But every once in a while, some artist is the bane of my existence, and right now, it's The Roots. There are a few things that can make the process take five times as long as normal or worse, and they do most of them on each of their albums, of which I own seven.
- Include guest artists that aren't credited in All Music Guide. I have to go through and manually add peoples' names to the files. (Example: contributing artists: The Roots; Erykah Badu; Eve of Destruction; Scott Storch.)
- Include things that aren't letters in titles. I have to make sure the new track's filename matches the old one or my carefully-crafted playlists won't find the new song. (Example: "Do You Want More?!!!??!")
- Include more than one song on a track. I have to split this up an a separate encoder program after ripping. (Example: on their album Phrenology, track 15 is blank, track 16 is also blank, track 17 includes both "Rhymes and Ammo" and "Thirsty," and track 18 is blank. I want to punch someone in the face.)