iTunes help for windows

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iTunes help for windows

i really like using iTunes for windows as my mp3 player but I am in a quandry. I currently have all my mp3's on 2 hard drives (2 40 giggers). I dont' have any drives bigger than 40 gigs. Now my question is how can I get iTunes to know that there are actually 2 root mp3 folders on 2 different drives. I like how it keeps my mp3's organized and properly labeled and such but i don't know if I can make it dual drive aware.

Any ideas or suggestions on alternative programs?

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Hrm. I'm not sure, but you m

Hrm. I'm not sure, but you might be able to make a RAID of the drives if you have some backup media. My real big question is: Do you really have over 40Gb of MP3s? That's quite a lot of music, or a lot at high bitrates...

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Preferences

Go to Edit->Preferences and click on the Advanced tab. The second checkbox from the bottom says "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library." make sure that is NOT checked. Then add all of your music to the library by dragging and dropping it on there or using the File->Add Folder to Library... menu item. That should get all of your music in there.

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Well yes, i do have more than

Well yes, i do have more than 40 gigs of mp3s. I have one drive which is what I call the everything drive, it has all my kid's music, my wife's music, and other misc stuff (easy listening, rap, soft rock, hip hop, lots of pop, etc) and the other drive is made up of mostly my stuff (hard rock, classic rock, punk, metal, some pop that i get sucked up into, etc).

As for doing what you said, James, that is what I do and I don't have it copy the music to the itunes folder, but one feature of itunes that I really like is how it automagically keeps my folders organized and in order when i do the "consolidate my library" function but the drawback is that it moves everything that is outside the "itunes music folder" into it and organizes it that way. B ut i can't do that becuase there is too much stuff and if it moved it into my itunes music folder, it would run out of room.

Oh as for bitrates, to me 192 sound awsome (i can't tell the diff between 192 and a cd to my ears), 160 is just about as good, 128 is good enough for casual listening and 96 is only barely passable for something that I have that is quite hard to find, so the majority of my collection is 128-160-192 (i rip my own cd's at 192). Some of my favorite stuff I rip at 256 as well.

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Gotcha

I misunderstood. I thought you were talking about organization in the library, not on the HD itself.

I don't really think there is a way to do that. You *could* RAID your drives as was meantioned earlier, but that requires special software and/or hardware, and would require the reformat of your drives. So I would assume that's not going to work.

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I rip songs into .ogg format

I rip songs into .ogg format with CD 'n Go using a 7.89 VBR quality rating. It's great. And I use NetMD Simple Burner to transfer directly from CD to MD using LP2.

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I've currently got 90GB of mu

I've currently got 90GB of music. I had a 120GB drive but recently upgraded to a 200GB Seagate when they went on sale at CompUSA for $100 after rebate.

Personally, I don't do any CD ripping with iTunes (I'd much rather use the LAME mp3 codec) so doing the "uncheck the copy files to music folder" trick as suggested should work out just fine.

I think, though, your best solution would be to just get a bigger drive. I've seen 80GB drives go on sale at OfficeMax for $50 after rebates.

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I agree, taht a bigger dcrive

I agree, taht a bigger drive is the way to go but I have like 6 of these 40's in my various comptuers and 1 or 2 spares. I really don't feel like shelling out more money but I am just thinking its the best answer. If i do spend money on a drive, I just might go for the biggest drive i can afford for under say 150 dollars or so.

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I was just at CompUSA tonight

I was just at CompUSA tonight and they have a sale on 160GB for $80ish. Sale goes for about a week from Feb. 28th or something. I just wish I had $80ish to spare.

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RAID

Actually, there might be a cheap pci raid controller on ebay Smile

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iTunes help for windows

So, when i installed iTunes, i was in a hurry, and didn't click "biuld my library". NOW my iTunes lbirary is totally empty. i REALLY don't want to add gigs and gigs of music by hand. Any suggestions??? help me!!! PLEASE!!

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First off, asking completely

First off, asking completely different questions in other threads is considered bad form and is just not quite right in general. As for your solution, if all of your music is in one folder, go to File, Add Folder To My Library or something along those lines, then navigate to the music folder you have. It adds them all then.

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Help please

Hi. Numbnuts here has managed to delete the greater part of 9000 songs from his itunes library. I was setting out to sort out the storage/filing of my albums which I keep on an external hard drive. Having sorted them I thought the process would be to delete my itunes library and then re-install it (now without the dupilcate/triplicate songs and songs the itunes could not find or access) from the 'add folder to library' option. Obviously i wasn't too pleased to find this folder essentially empty from having deleted the itunes library.

Basically I need to recover the files. Can anyone help? Obviously it would be much appreciated.

Ackford
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