> iTunes on either Windows or Mac does exactly this, you will have to
> change some preferences, by default it plays rather than rips. But as
> you describe, i've set it up to read, file and eject.
I am a fool, and I apologise for wasting list time. I would try and plead
that those sneaky Apple people obviously added this feature by updating
iTunes when I wasn't looking. But I've now confirmed that it's been there
since at least iTunes 2. So no excuse.
I have one more question on this topic - much of what I'm expecting to do is
upgrade the quality of my existing iTunes library. On some tests, it looks
like the chief barrier to this running headless is that when a CD previously
ripped (at lower quality) is presented, iTunes throws up a modal dialog to
ask whether I want to replace, add, or cancel. I can't find a setting to
tell it to always replace in this case. My poor fallback idea of leaving a
keyboard connected, and hitting enter if next time I wandered past the CD
wasn't ejected, doesn't work because the default is to add the newly ripped
Is there a simple solution to this? Or do I have to set up a separate
library for the headless iTunes to rip into, and then run some kind of
dupe-stripping operation subsequently?
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2005-02-10, 15:45 #1BenRubinsteinGuest
Ripping service in the UK/auto-ripping