You can just replace the file in the filesystem.
Unfortunately, iTunes is too clever for it's own boots and registers for Finder events. So renaming a file in Finder will update it's location in iTunes if iTunes is open!
So here's one way I've tried that works.
Quit iTunes (actually quit, not just close window);
Locate the file in Finder:
This could be ...
If you have Aperture 3.3, you can merge multiple iPhoto libraries as shown in this Apple KB:
Open Aperture 3.3 or later.
Click the File menu and choose Switch to Library > Other/New. Use the library selector to choose one of the iPhoto libraries you'd like
Choose File > Import > Library
Select one of the remaining iPhoto libraries you ...
Aliases store two pieces of information about the destination file - both the location and a file identifier. Symbolic links only store the other location. For that reason, if you move a file, Aliases are superior since they can often still point at the correct file when a change happens.
Dropbox or moving the files to another filesystem is where things get ...
Through trial and error, found the source of the problem and a solution that consistently works for me. Explanation and screenshot follows.
Source of the Problem
The Sorting tab has three groups you can sort on: title, chapter, author. If the text in the specific field is disabled, then there will be duplicate copies of a given audiobook.
Note: The words "...
I wrote a python tool named replica that automates the task of replacing file while keeping id3 infos of the old file. pip install replica to install.
My use case is that I often download upgraded versions (bitratewise) of my favourites mp3 albums and am particularly interested to keep my ratings (that i duplicate in the grouping tag).
If you ...
In general, you're already using the correct way to sort by album name. Click "Music" then, "Albums"
The problem you're seeing with compilations being shown multiple times for each artist has always been a problem even in older versions of iTunes. In order to fix this, you'll need to modify the Album Artist field in the track info.
To do this, press ⌘+i (...
Though not a selective copy, you could use Migration Assistant (under /Applications/Utilities) to copy your entire user data from the older hard drive to the Mac. Turn off Time Machine before doing this (to avoid unnecessary backups and slowing down the migration).
Since you already have the user account and Migration Assistant has created a second account, ...
Upgrading iTunes files to higher quality without losing metadata
Turn off iTunes Match.
Rip higher quality version to iTunes.
Go to higher quality file. Right click - Show in Finder
Go to file to be replaced. Right click - Show in Finder
In Finder delete lower quality file - move to trash - empty trash
Drag higher quality file to where ...
Have you checked the Compilation tag for these albums? Find all the tracks for an album, select them, and press Command-I. Click on the Options tab, then, next to Part of a Complication, select Yes. Click OK.
Move /Library/Application\ Support/GarageBand/Learn\ to\ Play/ to another drive
Type ln -s followed by a space
Drag the folder created in the second step into the Terminal window to insert the path
add /Library/Application\ Support/GarageBand/Learn\ to\ Play and press Enter
Test it both the external drive connected and ...
iLounge has a great piece of instructions on how to move the iTunes library from one place to the next: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/moving-your-itunes-library-to-a-new-hard-drive/
The ITL file in your case, probably remains on your C:\ drive.
Do you care about albums? If not its easy to merge all the photos from multiple libraries. Let me repeat that, following this method will not preserve the albums from one of your libraries. Ok, lets go.
Determine which library will be your primary library, this lucky library WILL be able to preserve its albums. (In your case, probably your wife's ...
To add other artists, use ; separator or / between artists. (Artist1; Artist2; Artist3; Artist4 or Artist1/Artist2/Artist3/Artist4)
I tried this in my iPod (Shuffle 3rd)
I have "On The Floor" song. This song have 2 artists. It is Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.
On the artist field, type Jennifer Lopez; Pitbull. Then if you want to add a smart ...
If you have the original Library.xml file, you can extract the play count and rating information from the XML:
There's Usher, by ManyTricks, for $35. I haven't used it myself, but it looks great and follows iTunes/iPhoto's design principles. I trust ManyTricks to make a good app: they're behind my favorite window manager, Moom.
You could set up something like this (Make sure that your iTunes Library File (iTunes Music Library.xml) is on your mac, not on your NAS):
Create a playlist "On the go"
Use this script to move the files in the playlist from your NAS (iTunes media location) to your mac.
On the go, with no connection to your NAS: iTunes will tell you that the files are not ...
Basically using iTunes on a shared storage is really bad. Even if you get it running as you want now, you need to reconnect to the network storage before launching iTunes EACH time (and never open iTunes if not connected to the network) otherwise iTunes standard behaviour is to recreate a new iTunes library locally and then you're stuck there again.
This is a possible solution that I came across and (initially) it seems to have worked for me:
Quoted from Apple Support Communities:
I assume the problem is gone now and here's what I did to get rid of it:
alt-start iTunes, so it offers 'Create Library' and 'Choose Library'
choose 'Create Library' to create a new library (iTunes ...
The solution is relatively simple. Make sure you have enough space available on your external drive (I needed about 100GB).
Hold option (alt for Windows users) when opening iTunes and choose to create a new library. Save this library to a location on your external drive.
Turn on iTunes Match, select every song (⌘+A), right click, and choose download. Wait ...
I have seen the same thing happen to my hard drive since enrolling in iTunes Match. Fortunately there are a couple of options.
One option is to select any songs you'd like to down-convert, right-click (or ctrl-click) the selection, and choose "Create xxx Version". This will re-encode the tracks based on the encoding options you have set within iTunes ...
TrinitronX posted a very good answer (similar to Joop's). I'll TrinironX's answer one step further. Don't just put "VA" in the Album Artist field! In fact, if you follow Kirk's answer and set the Compilation flag, all of your compilations automatically get grouped together anyway (at least in previous iTunes revs). In TrinitronX's approach they get ...
Here are my observations:
For albums that are a bunch of songs by different people:
Ticking "Part of a compilation" for all tracks means the album will show up under the Compilations "artist" in Song view
If the Album Artist field is empty
in Album view it will sort after all other albums (if sorting by artist) and will have Various Artists listed as the ...
This may be too late to say this but you could have used SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner to move the contents of a case-sensitive backup to a case-insensitive harddrive. (Or alternatively iPartition.) And then have installed Lion which should migrate user preferences as part of the installation process.
Under the old user, launch iTunes, then Preferences, then the Advanced tab and discover the "iTunes Media folder location".
Switch to the new user and launch iTunes. From the advanced tab, verify that the new user location path corresponds to the new user name. If it doesn't, quit iTunes, create the iTunes Music folder (using the path structure of the old ...