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    So I sourced this information from another site, it was referencing iTunes 8.x, however I am using 10.2.

    My problem:

    Slow response to starting/stopping application, as well as initiating playback

    Setup:

    iTunes music stored on FreeNAS box, one iTunes users DB is remote, the others is local.

    Solution:

    Disable unrequired display columns:

    iTunes Columns

    Removing unused smart-playlists.

    Disabling live updating of playlists:

    Playlist Settings

    Disable looking for shared services:

    iTunes Preferences

    Outcome:

    SUCCESS – I have seen a noticable improvement in my iTunes performance for both users.

    Ok once again my iTunes Library looked like it had gone south, but I managed to find a way to recover it.  The “iTunes Library.xml” file.  I always keep a backup of this bad boy, cause he is the one with all the ratings.  I think it is probably good practice to back it up once a month or something.  Anyway, my “iTunes Library.itl” file was damaged, god only knows how but the simple solution was to import the xml.

    When the “iTunes Library.itl” file is corrupted/damaged, iTunes shits the bed and just creates a new empty one.  At this point all you do is File | Library | Import Playlist… and then choose the “iTunes Library.xml” file.  Immediately it will start restoring all your playlists/rating and other good stuff.

    The source of this information was Apple themselves, you think they would make this an option when finding a damaged itl file….

    Update:

    I feel that you may have to disable copy music to iTunes library when doing this – otherwise you dupe all your material, that’s if you have this feature enabled of course!

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