Fixing iTunes

So I’m completely reorganizing my iTunes. Somehow, and I can’t figure out how, half my media is on my internal drive and half on an external drive. I tried to use the File > Library > Organize Library >> Consolidate Files to do this but so much of the media were large 1080p video that iTunes choked on it. (And didn’t clean up the copied files properly) Fortunately while I was at Costco today I noticed they had a 5 TB backup drive for only $130! Yes. I couldn’t believe it either.

I’m now running consolidate files to this external drive. I can then, after consolidation, delete a lot of the older media files then do a more proper backup of my media again. (I already backed up most of it to two separate drives)

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Apple TV

After all those comments over the years on the Apple TV I probably should chime in on it. First in terms of software it’s everything I’ve wanted. Yes a few features aren’t there yet (Siri for Music, universal search that really works) but it’s what I’ve wanted for years. It’s hard to find a lot of faults in the software honestly.

Here’s the problem. The hardware.

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Daylite 6

I’ve not posted much the past few months. Work has taken most of my time. Still I thought I’d chime in and mention there’s a new Daylite out. Here’s the MacStories review. Christmas is my busiest time of the year so I don’t know when I’ll be able to review it. Hopefully I’ll have something in January.

I’ve actually not bought my copy yet. I’m trying to decide if I go for the cloud version. I probably will as I’ve had a lot of problems of late syncing to my iMac at home even with tunneling set on my router. Primarily because I don’t have a fixed IP address. I was using one of those free dynamic IP services but it was extremely flakey. Calculate in all the hassle of having to use a more robust service and suddenly the extra for the cloud version starts to make sense.