2 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 8:00 AM by Limnos
mkummer Level 2 Level 2

Hi - I have a lot of old rips in my huge iTunes Library which I did with the old standard of 128 bit. Since I own the CDs, I thought of re-ripping them in 256 AAC, but if I do so, I dont get updates of the "old" rips but new ones. What I would like to do is an automatic exchange of the old and new files w/o having to put all the metadata and cover art again. Any ideas for this task? Thx in advance for tipps.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iPad (3rd gen) WIFI, iPhone 4S
  • Dillardo Level 1 Level 1

    If you updated the Metadata prior to ripping the Cds, iTunes should remember what you entered last time. If you didn't then you will have to re-enter the meta-data. Are the Cd's retail or burned compilations?

  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    iTunes won't exchange them automatically, though you can do certain steps to make things easier such as creating a playlist of items you are re-ripping so they are in one spot for deletion when you have made the copy.


    I think even burned compilations will be remembered as long as you entered the metadata into the CD when it was in that particular computer.  It is not kept on the CD but instead in a database on the computer.  It just won't be in the Gracenote database to which any computer has access.


    How iTunes remembers audio CDs - http://support.apple.com/kb/TA27785


    What are all those iTunes files? - http://www.macworld.com/article/139974/2009/04/itunes_files.html - "iTunes Library Extras.itdb contains some Gracenote CDDB information."