Lost Library - New Importing Settings

Discussion in 'iPod' started by HelixOmnimedia, May 20, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    #1
    Hello,

    I gave my computer a clean install yesterday, as I finished university, I backed everything up onto an external hard drive. HOWEVER... my iTunes Library file is corrupt, it just won't open, I've tried everything over the last four hours.

    I've accepted the fact that I need to re-import all my music, it'll give me a chance to dig out old CDs I haven't seen in a while.
    Anyway... there has been many discussion about what is the best settings to use when import music from CD into iTunes.

    What is the best setting: AAC Encoder, AIFF Encoder, Apple Lossless Encoder, MP3 Encoder, WAV Encoder?

    I've never really thought about it in the past and just left it to the default.

    THANKS for any information.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you know that you don't have to reimport everything just because the Library file is corrupt.

    Just start with a blank iTunes. Then add the backed up music files to the library. You will lose the playcount and playlist information, but you don't have to re-encode the music files and you keep the quality of the original ripping.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    It worked! That saved me hours of work. THANKS VERY MUCH :)
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    My pleasure. :)
     

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