Follow up: Windows iTunes and protected music

Despite my hopes yesterday, I didn’t get a chance to try sharing music between Mac and Windows iTunes last night, but I did copy a few songs I bought from the iTunes Music Store using my Mac to my Windows machine this morning. When I asked it to play the first track, it prompted for my music store account information, connected to authorize this machine, and then played that track and the others that were brought over in the same way.

So the downside is that moving tracks from one machine to another is not seamless, requiring you to dig up the files and physically copy them over; the upside is that once they are there, authorizing the other computer is painless.

More mixes

I posted three new mixes over at the Art of the Mix last month that I neglected to point to, partly because I was trying to keep them a secret from the birthday girl. Now that she’s had them for about a month, no reason to hide them any longer. For those who received these mixes on CD from me, here are the missing band names (sorry):