Consolidating library in itunes
(i.e Tracks are moved to the i Tunes folders, but I have no idea where the originals came from.)* No, i Tunes doesn't support folder watching, if you move the files manually through Finder on a Mac or Windows Explorer on a PC then i Tunes will lose the location of the songs and display an exclamation mark against them in your library. If I can do this manually, would I simply drag the existing folders in the i Tunes folder, and relaunch i Tunes? I now have an internal secondary drive (or slave drive) where I want to have it all.
* You can't do it manually, i Tunes doesn't "see" any moves you make outside of the program. If I'm hearing you correctly, outside of the "Consolidate" command, all management of music in i Tunes is handled internally within i Tunes (as in importing music). If I change my folder to that drive, would consolidate my library copy everything to that drive, or to the original (Main hard drive)or the external drive?
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Although Picard is compatible with .m4p, it will probably mess up the release art.
This usually affects embedded artwork, or anything with ID3 frames bigger than 32k B. This means you will get the same result as using Picard's "Renaming/Moving Files" capability but without making i Tunes lose track of where all your songs are.
To "fix" this problem, or play safe, always use Picard's default setting of ID3v2.3 tags in the options (and i Tunes also). If you really really want to use Picard to rename/move your files.
I need to free up 50 gigs on the main drive to install some software.
items into i Tunes, some items in your library might be stored in different locations (in another folder or on another hard disk, for example).You can consolidate all the files in your library in the i Tunes folder—for example, to make it easier to move your library to a new computer.