I’ve been pretty much ignoring iTunes because I had somewhere between 300 and 400 albums’ worth of music divided up into playlists created and managed within SoundApp, and I figured it was only a matter of time before a Carbon version popped up.
I experimented briefly with Cabrio but didn’t care for it. Now I’ve downloaded iTunes for MacOS 9 and X.
Question 1: Folders – I see how to create playlists, but how the heck do I organize them? In SoundApp, each playlist is a file so I just stick them in folders and use the Mac Finder to organize them into a hierarchical arrangement. In iTunes, the playlist I create doesn’t seem to correspond to any new file that I can find, and within iTunes itself it’s just hanging there below the default icons for Radio and Library. So after adding 50 or 60 playlists it’s going to be one buttugly cumbersome interface. This can’t be right. How the heck do you create folders or equiv?
Question 2: Sharing the Playlist XPlat – I don’t mean between my computer and someone else’s, I mean between MacOS X on mine and MacOS 9 on mine. The whole idea of going with iTunes was that it existed for both platforms and therefore, presumably, both versions could open the same files so I wouldn’t have to create 400-some-odd playlists twice. As I said, I can’t find a file that corresponds to a newly created playlist; therefore I don’t know what to go open from within the other copy of iTunes to acquire it there. Clue me in here, folks.