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Old Dec 1, 2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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iTunes 11 and huge libraries?

How is itunes 11 handling large libraries of music? I have a very large library and kinda scared to make the jump with all the issues reported. Anyone else make the jump with over 100k of songs?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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I have over 4,128 items, 11.2 days, 91.82 GB worth of lossless music in my iTunes and did make the upgrade to iTunes 11. I will not lie, I despised the upgrade at first, but I enjoy it now. All seems well and plays perfectly fine. I will advise you to make sure most of your music is backed up before you do the upgrade.

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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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I also have a huge library over 100k songs and iTunes 11 is very, very slow. Anytime I try and edit information it nearly freezes, using the search bar freezes the program for 20-30 seconds often, and switching between views does the same. I'm currently looking for an alternative. Any suggestions?
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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dwkellyiii, thats what i was afraid of... I will also need to find an alternative!
I've used itunes for so long not even sure what's out there. Sounds like it might be time to start searching!
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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There are many options. Audirvana is one I use currently for music playback.

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Right on!!! I will check out Audirvana. Any others I should look into?
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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Right on!!! I will check out Audirvana. Any others I should look into?
Audirvana costs 50 bucks and the free version doesn't work on 10.8.2...
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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iTunes 11, handles my ~160GB library fine, about 16k songs, with only 3k of them lossless, most of them are 256kbps mp3's
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:47 PM   #9
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mine works very snappily on 24k songs. tbh though the first thing i did with itunes 11 was delete my whole music collection, freeing up the space on my hard drive, and i stream everything from icloud. i might eventually download the more regularly played stuff but at the minute im happy with having it all on tinternet.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 07:28 PM   #10
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I don't know about 100k libraries, but give Enqueue a try. It's blissfully fast on my library of approximately 45k.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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iTunes 11, 10.6.8, MacBook 2,1 with a SSD and about 25000 songs and 500 apps, Its slow as frozen molasses.... I need a new Mac....
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