Wednesday, 14 October 2009

iTunes...why does it have to be so complicated?

I am, of course, talking about their database and the way they store files as the front end is easy enough. My problems tend to arise when I try to import something other than an album cd – the current example being one of the Harry Potter audiobooks as read by Stephen Fry. For an odd reason, some audiobooks and disks port across with little difficulty, assigning the artist, disk, track and composer with consistency and logic; whilst others have their tracks sprayed around with careless abandon, causing hours of work re-assigning their path and fields of data so that I have a fighting chance of being able to find them when using my iPod.

Since when did technology become such a burden? Apple, of course, would place the blame with Microsoft, but that doesn’t help, as I have a PC and cannot afford (nor would I wish to) transfer all my computing activity to a Mac at present.

Dread and confound it and them.