Q: I'm comfortable with Windows Explorer and I'm wondering if it's a good idea to edit multiple iTunes tracks in Windows Explorer? A: Good question. Before you do any editing, it's important to make the distinction between a file's (e.g. a music track's) filename as seen by Windows Explorer (or a USB key, or any drive, etc) and the tags that iTunes will see. Windows … [Read more...] about Should I Edit iTunes Files in Windows Explorer or iTunes?
Q: I was updating my iPod when I saw that there were many GB of space taken up by something called "other"? What is this other and why is so much space all of a sudden being taken up by other? A: It's my understanding that the other section in iTunes for your iPod or iPhone is where extra files are stored. These extra files often include album cover images, playlists, and … [Read more...] about What is the Other in iTunes? How do I remove the Other in iTunes?
Q: I recently made an MP3 CD to play in an mp3 enabled cd player and the tracks were not in the order I had setup when I burned the disc. How do I burn an MP3 CD with the tracks in order? A: You've discovered a frustrating situation, but fortunately the fix is easy. When you burn a CD in windows (mp3, data or otherwise), Windows will automatically burn the tracks in … [Read more...] about How to Burn an MP3 CD with the Tracks in Order
As part of my need for a meticulous organizational system for my classical and opera .mp3, I also needed a program that would quickly allow me to rename long, complex filenames. I was doing it by hand for a while until I came across the Bulk Rename Utility - a program which continues to save me countless hours renaming files. The program is free, loads quickly, and has an … [Read more...] about Bulk Rename Utility – Rename Multiple Files for iTunes and Music
The joys of Classical Music and Opera -- but not necessarily with iTunes. One of the most frustrating things about operas in iTunes is finding that after spending time tweaking your settings and importing all 4 discs of an opera, that the tracks are all over the place and not in the correct order. In this post I'll talk about how to make sure all of your operas stay in order … [Read more...] about iTunes and Operas: How to Get Opera Discs in Order into iTunes – My iTunes CD Ripping Workflow