Assuming you purchased an item from iTunes, who’s to say it will exist in their store tomorrow? I’d much rather download the video/music I buy from them, strip the DRM from the video files and archive them.With various streaming options is there still a point to have such a large library? I usually delete tv shows once I have watched them and the season is over. I have a small selection of some of my favourite movies and a few that I want to watch shortly that are not on streaming sites but none of that equals more than 150gb. Then there's music at around 40gb.
That's too low. 160 kbps AAC at least.View attachment 724708
I do convert all my music files to 80 bitrate in MP3 format. I personally can't tell the difference between a higher bitrate and the 80 playing in my car, on my mac, or on my phone (with or without headphones). My music is for my personal listening and not for "profressional" use, so a super high bitrate is pointless to me. The lower bitrate saves SO much space. At one point I did try to go lower that an 80 bitrate and that is when audio quality started to decrease. I am a millennial that hates steaming music and prefers to carry my entire library with me and my iPhone is perfect for that!
So I take it you don't have an iPhone? And you don't stream music at all? Do you still find new music or do you feel satisfied with what you have? I get having one iPod (or even three) for just listening to music, but more than that and I'd feel like I'm doing a lot of managing devices versus just using them. For me I want an iPod in my car, an iPod in my office, and an iPod on the go, but I also want AirPods for my iPhone for when I don't take my iPod. But that's just me.*2.5tb's. All music. Jazz, classical, world, R&R, blues, country (not modern bro-country), classic easy listening, folk, gospel, punk, soul/R&B, reggae, ska, rockabilly, classical Indian, surf, the lot. But no rap, hip-hop or empty pop drivel. I was against lossy music for years until it got to be a drag carrying around cd books. I have my library on 3 computers, rotate music across 8 iPods & a phone w/128gb sd card.
Now I have 980 Movies, 74.6 Days, 3.8TB, and 386 TV shows, 126.2 Days, 4.41TB which is a lot! I am very Proud of my collection and they are all paid for too! Legally!Just went up to 765, 59 Days, and 3.01TB of Movies and 326, 75.7 Days, and 2.56TB of TV shows and still going strong!
Nothing....the name of the app is changing, and movies/tv shows/podcasts have their own apps. over 18 years ago, all the same music, movies, and video content still works...worst case scenario use a universal media player or get a Mac with enough storage and that can be used with older versions of macOS/Mac OS X and continue to use your content.Have around 2000 CDs and 2500 LPs couple of movies digitized ALL encoding around 1.3 Tb
No way I will do this again what will happen when iTunes upgraded or killed later this year?