Last updated on April 1st, 2020
While one might think that music streaming services are sending offline audio collections the way of the dodo bird, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a well-groomed digital music library is one of the grandest pleasures and possessions any self-professed audiophile can have. There’s no need to speak about audio quality and bit-rate – that topic’s already been beaten to death. But we’re still left with one of the most important facets of anyone’s catalog – Album Artwork. If you’ve postponed getting the tunes on your computer in order, take this opportunity to get the job done. Here are a few tips, tricks and recommendations for finding and assigning album cover art to your music library. A definitive guide of personal audio collection album art, of sorts. I bet you’ll have learned something by the time you reach the end.
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Last updated on December 11th, 2018
If you’ve ever been a victim of the ‘Windows Media Player destroyed my high-resolution album artwork’ problem, you know how frustrating it is to lose years of accumulated art covers. Though finding album artwork is now easier than ever, automated tools are still far from perfect. If you want to guarantee the preservation of your album covers for years to come, your best bet is to make redundant copies of them. Here’s how to back up and restore your music library album artwork using MediaMonkey.
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Last updated on December 11th, 2018
I’ve spent hundreds of hours pruning and perfecting my audio library. And there’s always been one issue that has driven me crazy since forever. For some reason, my high-resolution album art covers always got replaced by one or two low quality copies. After years cluelessly dealing with the issue, I finally found out the problem – Windows Media Player rewrites all high-definition album art with 200px and 75px copies! Even if you don’t use WMP! Thankfully, you can stop it from happening again. Here’s an album cover art problem fix using MediaMonkey.
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Last updated on February 6th, 2020
Installing an aftermarket operating system is one of the best ways to extend the life of your device. Given how today most devices have hardware that is pretty good, really it’s up-to-date software which makes all the difference. Here I’m going to go over, step-by-step, how to pull off an Amazon Fire 7 5th Gen custom ROM install. We’ll also be rooting the device in the process. Let’s start!
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Last updated on August 13th, 2020
If you have a website, you probably use a link shortener or have considered getting one before. In case anyone isn’t familiar, basically it allows you to easily redirect short URLs to longer “complete” URLs on your site. There are many reasons to do this, like visitor traffic analytics, marketing, user experience or the constraints of social media. Thankfully, YOURLS makes creating your own custom URL shortener quick and painless! Nonetheless, registering a custom domain just for occasional link shortening can feel a bit wasteful. That’s why I created the ‘Fallback Domain Redirect with UTM’ Plugin for YOURLS, to give the domain a second purpose! Both are free and easy to use, so if you own a hosting plan, consider giving it a shot!
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