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I just need to concentrate and my itunes is irritating me.

MusicI use itunes to purchase new music and to import my old cds on occasion. Well lately I have been wanting to concentrate on things at my computer weather its surfing the internet, blogging, or writing technical documents at work. Today I was sitting around and decided to look up white noise which is sort of noise canceling music. In itunes there are many tracks to choose from I will say that I never thought in a million years that I would purchase something like this but I did. In fact I purchased a track called “brown noise”. There were two versions one runs for 60 minutes and the other runs for 4 minutes. I started the track and then started to blog but noticed that at the end of the track the sound would always fade just enough to notice and throw my concentration off right before the track would repeat. I then decided to look around and saw a post from someone on how to stop this annoying thing from happening. Making this change to the track in itunes lets you loop the track to keep the brown noise playing for hours on end.

Here is where I share with you how to:

  1. Right click the track, and click “get info”
  2. Click options
  3. If the track is showing for example 4:00 minutes in the stop time area and you notice the fade out starts at oh lets say 3:55 minutes change the time of the track in this window to 3:30 minutes. You could change it to 3:54 but that might be to close to the end and you might get some of the fade out.
  4. Now set the track to loop by choosing to repeat the track and there you have it. Not only will it loop for hours on end but you also only paid $.99 for the short track instead of the $9.99 for the 60 minute version.

TBTR has helped save you $9.00 that could go towards a starbucks chi tea or soon a full gallon of gas.

TBTR

Hulu is going public yall…

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First I wanna say thank you to all my friends on twitter without yall I might not have put all my RSS feeds in Google Reader. If that had not happened I would not then be telling you this story till tomorrow or next week. I’m just gonna say a little prayer for RSS Feeds……

Some of you may remember the beef between NBC and Apples iTunes service. I’m not 100% sure the reason for the falling out but it happened thus leading NBC to partner with FOX for hulu.com. Some of you might ask what is Hulu it’s a place to see TV shows from NBC and FOX online. The quality of the video is pretty good and while you do have to see some commercials in the videos there is only one commercial to watch and it’s not 3 minutes long. While hulu does have praise for what it’s providing to us at a cost thats free, the problem lies in the fact that you can’t download any of the videos to your ipod or other media device. Also it’s only available to IP addresses from the US, I don’t know what that’s all about but I guess they think someone’s gonna steal the videos or something… Or maybe they know outside the US they can do things put up other splash pages and make the site there own over in Israel or something, I’m still scratching my head on this one but whatever. In the long run this is what will cause problems for hulu but as it stand to be able to see your favorite shows online at no cost is just another way to get me away from the Boob Tube.

Oh the lunch of Hulu is scheduled for March 12, 2008 get ready to hear the news tonight about it somewhere other than here.

TBTR

Hollywood may finally get it…

Today I came across a story that seems to shed light on a long standing problem with Hollywood and MPAA. It seems that Lionsgate has signed up with itunes to provide a link to a download copy of the movie when you purchase a new DVD released movie. Now for those of us who live and breath the Internet and the possibilities this is amazing.

  1. It provides a backup copy of the original movie with out the Law breathing down your neck.
  2. You can now watch this movie without having to always open the case, or find it for that matter.

The full story is here