Your Serato Software will look for the missing files in this folder. It's bad enough as is that I had to install Quicktime just to play videos in Serato; last thing I need is more Apple bloatware infecting my machine. Did you ever figure out your main issue which was how you wanted to organize your library? God this is so frustrating. What about if you continually open and close the program? Even if I don't genre tag something, I have another smart playlist to keep songs that were added in the last month. I made the crate first by putting tracks in the prepare window, and then selecting all those tracks and dragging them down into the crate area. Once all your playlists are transferred into crates you can uncheck the Show iTunes Library option in the Setup screen.
You can utilize the id3 tags, and ensure the genre is up to date. If you can get it to work, then it shouldn't be necessary to install iTunes. The inability to drag and drop is the bit that kinda makes me feel that way. After putting the crates back into their proper place open the Scratch Live program and you should see the crates pop up in the crate section of Scratch Live. Don't know why it should matter anyway since I already run Serato as Admin. I then make smart folders for the newest 50 tracks. You never know when a gremlin will come by and screw you over.
If there is any track I find myself using a lot, I will put it in a favorites folder. Once this is complete, all the files you've copied will now be flagged as missing in your library. Backing up and Restoring Your Scratch Live Library This article will explain how to restore your Scratch Live crates in case they may have been deleted or are no longer present in your Scratch Live library as well as explain how to manually create backups of your crate files for safe keeping. If you close the program with a bunch of crates, around half of them will be missing? So most of my music is on my desktop but for gigs I use my laptop with serato, when I copy my crates using serato's file explorer and dragging the crate into the flash drive for some reason it duplicates all of my tracks when I go and open the crate on my laptop. When this completes, your library and crates will be matched up to the new location of your files on the new external drive, but only if you have moved these to the exact same location as they were on the previous external drive. You won't accidentally load a lower quality duplicate file, or a file that doesn't have your hot cues and loops saved. Drag and drop the entire iTunes Music folder directly onto the word all above your crates.
If you don't see the crates, if they are empty, or they do not contain all of the music files those crate files are corrupt and are useless. Name the crates you create the same name as the Playlists being read from iTunes. I'm unable to play apple files, but other than that I'm very happy. Instead consider searching for and reading older threads. Before you attempt to move your library, ensure you have made a backup in case you need to revert back.
Nobody seems to have an answer and at this point I'm just about ready to accept it. If you feel like you could use a little extra help To stay up to date on the latest music news and technology, follow Mmmmaven on , , , , and! Once you plug it into the laptop of your friend u sohuld be able to see i in the file explorer on. I have a external hard drive for all my music organized into different files by genre. But I manage everything with iTunes even store the database on it. Or somehow batch remove duplicates? I really want to know what's deleting those crates. If backing up Serato proves to be too complex, I might do things in iTunes instead. Otherwise, people would Cherry pick and not get the full benefit of the course.
Once this is complete, all the files you've copied will now be flagged as missing in your library. You can tell this by looking at the bitrate or even file size. Is Serato aware of that bug? All of my hard drives are internal. So I have a feeling iTunes may be causing some of the issues. Do not discuss software or music piracy. I'll create say, 4 crates for a set, and when I close the program, either they'll all be gone next time I restart, or 1, 2, or 3 of them will be missing. Is there any pattern to this? To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
The crates that did stick around will stay forever. Note: This will only import the new files you added to iTunes. Re-open Scratch Live and you should see your crate files. Anyways, all a bit annoying, but at least it worked in the long run. Of course this applies to many programs which control audio output, not just iTunes 2 backing up your playlist information is tricky. I have tried ctrl+del and alt+del and they do disappear, but every time I open Serato, they come back again. I use Serato crates for creating shortlists or playlist for specific clubs or parties.
Try smart crates and keywords in the tags - make sure to turn on live updating and create a series of crates based on whatever criteria and tags you decide to use. You can also import your newly added files by temporarily checking the Show iTunes Library option. It will not duplicate the files that have already been imported. Don't remember anything messing up my library either -- I think serato was smart enough to know when it was browsing an external disk. I'll check the Event Viewer. It ended up screwing my crates as well.
That way u have a backup source in case the usb, external is accidentally disconnected. If you store your music neatly in folders on your laptop then check out this really handy free tool called. I didn't realize there was a live update! Also, make sure it isn't set to copy files into it's own folder, otherwise you will have doubles of everything. Speaking of backups, I have encountered a hitch with backing up. Support the artists who make the music and software you use. I prefer iTunes smart playlists to serato smart crates tho just cause they're a little more robust.
If you store your music in the iTunes music library then there is a convenient way to show up duplicate files within the program itself. Can't you just bring your laptop with the serato software installed and then switch over? After the scan is complete simply click the top of the first column header in Serato to organise your music by its location. Copy this folder to the root directory of the drive you want to use. I normally collect songs during the month and then have a day at the end of the month where I run them through key finder to tag them and then add them into my serato library. I don't use iTunes to manage my tracks but I do have all my crates sorted by genre inside of one big crate.