itunes preference

JW8725

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Original poster
May 8, 2005
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UK
Hi,

Is there a way to only show my apple lossless files in the library and not the lossy MP3s? I've tried locking the folder and preventing access to it but that doent work. It still shows. Anyway to update the library after maybe preventing access to my mp3 folder?

Thanks
 

Linkjeniero

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Jan 6, 2005
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rossoUK said:
Hi,

Is there a way to only show my apple lossless files in the library and not the lossy MP3s? I've tried locking the folder and preventing access to it but that doent work. It still shows. Anyway to update the library after maybe preventing access to my mp3 folder?

Thanks
Locking the folder won't do you any good because the songs already are in the library. If you want them permanently out of iTunes, you should move the mp3 out of the iTunes Music folder (if they are there), and then remove them from the iTunes library (to do this fast, you could order the songs by bitrate so you get all the mp3 at the bottom, then you select them all and erase them).
 

JW8725

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 8, 2005
740
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UK
Ok thanks for the help. I've managed to clear the library and add on only my lossless files. Now next question is I want my mp3s to play separate from my itunes set up. What other mp3 players do you guys recommended and how do I take itunes off from being the default mp3 player?
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
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rossoUK said:
... how do I take itunes off from being the default mp3 player?
Find one mp3 file, bring up the Info window (mark file and use Finder's File menu -> Get Info or just hit cmd-I), then under "Open with:" choose another media player (like Quick Time or whatever) and then click the "Change All"-button. All mp3 files will then be opened by the chosen app. :)