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Habitus
Jan 2, 2011, 10:23 PM
All right, who has the largest iTunes library?

I currently have 372GB...

Habitus :apple:



Blondie :)
Jan 2, 2011, 10:27 PM
pardon my french...but GOD DAMN SON! That's a ton of music, movies, and more haha. I only have 1800 songs and like two videos in mine. I'm only rocking a total of 10GB or so. Then again, I'm a complete and utter metal head so there's only so much music out there for metalheads :p

Habitus
Jan 2, 2011, 10:35 PM
pardon my french...but GOD DAMN SON! That's a ton of music, movies, and more haha. I only have 1800 songs and like two videos in mine. I'm only rocking a total of 10GB or so. Then again, I'm a complete and utter metal head so there's only so much music out there for metalheads :p

You're right; way too much music. However, I just received a 1TB internal drive for Christmas -- need to fill it!

What type of metal do you prefer?

Habitus :apple:

Blondie :)
Jan 2, 2011, 11:44 PM
I'll listen to all kinds of metal. But I'm a more recent metal kind of guy. Death Metal, all the different types of core metals, and so on. Personal favorites are Lamb Of God, August Burns Red, As Blood Runs Black, Chelsea Grin, WhiteChapel, and so on. Are you a metal listener yourself?

AuroraProject
Jan 3, 2011, 12:28 AM
http://dependablecomputer.com/images/ituneslib.png

MacinJosh
Jan 3, 2011, 01:09 AM
I have about 770GB Music/Movie/TV Show/Podcast/Books combined. Not the largest but decent I think.

fortunecookie
Jan 3, 2011, 01:49 AM
My itunes library is only around 5gb. Only big 4 music for me.

smurfjammer
Jan 3, 2011, 02:34 AM
I have 67.84 GB of Music / 261.90 GB of TV Shows / 526.39 GB of Movies = 856.13 GB in total. (plus some more Movies on spare HD's)

chrismacguy
Jan 3, 2011, 08:22 AM
I have 75.80GB of Music/ 355.80GB of Movies/ 250GB of TV Shows/ 20GB of Podcasts,Books etc. Not big, but still pretty decent - its all on an external now thank goodness - kept filling up my Scratch Disk :rolleyes:

eNcrypTioN
Jan 3, 2011, 08:31 AM
I have around 680GB and 85% of that is music.

Chris 123
Jan 3, 2011, 07:15 PM
My itunes is 868gb. 50gb music, 405gb movies, 341gb tv, the rest is hd movie trailers. I also have this library backed up to another hd.

iMaccore2
Jan 3, 2011, 08:38 PM
15 gigs of music, 15 gigs of movies and 10 gigs of tv shows so 40 gb. I don't think I'm winning this competition

theLimit
Jan 3, 2011, 11:46 PM
I don't know the total size, because I have everything unorganized right now and split into four libraries on three different drives, 2x 1TB and one 2TB externals. I'd guess the total size is just at 3TB for everything combined, mostly in TV and Movies. My library doubled in size over the past year thanks to Blu-ray rips. I've also been working on re-ripping CDs to Apple Lossless, but that's a slow process and low priority for me.

I recently moved and haven't bothered setting everything up yet because it's kind of a pain. I'm living off what's on my iPhone for now. One resolution for the new year is to get around to organizing my iTunes library again.

rodman109110
Jan 7, 2011, 10:55 PM
I have about 1.4TB and 947GB of that is tv shows.

Apple OC
Jan 8, 2011, 04:58 PM
I have ... every song, movie, and TV show ever produced ... stored on 1000s of 2TB hard drives.

If you think that is a lot? ... I have also converted them to every language known to man ... you never know when company will pop by ... I like to please my guests. :cool:

jason221
Jan 8, 2011, 05:23 PM
My iTunes folder is probably around 300 GB. I do have a lot more video (700 GB more, 200 GB of it being DVD disk images I put on my computer via RipIt), but it's not in iTunes format.

Habitus
Jan 16, 2011, 06:28 PM
I have ... every song, movie, and TV show ever produced ... stored on 1000s of 2TB hard drives.

If you think that is a lot? ... I have also converted them to every language known to man ... you never know when company will pop by ... I like to please my guests. :cool:

Are you kidding me? Is this even possible?

Habitus :apple:

KVH
Jan 16, 2011, 09:10 PM
34375 items, 99.7 days, 304.12 GB

All music =) :apple:

Habitus
Jan 16, 2011, 10:12 PM
34375 items, 99.7 days, 304.12 GB

All music =) :apple:

Nice! Do you possess an eclectic mix or is your library genre-specific?

Habitus :apple:

omni
Jan 16, 2011, 10:34 PM
Music = 50gb (8649 songs)
Movies = 532gb (251 Movies)
TV Shows = 1.9TB (2683 TV Shows)

gnasher729
Jan 17, 2011, 06:42 AM
I have ... every song, movie, and TV show ever produced ... stored on 1000s of 2TB hard drives.

Could you send the BBC some copies of the early Dr. Who episodes that some idiot destroyed?

Shakko
Jan 17, 2011, 09:57 AM
I have ... every song, movie, and TV show ever produced ... stored on 1000s of 2TB hard drives.

If you think that is a lot? ... I have also converted them to every language known to man ... you never know when company will pop by ... I like to please my guests. :cool:



Love to see a pic of how you store them all! That's gotta be one gigantic power hog or heat generating monster!

Dagless
Jan 17, 2011, 10:05 AM
I used to have 200gb TV+film and 35gb music. But I recently lost my external drive which had all my videos on, so I'm down to 35gb!

Maybe a bit more once I rip my videos off my iPod...

WesCole
Jan 17, 2011, 11:38 AM
I think I have ~1.3 TB of movies, music, and TV shows combined.

gco212
Jan 17, 2011, 12:38 PM
38.7 GB of music and 318 GB of movies and TV but I don't use iTunes for that. The video collection has really started sky rocketing since I began saving all my shows and films in 720p.

h1r0ll3r
Jan 17, 2011, 02:49 PM
~9700 files = 108GB of music + 40GB of vids

ssdeg7
Jan 17, 2011, 06:35 PM
I have about 200 movies some in HD and others not. And here is a screenshot of my music.

KeithJenner
Jan 17, 2011, 06:47 PM
My music total is attached. It includes live DVDs, and there are about 500 tracks still to go on.

I've got about 3TB of other video files as well (TV shows and films). Quite a lot of them are my wife and Sons though.

ortuno2k
Jan 17, 2011, 06:54 PM
359 GB, mostly lossless music in AIFF format.
About 20 GB from there is from the iTunes Store and Amazon MP3 purchases.
I don't have my movies/tv shows in my iTunes library... yet.

hexonxonx
Jan 17, 2011, 09:11 PM
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/1753/screenshot20110117at809.png

Songs range from 128Kbps to 320Kbps.
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2733/screenshot20110117at812.png

TV shows, all iTunes bought. I had allot more but I deleted some that I was bored with such as Lost, all seasons of 24 and supernatural.

applemike
Jan 18, 2011, 10:11 AM
Music, only 17303 items so 93.67GB

Movies, only 145 items 297.68GB

Tv shows, only 400 items 132GB

Podcasts 4.3GB

Not a massive collection as far as some of you have got. But I am content. and my movie library is constantly increasing in size.

jahala
Jan 18, 2011, 10:47 AM
My friend has 1 TB of music alone. I am not sure about the Movies or TV shows.

Casey4147
Jan 18, 2011, 12:45 PM
I've been working on my iTunes back-end for a little while. External MyBook drives have given way to a brief dalliance with Windows Home Server. The home of the media is now a Drobo, which is loaded with three 1.5TB drives (from the WHS box) and a 2.0TB drive - slightly under 4TB useable space if memory serves, Drobo claims the largest of the drives plus a bit of space off each of the data drives for data protection. It's about half full, but I've been working on acquiring content for awhile.

Before you ask, let me tell you. There's an oldish G4 Mac Mini whose sole purpose in life is to house the iTunes library - it's got the Drobo connected to it. I'm currently at SD in my house, but am hopeful that the HDTV will come along this year. My kids (7 and 10) have the DVD player and Dish Network system down pat but I'm looking to secure the extensive DVD library somewhat from further damage by the aforementioned 7 and 10 year olds, never mind my various Season Passes and whatnot I've gotten through iTunes. iTunes/Front Row/Apple TV offers that simple menu-based access, and now the back-end is in place. Next purchase for the system will be an HDTV, hopefully followed quickly by an Apple TV since the G4 Mini is nowhere near capable of actually playing HD content but can serve it up well enough.

Mark-Buckle
Jan 18, 2011, 01:10 PM
Boys and Girls... I dont mean to humiliate you all with your small iTunes libraries, but I currently have a 7.1TB iTunes Library... all my media is stored on a 12TB DroboPro, My Library is hosted on an early 2010 Mac Mini running SnowLeopard Server, my v2 Apple TV is connected to my 42" TV :)

vincenz
Jan 18, 2011, 01:45 PM
Boys and Girls... I dont mean to humiliate you all with your small iTunes libraries, but I currently have a 7.1TB iTunes Library... all my media is stored on a 12TB DroboPro, My Library is hosted on an early 2010 Mac Mini running SnowLeopard Server, my v2 Apple TV is connected to my 42" TV :)

How much of that is music?!

malnar
Jan 18, 2011, 04:15 PM
I'm going the opposite direction of you guys.

I used to have close to 300gb of music, and only music, but decided to start weeding it out. Got down to about 230gb of music by Oct. of last year. I got a huge help in weeding it out when my Macbook Pro with all of that was stolen, so what was recovered from the Ipods and Iphones in our house amounted to about 130gb.

It's not all bad - I am really looking at it as an opportunity to figure out what was truly important. I have most of that music on CD, and realized that if it wasn't on an Ipod, it probably wasn't all that important. Ultimately, I'd actually like to halve that.

judgejohn82
Jan 19, 2011, 02:02 AM
355.72GB in total for me.

59.42GB music, 215.26GB movies and 81.04GB TV Shows.

elmateo487
Jan 19, 2011, 02:25 PM
Boys and Girls... I dont mean to humiliate you all with your small iTunes libraries, but I currently have a 7.1TB iTunes Library... all my media is stored on a 12TB DroboPro, My Library is hosted on an early 2010 Mac Mini running SnowLeopard Server, my v2 Apple TV is connected to my 42" TV :)

and no screenshot? Im calling your BS

Heats
Jan 19, 2011, 02:48 PM
I have about 32,000 mp3's.

PopCulture
Jan 19, 2011, 04:04 PM
Gosh! And here I was thinking I was doing something grand with my 3K songs. I need to get my numbers up *runs to iTunes with credit card*

WiiDSmoker
Jan 19, 2011, 08:58 PM
Music: 19.29 GB
Movies: 499.11 GB
TV Shows: 1.2 TB

pooryou
Jan 19, 2011, 09:05 PM
182 GB of pretty much all music.

With hundreds of CDs still yet to be ripped...

I listen to all different kinds of music, and I like variety.

EDIT almost forgot I also have a laptop with another 40 GB or so of exclusively jazz that is not in the other library.

Bye Bye Baby
Jan 20, 2011, 12:37 PM
My library used to be around 2.5 tb.

I moved my 750 films and 2000 tv episodes to use in plex.

Bye Bye Baby
Jan 20, 2011, 12:45 PM
Boys and Girls... I dont mean to humiliate you all with your small iTunes libraries, but I currently have a 7.1TB iTunes Library... all my media is stored on a 12TB DroboPro, My Library is hosted on an early 2010 Mac Mini running SnowLeopard Server, my v2 Apple TV is connected to my 42" TV :)

I would say that you are exaggerating. Screen shot or nothing. Perhaps even a photo just for good faith.

padapada
Jan 20, 2011, 01:02 PM
So how long does it take you guys to watch/listen all that media?
:)

KeithJenner
Jan 20, 2011, 05:22 PM
So how long does it take you guys to watch/listen all that media?
:)

I listen to music a lot, I have it on most of the time at work and listen for a few hours more in the car and the evening. When I used last.fm I was averaging about 100 tracks a day.

I would say that I listen to my whole collection once a year, and then there are obviously albums that I listen to multiple times on top of that. Basically, it would take about 9-10 months to play through once.

As for video, I don't watch all that much, but a lot of my collection is actually my wife and sons. I suspect that if I started watching through everything then it would take a good few years to watch through.

With TV stuff though, it doesn't bother me as much if I don't watch something for a long time. It's just nice to know it's there when I want it.

pooryou
Jan 20, 2011, 05:22 PM
So how long does it take you guys to watch/listen all that media?
:)

In the case of music, you don't have to listen to all of it in order to benefit from the amount available when populating Smart Playlists, etc.

But if you really want a literal answer, it's easy enough to calculate...

Leet Apple
Jan 23, 2011, 06:21 PM
2059 songs 5.5 days 10.68 GBs

22 Movies 1 day 5.45 GBs

204 Podcasts 7.8 Days 6.20 GBs

i have barely anything compared to you guys

Habitus
Jan 23, 2011, 06:30 PM
Boys and Girls... I dont mean to humiliate you all with your small iTunes libraries, but I currently have a 7.1TB iTunes Library... all my media is stored on a 12TB DroboPro, My Library is hosted on an early 2010 Mac Mini running SnowLeopard Server, my v2 Apple TV is connected to my 42" TV :)

You have to attach a screen shot of your iTunes' size!

Mine's attached.

Habitus :apple:

Abyssgh0st
Jan 23, 2011, 07:51 PM
About 1TB of movies (all 1080p), 500GB of TV Shows (mixed between standard def and 720p), and approximately 40GB of music. Pretty much all metal/rock/etc.

Habitus
Jan 25, 2011, 11:03 PM
About 1TB of movies (all 1080p), 500GB of TV Shows (mixed between standard def and 720p), and approximately 40GB of music. Pretty much all metal/rock/etc.

What's your pride and joy in your music collection?

I'm digging The Album Leaf right now.

Habitus :apple:

Pomeless
Jan 26, 2011, 12:37 PM
All right, who has the largest iTunes library?

I currently have 372GB...

Habitus :apple:

That is several crap loads!!!! Not sure where mine stands atm since I'm at work. But Daaaaumm!!! So of that 372GB what % would you say is purchased? Of the purchased what % from itunes?

Habitus
Jan 26, 2011, 04:44 PM
That is several crap loads!!!! Not sure where mine stands atm since I'm at work. But Daaaaumm!!! So of that 372GB what % would you say is purchased? Of the purchased what % from itunes?

I give my business to the local economy; I love Apple, but I want to make sure my dollars stay in my city :)

That's a good question, however; what's everyone's iTunes-purchased song count?

Habitus :apple:

peregrines
Mar 12, 2011, 02:24 PM
http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/9730/bildschirmfoto20110312uq.png

667gb music. almost no movies but lots of books & podcasts aswell;)

wesk702
Mar 12, 2011, 11:54 PM
Got a tb of just music if u include wav and aiff files(lots of vinyl rips that I can't bare to compress). Way more if u consider movies apart of the library

AF08
Mar 13, 2011, 05:21 AM
Some of you have crazy sized iTunes libraries.... I have about 5 gigs of music and about 23 gigs of video/tv shows... :eek:

MWPULSE
Mar 13, 2011, 12:03 PM
some of you need to put up attached photos else we can easily call bs... haha ;)

I have 65 gigs/30days/8500 items.. of music.
in terms of movies- 450gb
tv shows- 150gb,, both tv shows and movies i have on external partitions of a seagate 1tb, i have links copied into my home folder>movies for use with front row :)

Included is my iTunes library music count..

cantthinkofone
Mar 13, 2011, 11:02 PM
my penis is 9.5". Yours?

psh.....the ladies call me....."heavy loader".


I have a 1TB hard drive that has about 180 SD movies and about 30 HD movies. For music I have about 22GB. I need to go through it and delete a lot of it.

rick6502
Mar 14, 2011, 12:41 AM
I have two iTunes servers. I used to have everything on Server #1, but my wife and I got tired of weeding through back episodes of SpongeBob and Power Rangers, so I moved my kid's stuff over to a old MacMini.

These both stream to three ATV2s.

Server #1 - PM G5 2x2Ghz. 4x1TB RAID array.

Music - 31858 tracks, 85.7 days, 690.67 GB (Almost all ripped direct from CD to Apple Lossless)
Movies - 277 items, 8 days, 138.03 GB
TV Shows - 2567 Episodes, 43.7 days, 836.73 GB (All ripped direct from DVD)
Podcasts - 1178 items, 17.8 days, 23.50 GB

Server #2 - MacMini 1.13Ghz, External 1TB HD

Music - 0
Movies - 4 items, 6 house, 4.92 GB
TV Shows - 1598 TV Episodes, 20.7 days, 437.78 GB (All ripped direct from DVD)

I add this up to 2.13 Tb if you got with 1000 math or right around 2 TB even with 1024 math. (Google it if you want to know more.)

Jswoosh
Mar 14, 2011, 02:05 AM
24 GB of music and 7 GB of Movies. I don't much more room because my HD is pretty small but I'll be upgrading an iMac so I'm sure my library will exponentially expand

JakeyStyle
Mar 14, 2011, 02:16 AM
I have around 1.5Tb of data. I store it on two 2Tb drives but am running out of space.

Anyone have a good tip of moving to a NAS from a set of external drives?

I've started to rip my blu-rays but some of them are over 50Gb a pop so have filled most of another 2Tb with them.

Add a 1Tb Time Machine of my Mac and I'm running at 7Tb+.

(any tips for justifying the NAS to my wife would also be appreciated, I've tried explaining how we're safe-guarding our digital collateral for the future but she doesn't seem to rate the Alien boxset or Dave and Tim in glorious 1080p the same way I do).....

Thanks


jake

AdrianK
Mar 14, 2011, 02:51 AM
1953 songs, 18.3GB in total. All mp3 at 320.

I have about 750GB of HD movies (probably around a a hundred movies in total). and another 120GB of HD TV shows. I'm not sure why really, don't think I've watched any of it twice :/

rowley
Mar 14, 2011, 05:30 AM
25727 Music Tracks (183.77gb)
593 Movies (385.57gb)
2712 TV Shows (716.31gb)
461 Books (9gb)

Nightarchaon
Mar 14, 2011, 05:51 AM
Drobo is your friend (well my friend) plugged into back of time capsule.

1.86TB of TV shows, (I add about 2-5gb a month to this depending on shows being shown EyE TV in use.)
1.2TB of Movies. (I add around 3-10gb a month to this depending on whats out)

and you can use iTunes for music ? no one told me.

Apple TV in lounge and 2 bedrooms, i dont watch "live TV"

ddehr026
Mar 15, 2011, 11:44 AM
Are you guys using a certain program to rip your dvd's right into iTunes? I'm still new to the osx scene so I am trying to figure this all out.

Nightarchaon
Mar 15, 2011, 12:01 PM
Are you guys using a certain program to rip your dvd's right into iTunes? I'm still new to the osx scene so I am trying to figure this all out.

Handbreak is your friend :D (use it with cputhrottle to avoid frying your CPU though if your going to be running it for days on end)

Busta999
Mar 15, 2011, 07:21 PM
I got to chime in.

Decided to standardise on ATV 2s around the house.

Meant massive re-encode/re-rip of DVDs.

Three/four months into the project still got months to go......

arrghhhh it seemed such a cool idea........ must carry on,

So here is where I am now:-

63k Songs
1,400 Movies
7k TV episodes

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=276309&stc=1&d=1300266110

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=276308&stc=1&d=1300266110

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=276310&stc=1&d=1300266110

I have a few thousand audiobooks to do when I get around to it

All I can say is iFlicks and Handbrake are your best friends........... iFlick particularly

Also, good use of arRsync to maintain nightly backups.

Started with a 4x1TB Thecus NAS, added three USB 4x2TB DAS boxes just added a 4x2TB Drobo on firewire800.

Drobo is the way to go....

probably got another 2k odd TV episodes and another 1,000 odd DVDs to rip.

Oh for ripping I bought a slack handful of external USB DVD drives and queue up Handbrake to keep it busy for a few hours.

Kept two new(ish) iMacs and a new MBP very busy 7x24 for months, kept the office nicely warm through winter.

TMRaven
Mar 15, 2011, 07:43 PM
I think the title of the thread should be "show us your cd collection" so we can separate the men from the frauds.

jlyanks85
Mar 15, 2011, 09:08 PM
How do some of you guys have that much in your itunes collection. I thought I had a decent amount with 75 gigs worth of movies and 30 gigs of tv shows.

Some with 1tb in movie files? Was it handbraking your entire movie collection of 300+ movies to be able to have that?

jmcguckin
Mar 15, 2011, 09:31 PM
my current iTunes library consists of the following:

- 105.94GB music (24,537 songs, all imported from CD to a -q8 FLAC-encoded lossless archive, and then encoded to -q77 True VBR QuickTime AAC, average bitrate ~142kbps),
- 635.88GB movies/videos/TV shows (1225 total, all encoded with default Handbrake constant quality settings), and
- close to 1GB of podcasts (mostly audio)

and all of this fits comfortably on the 2TB WD external HDD I bought last summer :).

Busta999
Mar 16, 2011, 03:30 AM
Some with 1tb in movie files? Was it handbraking your entire movie collection of 300+ movies to be able to have that?

I am re-ripping my entire DVD collection using Handbrake.

I am capturing AC3 and a Stereo audio track plus any audio commentaries an sub titles, plus all the DVD extras over 4 minutes long.

I maintain a catalog of the DVDs in DVDPedia and that is exported to my iPhone, whenever I am in a store that sells DVDs I purchase any DVD, as long as it is worth getting and I don't already have it, that is 3 or less. I also purchase complete sets of TV Series, they are tough to rip, so fiddly.

Hence the large collection of DVDs.

As I rip the DVD now, I am stripping out the DVD and the Jacket and dumping the DVD cases. This significantly reduces the storage space required.

I included jpgs in my last post but they are not showing....

eTip
Mar 16, 2011, 06:39 PM
~45K songs, ~300 movies (but about 1/2 not converted or imported into iTunes - using XBMC for movies these days).
Not many TV Shows (usually deleted after I watch).

Not at home so don't have exact #'s or screenshot.

darkcurse
Mar 16, 2011, 09:46 PM
Damn, I used to think I had quite a lot of music but you guys are just crazy!

snakelda
Mar 16, 2011, 09:59 PM
Yeah some of you guys have a huge library. I have 11.54GB myself. Mostly music and some videos.

eTip
Mar 16, 2011, 11:28 PM
I think the title of the thread should be "show us your cd collection" so we can separate the men from the frauds.

Well, if it were the 90's and my CD's weren't in storage (hell, my vinyl collection is more acessible than my CD's). Feel free to start that thread though. I won't meet your requirements so will have to live with you thinking I am a fraud. How will I ever sleep at night?

sasasule
Mar 17, 2011, 11:18 AM
I think the title of the thread should be "show us your cd collection" so we can separate the men from the frauds.

WTS 500 original DVD movies collected from 2003 up to 2011

Gunnilingus
Mar 17, 2011, 12:25 PM
5008 Music 25.53 GB

1358 Movies 2.08TB

3896 TV Shows 1.84TB

Digital Hoarding....Priceless

darkplanets
Mar 17, 2011, 01:20 PM
600 GB of HD rips (not in iTunes-- mkv!); 32 GB of music (~3200 songs)

mike457
Mar 17, 2011, 01:25 PM
I know the digital hoarding feeling. :) The music is mostly classical, with some folk. The movies, if I see a movie I like, I usually buy a copy (yes, I do rewatch stuff). With the TV shows, I prefer to watch them on iTunes than to play around with stacks of DVDs. I have a Drobo with 8TB of storage for my iTunes.

Freeway61
Mar 17, 2011, 02:53 PM
217,000 songs in 628 GBs.

Fuzzy.Dunlop
Mar 18, 2011, 04:57 PM
17,114 songs in 170.24gb - tbh it's stupid i haven't even listened to 60% of the songs and if I did i'd probably hate them

JamesSmart
Mar 19, 2011, 10:52 AM
Sadly, I have just reformatted my PC and didn't think to back up my music on my SD card so I only have 40 songs atm :L

chrisjmacdonald
Mar 19, 2011, 12:06 PM
I know the digital hoarding feeling. :) The music is mostly classical, with some folk. The movies, if I see a movie I like, I usually buy a copy (yes, I do rewatch stuff). With the TV shows, I prefer to watch them on iTunes than to play around with stacks of DVDs. I have a Drobo with 8TB of storage for my iTunes.

Which drobo do you have and how do you find it works for streaming your iTunes library? I was thinking of getting the drobo FS

cerisier
Mar 20, 2011, 02:45 PM
Mine is pretty much all music. 23123 items, 152.44GB.

fraggot
Mar 22, 2011, 08:02 AM
If I were to put ALL my music into my iTunes library, it'd easily beat out most people. I have around 500gb of music on my PC and probably close to 2TB of TV Shows and Movies.

OneMike
Mar 22, 2011, 09:07 AM
600GB and rapidly growing.

Busta999
Mar 22, 2011, 11:18 AM
I know the digital hoarding feeling. :) The music is mostly classical, with some folk. The movies, if I see a movie I like, I usually buy a copy (yes, I do rewatch stuff). With the TV shows, I prefer to watch them on iTunes than to play around with stacks of DVDs. I have a Drobo with 8TB of storage for my iTunes.

What kind of TV shows do you have that are an average of 7 hours and 20 minutes each? My average is nearly 40 minutes per show based on 7,720 TV shows over 214 days with 3,237.38GB, I had expected the average TV to be more like 30 minutes.

thedbp
Mar 22, 2011, 03:14 PM
Just hit 700GB the other day. Most of it's movies, though, and the HD ones really take up quite a bit of space. Not including movies and tv shows, it's probably about 275GB of just music.

hbryan
Mar 22, 2011, 03:43 PM
Music - 1.5 TB - 42,767 songs (AAC lossless)

Movies - 4.5 TB - 770+ movies & shows (uncompressed in a RAID 5)

dergaderg
Mar 22, 2011, 10:16 PM
120gb of music

MacForScience
Mar 22, 2011, 10:43 PM
Well I thought my itunes library was big until I looked at some of the posts here.

250GB which is about 30GB music and the rest movies and TV shows.

Cheers

Miguey
Mar 22, 2011, 11:48 PM
477 MB of music. no movies or photos. :)

its weird to have a 160 gb ipod classic, and a 60gb hdd on my ibook. it seems like I have to load the ipod, delete, and then reload. I need an external hard drive :(

mrfrosty
Mar 23, 2011, 02:49 AM
my penis is 9.5". Yours?

9.9 when clean shaven, 9.6 when not.

mike457
Mar 23, 2011, 05:36 AM
Which drobo do you have and how do you find it works for streaming your iTunes library? I was thinking of getting the drobo FS

I have the version 2 with Firewire and USB, and it works fine. I've had it for about three years now with no problems. I started with 1TB disks, and am now up to 2TB disks.

mike457
Mar 23, 2011, 05:50 AM
What kind of TV shows do you have that are an average of 7 hours and 20 minutes each? My average is nearly 40 minutes per show based on 7,720 TV shows over 214 days with 3,237.38GB, I had expected the average TV to be more like 30 minutes.

Mine are grouped into season, and iTunes counts each season as a show. For example, I have all seven series of Star Trek: The Next Generation at about 25 episodes a season.

Peterson8765
Mar 23, 2011, 09:57 AM
My library is sitting at a hefty 1.46GB of music only. I would have more but I am too lazy to rip CD's and plus my iPod only has 8GB of storage.

darrensmith016
Mar 23, 2011, 10:51 AM
mines 105gb, mix of music, tv shows and movies... and loads of apps.

Djlild7hina
Mar 23, 2011, 10:59 AM
think i have 180gbs of music only? i stopped collecting after a while and deleted a LOT of my stuff. i don't bother converting videos to iphone format anymore :P

FixYouriTunes
Mar 23, 2011, 11:49 AM
I have only music in my iTunes music library with the exception of some music videos. Probably about 20 - 40 videos. Total tracks currently is:

145,399 - 482 days - 1,094.44 GB

Loads of cool tunes! I'm constantly buying music. It helps if you're in the music biz too as I receive 100ds of new albums sent to me a week!

DogCowRPH
Mar 23, 2011, 02:53 PM
2 TB of music. I have a 4 TB leCie Big Disk HD run through the eSATA card on my MacBook Pro. iTunes is really slow with that much stuff on it. I just upgraded to the eSATA card which seeded up the I/O.

CollierPress
Mar 23, 2011, 04:31 PM
Yeah, people on here are sad about having too much iTunes content with 80GB. I have 2.5TB of data. Not all of it is itunes though, I use Handbrake to copy my purchased DVDs from the old days into itunes. :apple:

LLPE33
Mar 24, 2011, 09:34 AM
All right, who has the largest iTunes library?

I currently have 372GB...

Habitus :apple:

What's your compression? I've got close to 200GB with the vast majority at 128 AAC, but lately it's been a lot of 192-256 MP3s from emusic, amazon, and the like. I love iTunes, but I also like getting my music cheaply, which includes buying CDs and ripping when I can a get a better price on the disc than any DL service will offer.

LLPE33
Mar 24, 2011, 09:47 AM
Dang you folks deal in a lot of other media. I only have one video and about dozen podcasts and all of the rest is just music. I keep the rate low to get all of my collection on a classic, which still hasn't quite worked. I see a lot of folks going lossless which eats up a lot of space, even if the audio quality is superior.

Since I listen to most of my music during my morning commute and while driving, having the highest audio quality is pointless. There's too much road, car, bus, train, human, etc. noise to really enjoy hi-fi, but I can still listen to the music I love.

iLucas
Mar 27, 2011, 10:19 AM
Only 300gb for me

150 gb of music and 150 gb of movies/tv shows.

Not much compared to some

Alvi
Mar 27, 2011, 10:37 AM
Mine is about 30GB it does bounce up and down with HD Podcasts & stuff

janstett
Mar 28, 2011, 08:35 AM
http://pic.phyrefile.com/j/ja/janstett2/2011/03/28/Screen_shot_2011-03-28_at_9.40.25_AM.png

All music, and it doesn't include my "offline" collection of music that I'm less likely to listen to (classical, jazz, country, holiday, comedy, novelty, top xx compilations, billboard top 100, etc). Nor my 1.5TB of high-res & multichannel music (vinyl, DVD-A, SACD, etc.).

As for photos and video, I'm currently rebuilding my storage but let's say it involves a 5-bay 5x2TB NAS and a 4x2TB external RAID array.

Got a tb of just music if u include wav and aiff files(lots of vinyl rips that I can't bare to compress).

Compress them with ALAC -- it's lossless (you won't lose any quality) and you'll get metadata tagging.

TT4T
Apr 7, 2011, 12:35 AM
140 gb total

26 gb of that is music.
Soon to go up when I upgrade my internal drive

Dmac77
Apr 7, 2011, 03:10 AM
477 MB of music. no movies or photos. :)

its weird to have a 160 gb ipod classic, and a 60gb hdd on my ibook. it seems like I have to load the ipod, delete, and then reload. I need an external hard drive :(

Or a new computer. That iBook is at least 5 years old, time for an upgrade I'd say.

Anyways back on topic. 450 GBs, 95% of which is uncompressed Apple Lossless music. Will I ever listen to half of it, no. Why do I have it? Torrenting is easy with Fios.

-Don

peeaanuut
Apr 8, 2011, 12:04 AM
total library size is 768.63GB.
Broken down:
Music - 130.15GB
Movies - 204.09GB
TV Shows - 434.23GB
Books 171.5MB

I am still working on combining a bunch of has ass assembled libraries, so final total should be over 1TB. However I have tons of DVD-R with unconverted TV shows, so that will probably top off the 2TB drive my library currently resides on.

Because the library is so big and I have tons of stuff I have never listened to, I created a smart playlist called '100 songs not listened to'. It randomly pulls 100 songs with a 0 play-count. Helps keep my listening fresh and I discover songs I didn't even know I had or artists I didn't even know I liked.

hbryan
Apr 8, 2011, 09:57 AM
1.5 Terabytes
3,664 albums
43,063 songs

Right now, this is on a hard drive in my MacPro. After I convert my DVDs (600+) to ATV format, I'll move everything to a OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 (6TB Raid 5).

s.hasan546
Apr 8, 2011, 02:30 PM
Im at about 1 TB of Movies and Tv Shows. Not too hard to do when certain TV show series are almost 50-100 GBs.

peeaanuut
Apr 8, 2011, 08:08 PM
Im at about 1 TB of Movies and Tv Shows. Not too hard to do when certain TV show series are almost 50-100 GBs.

Yeah, TV Shows can add up quickly. Especially if you have the full series and even worse if you got the HD versions form apple along with the SD versions.

janstett
Apr 9, 2011, 11:19 AM
Yeah, TV Shows can add up quickly. Especially if you have the full series and even worse if you got the HD versions form apple along with the SD versions.

My Battlestar Galatica Blu-Rays are sucking up 877 GB.

snowmac
Apr 9, 2011, 12:44 PM
Back in 2000 I used to have over 3000 CDs then moved to Houston and decided to sell them all. But I ripped them first and I've been adding ever since.

Attached is my music only library screen cap...

lawnphysics
Apr 9, 2011, 01:01 PM
My Battlestar Galatica Blu-Rays are sucking up 877 GB.

Awesome!

drastarr
Apr 11, 2011, 03:55 PM
I want to see someone beat this.

drastarr
Apr 11, 2011, 04:01 PM
I have only music in my iTunes music library with the exception of some music videos. Probably about 20 - 40 videos. Total tracks currently is:

145,399 - 482 days - 1,094.44 GB

Loads of cool tunes! I'm constantly buying music. It helps if you're in the music biz too as I receive 100ds of new albums sent to me a week!

Wow, nevermind, Hadn't seen this before... literally twice as much.. guess that's what the music biz does to you.

pagansoul
Apr 11, 2011, 04:21 PM
In order of Music (VBR), Movies (down-sized to 2GB mostly and a lot of short features), TV shows (1hr=1GB) and Books. In iTunes, but I have twice as much in extra drives. I also admit I have my brothers collection of Dance music on my machine and that's a good 100 albums itself.

L I G H T I N G
Apr 11, 2011, 06:40 PM
Yeah, people on here are sad about having too much iTunes content with 80GB. I have 2.5TB of data. Not all of it is itunes though, I use Handbrake to copy my purchased DVDs from the old days into itunes. :apple:

.....I have less than 2 Gigabytes of music

People that have thousands,100,000s of songs always surprise me....how do you even know so much music...

Les Kern
Apr 11, 2011, 09:41 PM
I am most proud of my CS5

darkcurse
Apr 12, 2011, 01:53 AM
I am most proud of my CS5

IT'S OVER 9000GBs! Epic Win! :)

Supa_Fly
Apr 12, 2011, 09:39 PM
I am most proud of my CS5

When the next round of Corporate Music conglomerates come looking for download pirates I'm sending them YOUR way ;).

How do you manage this?
Any quid to having iTunes migrate library with permissions (1 iTunes account or more) to access the library & content to a outside Mac HDD used by different logons on various Macs? Legally?

buklau
Apr 12, 2011, 11:57 PM
Music - 1.5 TB - 42,767 songs (AAC lossless)

Movies - 4.5 TB - 770+ movies & shows (uncompressed in a RAID 5)

Nitpick...AAC is a lossy compression format. You probably mean ALAC in some type of mp4 container (like .m4a).

Also there is no such thing as uncompressed video, at least in any feasible format. (You can make ISO, VOB, Lagarith lossless AVI rips/copies of DVDs and do Blu-Ray remuxes, but chances are they're just really high bit-rate h.264 rips).

mlmwalt
Apr 13, 2011, 06:51 AM
I am most proud of my CS5

Your "unplayed" playlist must be huge.....:rolleyes:

Smart playlists must take days to update..... :eek:

macintoshdaddy
Apr 13, 2011, 04:01 PM
I am most proud of my CS5
I think he means his CS5 photoshop skills :apple: :D personally I have a small collection at 34.76GB of music, ~13 movies, ~12 TV Shows. But I'm only 18, so I have a long time to colleect ahead of me!

lightwavejunkie
Apr 13, 2011, 04:28 PM
Currently 628.66 Gb :eek:

That includes movies, podcasts, music and TV shows.

I am a daily user of my :apple:TV box and stream lots of stuff to my HDTV inc podcasts and music swell as movies.

Stored on a 1TB drive that may soon need upgrading.

Everything backed up on a 4TB Drobo to ensure I don't lose my stuff

DmbShn41
May 1, 2011, 07:53 PM
9.9 when clean shaven, 9.6 when not.

I thought clean shaven added an inch?

Azadre
May 1, 2011, 08:10 PM
You're all a bunch of hoarders.

ChiSportsGuy
May 1, 2011, 09:20 PM
That is an absurd amount of music.

peeaanuut
May 2, 2011, 10:02 PM
Finally did the big merge. Still working to Rip the DVDs and some more CDs.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/228002_10150182772102044_719467043_6824060_3432198_n.jpg

kkashyyyk
May 2, 2011, 10:21 PM
Here's my current count for video content, music is only about 13,000.

Movies - 1845 - All converted with custom AppleTV setting using Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) 0.9.5, Meta-tagged using Vidalin (http://hutsongroup.com/Hutson_Group/Vidalin.html) and most recently Subler (http://code.google.com/p/subler/) (Great App!). I currently use RipIt (http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/) to copy disc and then que up Handbrake on my MacPro. (I get great encode speeds this way, average 135+ fps)
TV Shows - 834 Episodes of 61 different shows.
(BTW - All content came from my personal DVD library + another 200 from family members)

I have my iTunes library spread across (2) 2TB drives internally and backed up to (2) 2TB GTech drives. I am currently streaming to 5 AppleTVs on my home network (the max that Apple allows on the same Home Sharing setup)

phyzics101
May 4, 2011, 02:06 AM
I win.
796GB in movies
300GB TV shows
150GB Music
I have another 586GB of TV Shows I don't have in my iTunes still.

1884GB Total

TheMacBookPro
May 7, 2011, 03:37 AM
I win.
796GB in movies
300GB TV shows
150GB Music
I have another 586GB of TV Shows I don't have in my iTunes still.

1884GB Total

Apologies, but if you go through the previous pages you'll find people with more music than everything you have combined ;)

dragon13
May 7, 2011, 04:04 AM
Haven't added any of my movies or tv shows to itunes yet...

drewthescot
May 10, 2011, 03:55 PM
I have almost 80,000 songs.I do not have any videos.

Drew

Delexo
May 14, 2011, 09:31 AM
Music - 18.08GB
TV Programmes - 8.68GB
Total - 26.76GB

A small but evergrowing collection! All the TV programmes have been purchased from the iTunes Store as I've never really been able to have much success with handbrake.

L I G H T I N G
May 14, 2011, 09:45 PM
Music - 3.42 GB
Movies- 0 GB
TV Shows - 0 GB

kurzz
May 14, 2011, 10:47 PM
I'm guessing those of you with huge collections would never ever consider subscription music, right? Like having access to 10 million songs? no? :eek:

Steelers7510
May 16, 2011, 09:39 AM
Wow I thought I had a pretty good size library. I'm not even close to some of you guys.

AWallen90
May 16, 2011, 10:20 AM
I may have one of the biggest average song size, 1000 songs totaling 10GB. Not too much is actual music mostly radio dramas. So with all these people who have a million songs, how many are legit?

AdrianK
May 16, 2011, 12:16 PM
I may have one of the biggest average song size, 1000 songs totaling 10GB

I have 1064/10GB according to iTunes (not sure if thats GB or GiB)

MrMister111
May 16, 2011, 05:09 PM
Can I ask you all what you stream to? An Apple TV?

It's just I'm busy getting it all organised at moment and have an iMac, Apple TV 1. The problem/question I'm asking is regarding streaming the iTunes library to the Apple TV.

So do you all leave your external disks/NAS constantly on with an iMac etc? My problem is not letting my iMac sleep otherwise my Apple TV won't wake it.

I've considered buying an Airport Extreme router to see if this works. I dont really want to leave the iMac running all day without sleep.

Would be grateful for your solutions, what you all do currently
Cheers

mrwonkers
May 17, 2011, 02:47 AM
All music no videos... Quality ranges from 192Kbps to Lossless. This is one of two libraries I run there are no duplicates between both libraries - All up around 220,000 tracks been collecting solidly for 2 decades - digitising the library was a bitch, all done now with original scanned artwork.


285632

phyzics101
May 18, 2011, 09:42 AM
Apologies, but if you go through the previous pages you'll find people with more music than everything you have combined ;)

If you're looking at size yes. But movie and TV show count. No! I have close to 1800 movies all around 500mb.

nlrela
May 19, 2011, 11:36 AM
I win.
796GB in movies
300GB TV shows
150GB Music
I have another 586GB of TV Shows I don't have in my iTunes still.

1884GB Total

Yeah right ....

Got 1TB music and 2TB Video (DVD)

Is just a matter of compression (got lossless audio and 1:1 ripz of DVD's)

phyzics101
May 19, 2011, 11:49 AM
Yeah right ....

Got 1TB music and 2TB Video (DVD)

Is just a matter of compression (got lossless audio and 1:1 ripz of DVD's)

Ok. Ok. Well at least I win against my friends and family. I can live with that.;)

mwhq
May 19, 2011, 03:51 PM
I am most proud of my CS5


I bet you are, that's a great Photoshop illusion ;)

I take it you compression is lossless?

Bloody impressive nonetheless, is that the ultimate win?

Flake
May 19, 2011, 04:15 PM
wow, how does iTunes keep up with such a massive libraries :D

janstett
May 20, 2011, 09:59 AM
If I were to include all my music (which I don't do because it's broken into sub-categories I don't want in my main library, such as hi-res, holiday music, classical & jazz, comedy, sound effects, etc.):

Music:
2.46 TB
93,987 songs

Photos:
70.4 GB
51,515 photos

As for videos it's hard to say because I'm ripping my DVDs and Blu-Rays and then I have to merge with my existing video collection, but let's just say I am putting together a 15TB 5 disk array and it will be close.

Bevz
May 20, 2011, 11:31 AM
1.3TB

50GB of music, the rest is movies and TV Shows.

I've attached a 2TB drive to my ATV1 so i've got the whole lot at the press of a button with no streaming.
Also acts as a backup of sorts, although i have a 3TB TM drive for backups.

Busta999
May 20, 2011, 05:47 PM
Music:
2.46 TB
93,987 songs



Your average song is 27MB each, what format is it in?

It would have to be lossless to take up 2.46TB with just 93k songs.

15TB of Movies/TV how many HD, how many SD approximately, to the nearest 10,000

9,000 TV SD episodes is about 4TB in H.264

1,000 DVD SD Movies at 3.5MBs 2 pass HB rip, don't really get much benefit going higher than that and you run other risks for playback, is about 2TB

So at that rate 15TB would be 7,500 SD DVD rips which would have taken two newish iMacs, with at least 4 external DVD ROMs attached each (so you could keep the rip going throughout the night, reloading them all three times a day), about a year flat out 24x7.

A massive accomplishment.

It has taken me a year to get a poultry 9,000 TV shows done, and I am now 250 DVDs into a 2,000 DVD collection and I and my two iMacs are pretty drained by the effort of the Big Rip.

Mine is complicated because I am capturing all the DVD extras and sound tracks/subtitles etc I don't want ever want to do this again!

blevins321
May 20, 2011, 07:47 PM
Can I ask you all what you stream to? An Apple TV?
It's just I'm busy getting it all organised at moment and have an iMac, Apple TV 1. The problem/question I'm asking is regarding streaming the iTunes library to the Apple TV.
So do you all leave your external disks/NAS constantly on with an iMac etc? My problem is not letting my iMac sleep otherwise my Apple TV won't wake it.
I've considered buying an Airport Extreme router to see if this works. I dont really want to leave the iMac running all day without sleep.


I currently use a refurb Mac Mini as a media server/encoding station. Very energy efficient. I've installed Plex on it, which allows me to stream all my media to my iOS devices as well. Until I pulled the trigger and got this setup, I had an ATV2. My Synology can 'mimic' an iTunes share (not home sharing but rather that old sharing protocol) and play off of that. I leave it running all the time, but it sleeps its hard drives after 20 minutes of inactivity.

If you're thinking of doing the APE route, you might consider getting a small Synology NAS instead. Note that it won't be able to stream DRM music or video, but rather just the unencrypted media that you have in iTunes. If you don't use iTunes for videos (and just have them in a folder), it can be a file source for XBMC on a JB ATV2.

Here (http://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-Diskless-Attached-DS211J/dp/B0049MPQGI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1305938784&sr=8-2) is a link to the 2-bay Synology. And Here (http://www.amazon.com/Synology-DiskStation-Diskless-Attached-DS110j/dp/B002U42XD6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305938784&sr=8-1) is a link to the 1-bay. If you have 2 drives in it, they'll continually back each other up (only the free space of one of them) in case one of the drives kicks the bucket. The 1-bay offers no redundancy besides the ability to backup to an attached USB drive. I wrote a review on the Synology firmware (all of the DS line use the same software. It's available Here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1117716). Hope this helps!

janstett
May 21, 2011, 09:29 AM
Your average song is 27MB each, what format is it in?

It would have to be lossless to take up 2.46TB with just 93k songs.


Most of it is lossless (from my CD collection & vinyl), with some high bitrate MP3. But the bulk of the space consumption comes from the high res/surround subset, which is in FLAC. A 96-24 5.1 FLAC of a typical song can be 300-400 MB. 1.5TB is invested in these kinds of files.


15TB of Movies/TV how many HD, how many SD approximately, to the nearest 10,000

The DVDs are ripped 1:1, the whole VIDEO_TS structure. It's more of an archive than a rip. A few hundred of those. And then there are a few dozen Blu-Rays which are also not ripped but archived as ISOs. That's the bulk, but then I also have some SD and HD cable rips.

It takes a lot of space but my philosophy is that I want the entire thing preserved as a representation of the disc, not a ripped facsimile. What you said about missing subtitles and extras, same idea, I'd rather grab the thing whole and be done with it.

I know, I could severely reduce disk space by ripping to MKV, but that's not what I'm after.

Habitus
Jun 2, 2011, 10:18 AM
432.33GB of music!

I've recently experienced a problem when importing additional music into iTunes on my Mac and, to make a long story short, I lost all of my playlists :(

However, I found TuneAid and restored some of them via my iPhone!

Habitus :apple:

saxon48
Jun 5, 2011, 07:20 PM
79gb - about 9200 songs

benrotem
Jun 5, 2011, 08:36 PM
Well. I feel quite behind compared to some of you guys ;)
I have 1100 songs, but I am quite the Hi Quality freak, so it all adds up to 15GB :)
I have 10GB of TV Shows, 25GB of Movies, 23GB of Podcasts (I don't even know why). To top it all off, i have close to 300GB of Photos! I know that doesn't count for "iTunes Library", but figured I would say anyways ;)
All of that is just in my internal HD, i don't even know how many pictures I have on my external, nor do I know how many Movies or TV Shows are on there. Probably a good 200GB of video. At Least 300GB of extra pictures. I guess shooting RAW does add up in the end ;)

:apple:

Patriks7
Jun 6, 2011, 06:19 AM
I have "only" 70GB of music, and I'm working on cutting that down. Makes me feel like I have no music though when looking at some of the people here... :eek:

mikesiegel1
Jun 6, 2011, 11:27 AM
All right, who has the largest iTunes library?

I currently have 372GB...

Habitus :apple:

Light Weight !!!!

I have 2.7 verifiable TERRIBYTES onn my Itunes Library. Its an external
box with four 1TB drives. I have a problem though...Im running this box from my IMAC Core 2 Duo with 4 gigs of ram, and its too slow.

Do you think if I change the box to Firewire, it will help ?:)

Mike S

Razeus
Jun 15, 2011, 04:48 PM
175gb at about 23500 songs. I'm working on trimming down. But when you like jazz, r&b, hip-hop, somes blues and some alternative/rock music, they start adding up.

GoNGaXiNHuO
Jun 15, 2011, 07:42 PM
I have only a measly 75GB of music :D
When I have a huge Media Center we'll see :p

Razeus
Jun 17, 2011, 04:23 PM
Got it down to 167GB and around 22k songs...

My jazz music alone is 50GB, hip hop at 40GB and R&B at another 50gb. The rest is rock/alternative, folk, reggae, pop.

tog22
Jun 17, 2011, 05:21 PM
All right, who has the largest iTunes library?

I currently have 372GB...

Habitus :apple:

Whoa. I've 20gigs, though that is all music, and I'm somewhat selective (I delete stuff).

Chip NoVaMac
Jun 17, 2011, 06:04 PM
Have about 75GB of music and 780GB of video - with all the other stuff in the iTunes library I am currently left with 50GB of free space on my 1TB HHD.

Razeus
Jun 22, 2011, 01:46 PM
Down to ~149GB and ~19.5k songs.

Pmoser
Jun 24, 2011, 01:42 PM
A whopping 1gb. I prefer streaming pandora and screwing verizon.

dlimes13
Jun 24, 2011, 02:00 PM
Well my iTunes only library is around 20GB music, 5GB movies/tv shows. But stored on external devices and not in iTunes: 150GB Music, 3.46TB Movies (2 Drives), 7.7TB TV Shows (4 drives). Not to mention over 5TB of software and games on other drives, all bundles in an 18TB storage server.

cubbie5150
Jun 24, 2011, 02:04 PM
~225GB of music; ~7,500 songs; 95% of which is ALAC

That's like a thumb drive of music compared to some of you. Yikes!!!!

Pmoser
Jun 24, 2011, 02:14 PM
~225GB of music; ~7,500 songs; 95% of which is ALAC

That's like a thumb drive of music compared to some of you. Yikes!!!!

I feel the same with my measley 1 gb of music

7thMac
Jun 28, 2011, 12:16 PM
Interesting thread but it's hard to compare video against audio since movies take up so much space. It's even hard to compare audio against audio since some use ALAC and others used compressed. A good variation is: who has the largest library and has actually listened to all of the tunes?

Busta999
Jun 30, 2011, 03:34 AM
Interesting thread but it's hard to compare video against audio since movies take up so much space. It's even hard to compare audio against audio since some use ALAC and others used compressed. A good variation is: who has the largest library and has actually listened to all of the tunes?

Agreed, but the number of unique tracks of music/movies/TV episodes is as good an indicator as any. The quality of the individual files is a different issue and whether or not they have been played is nigh on impossible to determine.

peteknopp
Jun 30, 2011, 05:06 AM
A friend who sold a local radio station copied me a 2 Tb disc with 4500 music vids, 850 iPhone vids and somewhere near 500 000 songs. Created a new iTunes library and got to 177 days worth of music and had only imported a small portion! I've had the disc for a week and have had still not delved into all the folders - theres just so much. He said he had some more albums if I gave him another drive and 25 euros - got it back with another 700 albums - Mental!

pacmania1982
Jun 30, 2011, 09:57 AM
I have 14,500 MP3's (90GB) in my library as well as ~4TB of movies and about 2TB TV shows. I don't bother adding movies or TV shows to iTunes any longer as I had to transcode them for the Apple TV. I've since given up and just use Boxee now.

pac

aeneid
Jun 30, 2011, 11:20 AM
Damn, I just looked at some of the posts and my jaw dropped. What's the point of having all that music if you'll never listen to it? I mean what is the likely hood that you'll get to listen to all of it. 250 gigs of music, 50 gigs, 150 gigs, I mean I have 8 gig Ipod touch and even when it's full, I listen to at most like 200 songs. However, I can understand if you want all that just to be able to go in and find whatever you're looking for. I'm actually planning on storing everything on a network hard drive and hooking it up to my router and streaming it from there. I pose this question to everyone who's answered so far, how do you store your music? And how do you keep it clean? I mean 200 gigs of music must get messy and cluttered to access. And I'm just gonna assume here that you don't own the cd's so with that may gigs of dl'd music isn't anyone afraid the RIAA or some other giant entity might come after you for illegal music?
For the record, I have 20 gigs of music. :D lol not much compared to everyone else here. And to be honest I listen to like 5 gigs of it at most.

Ungibbed
Jun 30, 2011, 01:02 PM
I have quite a bit of music, but I should say I have a lot more iTunes "content" than music itself. Movies, TV shows (many of which are HD) and plenty of apps for both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad.


Only 21 GB of music, but my entire library is 182GB.

7thMac
Jun 30, 2011, 03:46 PM
...whether or not they have been played is nigh on impossible to determine.

Actually, that's the easy part. Itunes keeps track of that if you maintain your library properly.

Yumunum
Jun 30, 2011, 03:53 PM
Okay, who's the actual winner here? Who has the most?

g0odfr1end102
Jun 30, 2011, 05:53 PM
I run with 3567 songs: 17,88 gigs. I still know them all by heeart, and god knows my iTunes is continuously filling up!! :p

janstett
Jul 1, 2011, 05:19 AM
Damn, I just looked at some of the posts and my jaw dropped. What's the point of having all that music if you'll never listen to it? I mean what is the likely hood that you'll get to listen to all of it.

Personally I like to hit shuffle, that's how I usually listen (I'm coming up on 900GB). But then there are days I find myself hitting next -> next -> next -> next, and I think I should pare things down into a sub-collection of songs that just always do it for me or at least make a playlist.

And the vast majority of it I have on CD or vinyl.

A collection like this is like making a snow man. You start out with the purest, whitest, tightly packed pristine snow packed by hand. And then you roll it on the ground to pick up more snow and it picks up some dirt, grass, and dog poop along the way.

As for keeping it organized I've imported my CD collection at least 3 times -- once for WMA (back when I had a Windows CE PDA), once for higher bitrate MP3, once for lossless. It takes a lot of discipline, but now that it's at a steady state I just make sure everything is formatted to my liking when it gets imported. One regret is that I never addressed genre (because it's so ambiguous).

Delexo
Jul 2, 2011, 06:07 PM
Keeping everything organised, like the above poster said, takes quite a bit of work. I personally like everything to be tagged correctly, right down to the actual file names (songs bought from iTunes have a habit of being shortened by cutting parts of the track title out). I then use Musicbrainz to tag correctly within iTunes. For the genre I tend to use Last.fm, or just go with my own opinion.

I can see why lots of people just can't be bothered, it does take a lot of work. But equally it's quite rewarding to have everything tagged correctly and it makes searches more accurate and you can create really in depth smart playlists - great for music lovers like me.

Habitus
Jul 3, 2011, 04:07 PM
Keeping everything organised, like the above poster said, takes quite a bit of work. I personally like everything to be tagged correctly, right down to the actual file names (songs bought from iTunes have a habit of being shortened by cutting parts of the track title out). I then use Musicbrainz to tag correctly within iTunes. For the genre I tend to use Last.fm, or just go with my own opinion.

I can see why lots of people just can't be bothered, it does take a lot of work. But equally it's quite rewarding to have everything tagged correctly and it makes searches more accurate and you can create really in depth smart playlists - great for music lovers like me.

How does musicbrainz work? I always run into the problem of receiving music that's incorrectly tagged.

Habitus :apple:

Pmoser
Jul 3, 2011, 04:35 PM
How does musicbrainz work? I always run into the problem of receiving music that's incorrectly tagged.

Habitus :apple:

By recieving you mean downloading. I run into the same problem.

houdiwho
Jul 3, 2011, 06:21 PM
I've got 87,720 items in my itunes. Equivalent to 254.4 days or 454.88gb. My goal is 100,000. I honestly can say that although I listen to all genres of music, I don't like every song I own.

miclebarbossa
Jul 4, 2011, 12:33 AM
Glen Wolsey has an interview up with Will Friedwald, the self-proclaimed owner of the world's largest iTunes collection.Glenn Wolsey published an interesting interview with the owner of the largest iTunes music collection.

djtree2u
Jul 4, 2011, 07:07 AM
Music - 419gb
Movies - 37gb

Both are still growing!!

torbjoern
Jul 4, 2011, 09:20 AM
Is this contest some Freudian thing or what? ;) :D

I have 16 gigs of music and 85 gigs of video files in my iTunes library. I also have a few hundred gigs of movies, but I don't keep them in my iTunes library, though.

stu1965
Jul 4, 2011, 09:45 AM
13682 songs
322 movies
296 tv shows

and of course, backed up to a second internal 2tb drive

anyone using different hard drives for each genre? I want to put my music, tv and movies EACH on a different drive. i often wonder is this (one drive for all) is part of the reason why my audio and video 'occasionally' are out of sync.

lastly...who will buy me a dobro? :D

Happy Holidays folks!

Best,
Stu
www.stuartphotography.com

And1ss
Jul 4, 2011, 09:03 PM
22,895 songs 66.4 days 146gigs.

Having a big library has one interesting side effect, you are constantly discovering songs that haven't been played in ages.

Labaguette
Jul 5, 2011, 05:14 PM
Music

2198 Albums - 27424 Songs - 76.2 Days - 423.34GB
283.39GB Apple Lossless Audio. Less than 10% of Songs 192kbit/s or lower

Movies

184 Movies - 477.44GB

TV Shows

265 Episodes - 323.63GB

Delexo
Jul 5, 2011, 07:04 PM
How does musicbrainz work? I always run into the problem of receiving music that's incorrectly tagged.

Habitus :apple:

It pulls data from Musicbrainz's server and edits your metadata on your music files. In your case the data that is being pulled is incorrect which is strange. I very, very rarely run in to that problem. Musicbrainz is user created so granted every now and again there might be the odd mistake. But it seems strange that it would incorrectly tag every track or album you try and do.

Unfortunately I am not really of much use so perhaps head over to their forums and ask? I'm assuming you're using Musicbrainz Picard?

CHSeifert
Jul 6, 2011, 02:15 AM
My Apple lossless library takes up 400 GB
My AAC/Mp3 library takes up 800 GB

Movies takes up 250 GB.

So a total of 1.2 TB MUSIC & 250 GB MOVIES for me, which I think is in the top 10% among music freaks :)

shelant
Jul 22, 2011, 10:35 PM
Music (mostly lossless) - 27007 items, 92.2 days, 504GB
Movies (mostly HD) - 763 movies, 56 days, 2226GB :eek:
TV Shows - 1241 episodes of 78 shows, 28 days, 740GB
Books (audio & text) - 238 items, 87 days, 100GB

Total size of iTunes folder is 3.84TB

I know and love ALL of my media files!!!

msugarpants
Jul 22, 2011, 11:24 PM
104,365 songs in itunes. yeah, some repeats but I am working on that

TheGenerous
Jul 23, 2011, 01:09 AM
Mine was about 60GB, it's been trimmed to 15 GB because I erased all the music I've never listened to or where downloaded illegally.

I'm bound to a magic number of 100 albums, no more.

iDuel
Jul 23, 2011, 05:46 AM
Gosh! And here I was thinking I was doing something grand with my 3K songs. I need to get my numbers up *runs to iTunes with credit card*

Steve Jobs thanks you!:p

----

On topic..I have a really small library totaling at 473.4MB :D If there was a contest for the smallest library size, i'd probably win it.

dvdlovr24
Jul 23, 2011, 10:29 PM
Music- 5668 tracks, 14.5 days 106GB
Movies- 1463 movies, 115.5 days, 2222GB
TV Shows- 4003 episodes of 34 shows, 95.3 days, 1995GB

Total of a about 4.5TB's of data

AppleDApp
Jul 23, 2011, 11:10 PM
if you want lots of music hijack the spotify servers.

iBug2
Jul 24, 2011, 05:05 AM
My iTunes library is 1.8 Terabytes.

Mr. Gates
Jul 24, 2011, 06:45 AM
Music - 800 gigs

No Movies, I use other programs for those

Dnix
Jul 24, 2011, 07:20 AM
3293 songs...


Not the largest by any stretch. But when you start pruning the "unnecessary" stuff, your collection tends to shrink.

cooperblac
Jul 24, 2011, 01:58 PM
3293 songs...


Not the largest by any stretch. But when you start pruning the "unnecessary" stuff, your collection tends to shrink.

I agree.. I have 3600 songs and I'm constantly trimming down the collection. Yea it's kinda cool to have all this music but at the end of the day.. I really don't want random songs, I barely listen to or don't like, taking up space.

Digitalclips
Jul 24, 2011, 10:09 PM
All right, who has the largest iTunes library?

I currently have 372GB...

Habitus :apple:

I have 1.6 TB but wasn't thinking that was large.

Jmouse
Jul 24, 2011, 11:46 PM
Movies and Tv Series.

about 500 GB of Songs.

natley1966
Jul 25, 2011, 11:19 AM
Mines around 5TB inc around 414Gb of audio.

I sort of went full steam ahead with the old Digital Hub idea and I've stuffed everything into iTunes over the last decade, every last LP, CD and DVD.

And yeah :-) I've learnt the hard way about backing up.


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Early 2009 iMac
Early 2011 2.4 i5 Macbook Pro 13
64GB WiFi iPad
32Gb iPhone 4
iPod Classics 1x 80Gb 1 x 160Gb
Apple TV 1 x 1st Gen 1 x 2nd Gen (1 in Bedroom 1 in lounge)
1 x custom build Windows 7 PC (for gaming)

MaxxTraxx
Jul 25, 2011, 12:23 PM
I'd be interested in how much you have purchased from iTunes if that's possible.

Shadow%20Mac
Jul 25, 2011, 01:48 PM
Mine is around 700 GB. Almost all audio.

wrinkster22
Jul 25, 2011, 02:24 PM
Music: 1.14 gb
Movies: 0gb
TV Show's: 31gb

My 32gb itunes library :)

Fortytwenty
Aug 4, 2011, 04:02 AM
66004 songs, 718.11 Gb.... so far. Selling my rather large cd collection and don't expect to get much for it.
Only bought three albums through iTunes store, but have bought a lot from artists own web sites.
Don't have time for video.

Pomeless
Aug 10, 2011, 11:07 AM
I have two iTunes servers. I used to have everything on Server #1, but my wife and I got tired of weeding through back episodes of SpongeBob and Power Rangers, so I moved my kid's stuff over to a old MacMini.

These both stream to three ATV2s.

Server #1 - PM G5 2x2Ghz. 4x1TB RAID array.

Music - 31858 tracks, 85.7 days, 690.67 GB (Almost all ripped direct from CD to Apple Lossless)
Movies - 277 items, 8 days, 138.03 GB
TV Shows - 2567 Episodes, 43.7 days, 836.73 GB (All ripped direct from DVD)
Podcasts - 1178 items, 17.8 days, 23.50 GB

Server #2 - MacMini 1.13Ghz, External 1TB HD

Music - 0
Movies - 4 items, 6 house, 4.92 GB
TV Shows - 1598 TV Episodes, 20.7 days, 437.78 GB (All ripped direct from DVD)

I add this up to 2.13 Tb if you got with 1000 math or right around 2 TB even with 1024 math. (Google it if you want to know more.)

I've seen quite a few with a TB+ posting which boggles the mind really. But I suppose that once you slam HD Movies, TV Episodes, and Podcasts stuff adds up. I tend to delete stuff that I'm sure I won't watch again. Then again I don't have a server!!! :eek: Anyone know of a good reference for setting something like this up?

jmhays
Aug 10, 2011, 07:09 PM
Anyone know of a good reference for setting something like this up?

This should be a good starting point for you:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-basics

jmhays
Aug 10, 2011, 11:28 PM
I have 42,474 song in my iTunes library, 99.9% of which I ripped from my CDs (plus a few from some friends). This project took a few weeks working 8+ hours per day, sometimes with up to 3 computers running at the same time. I originally ripped the CDs into FLAC (lossless) format then converted into Apple Lossless format. I have searched and removed any duplicate CDs in the collection. These stats do NOT include all the FLAC versions of these same songs.

If I was to listen to my 42,474 songs for 8 hours per day, it would take me almost 370 days to listen to them all without any repeats.

Oh, and I bought zero songs in iTunes

42,474 Songs 1,078.2GB
328 Audiobooks 331.0GB (All in MP3 format)
136 Concert videos 736.0GB
582 Music videos 31.0GB
123 Movies 548.0GB

Yet to be converted into Apple Lossless and added into iTunes:
FLAC 179.0GB

Also need to add my 538 other movies into iTunes.

yannstevenson
Aug 11, 2011, 05:48 AM
I have 85, 000 tracks on close to 505 Gigs of data.

everything is stored on an external 3.5" Seagate with a 3TB capacity.

Bo98
Aug 11, 2011, 06:17 AM
Pfft! We can beat this:

http://paulstamatiou.com/worlds-largest-itunes-collection

Pomeless
Aug 11, 2011, 07:54 AM
This should be a good starting point for you:
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-basics

Thanks!

jmhays
Aug 11, 2011, 11:29 AM
"Pfft! We can beat this:"

Yes, he/she/they/you have me beat in QUANTITY, but not in QUALITY. Those 172,150 tracks are 4 times as many as what I have, yet the file size of the collection is smaller than mine. That leads me to believe that most of those tracks are fully compressed MP3 quality. Fine for walking around town listening on your iPod or iPhone, but not for listening to in your living room.

I think it is better to have a smaller number of songs that are stored in high quality, that way you will want to listen to them and enjoy listen to them when you do. Instead, this person (or group) have a larger number of tracks that you have to stop listening to because your head hurts from listening to the compressed music. To each his own.

ironsienna
Aug 18, 2011, 03:50 AM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/91/screenshot20110818at114.png

I suggest anyone that is really serious on music listening through iTunes, to purchase the Amarra
http://www.sonicstudio.com/amarra/amarraplayer.html

or the ChannelD Pure Music players and also get an audiophilleo usb asynchronous converter.
http://www.audiophilleo.com/audiophilleo1.aspx

The difference is just indescribable.

quizzi
Aug 18, 2011, 07:11 AM
No disrespect to those who actually have large libraries but it's quite easy to fake a large library.

Just create a new playlist in iTunes and keep copying your main collection into the playlist until you have had enough lol.

Spendrup
Aug 18, 2011, 09:03 AM
My current library is 1.7 tb made of 99% of music since I rarely put movies in iTunes or only to watch some on my iPad. I could easily go up to 3-4Tb but would then face the stress to have the appropriate external HD backup. Right now my music is on an external HD itself backed (Time machine) on another 2 external HD.
The hectic issues encontered with my current iMac also make me hesitate to get a new one this said...but I wish to be able to have a bigger library on a working computer with the right backup.

mzweibel
Aug 18, 2011, 11:40 AM
I have have 13095 items 36.8 days 306.13 GB on one 1TB drive of music only, captured in Apple loss-less format. I have another 500 GB of movies on another drive. The music is a wide ranging mix, eclectic and fairly broad in scope.

King Alekay
Aug 21, 2011, 09:25 AM
How the hell do people get so much music?!! I do not see how you could even like that much music!! Seriously!! I dare any of you to try and guess how many songs I have. I am a lot pickier when it comes to music I like than you guys. A LOT.

ironsienna
Aug 21, 2011, 10:23 AM
How the hell do people get so much music?!! I do not see how you could even like that much music!! Seriously!! I dare any of you to try and guess how many songs I have. I am a lot pickier when it comes to music I like than you guys. A LOT.

Oh please.. Don't start again this old "are you going to listen all your music" argument.. Its so banal..

Its about the collection. Other people are collecting stamps, they are not doing that to just spend all their time on staring at them all. It's the feeling of collecting something. And you can't say you are pickier because you have a smaller music library. Most of my music comes from classical SACD rippings and I can assure you that you need a really fine taste to appreciate them and find which version of a specific symphony you really prefer when you have 3 or 4 different ones.

And I surely enjoy these lazy afternoons with all the lights off, a glass of whiskey and the tubes of my amplifiers glowing in the night, that I just sit on my sofa and for the next 2-3 hours I just browse on my library using my iPad, actively listening to music and discover a new song or artist that I really like and was completely unaware of them before! Its a whole new discovery! Sometimes I am in a mood for listening something specific, but some other times I just like to discover new music.

And don't tell me that you can do that by pressing the preview on iTunes store, as it is not the same. You have to pay for these songs every time you like some, the collection concerning classical music is limited and the quality is far inferior from SACD.

And by the way most of my music comes from the CD and SACD collection of my father, as I am currently ripping it in iTunes. I have not time to listen to any song while I am ripping them. He is a hardcore audiophile with a huge collection of SACD and vinyl but no time currently to rip the vinyl.

Again it's the pride of ownership and the feeling that you have something undiscovered, a rare treasure that will always bring you something new to surprise you.

AdrianK
Aug 21, 2011, 10:52 AM
Oh please.. Don't start again this old "are you going to listen all your music" argument.. Its so banal..

Its about the collection. Other people are collecting stamps, they are not doing that to just spend all their time on staring at them all. It's the feeling of collecting something. And you can't say you are pickier because you have a smaller music library. Most of my music comes from classical SACD rippings and I can assure you that you need a really fine taste to appreciate them and find which version of a specific symphony you really prefer when you have 3 or 4 different ones.

And I surely enjoy these lazy afternoons with all the lights off, a glass of whiskey and the tubes of my amplifiers glowing in the night, that I just sit on my sofa and for the next 2-3 hours I just browse on my library using my iPad, actively listening to music and discover a new song or artist that I really like and was completely unaware of them before! Its a whole new discovery! Sometimes I am in a mood for listening something specific, but some other times I just like to discover new music.

And don't tell me that you can do that by pressing the preview on iTunes store, as it is not the same. You have to pay for these songs every time you like some, the collection concerning classical music is limited and the quality is far inferior from SACD.

And by the way most of my music comes from the CD collection of my father, as I am currently ripping it in iTunes. I have not time to listen to any song while I am ripping them. He is a hardcore audiophile with a huge collection of SACD and vinyl but no time currently to rip the vinyl.

Again it's the pride of ownership and the feeling that you have something undiscovered, a rare treasure that will always bring you something new to surprise you.

Just out of curiosity, how do you rip your SACDs? Or do you just rip the redbook layer?

ironsienna
Aug 21, 2011, 10:58 AM
Just out of curiosity, how do you rip your SACDs? Or do you just rip the redbook layer?

I just rip the rebook layer and if I find something I really like, I then go and do an analogue rip of the SACD connecting the analogue output of the payer to my sound card. I know not the best quality you can ask and it takes some time to finish but still far better than a regular CD as even in rebook layer the sound is not as compressed as in a native CD mastering. It is also more convenient than needing to clean the sound from the vinyl after you rip one.

It needs dedication. You spend really a lot of time doing that. And I wouldn't bother to do that to be honest if the collection wasn't that big. But he is using a dedicated room just to store the records and cds so it makes it so much more convenient for him (and for me ;) ) to have them all in a single hard drive.

Thesand212
Aug 21, 2011, 12:16 PM
Music 189GBs/ Movies 756GBs/ Podcast 123GBs/ TV Shows 529GBs:apple:

Not bad but i like it

wngraham
Aug 22, 2011, 06:42 AM
All music. The movies/TV shows are another 200 GB or so kept on an external drive and only accessed when needed (not very often).

AdrianK
Aug 22, 2011, 12:06 PM
I just rip the rebook layer and if I find something I really like, I then go and do an analogue rip of the SACD connecting the analogue output of the payer to my sound card. I know not the best quality you can ask and it takes some time to finish but still far better than a regular CD as even in rebook layer the sound is not as compressed as in a native CD mastering. It is also more convenient than needing to clean the sound from the vinyl after you rip one.

It needs dedication. You spend really a lot of time doing that. And I wouldn't bother to do that to be honest if the collection wasn't that big. But he is using a dedicated room just to store the records and cds so it makes it so much more convenient for him (and for me ;) ) to have them all in a single hard drive.

Ah, I understand. Personally that's why I'll never buy any SACDs, there's just no easy way to rip them, although there is the rather costly PS3 method (http://code.google.com/p/sacd-ripper/). I find that there's a greater variety of stuff on DVD-A and they can be easily ripped, but I'm under the impression that there's a lot more classical music available on SACD.

cshearer
Aug 22, 2011, 01:15 PM
32gb :(

Doc69
Aug 22, 2011, 06:51 PM
I have 1.7TB of music, mostly in Apple Lossless. I've been collecting CDs since they started making them, and this is about 5000 of them. I'm very happy that I started ripping in lossless early on, even though hard drive space was very expensive back then. I've probably spent over 10K on drives for my music library since I started ripping in 1998. As there were no HDs big enough to keep the full library until quite recently, RAID was the only way to go. Now I store my files on a single internal 3TB drive for $150! This drive size will last me for the rest of my life if I stick with 16/44.1. It's amazing how things have changed! There is absolutely NO reason anymore to use AAC or MP3, at least not from a cost perspective.

I also have 3 additional full backup drives, of which one is always kept off-site. I have no intentions of ever ripping all those CDs again!

Having this much music is great, but in reality I listen to new stuff about 90% of the time. All new music goes into a "Rate" playlist, and a song stays there until it has been rated. After doing this for many, many years, I now have an awesome playlist of 5 star songs that is like a radio station made especially for me. It was totally worth it.

For my main listening, iTunes sends the music to the digital out of an airport express that is hooked up to a Benchmark DAC1, which the goes to a Krell amp and B&W speakers. I am very happy with my setup. It sounds great and is very convenient. The cover art is displayed on a plasma TV and I control ratings etc. with a wireless keyboard. iTunes gets a lot of crap from many people, but I love it. Especially that you can send the music to many different rooms simultaneously. It makes for a great whole house system.

cshearer
Aug 22, 2011, 08:56 PM
I have 1.7TB of music, mostly in Apple Lossless. I've been collecting CDs since they started making them, and this is about 5000 of them. I'm very happy that I started ripping in lossless early on, even though hard drive space was very expensive back then. I've probably spent over 10K on drives for my music library since I started ripping in 1998. As there were no HDs big enough to keep the full library until quite recently, RAID was the only way to go. Now I store my files on a single internal 3TB drive for $150! This drive size will last me for the rest of my life if I stick with 16/44.1. It's amazing how things have changed! There is absolutely NO reason anymore to use AAC or MP3, at least not from a cost perspective.

I also have 3 additional full backup drives, of which one is always kept off-site. I have no intentions of ever ripping all those CDs again!

Having this much music is great, but in reality I listen to new stuff about 90% of the time. All new music goes into a "Rate" playlist, and a song stays there until it has been rated. After doing this for many, many years, I now have an awesome playlist of 5 star songs that is like a radio station made especially for me. It was totally worth it.

For my main listening, iTunes sends the music to the digital out of an airport express that is hooked up to a Benchmark DAC1, which the goes to a Krell amp and B&W speakers. I am very happy with my setup. It sounds great and is very convenient. The cover art is displayed on a plasma TV and I control ratings etc. with a wireless keyboard. iTunes gets a lot of crap from many people, but I love it. Especially that you can send the music to many different rooms simultaneously. It makes for a great whole house system.That sounds like my dream setup, very interesting. I can only imagine seeing the progression of storage tht you mentioned, because even in using computers for about eight years of my life (besides kids games as a child), I've also seen such a huge explosion in the bang for your buck in this regard.

Unfortunately for me, the vast majority of my iTunes library is in 320kbs mp3 format, so I feel switching over to lossless, as wonderful as it sounds, would be a bit of a task to say the least.

aonali21
Aug 24, 2011, 09:57 AM
All right, who has the largest iTunes library?

I currently have 372GB...

Habitus :apple:

My itunes libraray is about 160GB and filled with music and movies....

hexonxonx
Aug 24, 2011, 10:07 AM
Since upgrading some HBO shows to HD such as the Sopranos and Six Feet Under, my TV show library has grown:

All shows bought in iTunes, HD if available.
2729 TV shows, 68.5 days, 1,765.85 GB

Movies:
140, 10.1 days, 205.03 GB

Music hasn't grown much over the last year. I don't buy allot of music.
12,900 songs, 44.6 days, 93.63 GB

mtntrance
Aug 24, 2011, 09:22 PM
2011 MBP 17 standard config w/8 GB RAM, 2011 Mac mini 1.7 w/8 GB RAM, new MBA 13/i5/256 (wife's). Two gen 1 iPads.

483 GB music all Apple losses

iTunes library is on a 1TB Lacie via fire wire 800 daisy chained via FW 800 to a second Lacie 1TB.

Broadcast iTunes via optical toslink airport express to:
Audio GD NFB-8 DAC ACSS-CAST>
Audio GD Phoenix balanced headphone amp/preamp>
Audeze LCD 2 planar magnetic headphones balanced

Also airport express to a home theater and the kids room.

janstett
Aug 25, 2011, 04:22 PM
Ah, I understand. Personally that's why I'll never buy any SACDs, there's just no easy way to rip them, although there is the rather costly PS3 method (http://code.google.com/p/sacd-ripper/). I find that there's a greater variety of stuff on DVD-A and they can be easily ripped, but I'm under the impression that there's a lot more classical music available on SACD.

People have been doing PCM rips with modified Oppo players for about two years. And now with the PS3 method you can get ISO/DSD before undergoing any PCM conversion, and the foobar plugin to decode DSD is rapidly evolving. This is a new and exciting development.

1984world
Aug 25, 2011, 10:47 PM
I have over 10 terabytes between music, tv shows, movies, etc.

dkranz
Aug 28, 2011, 03:14 PM
What is a good program to clean up my iTunes Library?

AdrianK
Aug 28, 2011, 03:25 PM
People have been doing PCM rips with modified Oppo players for about two years. And now with the PS3 method you can get ISO/DSD before undergoing any PCM conversion, and the foobar plugin to decode DSD is rapidly evolving. This is a new and exciting development.

Hence no easy way to rip them ;) Quite honestly, DVD-A is a pain as it is for anything other than 1:1 backup.

greygray
Aug 29, 2011, 12:17 AM
I have 1.7TB of music

OMG. #RESPECT :eek:

3bs
Aug 29, 2011, 07:25 AM
What is a good program to clean up my iTunes Library?

Tagalicious. But its not working well on Lion so you might want to wait for them to release an update which they told me they were waiting on apple to approve

janstett
Aug 29, 2011, 09:41 AM
Hence no easy way to rip them ;) Quite honestly, DVD-A is a pain as it is for anything other than 1:1 backup.

Actually I'm doing the ps3 method and it's not that hard, just tedious and time consuming. And as with DVD-a all the tools are for windows.

AdrianK
Aug 29, 2011, 10:57 AM
Actually I'm doing the ps3 method and it's not that hard, just tedious and time consuming. And as with DVD-a all the tools are for windows.
True, though some DVD-As have 2.0 PCM in VIDEO_TS VOBs, no windows software required for that.

You mentioned DSD decoding in foobar, why not encode as FLAC or ALAC?

janstett
Sep 1, 2011, 10:31 AM
You mentioned DSD decoding in foobar, why not encode as FLAC or ALAC?

Especially with the immaturity of the DSD plugin, the weakest link is the DSD->PCM decoding. The closest to the source we can get is the DFF files, everything further down becomes subjectively lossy based on the DSD decoder. I will probably make FLACs for everyday use but I'll keep the DFF files as source material, at least until the DSD decoder becomes sufficiently good and stable.

AAPLaday
Sep 7, 2011, 08:05 AM
I used to have about 160GB of music, TV shows and films. Now i have whittled it down to just 40GB of Music and 20GB of Audiobooks. I have just kept the albums i couldn't live without. The rest can be streamed from Spotify. I removed all the films i had ripped as i hardly ever find a film that worth watching more than once nowadays anyway. The ones i do want to watch i can just rent from iTunes. With services like BBC iPlayer, ITV player and 4OD on Youtube i dont need to store any TV shows either.

kplaisance
Sep 9, 2011, 10:25 AM
Doesn't anyone think it kinda moot the library file size being as everyone uses different file formats? When someone says their library is 1+tb of music alone it's always lossless. Files are huge. How bout measuring a music library based on mp3? I have just over 400gb of mp3 all tagged from top to bottom.

AdrianK
Sep 9, 2011, 10:34 AM
Doesn't anyone think it kinda moot the library file size being as everyone uses different file formats? When someone says their library is 1+tb of music alone it's always lossless. Files are huge. How bout measuring a music library based on mp3? I have just over 400gb of mp3 all tagged from top to bottom.
And by the same token we could compare 320kb/s and 128kb/s libraries.


Especially with the immaturity of the DSD plugin, the weakest link is the DSD->PCM decoding. The closest to the source we can get is the DFF files, everything further down becomes subjectively lossy based on the DSD decoder. I will probably make FLACs for everyday use but I'll keep the DFF files as source material, at least until the DSD decoder becomes sufficiently good and stable.
Oh I see, thanks for the explanation.

jahala
Sep 10, 2011, 07:00 PM
Doesn't anyone think it kinda moot the library file size being as everyone uses different file formats? When someone says their library is 1+tb of music alone it's always lossless. Files are huge. How bout measuring a music library based on mp3? I have just over 400gb of mp3 all tagged from top to bottom.

How about we compare playing time? I have 25.9 days of music, 20.4 days of movies, and 7.2 days of tv shows.

hexonxonx
Sep 11, 2011, 07:15 AM
How about we compare playing time? I have 25.9 days of music, 20.4 days of movies, and 7.2 days of tv shows.

Movies: 10 days, 16 hours, 25 minutes, 45 seconds 146 movies
Music: 44 days, 17 hours, 44 minutes, 54 seconds 12934 songs
TV shows: 68 days, 19 hours, 11 minutes, 7 seconds 2739 TV shows

Kyle4
Sep 11, 2011, 07:27 AM
1179 albums, 20,583 songs, 54 days, 111.56GB of music. If I get a new classic I'll be able to fit all of it on there. As is my 80GB white iPod video has 3GB free.

kplaisance
Sep 14, 2011, 11:15 AM
68,615 songs - 192.6 days - 406.94gb all tagged mp3.

Ksizzle9
Sep 14, 2011, 12:55 PM
I don't see how the hell someone could have 70,000 songs. I've got like 8,000 and literally don't even listen to half of the,. Wowzers. Hope u didn't buy all of those from iTunes lolz.

StingerT125
Sep 14, 2011, 07:43 PM
29753 Songs, 84.7 days, 142.31 GB

kplaisance
Sep 15, 2011, 01:06 PM
I don't see how the hell someone could have 70,000 songs. I've got like 8,000 and literally don't even listen to half of the,. Wowzers. Hope u didn't buy all of those from iTunes lolz.

Been collecting for close to 8 years. Still have another 50-60gb I haven't added to my library...