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MacScout
01-04-2017, 04:44 PM
Looking for a good alternative to iTunes 12 or a way to make iTunes 12 useable....

Currently I have about 1TB of music, which has rendered my iTunes library pretty unusable since I updated from iTunes 10 to 11 back in 2013(?)
iTunes 12 is just more of the same.

Finally getting fed-up of not accessing my library because of the immense lag time in searches and playback (average 3-5 second delay in every command)
It's not like this if I have a small library on another computer.

I have tried turning off features in iTunes which connect to the internet, but none seem to have helped.

Also, a pain in iTunes 11/12 is that I can't double-click a playlist and open in a new window. Is this possible?

I use iTunes to archive songs, create playlists for radio broadcasts and connect with RadioLogik software for Automation playback while on-air.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

IWT
01-04-2017, 06:36 PM
Hi MacScout and welcome.

Have a read through these links; some useful ideas that might suit you.

http://anewdomain.net/2013/07/19/ituneshow-to-manage-high-quality-huge-music-collections-tricks-and-apps/
http://www.macworld.com/article/1051241/julyplaylist.html
http://antigravitybunny.com/?p=10380
http://ask.metafilter.com/281513/OS-X-based-approaches-for-managing-large-1TB-music-library

Ian

Tomsonn
02-17-2017, 04:57 AM
You can use VLC for playing music. You can also take a look on Plex.