iTunes Audio protection removal and conversion to MP3

iTunes Audio protection removal and conversion to MP3

These steps explain how the iTunes Audio protection can be removed and to convert your files to MP3.

Note that this should only be used for backup purposes only. You should respect the copywrite laws. (full English version)

1. iTunes Voorkeuren aanpassen

Kijk eerst en vooral in ‘Bewerken’ -> ‘Voorkeuren’

Kijk dan onder ‘Geavanceerd’

bewerken

Zet ‘Branden’ op Audio-CD

importeren

Zet ‘Importeren’ op MP3

mp3

2. Audio CD Branden

Maak een speellijst aan met de muziek die je wenst voor deze conversie en voeg hieraan alle liedjes toe.

Selecteer deze lijst en selecteer ‘schijf branden’ rechts onder op het scherm.

Plaats een lege cd in de cd-brander en wacht tot de cd voltooid is.

playlist

3. Audio CD importeren

Vervolgens importeer de cd en alle liedjes zullen automatisch geconverteerd worden naar mp3 zonder beveiliging.

iTunes zal vragen ‘bestaande vervangen’ of ‘bestaande niet vervangen’. Kies ‘bestaande niet vervangen’ indien je de originele (beveiligde) tracks wenst te behouden.

Getting organized with iTunes for the iPod

Getting organized with iTunes for the iPod

infoThe way to organize your files depends on the details you want to keep about the song. iTunes parses the MP3-tags information: Artist, Title, Genre, etc. Good housekeeping rules are essential to keep your playlists tidy. Select the ‘Info tonen’ (Show Info) option from the ‘File’ menu (Ctrl-I) to alter all the information.

Here are my housekeeping rules:

1) check for typo’s in the Artist name and Title information

note: selecting multiple tracks to rename will open an empty info panel (you may proceed, this is OK), only the fields you complete will overwrite

2) assign the ‘Genre’ to the song that you have defined

3) review the ‘Album’ title;

note: if it is not part of a full album, you may want to remove the album title to simplify the Album list on your iPod

4) keep singles of the same artist in a common folder

note: you can do so by choosing the same ‘Album’ name and tagging the ‘Deel van verzameling‘ (Part of compilation).

5) make regular backups of your playlists: use the ‘export’ function under the ‘file’ menu to export to both xml and txt format

Read also the ipod101

Getting organized with iTunes for the iPod

Getting organized with iTunes for the iPod

infoThe way to organize your files depends on the details you want to keep about the song. iTunes parses the MP3-tags information: Artist, Title, Genre, etc. Good housekeeping rules are essential to keep your playlists tidy. Select the ‘Info tonen’ (Show Info) option from the ‘File’ menu (Ctrl-I) to alter all the information.

Here are my housekeeping rules:

1) check for typo’s in the Artist name and Title information

note: selecting multiple tracks to rename will open an empty info panel (you may proceed, this is OK), only the fields you complete will overwrite

2) assign the ‘Genre’ to the song that you have defined

3) review the ‘Album’ title;

note: if it is not part of a full album, you may want to remove the album title to simplify the Album list on your iPod

4) keep singles of the same artist in a common folder

note: you can do so by choosing the same ‘Album’ name and tagging the ‘Deel van verzameling‘ (Part of compilation).

5) make regular backups of your playlists: use the ‘export’ function under the ‘file’ menu to export to both xml and txt format

Read also the ipod101

Privacy and Security

Privacy and Security

You should be concerned about your Privacy on the Internet. Anti-Virus protection is not the only safety net, your mail messages expose a lot about you.

To keep your messages and files confidential, while sending them over the Internet, you can use PGP or S/Mime.

For more information refer to:

Shared environment description

Shared environment description

All my PC’s are connected by an ethernet LAN with shared printer and Internet access. The Desktop PC is configured as a server to store common files and to perform some shared functions. Bear in mind that shared functions need more care and administration than a single user environment. Install and update software will need administration privileges. It is wise to logon regularly (at least once a month) with the Administrator Account to make sure updates are processed correctly (such as Anti-Virus and Windows updates). Some settings need tweaking to get it working in a multi-user environment. Finally, you also want to define perimeters for each user or share resources with as many as defined.

Microsoft Outlook Express – open attachments

Outlook Express

Attachments cannot be opened !

For security reasons, some attachments are made inaccessible by Outlook Express.

‘Outlook Express heeft de volgende onveilige bestanden ontoegankelijk gemaakt’

attachments

Just forward the message (doorsturen) and you will be able to open or save the attached files.

Make sure you have your Anti-Virus scanner enabled before you open any file!

Microsoft Outlook Express – open attachments

Outlook Express

Attachments cannot be opened !

For security reasons, some attachments are made inaccessible by Outlook Express.

‘Outlook Express heeft de volgende onveilige bestanden ontoegankelijk gemaakt’

attachments

Just forward the message (doorsturen) and you will be able to open or save the attached files.

Make sure you have your Anti-Virus scanner enabled before you open any file!

Microsoft Outlook Express – Restore Folders and Contacts Views

Restore Folders and Contacts Views

Volg deze stappen om Vensters voor Mappen en Contactpersonen herstellen:

1. Onder het menu ‘Beeld‘, kies voor ‘Indeling‘.

2. Vervolgens selecteer welke vensters moeten getoond worden:

  • Contactpersonen
  • Mappenbalk
  • Mappenlijst
  • Statusbalk
  • Werkbalk

klik in het vakje links van de opties (zie afbeelding hieronder):

vensterprops

3. Vervolgens klik ‘OK‘ om de selectie te bevestigen.

Microsoft Outlook Express – Restore Folders and Contacts Views

Restore Folders and Contacts Views

Volg deze stappen om Vensters voor Mappen en Contactpersonen herstellen:

1. Onder het menu ‘Beeld‘, kies voor ‘Indeling‘.

2. Vervolgens selecteer welke vensters moeten getoond worden:

  • Contactpersonen
  • Mappenbalk
  • Mappenlijst
  • Statusbalk
  • Werkbalk

klik in het vakje links van de opties (zie afbeelding hieronder):

vensterprops

3. Vervolgens klik ‘OK‘ om de selectie te bevestigen.

Microsoft Outlook Express – Import an Internet Account !

Microsoft Outlook Express – Import an Internet Account !

Follow these two steps to import the Outlook Express (OE) Account Settings.

1. Select in the Tools, Internet Accounts menu the file to import.

Locate the folder in which the Internet Account Settings File is stored.

importaccount

2. Adapt the Server settings to the ISP configuration.

Edit the Internet Account Properties and check the Server Settings.

accountprpts

Microsoft Outlook Express – Import an Internet Account !

Microsoft Outlook Express – Import an Internet Account !

Follow these two steps to import the Outlook Express (OE) Account Settings.

1. Select in the Tools, Internet Accounts menu the file to import.

Locate the folder in which the Internet Account Settings File is stored.

importaccount

2. Adapt the Server settings to the ISP configuration.

Edit the Internet Account Properties and check the Server Settings.

accountprpts