I'm looking at changing my music management software and am looking for recommendations.
In the past I managed things manually, e.g., create folder for artist, create folders inside for each album, rip the CD and put in appropriate folder.
A few years back I got an iPod Touch and started using iTunes. It's heavy and clunky, but it worked well for managing the iPod and playing music while working. And it handled management of my files, although I expect Apple snoops upon people's non-iTunes purchased music.
But ... the iPod died (battery failed completely at the 2 year mark, speaker died as well) and Apple wanted $150 to fix a $200 unit. [IMO a non-replaceable battery should NOT die in 2 years.] While I liked the iPod, I can get players in the $20-$50 range, and have no interest in buying another Apple product. With no iPod, I'm ditching iTunes.
I looked at recent reviews and MusicBee seems to be the hands-down winner. I installed it and am giving it whirl. As part of this I'm re-ripping my entire Tull collection, as iTunes defaulted for MP4 and everything else uses MP3.
What managers are good, and why? I like free, but am not adverse to paying a reasonable amount for a good product.
Thanks guys, yes it was in Wuppertal Germany and I believe there were three or four shows with choir. It was not a Christmas show. So I thought it might be interesting to hear what ian did with the choir-there are some videos on YouTube but I have not had a chance to look at them yet, and don't know if they are from other years.
ash: Merry Christmas. Hey Santa pass me that bottle
Dec 24, 2019 18:02:32 GMT
steelmonkey: Merry Christmas to one and all and a very Tull filled new year.
Dec 25, 2019 2:50:35 GMT
joemer: In Heaven dere aint no beer dats why we drink it here !!!!!! theme song of the Philly pa. new years day Mummers parade !!!! Another round of Hats off & Kudos to ian & the boys xmas church concerts Bruce should do that over here !!!!!.....
Dec 25, 2019 19:11:59 GMT
joemer: next Tull album cover one foot firmly planted in CONUS other foot across the ocean in D-Land and his "package" hovering over Blighty !!!!lol hahahah
Dec 25, 2019 19:14:01 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Once in Royal David's City Stood a lowly cattle shed Where a mother laid her baby You'd do well to remember the things He later said. Could have held Him in one hand. The things He would later say became the backbone of Western Civilization.
Dec 28, 2019 3:45:41 GMT
crosseyedmary75: 2,000 years later, we have His words. We know what He said. Ian sang, And the all-time winner Has got him by the balls He picks up Gideons Bible Open at page one, I thank God he stole the handle and the train it won't stop going Headlong to his death. Why?
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:18 GMT
crosseyedmary75: Thanks for the welcome. Thanks to Martin and to each well-wisher for the season and the new year. How cool is it to share our appreciation for the greatest band of all time! TULL fans must also be unique. We know this group of men is a most special gift
Dec 28, 2019 20:23:46 GMT
rredmond: Welcome crosseyedmary75!! And joemer, big ups to Philly from South Jersey! And when we're no longer here, our friends will be drinking all the beer!
Dec 31, 2019 13:23:40 GMT
snaffler: Its a few years since ive been on this forum, but i'd like to belatedly wish a Happy New Year to all members. I haven't listened to Jethro Tull for a long time. I needed a break.
Jan 3, 2020 21:14:14 GMT
steelmonkey: Estimated time when I will get tired of 'A Change of Horses': NEVER
Jan 11, 2020 23:44:39 GMT
maddogfagin: Feel the same way about "Budapest" - who else but IA could have composed that song.
Jan 12, 2020 14:50:11 GMT
steelmonkey: I love Budapest,too...but to answer your question, Knopfler came damn close with 'Private Investigations' !
Jan 14, 2020 2:22:41 GMT
nonrabbit: I've written a thesis on your very thoughts Chairman Steel
Jan 15, 2020 11:07:39 GMT
steelmonkey: Please forwad results of your research to the central commitee for review.
Jan 16, 2020 20:15:29 GMT