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Replace Songs in iTunes with Higher Quality Versions Keeping Stats
Authored by: kyngchaos on Aug 14, '08 08:37:47AM

Or, if the songs don't have the exact same title/album (as kirkmc suggests), you can also replace by file name. This isn't as automatic as that method, but is more so that the original hint (no dialogs to find each one).

1. rip the new copies. Move the files from your library to your desktop (in a new folder to reduce clutter).

2. rename them to exactly what the old songs are (copy-n-paste helps). It doesn't matter if the format is different and the file extensions are different.

3. drag them into the old folder and replace the old copies. Even though iTunes is open, the files won't be in use so the Finder will let you do this.

4. correct file extensions, if encoded to a new format.

5. play the songs and just fast-forward skip through each one to update the iTunes info.

6. if you don't like the new titles, correct them.

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