July 23rd, 2009

smirking half-hawk

Dear Lazyweb... (itunes edition)

Dear LazyWeb,

Having long since surrendered and moved my music into iTunes, I find myself with several itunes related questions.


  1. iTunes tracks are now DRM-free, which is great. However, I have a number of older tracks that still have DRM on them. Is there an easy way to strip the DRM off the files, or am I going to have to do it the hard way? (convert to mp3, or burn to audio CD and re-rip, etc.)

  2. Is there an easy way to share an iTunes database across machines? I have itunes on my desktop,, where I sync my ipod, but I also want to be able to use the same itunes DB on my laptop, since the laptop outputs to the TV in HD and the desktop does not, and I love having pretty visualizations on the TV, especially while crafting or for parties. It seems like the sort of thing that one ought to be able to do. I know I can just copy the DB files across, but I don't want top have to do that every time I want to listen to music on the laptop. Complicating matters slightly is that the actual music files sit on a third machine, my linux server, acessible to both machines via a mapped drive.

smirking half-hawk

reminder

This sunday at Beta Colony is random games day. There will be games. Maybe board games, maybe role-playing games that are not the Nano-Victorian Future. But, games of some description.

ETA:starting at 2pm, more or less.