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  1. Sometimes I use it to “group” a bunch of music files that are of various genres. For example, usually for SXSW, NPR releases its Top 100 bands that play in Austin during the event. NPR titles the zip of files, something like NPR Music's The Austin 100. In the group field, I put “NPR Music's The Austin 100 (and the year).” I can easily use the group designation to create a huge NPR playlist or a couple of NPR playlists divided by year.
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    "Does anyone have any Quiche Lorraine?" A favorite line of mine! The band's Party Mix album is awesome dance fun!
  3. Hello Taz777 You can start with 7digital or bandcamp, which both also allow you to download single tracks. I would start there and see what you find and like. You would have to pick your preferred format — FLAC, AIFF, etc. There are a bunch of other sites that specialize in one genre or the other. For most of them, you may only download albums. To find other sites, read the question I posted in April: https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/39202-any-good-paid-sites-for-downloading-music/?tab=comments#comment-817678
  4. Taz777 -- I'm sure many here can help you, but you need to say the type of genre you listen to. Do you like classical, rap, country or pop? Or something else ...
  5. Just what it says: Apple released 12.6.5 for those who use iTunes to update iOS. Did you read the text after following the link? With iTunes 12.6's you can use iTunes to update and maintain your iOS apps on your iPhone. Some people — like me — only update through iTunes. In addition, many people assigned iPhones through their employers cannot update their iPhone OTA. Surely by now, you've noticed 12.7 and 12.8 removed Apps from iTunes? 12.6.5 was just released on 12 SEP 18 — so it's not old, it's quite possibly the youngest version of iTunes! Plus, there really is no need for a link to download a new version of iTunes, Apple will readily notify all users of that through the various update methods.
  6. Apple released 12.6.5 for those who use iTunes to update iOS. I can't vouch for it, but it's available here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208079
  7. Eventually, I couldn't even backup my iPhone to iTunes. What I ended up doing was deleting about all of the .plist files related to iTunes. I held my breath during a reboot and through a Terminal Spotlight reindex. These actions seemed to solve all the issues I had in relationship to iTunes. Yeah, it might be thought of as drastic, but it saved me from doing a macOS reinstall. Now, it allows me to download new app updates via iTunes, sync them to the phone, and reduce the badge number for apps available to install. I can also backup to iTunes without problems. I did try iMazing, but thought it required more access to than I wanted to allow. Maybe in the future I might be willing to use iMazing instead of iTunes. However, right now, the ball is certainly in Apple's court.
  8. While transferring music to my iPhone works well, some of my apps transfer over and some don't. It always seems to go thru the motions. I check by looking at the current version in iTunes, and compare each app's latest release with the version found on the app's "Get Info" tab. Either way, it does not reduce the number on the badge. Concerned friend: "Hey don't you ever update your phone? You got, like, 20 updates to do!" Me: Yeah, yeah!! (Yes, Kirk, I will try with iMazing!)
  9. Wow! I didn’t think I would get this many responses. Thanks. On Friday evening, I checked my post and have been spending a lot of time on ProStudioMasters. ProStudioMasters seems to have a pretty nice selection of out-of-print CDs. Many thanks for the response new_media! A little more about me: Last September, I finished ripping all my physical CDs to mostly Apple Lossless. I want to stop doing that. I hated ripping, and then storing the CD. Hopefully, with lossless, FLAC and the other higher-quality files, it will be easy to convert to the newest cutting-edge format. For a couple of years, I really did not want to purchase physical CDs, but wanted a better quality than an mp3. Yes, in my area, the only places to purchase CDs are the small sections of Target and Walmart. We did have a big FYE, but it downsized and sells more T-shirts and movies than music. Basically, since I am have been Mac based, I downloaded aiff files from bandcamp. With aiff files, I don’t have to do a conversion to something iTunes friendly. Unfortunately, living in the States blocks me from using some high res sites. I am still waiting to see if Qobuz sets up shop in the U.S.
  10. Hello All I'm kind of new here, coming over from Kirkville... I did a search, but I didn't find a good previous discussion, sorry if this is a sort of rehash post. I am a bandcamp member, and I like it. However, there are some popular artists who don't use that site. First and foremost, I am looking for higher quality files, at least FLAC files. I am basically looking to download a couple of singles from some artists whom I probably would not buy their whole album. Mostly, I am finding the various sites cater to a particular type of genre. Since I am in the States, there are some sites I cannot access. I am familiar with beatport. I haven't tried 7digital yet, but I know that they have started a U.S. version. I'm still waiting for Qobuz. Can anyone think of any other reputable sites? Much obliged.
  11. This link will take you to an article written by Kirk: http://www.kirkville.com/how-to-rebuild-your-itunes-library/ It gives a great description about the xml file and what you have to do to use it. For some reason, it seems to be showing your whole library. I have only see this behavior for newly created libraries.
  12. I only see this type of behavior when I do a clean install and re-add my songs back to iTunes. Are you using the XML file? Has your iTunes Library.itl rebuilt itself recently?
  13. Since they are in AIFF from the CD itself, and since the EPs are only a few songs, I don't care that much about the space. I am wondering if it is better to rip to AIFF from the CD using XLD or just drag them off the disc? I used bandcamp a couple of times, and to get the best quality, I normally download the AIFF files.
  14. Looking at your “Everything you need to know about digital audio files,” I know that AIFF is uncompressed. I am still converting my CD collection to ALAC. I am about halfway through, so before I go start my many Prince CDs, I skipped about and did my five U2 albums. I found the “One” CD single, which has about 4 songs. Instead of ripping it, I just decided to keep it as is and copied the songs straight from the CD in AIFF format. I did this because in total the songs only came to about 325 MB in AIFF, and unless they re-release it, I won’t buy it again. Did I end up with the same file as if I ripped it into AIFF?
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