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Change iTunes' import destination
Authored by: ScooterComputer on Mar 23, '07 10:31:22AM

First off, the Hint also works if "Ask to Import CD" is selected as well; just hold down option when clicking "Yes" at the import dialog.

However, as always with Apple "One step forward, one step back": if you do this, the importation process doesn't then abide by the "Keep iTunes Music folder organized" preference, instead dropping the songs loosely into the selected folder. So if you have a remote, organized Library folder, this conversion process will force you to do the organization by hand.

NOTE TO APPLE: The dialog asks "Would you like to import the CD...", so TREAT what gets imported like a CD--meaning create the Artist/Album hierarchy during the conversion if "Keep iTunes Music folder organized" is selected.

I think, ultimately, since Apple just isn't going to fix this mess, an APE module is going to be needed. I'm tired of iTunes putting MOVIES in my MUSIC folder. I'm tired of not easily being able to use multiple library locations. And I'd like my purchased DRM'd music to remain local while my RIPPED music goes to a Shared library (it is my music, I own it, I can use it how I wish).

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Change iTunes' import destination
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Mar 23, '07 11:41:11AM

"(it is my music, I own it, I can use it how I wish)"

No, you actually don't own it. Unless you composed it and recorded it, you only license it. Same is true of software. The copywriter/publisher owns it.

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Change iTunes' import destination
Authored by: mccabem on Mar 27, '07 08:11:58AM

Just as a counterpoint, I wouldn't prefer the behavior you are talking about.

If that functionality existed I would hope it was optional and off by default.

It would be a good option though!

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