September 01, 2004
What's on my iPod

Music on my iPod: 15 genres, 66 artists, 117 albums, 1433 songs, 4.5 days, 8.48 GB. I've got 4.25 GB of data on there, too - a copy of my essentials DVD, so I'm down to five and a bit gig. But then, I've burned nearly every CD I own now, so I won't be needing that much more room!

If you're interested, here is my iTunes library in zip format.

I will be hunting around for CD copies of any vinyl that I own. I'm very anti-piracy, both the software and music flavours, but as far as I'm concerned, if I own the vinyl, I've paid for the song, and ripping from someone else's CD is legit. So, anyone have anything by The Beatles or The Police on CD that they wouldn't mind lending me? ;-)

My next job is to improve the metadata. Many of the tracks are missing composer details, and dates are often missing or wrong. I have all the CDs, so it's just a matter of banging it all into iTunes while I'm watching telly or something.

Then I want to put together an iTunes XML to HTML converter. I know that there are such things already, but I fancy doing my own all singing all dancing version. I'll want to do all the indexes - by genre, by artist, by album, by composer, you name it. And I want it to look nice. So far, so easy, I reckon, using Python, PyXML andCheetah. But I'd also like to make the artist, album and track names into links to the appropriate allmusic page, and I don't know if this is even possible. The Mp3 Tag Tools claoms to be able to do it, but it doesn't seem to work. It looks like allmusic has changed the format of its URLs, and not for the better - I can't see any meaning in them whatsoever. Sigh. Perhaps I'll drop them a line...

Posted to iPod by Simon Brunning at September 01, 2004 03:10 PM
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