I don't know what you think about it, but I find itunes very dated and poorly supported. For a number of updates the one thing that Apple was concerned was the integration with Ping (...) and the Store, in essence only improve what can give direct profit, without caring much about the user experience. I find unbelievable that the main music database software does not allow to tag artist or genre fields with keywords, so that "synth pop" and "electro pop" are considered to be totally different, or that a collaboration between two artists is not recognized as belonging to both, but to a "third" kind of artist. Or that someone can not decide for himself the hierarchy to sort a playlist, but can only use the default ones in the column headings. These are probably issues that relate to a minority share of users, but I'm sure there are others Rate Your Music fetishists besides me that use this software. That said (and the hope that some Apple developer might read this is weak but not dead) I expose you my current problem. Until recently, I used only the mac speakers and I did not care much about quality when I ripped my CDs to MP3 file. I recently bought a decent sound system and I began to feel the difference between 128kbps and 320kbps (I know, I know, maybe I was deaf), so I decided to re-encode my CDs to a higher quality. For "statistic" reasons I like to keep count of the plays of the songs and especially the date on which I added them to iTunes, but these are data that you cannot change in the file, then to update a file without resetting these info (by adding the new file to the library and deleting the old one) I'm forced to manually replace the file to which the itunes entry points to. Doing this, however, I often encounter problems, the most common of which is the duration of the song that is not updated, so iTunes marks other than the actual total, and once brought to ipod it often jumps to the next song too soon, as if the piece were cut, because obviously the procedure creates bugs. Is there anyone else who has tried to do a similar operation? How did you solve? Thank you, Gabriele (I would like this thread to be used also for other iTunes related issues, I know you too have tons of them) P.S. I hope my English is not too terrible and that is at least understandable, sorry if it is not.