Apple Mac, Music, Windows

Posted November 30, 2012 by

iTunes 11: Replacement for iTunes DJ

itunes 11 without the left sidebar

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple killed iTunes DJ. However, you can get a very similar experience through the new Up Next feature.

Category Apple Mac, Music, Windows

Posted November 29, 2012 by

iTunes: Sort by Dated Added or Purchase Date

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Many users like to sort their iTunes content by when it was purchased or added to the library. In iTunes 11 these sorting options are available but hidden.

Category Apple Mac, Music, Windows

Posted November 29, 2012 by

iTunes: Hide Cloud Content

Selecting Hide TV Shows in the Cloud from the View menu

Cloud content can clutter up the display of your media library. Cloud content can be hidden either per media type or the display can be globally disabled.

Category Apple Mac, Music, Windows

Posted November 29, 2012 by

iTunes: Display or Hide Left Sidebar

itunes 11 without the left sidebar

With recent updates to iTunes to version 11, Apple has hidden the left sidebar by default. However, you can re-display this through the following steps.

Category Apple Mac, Music, Windows

Posted June 4, 2012 by

Beating Your Music Library into Shape

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Many of us have amassed extremely large music collections through various and sundry means. This heterogenous collection of files will have non-uniform volume, absent tags, and missing album art. Through the use of some free tools, conquering your music library is relatively easy.

Category Music, Windows

Posted May 26, 2012 by

Linux: Convert Audio and Music Files

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From changing those pesky .wma files to .mp3s or just adjusting the bitrate to save space, the re-encoding of audio files is commonly required. This tutorial on the installation and use of soundconverter should help you manipulate audio files within your Linux system.

Category Linux, Music

Posted March 19, 2012 by

iTunes 10: Remove Columns from Browser View

In prior versions of iTunes, users had to go to great lengths to remove the genre column. In iTunes 10, the browser view is much more configurable.

Category Music

Posted October 6, 2011 by

Convert .FLV to .MP3 in VLC Media Player

Not only is VLC Media Player a great free open-source tool, but you can convert a .flv file to .mp3 very easily! Learn how in this article and screen-cast.

Category Music

Posted September 26, 2011 by

Spotify: Prevent Facebook Posts About Songs You Listen To

All of the changes that are going on with Facebook have some people concerned about what is getting posted to their wall. Spotify’s integration with Facebook will allow it to post all songs you listen to your wall so your friends can check out your music choices. If you don’t want people to know what […]

Category Internet, Music