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    Keeping and importing music on external HD

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    Keeping and importing music on external HD
    I am a new Mac user as of 1 month ago and am enjoying my new MBP. I have read through many threads but have not been able to find an answer to my situation.

    For years I have collected music and have copied all of my cd's into an external hard drive using windows media player. When I had my PC I was able to import to the hard drive and export music into iTunes whenever I wanted something new to listen to.

    I have went through the pain of copying all of my music (over 200 GB) and reformatting the external HD to work with my new computer.

    I would like to be able to continue to import to my external HD and if I choose, import that file or folder into iTunes when I want to listen to it on my iPod.

    What program or programs can I use to accomplish this?

    Thanks

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    Keeping and importing music on external HD
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    Will this work for you ?

    Transferring your iTunes Library | iLounge Article

    hope this helps
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    Keeping and importing music on external HD

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    Clay-

    Thank you. That is a great article with a ton of information. At this point I still want to keep my files controlled separately.

    I look at this the same way with my photos. I have years of photos on another hard drive that I can save my pics to. The photos that I want to edit I can then import into iPhoto.

    I really am just looking for something other than iTunes that will allow me to copy a CD into my external hard drive.

    Happy Holidays.

    Will

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    Keeping and importing music on external HD
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    I had a minute so I looked around and found this. I am not sure if it will work for you but .......

    Music Man Tutorial - How to rip an Audio CD to MP3 on Mac OS X using Music Man: Mac CD Ripper for Mac OS X

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    Keeping and importing music on external HD

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    Another option as far as ripping your CD's onto your HDD is a free program for mac called Max. It's a great ripping program and allows you to specify the format and location of your cd rips. I use it all the time and have be satisfied with it. Cheers

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    I'll second Max too, Excellent and very versatile indeed.
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    Can you put ripped files into your iPod?

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