Importing iTunes into BlueSound

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    Mark Richmond

    OK. I am going to answer my own question. Twice. One answer is that WAV files in iTunes do not support metadata (which is already too technical for me but what it means is you get the song titles only, not artist or album info!) but other iTunes files do...... so use them instead. (Thank you to BlueSound support for running the tests to find this out).

    My solution however was to download a programme called MediaMonkey onto my PC and use that to alter the files so the Node can recognise the artists and the album title. The free version is good enough. In MediaMonkey I found the files stored on my NAS and what I found was the song titles but no album or artist info. I simply select the relevant songs and an edit box appears that allows me to insert this information. (Thank goodness the NAS stores each album in a separate folder.) This is a bit laborious and I need to delete the index each time I want new music to appear in the BlueSound app but it works and the Node is spectacular.

    Probably the best solution is not to use iTunes at all. Find something else. The insurmountable problem appears to be the artwork, which iTunes won't export as far as I can tell. But my NAS is set up to use iTunes and I wanted to stick with WAV files so glad to have found a working solution. Hope maybe this post helps any other non technical music lovers out there!

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    Mark Richmond

    One last update. I have discovered that Media Monkey will import most artwork so in actual fact iTunes, combined with it is quite a good solution.

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    Terry Rintala (Toons)

    another great metadata editor ( my preference ) is Mp3Tag
    teamed with EAC Exact audio copy covers all needs

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