Getting started with playing your own music in iTunes on the Mac
Reply 21 of 23
September 12, 2018 2:19PM
I’m curious if anyone has found a better solution for large libraries? I have over 10tb of music, and iTunes seems to run slow and get lost with it. It also can’t play flax, so I wind up having to convert lots of files.
Reply 22 of 23
September 12, 2018 2:36PM
My iTunes library contains 221 000 songs - mostly classical, so a movement is a song. Totally about 10000+ CDs. Around 3,5 TB. On my fairly recent iMac this is fast enough, if not exactly lightning fast.
I treat each work as a "CD", which means that a CD with 3 string quartets on it ends up as 3 CDs. I choose column view, with columns for genre, composer, artist and work. I put extra info, f.inst. soloists in operas in the Comments field, so it is searchable.
So if I want to see which Haydn string quartets I have by the Mosaïque quartet, I click Chamber, Haydn, Mosaïque, and there they all are.
Or i type Haydn Mosaïque in the search field.
edited September 2018