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Title: Backing up i-tunes library
Post by: johnguz76 on April 14, 2010, 06:45 AM
Having problems with saving my i-tunes library to disc.I clicked file saw the drop down that says burn to disc.Put the cdr disc in and i get message that says there is a file to large so please put in a dvd r.I only want to save my music so i unclicked the movies and tv shows and music videos and tried it again.Still same outcome.I put the dvdr in hoping it would save but still nothing happened.I didnt get a message just nothing happened.I only have 350 songs and those are what i would like to save so i have no clue as to what up.Anyone know what i;m doing wrong?Help I tunes gurus.


Title: Re: Backing up i-tunes library
Post by: Jeepster on April 14, 2010, 07:22 AM
With the iTunes compression, 350 songs will take up about 1.3 Gigs of disk space.  That's about double the capacity of a CD, but less than a third of the capacity of a single layer DVD.  So, your computer told you the truth ... use a DVD if you want to copy the entire music folder at one time.

You might try breaking up the music and copy 150 songs at a time to a blank CD ... see if that will work.  If that works, then you've narrowed the problem down to burning a DVD.

Cheers,
Tom


Title: Re: Backing up i-tunes library
Post by: tpatter on April 14, 2010, 08:23 AM
I use CrashPlan - unlimited online backup of data for $50 per year.  Plus, you can use it with up to 5 computers.