iTunes Library

1. iTunes Tips
  1. 1.1 best itunes alternatives
  2. 1.2 copy itunes playlist
  3. 1.3 itunes playlist disappeared
  4. 1.4 sync playlist to iphone
  5. 1.5 share itunes playlist
  6. 1.6 itunes playlist
  7. 1.7 itunes tag
  8. 1.8 itunes radio to mp3
  9. 1.9 ios 9 and itunes
  10. 1.10 itunes to ipod
  11. 1.11 music recognition application
2. iTunes Library
  1. 2.1 analyze itunes library
  2. 2.2 itunes library disappeared
  3. 2.3 multiple itunes libraries
  4. 2.4 itunes library location
  5. 2.5 itunes library
  6. 2.6 sync with central itunes library
  7. 2.7 complete solution itunes library
  8. 2.8 reduce itunes library size
  9. 2.9 tag multiple songs in itunes
  10. 2.10 delete itunes library
  11. 2.11 clean up itunes music library
  12. 2.12 share itunes Music library
3. Backup & Recover
  1. 3.1 backup itunes music
  2. 3.2 backup itunes library
  3. 3.3 backup itunes to icloud
  4. 3.4 backup itunes playlist
  5. 3.5 delete itunes backup
  6. 3.6 backup itunes lbirary to external drive
  7. 3.7 backup ebooks windows
  8. 3.8 itunes backup alternative
  9. 3.9 backup ipod music
  10. 3.10 backup ipod to itunes
  11. 3.11 recover itunes library
  12. 3.12 recover lost music from itunes
4. Manage iTunes Library
  1. 4.1 sync itunes library
  2. 4.2 reset itunes library
  3. 4.3 refresh itunes library
  4. 4.4 rebuild itunes library
  5. 4.5 share itunes library
  6. 4.6 remove duplicate itunes library
  7. 4.7 edit itunes library
  8. 4.8 itunes library manager
  9. 4.9 clean up itunes
  10. 4.10 merge itunes libraries
  11. 4.11 remove duplicates from itunes
  12. 4.12 edit itunes music
  13. 4.13 rescan fix library
5. Restore iTunes
  1. 5.1 restore itunes library from iphone
  2. 5.2 restore itunes library
6. To iTunes
  1. 6.1 download itunes radio
  2. 6.2 download podcasts
  3. 6.3 free music songs
  4. 6.4 watch itunes video on tv
  5. 6.5 record online music to itunes
  6. 6.6 play bbc radio in itunes
7. iTunes Transfer
  1. 7.1 transfer itunes to computer
  2. 7.2 itunes radio on android
  3. 7.3 transfer grooveshark to itunes
  4. 7.4 record pandora to itunes
  5. 7.5 download youtube to itunes
  6. 7.6 convert vimeo to itunes
  7. 7.7 convert rhapsody to itunes
  8. 7.8 convert napster to itunes
  9. 7.9 transfer music from flash drive to itunes
  10. 7.10 transfer music from external hard drive to itunes

What's the biggest iTunes library? There is not technical maximum library size for iTunes. But the larger the iTunes library size is, the slower your iTunes will turn to. This article will share 3 ways to reduce iTunes library size to release free space and speed up your iTunes.

Part 1. Reduce the Size of Music Files

The size of music files may vary greatly from different parameters such as bit rate and channels. If you are not as discriminating as some music enthusiast, the 192 kbps bit rate is enough for quality. So how to reduce the size of music files? See the specifics below:

1. First go to iTunes > Preferences > General > Import Settings > MP3 Encoder and set quality to Higher Quality (192 kbps).

2. Create a Smart Playlist from File > New Smart Playlist.

3. Set "Bit Rate is greater than 192" as the criteria to find out all matched music files.

4. Select all music files by Command + A or dragging.

5. Right click and select Create MP3 version. This will take a lot of time if your music collection is very large.

6. Go to Library > Music and show duplicates by File > Display Duplicates.

7. Sort by Bit Rate (If bit rate column doesn't appear, right click on any column and select Bit Rate. You are recommended to repeat this process to show Size column to see how much size is reduced for each music file - from 256 to 192, about 3MB - each song. )

8. Delete the larger music files.

remove duplicates-Reduce the Size of Music Files

Part 2. Maintain Multiple iTunes Libraries

Be default, your media files, such as video, TV shows, music, podcasts, are stored in the same iTunes library. However, you can sperate them by creating different libraries to store different types of files. And it's very easy to switch between different libraries. To do it, just hold down Option (or Shift for Windows) when starting iTunes to choose library or create a new one.

Part 3. Delete Duplicates in iTunes

Duplicates in itunes are also the main reason why your iTunes library is so large. To delete duplicates in itunes, go to Music, Movies, TV Shows, etc and click File / Display Duplicate to show all duplicate in iTunes. Then remove the larger or older files.

iMusic is a definitive music downloader that will meet all your music needs, including deleting the duplicate tracks. It is a free music download platform which can download music directly. It is totally free programming that can be compatible with Windows and Mac. It can download directly or record music rapidly from 10000+ sites. It can fix ID3 tags, covers, and delete duplicate Song & remove missing tracks.

iMusic is one of the best media managing music for the iPhone, iPod and the iPad.

  • Download music from more than 300 music sites by copying and pasting the URL.
  • Record unlimited music from any website for playback in your computer with just one click.
  • Built-in music library let you browse and preview the lattest and hottest music.
  • Automatically save downloaded/recorded music to library for management and easy transfer.
  • Identify and tag music with artist, title, album, genre, and more with the latest technology.

How to delete dupicates in iTunes?

Step 1. Download and install iMusic. After you launch it, select the "TOOLBOX" option and click "Clean up iTunes Library".

remove duplicates-Delete Duplicates in iTunes-clean up itunes library

Step 2. Then you click "Duplicate tracks".

Or you can also click "Scan" button to scan missing tags, missing covers, duplicate tracks, missing tracks.

remove duplicates-Delete Duplicates in iTunes-clean up itunes library

Step 3. Click "Delete duplicate" to delete the duplicate songs.

remove duplicates-Delete Duplicates in iTunes-clean up itunes library

TidyMyMusic for Mac

This is the easiest way to find all the duplicated songs in your iTunes library in just a click. What's more, it can find information for all the music including track information, album art and lyircs.
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