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  1. I see the music synced to mine. Perhaps try restoring it and re-syncing.
  2. No, that's not correct. That's the case for multiple computers being backed up to a remote computer, not for volumes. I have three volumes on my iMac that are all backed up to one normal folder on an external drive. And I disagree with the recommendation to make a sparse image. Disk images can be corrupted, as you have probably seen over time with Time Machine. Better to copy the files to a normal volume. And regarding partitioning, with APFS (macOS Catalina or later) you no longer need to worry about specifying volume size. As Apple says (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/disk-utility/dskua9e6a110/mac😞
  3. Yes, these are files that have simply disappeared. It happens a dozen or so times a year; I don't know why, I certainly don't mess around with the files themselves.
  4. We got Chris on The Next Track to talk about his new listening room. He discovers something he hadn't thought about... https://kirkville.com/the-next-track-episode-167-tuning-the-perfect-music-listening-room/
  5. Not true. I've discovered music files missing in my iTunes/Music library at times, so going back in Time Machine means that I can recover them.
  6. You should ideally use both. TM is great because it stores versions over time; hourly for 24 hours, daily for a month, then weekly. CCC - or SuperDuper - give you a snapshot, but also make a bootable clone so if you have any issues you can restore your Mac easily. Experience of many people has shown that TM is not that reliable for restores or migrations. In any case, you shouldn't rely on just a single backup.
  7. I've had a stereo pair of HomePods in my bedroom for a while. I had a single Sonos One in the kitchen, and decided to by a second one to try it out as a stereo pair. https://kirkville.com/homepod-vs-sonos-one-stereo-pair-comparison/
  8. Not stupid questions, but I'm not clear what your issues are. I use mine in my car, with CarPlay. Admittedly, it's not easy to find music when you're driving, so I decide what I'm going to listen to before I set out.
  9. No, they wouldn't play, they would generate a dialog for authorization. There's something going on on his Mac that is preventing the audio from working. Perhaps check Audio-MIDI Setup and see if there's a weird sample rate set that might prevent some tracks from playing audio. Have him try in the Finder, press the space bar, and see if they play in Quick Look.
  10. Post a screenshot of the Files preferences of the Music app.
  11. The path for music in Catalina is ~/Music/Music/Media/Music. The files themselves should not be loose, but if you create a Music folder, go to Preferences > Files, then select that, and check the two options (organized and copy), the Music app should put your files in the Music folder.
  12. That really depends on the model. If you're comfortable with that sort of thing, that's fine, but I never recommend that anyone do that themselves; all it takes is one mistake to mess up the phone.
  13. It's a shame that more people don't realize that you can get a new battery in an iPhone for $49 or $69 from Apple, depending on the model. If you've had a phone for a few years, and you're complaining about the charge, then it's a no-brainer to have Apple do it at that price. (You can also get third-party repair people to do it, but I wouldn't trust them.) When I had issues with an iPhone SE battery a couple of years ago, they replaced the phone, sending a refurbished model. I think that's what they often do.
  14. "Zero bugs." Never gonna happen. You just haven't seen any severe ones with the apps you use.
  15. Apple releases emoji that have been approved by the Unicode organization. They don't make up their own. Both iOS and Android have the same emoji.
  16. It did. My contact at Apple did not suggest that that would be coming back.
  17. You're not banned, but your first post was dumb, and your second was a bit aggressive to me, so I deleted them. (I have moderator rights in this forum.) Sometimes you really don't need to chime in if you have nothing constructive to say.
  18. My guess is that it is exactly in those areas where high-res is said to be better: dynamic range and higher frequencies. It amazed my that Neil Young had people listen to his Pono device in a car...
  19. What really gets me is the aggression of some people in forums like this, as if listening to compressed music is somehow evil. I have often thought about writing an article about this, but, to be honest, the percentage of people who really care is so small that it's not worth it. I love single malt whiskey; I wouldn't criticize someone who drinks Johnny Walker. I like first-flush Darjeeling tea; I don't criticize people who make tea from teabags. And there are so many other examples. While something may be technically inferior if you look at specs, that doesn't mean that the person who disagrees with you has any less pleasure because they choose different options.
  20. And your car stereo and speakers are capable of handling the audio? Even so, you can't deny that you lose most of not all of the advantages of high-res audio in a noisy environment like that. (Unless, perhaps, you have a Bentley...)
  21. Before the iPod, other devices were using MP3s. It's not about marketing, it's about storage space. Back in 2001, storage was at a premium. (Remember, the first iPod was 5 GB.) And, as you say, it's not ideal to use very large files on mobile devices - honestly, given the way most people listen, with a lot of noise around them, I don't see the point - and I can't see that changing in the near future. There has always been a difference between what fixed computing devices and mobile devices can do, and while we're getting close to a period when data will be faster, even unlimited for many people, we're not there yet. I understand people who want to, for example, take a bunch of high-res files on their phone to play on their computers at work, but I don't understand anyone who wants to listen to high-res while walking or in the car. And AAC is not "Apple's lossy compressed equivalent;" I would have thought that most people here knew that. It's part of the MP4 specification. Apple Lossless, however, is a codec that Apple created, but it's been open source for many years.
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