Itunes S.O.S.

Hello there.
I have a large library of old music files from my prehistoric PC days, and it seems that when I try to add it to my iTunes; it turns in to a mess. Anything from missing artwork, a bunch of Artist Ft Artist, and a bunch of Track files. I've use TuneUp and it work fine given the amount I paid for and the time, but still didn’t compact the Artist and Albums the way they should of been set. I am trying to go back and manually retype all the files, but I have about 300Gb of music. Also when I do add all my music to iTunes, some how it seems to use about almost 200Gb on my hard drive. Anyone with suggestions? I will be more than happy to try anything at this point, because is not urgent; but I like to have it organized if possible. I’ve asked friends who are Dj’s or involve in the music industry and they have either done it manually or they can afford to go thru iTunes and re-download the music they already own. I would go back and use my old CD’s, but I’ve lost them moving, growing up, and not even mention the old LP’s or cassettes that I converted long time ago. Oh I was also wondering about the best format for the music files? What would be the best format to convert the music files to, and be able to keep the sound quality, and shrink to shrink size if possible if not? Not biggy. Thanks if you actually read this whole thing, and I will appreciate your suggestions. Thanks

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