Consolidating library itunes 11 consolidating library itunes 11
In this how-to guide, I’ll look at moving your i Tunes library to a different location on your own computer, restoring from your i Pod, and how to set up your i Tunes library to stay in sync with the other Macs in your household.
Your i Tunes library sits, by default, in your Music folder inside your Home Folder.
My library file is around 80mb, my collection is about 300gb to 500gb approx.
I know it i Tunes that is the problem since I'm connected via ethernet to the NAS (not wireless).
(User Home Folder/Music/i Tunes/i Tunes Music.) The next two check boxes represent the organizational methods of the i Tunes library.
Mine has a response time of about 20 seconds for simple scroll, rename etc. I've got the library folder on a SSD and the media on an internal HDD. When it takes forever to respond, is it because its overworking the CPU or SSD or HDD?
(I have i Tunes in consolidation mode to keep everything in one place).
Now this is done, I hold down alt and click i Tunes, then select the i Tunes folder on the NAS (Choosing the library folder I copied across) and am now able to access everything. It is REALLY REALLY slow, i Tunes takes ages to load and its hard to even change an ID3 tag...
This also means that i Tunes will locate all music on your computer and add it automatically, making the i Tunes consolidation process much faster than manually adding music.
The i Tunes program, as installed on Macintosh computers, is set to consolidate by default.