What is consolidating on itunes

10-Nov-2015 22:44

i Tunes consolidates and sorts all the music I add to the i Tunes music library and keeps my folders sorted.So then I have all my playlists that have songs from all kinds of genres, artists, and albums.

How do I do this without opening the file location of each individual song and copy/pasting to a destination. Not every household needs more than one computer running i Tunes.In fact, as it becomes more common to stream music and videos to connected devices throughout the house, more homes may have just one PC.As that happens, you'll need to know how to consolidate i Tunes libraries from multiple machines into a single, large i Tunes library on the new computer.Due to the large size of most i Tunes libraries, consolidating them isn't as simple as burning a CD and loading it on the new computer.Luckily, there are a number of methods--some free, some with small costs--that can make this process easier.

Home Sharing, available in i Tunes 9 and higher, allows i Tunes libraries on the same network to copy items back and forth.

This works on up to 5 computers and requires that they sign into i Tunes using the same i Tunes account.

To consolidate libraries, turn on Home Sharing on all the computers you want to merge and then drag and drop the files to the computer that will store the merged library.

You'll find the shared computers in the left-hand column of i Tunes.

Home Sharing does not transfer star ratings or playcounts for music.

Some apps will copy via Home Sharing, some may not.