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Old Oct 25, 2014, 05:22 PM   #626
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@Thread: The largest iTunes library I've ever had was around 150 gigs. (Of constantly cycling music, never kept the bulk of it in there for too long.)

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Geez, all THAT music out there - looking for CD quality copy of

Jack Jones - L.A. Breakdown (and take me in)

if you've got it, can you tell me where I can get it?
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Old Dec 2, 2014, 11:07 PM   #627
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Right now 29.4 GB of lossless ALAC music... and growing.
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Old Dec 3, 2014, 04:53 AM   #628
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iTunes Music Library.xml = 479 GB (on SSD boot drive)

[Edited - couldn't edit title - should be 479 MB not 479 GB]

I hope to find some way of improving iTunes performance or a better solution than iTunes for managing my large music collection.

I have iTunes Music Library.xml = 479 MB (on SSD boot drive)
Song Files (mp3) = 216,903 (on 3TB internal Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 via SATA 3.0Gb/s on MOBO)

Latency is a very big problem for me.

I have tried many things:

+ Upgraded to faster PC, more RAM
+ Defragmented hard drives
+ Switched to SSD boot drive to speed up read/write of iTunes Music Library.xml
+ Disabled 'live updating' in smart lists
etc.

Nothing really helps very much.
Seems like I've spend half my life waiting for iTunes to handle mouse clicks - then when it finally responds, it sometimes handles mouse clicks in the wrong order. Miserable.

I would almost be willing to switch (back) to Mac (ditched it and switched to Windows back when OS 9 couldn't support long file names) but I notice that Mac users with big libraries seem to have the same latency / scrolling problems that I have.

I know the problem is the size of the library xml file but that is partly because I'm an obsessive catalog freak: I research data constantly, adding details of all the sidemen on each track, etc.

My guess is that iTunes is hopelessly doomed.
XML is probably the problem - a scalable library app probably should run off of a separate dedicated database.
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Old Dec 3, 2014, 04:26 PM   #629
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I hope to find some way of improving iTunes performance or a better solution than iTunes for managing my large music collection.

I have iTunes Music Library.xml = 479 GB (on SSD boot drive)
Song Files (mp3) = 216,903 (on 3TB internal Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 via SATA 3.0Gb/s on MOBO)

Latency is a very big problem for me.

I have tried many things:

+ Upgraded to faster PC, more RAM
+ Defragmented hard drives
+ Switched to SSD boot drive to speed up read/write of iTunes Music Library.xml
+ Disabled 'live updating' in smart lists
etc.

Nothing really helps very much.
Seems like I've spend half my life waiting for iTunes to handle mouse clicks - then when it finally responds, it sometimes handles mouse clicks in the wrong order. Miserable.

I would almost be willing to switch (back) to Mac (ditched it and switched to Windows back when OS 9 couldn't support long file names) but I notice that Mac users with big libraries seem to have the same latency / scrolling problems that I have.

I know the problem is the size of the library xml file but that is partly because I'm an obsessive catalog freak: I research data constantly, adding details of all the sidemen on each track, etc.

My guess is that iTunes is hopelessly doomed.
XML is probably the problem - a scalable library app probably should run off of a separate dedicated database.
Am I missing something? your sig says your boot drive is 180gb. Then you say you have your iTunes XML file(479gb) on the same boot drive?
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Am I missing something? your sig says your boot drive is 180gb. Then you say you have your iTunes XML file(479gb) on the same boot drive?
Woops.
Edited - couldn't edit title - should be 479 MB not 479 GB
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Woops.
Edited - couldn't edit title - should be 479 MB not 479 GB
Other than itunes not performing well with such large libraries check the speed at which your drives are spinning.
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Old Dec 4, 2014, 06:29 AM   #632
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iTunes doesn't seem to like big collections. I have 38k songs. Most at 320kbps. Some lossless/flac conversions and done really bad low kbps. Then then 300 movies which I encoded at 1gb each for ease of management on my iPad. I'm going to take on a new project to up then to full res as times change. I currently run it all off of a 4th drive and back up to another monthly along with iPhoto's files.
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I am currently in the process of reducing my iTunes library. I want everything back on my computer.

I went from 500-600gb to ~200gb.
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