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Mar 9, 2011

Slow iTunes Response with Network Located Music

So I sourced this information from another site, it was referencing iTunes 8.x, however I am using 10.2.
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/5-ways-to-speed-up-your-slow-itunes/

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:
  • Libraries
  • Shared Setting
  • Remotes/Speakers

iTunes Preferences
Outcome:
SUCCESS - I have seen a noticable improvement in my iTunes performance for both users.
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