This is in reference to of a (very dated) Mac Observer posting 21 Reasons Why iTunes Sucks . iTunes is continuing a long standing tradition of sucking!
As I mentioned in a previous posting, I have had dealings with audible.com . I gave my wife a gift certificate for audible.com, proud of myself for my having a gift that pleased to her affinity for books on CD. However, what I didn't realize was that I was really giving her a gift of PAIN.
We figured (naively) that this day and age, it would be a fairly common, and therefore simple(!) process - choose an audio book on audible.com, and burn it to CD, so she could enjoy the book in her car. Seems like a reasonable request, based on the following assumptions:
- Most people use audio books during their commute.
- Most cars, last I checked, come "standardly" equipped with CD players, unless you get some kind of "option"
- I haven't checked on this, but I'm pretty sure Audible.com has got to be the #1 audio book seller
- As a matter of survival, audible.com must have a need to provide their product to consumers with CD players, right?
- Download audible.com manager software
- Install audible.com manager software
- Download the item with audible.com's manager software
- Download iTunes
- Install iTunes
- EXPORT the item to iTunes from audible.com manager
- Open up iTunes
- Create a playlist containing the item
- Burn the playlist to CD
- Yes, I know this 8 hour audio file won't fit on 1 CD. Please burn to multiple CD's. (wow, iTunes makes everything so SIMPLE!)
- Insert new blank CD
- Wait for CD to burn
- Go to step 11 until done.
Reason #22 why iTunes sucks:
No way to "resume" a multiple-disc-burn in iTunes.
What you can do about it
-Start over from disc 1 and toss the extra discs
-(if tossing away good CD-Rs isn't your thing) burn the "done" discs onto a single CD-RW, erasing them on a different computer each time, until you get to the disc you left off at.