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Member Since: Sep 01, 2006
Location: Sheffield, England
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the music is in 2 formats...

mp3
m4a

I think is because a few years ago I realised you could set iTunes to import music as mp3 instead of m4a. So I changed it.

Well, what I have done is tried to freshen everything up, I went to my iTunes music folder (which is in the default location) and moved the iTunes library file, iTunes Extras/itdb, iTunes Library Genius.itdb and the iTunes Music Library.xml files to a temporary folder on my desktop and started up iTunes and watched it rebuild the files.

Then watched in Shock as my iTunes had NOTHING in there. good job I saved those files! However, decided to see what would happen if I told iTunes to add my library to itself. So I did and it scanned the files, added them to iTunes, and then did something extra, it re-organized the tunes and folders in my iTunes music folder.

So after getting a few bits of artwork it couldn't find, I am now re-synching my iPod playlist to my iPhone and see what happens!

I will report back if anything has changed.

Mel

Ps, I remade the ipod playlist. basically, the only things my itunes has reference to are my ipod backups (but I don't think they get used unless you restore your iPod right?) and my music and Artwork. Everything else seems to have been rebuilt and reorganized by iTunes.

MacBook Pro 1.83Ghz 2Gb RAM 320Gb hard drive
iPhone 4 16Gb
iPod photo 20Gb
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