iTunes 32k Limit

A Macintouch reader reports that he's hit the maximum number of files that iTunes can handle.

    32,000 songs appears to be the max. I was at 31,992, and added a folder with 12 tunes in it. All of the songs appeared to be added (they showed up in the progress box, and, as iTunes was testing the volume levels, it went through all 12 tunes). But the list is stuck at 32,000 songs, and only the first 8 of the 12 tunes I just added are showing up.

Just for interest... assuming an average song length of 4MB... 32000 MP3s would take up appoximately 128,000 MBs of storage, and would require seven 20GB iPods to hold all the songs.