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New workbox

The old Compaq Deskpro I've been working with for a couple of years has now been replaced by a Compaq Evo, which if nothing else has a couple of USB ports in front so I can stick in a thumb drive and maybe start synchronizing my Palm Pilot with the work box, since I never do it with the home PC. Probably the worst part is having to go through and re-do all the settings for the software, reinstall stuff tlike my LJ client, and re-do all the stupid playlists in the stupid CD player because the retarded M$FT player can't download the album info off the internet and doesn't put the playlist info anywhere obvious like the old version did so you can save it. On top of that, WMP 9 crashes every time I try to install it, and the ancient version of WMP already on this POS can't play CDs. Aaargh.

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hyperblaster
Jul. 30th, 2004 12:02 am (UTC)
Consider using Quintessential Player. It has a free plugin which does a great job getting the album info as well as (downloadable from the same site).

I absolutely *love* this player. I know it crashes at times, but I love the way it looks and works.
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2004 04:58 am (UTC)
I've had people recommend Winamp to me as well.
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
It looks like there's something funky going on with the corporate firewall that keeps both Winamp and the Windows CD player from downloading album info off the net. Ah, well. I can always get this stuff off Gracenote.
hyperblaster
Jul. 30th, 2004 12:04 am (UTC)
btw, what did you do with the old Deskpro? Did your dealer give you a buy back offer?
wombat_socho
Jul. 30th, 2004 05:00 am (UTC)
No, the Evil Banking Neighbor is paranoid (well, it's not paranoia, people really are after financial information) so the old box is going to a salvage dealer who will sanitize the machine - wipe the hard drive and physically destroy it into the bargain.
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