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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Synching My iPod: Mystery Solved

My iPod has been driving me crazy.

I uploaded Yonatan Razel's masterpiece CD, Sach Hakol, a few months ago. Unfortunately, four songs in the middle had the digital equivalent of a very bad scratch. They were ruined.

Luckily, or so I thought, during my last two trips to Israel I had purchased more than a half dozen copies of the CD for family and friends. So, I deleted the "scratched" CD from my iTunes Library, uploaded a new one and synched the iPod again.

Same problem.

This happened with three different CDs. And, strangely, the CDs themselves were fine when played on a CD player. I couldn't figure it out.

Tonight, I tried again. When it happend yet again, a lightbulb finally went off in my feeble mind.

It occurred to me that each time I synched my iPod, it was not deleting the old CD and replacing it; since it "read" the existence of the same CD in the iTunes library, it did nothing! It already had that CD!

So, this time, I deleted the CD, synched up my iPod (so that it also got rid of the CD), then added the new version of the CD and synched it again.

Presto! I don't know why I'm so proud of myself. I should have figured this out about two months ago.

Nevertheless, I am so pleased to be listening to this absolutely sublime, heavenly music. Listening to it is instantly relieving the stress of an incredibly difficult and stressful day at work. Ruach Hakodesh, mamash.

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