Tips & Tricks for Assigning Album Cover Art to your Music Library

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

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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How to Back Up and Restore your Music Library Album Artwork

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Last updated on December 9th, 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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Windows Media Player Album Cover Art Problem Fix Using MediaMonkey

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Last updated on December 10th, 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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Target Pasters – Why You Should Use Them at the Shooting Range

Target Pasters - Why You Should Use Them at the Shooting Range

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

One thing that has always left me dumbfounded is novice gun owners who want to become better shooters, but then proceed to put 200 indistinguishable bullet holes all over a single target in less than an hour. Past the first five minutes, ask them where they’re hitting and they wouldn’t have a clue. While swapping targets every few rounds would be nice in an ideal world, it’s both impractical and expensive. That’s where this tip come in. If you want to become a better shooter accuracy-wise, there are few things better than target pasters. Let me explain why every shooter should pack a box in their range bag for target practice.

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Motorcycle Detailing: How to Clean a Motorcycle

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

I’m a stickler for motorcycle detailing, so I’ve spent a lot of time trying out different motorcycle cleaning products until I’ve found what I like best. Be it a bike wash shampoo or motorcycle wax, use them enough and you’ll develop a preference. While motorcycles don’t have all that much paintwork, they have more surface types and materials than many cars. Be it chrome, rubber, vinyl or plastic, you shouldn’t treat them all the same. That’s why here I’m going to go over how to clean a motorcycle for the best shine and longevity.

Keep reading to see how it matches your washing routine, or if you use the same motorcycle cleaning products.

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Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Got a plugged drain? It happens to the best of us. Regrettably, owning a commercial-grade drain cleaner just isn’t viable for the vast majority of people. Hardcore DIYers included. That’s even more true if you know you’re dealing with roots. As such, when my shower started overflowing, it was straight to Home Depot to rent a drain cleaner. They’re also known as drain opener, auger and snake, among other cute names. Here I’m going to go over some basic tips in case you are considering renting a drain cleaner tool. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool”

Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Most people wouldn’t believe how controversial this topic still is. Should I crimp or solder this connection? Ask this in any forum and you’ll find opponents willing to passionately debate the topic to death.

On one side you’ll find those who will quickly crimp a connection without giving it a second thought and go on with their day. On the other side you’ll find those more than happy to call the first group “hacks” or lazy. They will insist that a soldered connection is much more reliable and has better performance. But who is right? The truth of the matter isn’t that simple. This won’t settle the crimp or solder discussion, but it will provide valuable insight. Continue reading “Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?”

Motorcycle Chain Maintenance – Cleaning & Lube

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Last updated on December 9th, 2018

So it’s time to clean and lubricate the chain, huh? It might not be the most glamorous job, but motorcycle chain maintenance is necessary if you want your chain and sprockets to live a long life. Sure, it’s a pretty basic job. But for riders new to DIY motorcycle maintenance this detailed how-to can come in handy. Here are some tips and tricks for cleaning and lubing your motorcycle chain. Today we’ll be working on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650/Z650.

Project Specs

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 30 min
Cost: ≈0$
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