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Consolidating itunes music library

Unlike the external hard drive method above, these programs let you retain star ratings, play counts, playlists, etc. (If you don't, I'd recommend starting ​before a hard drive failure makes you sorry you didn't.

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.

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

Home Sharing does not transfer star ratings or play counts for music.

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.

This contains all music, movies, podcasts, and TV shows.