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 HEY LOOK! This is in no way advice to others; these are basically notes to myself. I am a bottom rank sh*t novice with no public performance experience. I'm taking notes now for the future. You were warned. The only thing I'll say in defense of these ideas at this point is that I'm copying from people better than me, and I'm organized, and I test, test, test. If you use anything here and your laptop catches fire, it's your own stupid fault. HEY LOOK! This is in no way advice to others; these are basically notes to myself. I am a bottom rank sh*t novice with no public performance experience. I'm taking notes now for the future. You were warned. The only thing I'll say in defense of these ideas at this point is that I'm copying from people better than me, and I'm organized, and I test, test, test. If you use anything here and your laptop catches fire, it's your own stupid fault.
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   * Good old [[http://​nostatic.org/​grip|grip]] for ripping audio CDs. It's un-fancy, been around forever, somewhat nerdly to configure, but it's fast, reliable, utterly trustworthy,​ and has worked on every hardware and software platform I've ever used in the last decade (freeBSD, linux, openBSD, ...). And, a huge positive feature, if you're ripping a disc not in the [[http://​www.freedb.org|freeDB CD database]], your work typing in artist, disc, tracknames can be shared with the rest of the world literally with a click. If you don't like the named grip found in freeDB, you can edit them before ripping. (iTunes uses the craptacular Gracenote DB; if a disc isn't there it doesn'​t ask, it just uses "​UNKNOWN";​ if it comes up with a crazy name for the disc and/or tracks, good luck figuring out where iTunes stored them).   * Good old [[http://​nostatic.org/​grip|grip]] for ripping audio CDs. It's un-fancy, been around forever, somewhat nerdly to configure, but it's fast, reliable, utterly trustworthy,​ and has worked on every hardware and software platform I've ever used in the last decade (freeBSD, linux, openBSD, ...). And, a huge positive feature, if you're ripping a disc not in the [[http://​www.freedb.org|freeDB CD database]], your work typing in artist, disc, tracknames can be shared with the rest of the world literally with a click. If you don't like the named grip found in freeDB, you can edit them before ripping. (iTunes uses the craptacular Gracenote DB; if a disc isn't there it doesn'​t ask, it just uses "​UNKNOWN";​ if it comes up with a crazy name for the disc and/or tracks, good luck figuring out where iTunes stored them).
  
-  * Last, for previewing music and making playlists, [[rhythmbox]]. At first, I thought I would "put up with" rhythmbox since my preferred programs didn't work well for this, but it's turned out to be all around the best (meaning well-behaved) player program so far. It's fairly easy to make playlists, and for [[rhythmbox ​annoyance|barely acceptable]] for changing what it thinks is a collection. ​+  * Last, for previewing music and making playlists, [[rhythmbox]]. At first, I thought I would "put up with" rhythmbox since my preferred programs didn't work well for this, but it's turned out to be all around the best (meaning well-behaved) player program so far. It's fairly easy to make playlists, and for [[rhythmbox#​rhythmbox_annoyance|barely acceptable]] for changing what it thinks is a collection. ​
  
  
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 The DJ software, mixxx, uses **Music/​Psy** has it's music collection. The DJ software, mixxx, uses **Music/​Psy** has it's music collection.
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 ====== Collection management and tagging ====== ====== Collection management and tagging ======
  
-It's been tough to find a program to manage my collection. The trick is to be able to listen to track(s), edit ID3 tags and delete .mp3 files. Many promise to do it (amarok, juk, ...) but all have some problem. So far, rhythmbox is the best; to change "​collections"​ I have to Edit -> Preferences,​ quit and restart, and sometimes [[rhythmbox ​annoyance|more]]; but at least it works. (With juk I was utterly unable to find a way to change the collection itself after initial setup. Amarok... drowning in it's own feature list.)+It's been tough to find a program to manage my collection. The trick is to be able to listen to track(s), edit ID3 tags and delete .mp3 files. Many promise to do it (amarok, juk, ...) but all have some problem. So far, rhythmbox is the best; to change "​collections"​ I have to Edit -> Preferences,​ quit and restart, and sometimes [[rhythmbox#​rhythmbox_annoyance|more]]; but at least it works. (With juk I was utterly unable to find a way to change the collection itself after initial setup. Amarok... drowning in it's own feature list.)
  
 When I get new CD(s), I deal with them like so: When I get new CD(s), I deal with them like so:
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