Should I start using iTunes?
September 18, 2005 2:16 PM Subscribe
Should I start using iTunes? Why?
I've been a diehard Winamp user for 8 years. Before that, MacAmp. It's simple and does (mostly, I guess) what I need it to do.
(I'm even partially to blame for "It really whips the llama's ass," actually)
I currently have my entire collection (roughly 120gb I ripped via EAC\LAME in an \\ folder structure) on a file server in my house that is mounted via SMB over 100Mbit Ethernet. My wife has an iPod Mini and therefore uses iTunes. I, on the other hand, have an iRiver iFP-799 that I have running on the Korean firmware to make it act as a UMS device (no additional software needed to transfer files over).
Would I benefit by moving to iTunes, if I already have everything pretty well organized? If so, what are the advantages over what I've already got? Would the software bog my machine down, or worse, make [destructive] changes to the media or organization I already have? I know it's a longshot, but would it be able to facilitate the transfer of music to my device?
So should I totally get with the 21st century or what?