3 Ways to Reduce the Size of Your iTunes Library

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.

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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.

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Step 2 Then you click "Duplicate tracks".

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

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1. iTunes Tips+
  1. 1.1 Playlist Disappeared
  2. 1.2 Best iTunes Alternatives
  3. 1.3 Share Playlist
  4. 1.4 Playlist to iPod
  5. 1.5 Copy Playlist
  6. 1.6 iTunes and Smart Playlist
  7. 1.7 Sync Playlist to iPhone
  8. 1.8 Solution of iOS
  9. 1.9 iTunes Radio to Mp3
  10. 1.10 iTunes Tag
2. iTunes Library+
  1. 2.1 iTunes Library Disappeared
  2. 2.2 Reduce Your iTunes Library
  3. 2.3 Analyze iTunes Library
  4. 2.4 iTunes Library location
  5. 2.5 With Multiple Macs
  6. 2.6 Multiple iTunes Libraries
  7. 2.7 iTunes Music Library
  8. 2.8 iTunes Library
3. Backup & Recover+
  1. 3.1 Backup iPod Music
  2. 3.2 Recover Lost iTunes Music
  3. 3.3 Delete iTunes Backup
  4. 3.4 Backup iTunes Playlist
  5. 3.5 Backup to ExternalDrive
  6. 3.6 Backup to iCloud
  7. 3.7 Recover iTunes Library
  8. 3.8 iTunes Backup Alternative
  9. 3.9 Backup iTunes Library
  10. 3.10 Backup iPod
  11. 3.11 Backup iTunes Music
  12. 3.12 Back up eBooks
4. Manage iTunes Library+
  1. 4.1 Merge iTunes Libraries
  2. 4.2 Rescan iTunes Library
  3. 4.3 Refresh iTunes Library
  4. 4.4 Edit iTunes Music Library
  5. 4.5 Reset iTunes Library
  6. 4.6 Sync iTunes Library
  7. 4.7 Share iTunes Music
  8. 4.8 itunes Library Manager
  9. 4.9 Remove Duplicates from iTunes
  10. 4.10 Tag Multiple Songs
  11. 4.11 Edit iTunes Library
  12. 4.12 Restore iTunes Library
  13. 4.13 Clean up iTunes
  14. 4.14 Rebuild iTunes Library
  15. 4.15 Clean up iTunes Music
  16. 4.16 Remove Duplicate Items
  17. 4.17 Delete iTunes Library
  18. 4.18 Share iTunes Library
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  1. 6.1 Download iTunes Radio
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  6. 7.6 Rhapsody to iTunes
  7. 7.7 Pandora to iTunes
  8. 7.8 Youtube Music to iTunes
  9. 7.9 Vimeo to iTunes
  10. 7.10 iTunes to Computer
  11. 7.11 iTunes Radio for Android

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