My XP system is going off-line in April. It will stay in operation, running in tandem with a new W8.1 system, that will be its conduit onto the web. I need to keep XP running because some of my $$$$$ drafting software will not run on 8.1.
8.1 is also, IMHO, irritating.
Can my Dell T3400 workstation, 4 GB, be used as a music center with a sound card upgrade? I have tried the system, as it is configured, with Sennheiser TR220 headphones. The sound is horrible. The CD player in my truck sounds better.
Part of the sound problems are caused by background processes that interrupt the sound output. Clearing most of the Start Menu and everything concerned with internet operation should stop this part of the problem.
I am considering an ASUS Xonar Essence ST Headphone sound card.
Would this card in my XP system with the Sennheiser TR220 headphones be reasonably equivalent to a good stand alone sound system?
Might another card be better than the Asus?
I am avoiding a separate player due to limited space in my office.
posted by Raybun
on Mar 28, 2014 -
Is there any way to make the new iTunes tighter and more minimalist? For example, I want my podcast and artist lists to be like the small-font, compact lists they used to be. Similar to the column browser, but on the side, NOT the top (which is all kinds of stupid up there). Basically, I want to see as many artists as possible with as little scrolling as possible. Any add-on or script or setting I'm overlooking that could take care of this, and perhaps other inefficiencies of the new iTunes?
posted by iamkimiam
on Dec 28, 2012 -
Wordpress help. I am using this theme
with this music player
. How do I make one of the links at the top (like Home, Categories, About, Contacts) popout a window properly sized for the player?
posted by fake
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I'm looking for an mp3 player that allows me to drag and drop music without the need of software that works with Ubuntu and can play back Audible DRM'ed files. Budget of £100.
posted by nam3d
on Aug 25, 2010 -
I have a 100g+ and growing music collection that needs proper management. Currently I just dump it in to winamp and hit shuffle, but that doesn't help me tag or organize the stuff, and sometimes the transitions between songs are pretty jarring, e.g. it'll jump from Tortoise to Black Flag. I'm looking for software or winamp plugin(s) that can fix both these problems: [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Apr 11, 2009 -
I'm looking for an MP3 player that you can treat like a USB drive. In other words, I want to load MP3s onto it by just plugging the device into my machine and the copying files over. I do not want to use a specialized program like Itunes, and I want to use a standard USB or Firewire cable to plug the device into my computer. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Dec 24, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a sturdy armband holder (for working out) for the iPod Nano (current version) that will work with the FM tuner attachment? I've looked at a half dozen on Amazon and it seems like they only have a small headphone out on the bottom, and none will take the larger dock-like block that the FM tuner attaches to.
posted by luriete
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Remotely controlling iTunes / WinAmp on Win2000 with a PDA?
posted by skwm
on Feb 10, 2005 -