TECHNICAL NOTE about playlists

Dear readers.. I refuse to use I-Tunes to play or organize music (until they have native support for FLAC, i.e. never, I will continue to use Foobar2000 or, in a pinch, WinAmp). But since many people do, including my friends who regularly visit this blog, I thought I would mention something technical. Some of you may be experiencing the phenomenon of ending up with 2 copies of every song in your I-Tunes. This is most likely because you are importing the entire folder, and that folder contains an m3u playlist. The way to prevent this is to import ONLY the m3u file — it’s the file that only contains the name of the artist and album. This will result in importing only one copy of each track. The inverse way to do this is to exclude the m3u file and import all the rest, but I think the first option is easier. m3u playlists are probably used more widely with other players besides I-tunes, but I’m afraid I won’t be making any concessions to Itunes users — you’ll just have to deal with it. 😉

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