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by Summer Solstice Girl
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 51190

at the beginning of this thread -some 5 years ago, people were raving about Jriver media center.

Does that still hold true 5 years later? or has anything better come along?

edit: ah, I just found a dedicated thread to Jriver. Never mind :P
by Summer Solstice Girl
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 84382

iTunes as a way to rip CD's to a computer can be good, but is most likely bad. By default, itunes will encode the songs in the "aac" format...which is not the same as an "mp3." There are way to have iTunes rip CDs to mp3's, but that has to be configured by you. Gotcha. I do know how to do that. I j...
by Summer Solstice Girl
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Digital Music Cataloguing/Management
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

oh, I see.

And what about winamp? I don't personally use it but a good number of DJs I know do use it.
by Summer Solstice Girl
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Digital Music Cataloguing/Management
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

aaaaaaaaaah, this is gonna be so painful.... :(

But! thanks so much for the advice. I shall start looking around....

PS: I don't even have a clue what FLAC is :roll:
by Summer Solstice Girl
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 84382

Yes: You should improve the things under your control until you reach the point of diminishing returns. That is what I am trying to do, yes In general, this means using good quality sources for your music, higher bit rate mp3s (192kbps or higher seems to be preferred), and an external sound card. Y...
by Summer Solstice Girl
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Digital Music Cataloguing/Management
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

dup = duplicates For most people, using itunes is sufficient for organizing and playing music. For those who like a little more control over our libraries, the most popular choices (that I've encountered) seem to be: jriver media center, mediamonkey, and foobar2000. oh, ok. Thanks :) Is there a pre...
by Summer Solstice Girl
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 84382

wow, that waaaaaaay cheaper than I thought I was gonna be. Thanks Surreal. Now, I am kinda hardware challenged. Should I be worried about the sound quality? I know some external sound cards will enhance the sound besides allowing me to preview. Although my main goal is to be able to preview songs - ...
by Summer Solstice Girl
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Digital Music Cataloguing/Management
Replies: 17
Views: 7861

Now I use MediaMonkey for everything (except actually DJing). Ripping, converting, tagging, organizing, and listening at my desk. I know that's off topic but what do you use for DJing? With some plugins that you can get from the MM forum, finding dups and getting those cleaned up is relatively stra...
by Summer Solstice Girl
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 84382

ok, I know that there are tons of posts already on this but the discussion is kind of old already so please bear with me. Plus I am not much of a techie :? I have and Acer Extensa 4630Z. I finally have some money to buy an external sound card so I can DJ with my laptop. Ideally the price would be ar...
by Summer Solstice Girl
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 84382

wow, that is ridiculously cheap