Consolidating itunes libraries multiple computers
Hi i TJ84, Did this technique preserve the playlists of both your libraries?I'm in a similar position - I've got an external HD with 170GB of music from my old imac, and very treasured playlists, but for 4 months I used a macbook pro as my main computer and now I've got a considerable library on the macbook pro.I would like to be able to sync with ease no matter where I am though.I guess I may have to go back to manually managing music on my i OS devices?Trouble is my devices were originally synced with my external library so if I sync with my MBP HD Library i lose all my other content.Id rather not move my full library onto my MBP as it is quite large with TV Shows and TONS of music.
This put all of the "get info" data into Filemaker.I did some Filemaker magic so that duplicated files would be highlighted, then used this as a guide to trim the duplicated files from the external drive via i Tunes–a manual process that took a few days, but safer.Using Filemaker and the get info information I could determine which was the better file to delete (eg: kept higher bit rates), and see where songs had been incorrectly named.I'm sure the ratings would come across though, all of the other data I entered into the get info window transferred to the merged library.
Regards, KDThanks very much, this was very helpful and very clear. Once the libraries have been merged, did you delete the old copy of the smaller library or do you have to keep that? Jules I've kept the smaller library on the external drive.These are just the steps I took that worked in my particular case.