How to Change iTunes Library Location on Mac. Changing the iTunes files location on a Mac is pretty easy as you can do the task from within the iTunes app on your machine. You just need to modify an option in the settings and your task will be done. Here’s how you do it: Step 1. Launch the iTunes app from Launchpad on your Mac. The smart Mac app supports Mac system up to MacOS 10.12 Sierra and works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac. Start to transfer iPod music from and to Mac. Now you can use your iPod freely on the Mac. You can directly click the 'Copy Music from Device to iTunes' button to transfer iPod music to iTunes library.
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or even this one:
both let you select your current tracks and then paste that info to the new tracks. I use this to get info from the ITMS and paste it onto my mp3s so it can find the album artwork.
Those scripts only copy the ID3 tags. They don't copy the extra info that iTunes knows about the songs that are not stored in the file itself, specifically, 'Date Added', 'Play Count', and 'Rating'.
I believe there's no way via AppleScript to alter the 'Date Added' of a track.
The play count can be updated using the Copy Tag Info script.
Or, if the songs don't have the exact same title/album (as kirkmc suggests), you can also replace by file name. This isn't as automatic as that method, but is more so that the original hint (no dialogs to find each one).
1. rip the new copies. Move the files from your library to your desktop (in a new folder to reduce clutter).
2. rename them to exactly what the old songs are (copy-n-paste helps). It doesn't matter if the format is different and the file extensions are different.
3. drag them into the old folder and replace the old copies. Even though iTunes is open, the files won't be in use so the Finder will let you do this.
4. correct file extensions, if encoded to a new format.
5. play the songs and just fast-forward skip through each one to update the iTunes info.
6. if you don't like the new titles, correct them.
Just an FYI - I used to replace my songs within iTunes similar to the method described above and it caused very erratic behavior with playback on iPods and sometimes iTunes - where it would play a song and then at some point within the file, forward to 2 seconds before the end of the file and freeze the playback. It took me a few months to link the erratic behavior specifically to the songs that I had replaced in iTunes. I gathered it had something to do with iTunes not properly syncing or updating its metadata to notify all parties involved that there was a new file that needed to be synced.
Hope this helps someone if they experience strange behavior!
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The most important thing that this keeps is the playlist information, which none of the other solutions do.
I've done this hint countless times (just figured it was something everyone did) and can confirm that it works well--just a bit slow. I've worked on automating this before, but never been able to find a satisfactory solution. If Apple made the location property of the track read-write (instead of read-only) this would be dead simple. Pdf to microsoft word converter for mac.
You don't even need to do that.
If the songs on the CD have the same name/artist/album/genre/etc as what is already in your iTunes library, iTunes will ask if you want to replace the songs in your library with the newly imported ones. It keeps all the album artwork and playcounts and so on too.
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This method will keep the old stats of the old song, yes, however, it will keep the old gain. For those of us who use 'Sound Check' the ReplayGain like function. I've noticed that these volumes can be all over the place, which defeats the purpose of Sound Check. I have not found a way to manually initiate 'Sound Check' and Fade-In/Fade-Out points. Any suggestions?