Prevent iTunes from copying mp3s into library

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stringzz, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. stringzz macrumors member

    stringzz

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    #1
    I have many mp3's outside of my iTunes library, and I want to listen to these mp3's without iTunes copying them into the library, is this possible? I then would like to them copy the ones I like into the library.


    Also, if I add to library, the file is copied into the iTunes folder, is there a way that it can just be linked into the library using the file in it's original location?
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Preferences -> Advanced -> Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to Library

    Uncheck.
     
  3. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    In iTunes preferences, try unchecking the box that says 'copy to iTunes Music Folder when importing".

    Edit: too slow :eek:
     
  5. macpropilot macrumors newbie

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    If you want to just listen to decide if they are worth keeping in the iTunes Library, you could use "Quicklook" first - just select the songs you want to listen to in Finder and hit the Space bar in Leopard.
     

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