Multiple iTunes Libraries

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Glossybear, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. Glossybear macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm looking at getting an external firewire harddrive for MP3 storage. Is there a way to have iTunes use the drive, when it is plugged in, as part of its Library?

    Alternately, is there a way to use a networked drive as part of an iTunes library?
     
  2. boskie macrumors regular

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    Yes, it is possible.

    I have a Lacie 120G d2 drive with all of my mp3's on which i share between two mac's running 10.2.5 and 9.2.2.

    The easiest way i found is if you set the defualt iTunes music folder for importing/library to the desired music folder on the external drive for all installations of iTunes and keep a master copy of your playlists and do the same for them.

    As far as a shared network drive, i haven't tried it but i don't see why it shouldn't work as long as the ext drive volume is mounted on all respective comps - and itunes allows it.
    Although if you wait till next thursday when rendevouz playlists arrive your situation will more than likely be, either answered beyond your wildest dreams, and/or dashed/delayed by the inconvienence of needing everything that will be announced.

    Hope this answers your question.

    If you have any probs just PM me.
     
  3. Kid macrumors newbie

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    I have a main library that I use for all my normal music but can I create one just for say... bootlegs on the same drive?
     

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