8256 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2009 1:55 AM by Mike Johnson12
Some have claimed to have libraries of over 350,000 songs.
I've heard of quite a few over 100,000.
Should I transfer the songs to Itunes or should I leave them in my music folder?
That's not a this or that question.
You can leave then in the music folder and add them to iTunes.
You can set your iTunes music folder location to your current music folder or turn off copying the files to the iTunes music folder.
Either will work fine though I find it easier to turn on Copy files to the iTunes music folder when adding to library and have everything in the iTunes music folder.
Then delete it from wherever it was.
I find it easier if I let iTunes do the work with my iTunes prefs>Advanced and have the 'keep' and 'copy' options enabled. If you use these settings then by default iTunes will put your tunes into the Music>iTunes>iTunes Music folder sorted by Artist>Album.
Once the file is copied then you can delete the original.
My library on my internal is around 12,000 tunes and no issues with being slow except during an update of iTunes when iTunes wants to go through and update various files. When that happens I tend to not interfere and iTunes do its' work.
Thanks guys. I added my large library to itunes, it took a few hours. I noticed that every few minutes Itunes becomes un-responsive for a couple of seconds, it sort of pauses when browsing my music. Afterwards it's seems ok. I mostly notice this in Cover Flow but it occurs in Grid View as well. Could the massive library be causing this?