Consolidating library in itunes
(I can currently see them all in i Tunes, because I manually imported many of them there, over the years.) 2.Can someone explain how the i Tunes library system works (I'm not afraid of details). When you consolidate, any songs in the i Tunes Library that are not in the i Tunes Music Folder are copied to the Music Folder and the Library is updated to point to those new files. Can you tell me the technical details behind how the i Tunes Library files works?If you do put your purchased music through, there is a way to get to fix it (see #Troubleshooting)Mp3s: If you are using mp3 files, be careful with using Picard to save ID3v2.4 tags.Some versions of i Tunes (older ones in particular - may affect current ones) can save incorrect ID3v2.4 tags and aren't able to read the correct ones correctly. Use i Tunes built in library organization to change the file names and locations.Know that this will cause i Tunes to lose track of where all of these files are; meaning you will have to re-add them to the library (manually), which will take you hours and which may mean you will lose play counts and any other information that i Tunes keeps in its own library. Click "Next" (or Cmd N/Ctrl N on the keyboard) repeatedly, until you've passed the last track.This will be much slower than the first method (especially if you're letting i Tunes manage your library), but it will work in i Tunes 10.This guide explains how to correct and update the tags of your music in your i Tunes from Music Brainz using Picard.
And since your entire library of music, movies, and TV shows lives in i Cloud, everything you buy is immediately available, no matter how you want to play it.
This usually affects embedded artwork, or anything with ID3 frames bigger than 32k B. This means you will get the same result as using Picard's "Renaming/Moving Files" capability but without making i Tunes lose track of where all your songs are.
To "fix" this problem, or play safe, always use Picard's default setting of ID3v2.3 tags in the options (and i Tunes also). If you really really want to use Picard to rename/move your files.
* That tab simply tells i Tunes the location of the i Tunes Music folder.
If you don't have "Copy files to i Tunes Music folder when adding to library" checked then the song files you add from folders on your computer will have their location referenced in the i Tunes Library file. Could I do the consolidation 'manually', so I have more control over what takes place? Since I have some of my music on the main drive, and now everything goes to an external which is which I changed it to awhile back.