• "Music track", "audio track", "i Tunes track", "track": A track in i Tunes is a , if you will. When you import or add a file to i Tunes, the actual file does not get put into i Tunes.Believe it or not, this is a misconception some users have..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. The path to the file is listed as the "Location",which is how i Tunes knows where the audio file is.So basically, when you activate a track in i Tunes, i Tunes locates the audio file it represents, processes it, and "plays" it.Each track added to the playlist has the same database id as its counterpart in the library. i Tunes tracks, of course, are in the i Tunes library and any playlists you have distributed them to. i Tunes, by default, stores files you have imported from CD, purchased from the i Tunes Music Store, downloaded as Podcasts, or converted from other i Tunes tracks into the default i Tunes Music folder.You have only created another reference to the same file. This is the topmost folder wherein those audio files (imported, purchased, or converted) are located. ) add is a separate process from import and convert.
If the "Copy files to i Tunes Music folder when adding to library" Preference is checked then added files are to the designated Music folder.
Thus, depending on how you have your i Tunes Preferences set up, your ripped CD files, converted tracks' files, and purchased music could end up in one place (always in the designated Music folder) and other files could remain in another. Each of the tracks will have the same database id, so as far as i Tunes is concerned they all point to the same audio file.
In any case: i Tunes will not allow a file to be re-added if it is already aware of the in its database. You can remove all but one of these types of duplicate tracks using the script Remove Duplicate Tracks From Playlist.
But, when I wanted to play a recording, I removed it from its shelf and brought it to the CD player (or phonograph) and played it; it was moved from its ) is used to create a list of tracks you want to listen to.
When you copy a library track to a playlist (or a Smart Playlist automatically), i Tunes knows that you are referring to a single particular audio file.