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bojangles Jun 14, 2001 09:21 AM
Where does iTunes keep its disc info?
Okay. Three interrelated questions:

1. What file contains all of iTunes' disc info (eg. disc names, track names)? I'd like to know how to back it up, in case I ever decide to reinstall the OS, or something.

2. What file contains this info for iTunes.app (eg. the Mac OS X version)?

3. Is there any way to copy the information from one to the other?

Thanks!
 
bayz Jun 14, 2001 04:26 PM
I think that it keeps it in the "iTunes Music Library" file in the documents folder.
 
eevyl Jun 14, 2001 08:50 PM
Hi!

The info about Audio CDs is stored in the resource fork (hey! Apple says that resource forks are not desirable under OS X? May they eat their own dog food more often? I say yes) of the file "CD Remote Programs" located here:

~/Library/Preferences/CD Remote Programs

You cannot edit it directly with any app bundled with Mac OS X, but you can use my freeware app that allows you to view the stored disc info, sort'em, filter'em and export to text them 

The application is named "eeCD" and you can find more info here: http://homepage.mac.com/eevyl/soft.html

P.S. The phrase in your signature is wrong, it is "Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda"
 
bojangles Jun 15, 2001 10:02 AM
First of all, thank you both. I probably would have known that thing about the Library in the Documents folder, except I keep my Documents folder invisible. (I never use it, but I know some programs—eg. iTunes—need it to be there.

Secondly, eevyl— thanks for the info on the dicho. Actually, I've seen it both ways, and from my experience, the masculine version seems to be more popular en España (where I served a mission).

(Any españoles care to contradict me? ¿Quizás Ud. es español? Criticism is always welcome!) :D
 
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