New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPod Hardware and Accessories All iPod hardware discussions.

Consolidating iTunes libraries?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Sexy Patrol

 
Sexy Patrol's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2006
Location: Upstate California
Posts: 223
Sexy Patrol is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: '09 8-core MacPro | '12 MBA | iPad 2 16GB | iPhone 5C 16GB

Sexy Patrol is offline
So I have two separate iTunes libraries, one on my iMac and one on my PowerBook each about 9.5GB respectively. However there's a chance I may be selling the PowerBook soon so I was curious if there's a way to consolidate both libraries without duplicating songs. As in, copying the library off my PowerBook to my iMac and uploading it to the iMac's iTunes but only the songs that the iMac doesn't have are added to the library. Make any sense? Is there a way to do that or is basically 'what you see is what you get'?

Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
ste6168

 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 514
ste6168 has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 1.5ghz Powerbook G4 17" 2gb RAM

ste6168 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sexy Patrol View Post
So I have two separate iTunes libraries, one on my iMac and one on my PowerBook each about 9.5GB respectively. However there's a chance I may be selling the PowerBook soon so I was curious if there's a way to consolidate both libraries without duplicating songs. As in, copying the library off my PowerBook to my iMac and uploading it to the iMac's iTunes but only the songs that the iMac doesn't have are added to the library. Make any sense? Is there a way to do that or is basically 'what you see is what you get'?

Thanks!
If I understand correctly, you just want to move the music from PB to your iMac and add the music from your PB to the iMacs library? This can be done easily with an external hdd, just drag the iTunes folder from the PB onto the external, disconnect it, plug it into the iMac and add that folder to you library. Without and external, you could use a firewire cable, attach the two computers with that. Hold T while booting the PB and a blue screen will come up and the PB will be recognized by the iMac as an external drive. Then from there, navigate to your music folder and add it to iTunes. Either would work, but if you have duplicate songs on either computer they will be added twice (unless the ID3 tags are exactly the same). At that point you could use "view" "show duplicates" and go through and manually delete the duplicate songs...

hth, ste
QUOTE Thanks
Sexy Patrol

 
Sexy Patrol's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2006
Location: Upstate California
Posts: 223
Sexy Patrol is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: '09 8-core MacPro | '12 MBA | iPad 2 16GB | iPhone 5C 16GB

Sexy Patrol is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by ste6168 View Post
If I understand correctly, you just want to move the music from PB to your iMac and add the music from your PB to the iMacs library? This can be done easily with an external hdd, just drag the iTunes folder from the PB onto the external, disconnect it, plug it into the iMac and add that folder to you library. Without and external, you could use a firewire cable, attach the two computers with that. Hold T while booting the PB and a blue screen will come up and the PB will be recognized by the iMac as an external drive. Then from there, navigate to your music folder and add it to iTunes. Either would work, but if you have duplicate songs on either computer they will be added twice (unless the ID3 tags are exactly the same). At that point you could use "view" "show duplicates" and go through and manually delete the duplicate songs...

hth, ste
Huh, that's a pretty sweet solution. Thanks man!
QUOTE Thanks
ste6168

 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 514
ste6168 has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 1.5ghz Powerbook G4 17" 2gb RAM

ste6168 is offline
no problem, let us know if you have any problems...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Family Plan | Can’t start iTunes - Error »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Can't see shared libraries in iTunes tato iPod Hardware and Accessories 1 05-21-2010 08:07 PM
Consolidating iTunes Library?!?! chuckalicious iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 08-04-2008 02:37 AM
iTunes Tips And Tricks RJgamer iPod Hardware and Accessories 2 07-12-2007 11:59 AM
iTunes is setting its own burn speeds... help! Manny Pantz iPod Hardware and Accessories 4 03-15-2007 02:41 AM
dual libraries in iTunes braap iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 02-20-2006 03:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?