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Wilber

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I agree with the sound part. Vinyl has a better sound than digital, I can't quite put my finger on it, the sound seems so much better. The same goes with AM radio for listening to country music. Listening to country music on FM radio is almost criminal.

Analog does not miss anything. There is no on/off state like digital formats. So you get all the nuances and subtleties in an analog recording on wax. Think of it looking like a sine wave. Smooth and wavy. Digital signals are on or off, so there is no smooth curve, and when in those off states nothing is played. No sound. So it sounds colder, simply because not all the audio information is there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_recording_vs._digital_recording.

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Another thing I have run into with converting vinyl and trying to put some of it on my wife's iPod. Does anyone know how to edit album info in iTunes, like album and song names, artist and genre etc? All I get is Unknown for everything. You can do it in Windows Media Player but not iTunes it seems. I have partial success when I rip it to a WMA file and edit using Media Player then have iTunes convert it but even then it is hit and miss. I usually get the album title and sometimes the artist, maybe a few track titles with the rest turning up as numbered tracks. Another beef with iTunes is that it won't download the album artwork from a disc like Media Player, you have to go to iTunes to get it and if they don't carry that album, you are SOL. Have to say I am seriously underwhelmed with iTunes as a music program, but that is the wife's problem. I'm sticking with my Walkman.

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Does anyone know how to edit album info in iTunes, like album and song names, artist and genre etc? All I get is Unknown for everything.
It's actually quite easy. Right click on your "unknown" (assuming you know what song it actually is). Click on "get info" tab. Then the second tab on the box that's displayed says "info". Click that and you'll see all the editing dialogue boxes that you need.

If you need, PM me and I'll send back my cell number and I'll walk you through it.

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With my SonySony turntable came "Sound Forge Audio Studio" software that has CD burning capabilities. Does anyone know if it can make a CD Jewel Case label or if there's other software that can pick up, from the CD itself, the information for a Jewel Case label, such as song name, artist and song length?

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It's actually quite easy. Right click on your "unknown" (assuming you know what song it actually is). Click on "get info" tab. Then the second tab on the box that's displayed says "info". Click that and you'll see all the editing dialogue boxes that you need.

If you need, PM me and I'll send back my cell number and I'll walk you through it.

Thanks a lot, wish I'd asked sooner.

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With my SonySony turntable came "Sound Forge Audio Studio" software that has CD burning capabilities. Does anyone know if it can make a CD Jewel Case label or if there's other software that can pick up, from the CD itself, the information for a Jewel Case label, such as song name, artist and song length?

Can anyone help me on this?

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Another thing I have run into with converting vinyl and trying to put some of it on my wife's iPod. Does anyone know how to edit album info in iTunes, like album and song names, artist and genre etc? All I get is Unknown for everything. You can do it in Windows Media Player but not iTunes it seems. I have partial success when I rip it to a WMA file and edit using Media Player then have iTunes convert it but even then it is hit and miss. I usually get the album title and sometimes the artist, maybe a few track titles with the rest turning up as numbered tracks. Another beef with iTunes is that it won't download the album artwork from a disc like Media Player, you have to go to iTunes to get it and if they don't carry that album, you are SOL. Have to say I am seriously underwhelmed with iTunes as a music program, but that is the wife's problem. I'm sticking with my Walkman.

Yes you can enter in all that. Might not be done through iTunes but you can right click on the mp3 and check the properties. Hit the summary tab, and then enter in all the information.

There is no way to import the names off an LP unfortunately.

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When I import a CD through iTunes, it contacts an online CD database where it downloads all the track names and gets cover art as well.

Or you can simply look online for a pic of the cd and print it :D

This question is more for self-made mixes than single old CD's. My old Roxio software prompted my for a CD label that included all of the above information. The Sony software doesn't.

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