The Next Track, Episode #39 — Storing Media on a Network-Attached Storage Device

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxDoug and Kirk discuss storing a media library on a network-attached storage device. We focus on using a NAS with iTunes, but there’s some useful information for those using a NAS with other media software.

Listen to The Next Track: #39 — Storing Media on a Network-Attached Storage Device.

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The Next Track, Episode #38 – New in Audio at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxChris Connaker went to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He reports on new audio equipment and the MQA music format.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #38 — New in Audio at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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The Next Track, Episode #37 – Ripping DVDs and Blu-Rays, with Rob Griffiths

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxMac writer Rob Griffiths tells us how to efficiently rip DVDs and Blu-Rays.

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The Next Track, Episode #36 – Andy Doe returns to discuss how music consumption has changed in this era of fragmented media.

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxAndy Doe returns to discuss how music consumption has changed in this era of fragmented media.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #36 – Music Consumption in an Era of Media Fragmentation.

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The Next Track Episode #35 – Musician and Developer Peter Chilvers on Brian Eno’s Album and App Reflection

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxMusician and developer Peter Chilvers discusses making apps with Brian Eno, including the new generative music composition Reflection.

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The Next Track, Episode #34 — The Cloud vs Syncing: Pros & Cons

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxWe take a look at the pros and cons of syncing music to your portable device versus using the cloud to store your music.

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The Next Track, Episode #34 – The Cloud vs Syncing: Pros & Cons

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxWe take a look at the pros and cons of syncing music to your portable device versus using the cloud to store your music.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #34 — The Cloud vs Syncing: Pros & Cons.

Find out more, and subscribe to the podcast, at The Next Track website. You can follow The Next Track on Twitter at @NextTrackCast, to keep up to date with new episodes, and new articles from the website.

The Next Track, Episode #33 – This Was the Year that Was, 2016

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxIn this special, one-hour, year-end episode, we feature clips from some of our more popular episodes. If you’re just discovering The Next Track, this highlight reel will give you an idea of the topics we cover in the show.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #33 – This Was the Year that Was, 2016.

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The Next Track, Episode #32 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about DACs (Digital-Analog Converters)

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxChris Connaker of the Computer Audiophile website explains what a DAC is, how it works, and a whether you need one. (And how you already have lots of them.)

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #32 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about DACs.

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Podcast Recommendations: Julian Barnes on BBC 3 The Essay, Discussing How He Has Changed His Mind

400x400bbBBC Radio 3 has a series called The Essay, which consists of brief essays read by their authors.

Two weeks ago, they had a series of five essays by Julian Barnes, discussing how he has changed his mind over the years. He looks at memory, words, politics, books, and time.

These are fascinating texts, delicately read by Barnes, who, if you’ve read his work, is a master of subtlety. All five of these essays address interesting questions, and are well worth listening to.