iPod play back with Crossfade

If you know me well, then you will know that I help out as a leader at a youth event for Christian and non Christian young people in a somewhat less well off area of Chelmsford, and event called The One Event.

We play loud music, games and generally have fun, with some teaching about Christianity thrown in, as we are part of a church in the area.

My problem came about when I moved my music onto a shared hard drive in my house, freeing up valuable disk space on my mac.
I figured as all my music was on my iPod I could use that instead to play a playlist off each week at the event.

It worked fine, but iPods do not have the functionality of crossfading music.

The result, a horrible pause in between songs.I did not want this gap in my iPod music, so I went on the hunt for solutions.

I couldn’t find any. Until that is, when I changed my search a few days later, to playing music from my iPod through my computer. Here is how.

Simply connect your iPod to your itunes enabled PC, and click manually manage music, that way when the iPod is connected to your iTunes it won’t delete your music when iTunes cannot find your library because its miles away on an irremovable hard disk plugged into your network.

You get all the same functionality you get from you mac, including crossfade. Super. And if you use Apple Lossless Encoding, you do not get any jumps or loss in music quality when playing through multiple sources.

Posted On: Sunday, June 15th, 2008 @ 5:53 pm by Ian Tearle


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