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Torrents churn and converters bubble

I joined a private bittorrent tracker a couple days ago and have been downloading audiobooks. It's pretty sad really since I must've had this particular set of books at least 2-3 times now. I used to have a huge collection of audiobooks that would repeatedly get mauled by harddrive crashes. It's only now that I'm trying to actually burn them to dvd in a systematic manner. The sad part is, it's harder and harder to replace what I once had. The only place I found Terry Brooks' The Word and the Void available was on a private tracker and it took me 4-5 days to join it. I was just sitting back, ready to enjoy the fruits of my labor when I realized that the files wouldn't play.

Gone now are the days where everything is a mp3. The damn files were in m4b format, something that iTunes came out with that can only be played on their player and has a DRM built in. Luckily, there are people out there who have hacked that and I'm in the process of trying to convert each file to a usable format. It's not hard now that I have the software needed but it takes forever. Dozens of files and each one will take 5 minutes or so to process. There's no way to schedule them ahead of time so I have to cue up each one as the previous finishes.

Oh well. It's not like I have something more important to do.
Tags: bittorrent, book club, book club: terry brooks
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