Syncing my iTunes libraries...

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  1. MattG macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    Is there easy way that I don't know about to keep my iTunes libraries on multiple computers synced? I've got a PBG4 at home with almost 5000 songs on it. I've also got a PMG5 at work, and I'd like to keep copies of the same songs on it. There just doesn't seem to be an easy way to keep them synchronized. Let's say I rip some new CDs to the G4, or I change the way current tracks are listed (i.e. I change the genre from "rock" to "alternative," or I change the album name). Is there an easy way to get those new songs (or those new changes) onto the G5, short of copying the new songs and making the changes manually?
     
  2. zim macrumors 65816

    zim

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    I don't know of a way but would love an answer to this question as well. This might be a needed feature to iTunes, I would love to sync my powerBook to my iMac, which has the main library. I would also love to sync just playlist, vs the whole main library.

    The only way I have found to do this is to burn a CD-RW of the stuff I want to sync and move it over.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    An iPod comes to mind.
     
  4. 12ibookg4 macrumors regular

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    try syncOtunes . i have never used it but just saw the description on macupdate and thought that it might work for you
     
  5. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    make a dedicated "itunes" partition on whatever computer in your systems acts as a "server". put your itunes library there. then, connect all other computers to that partition and configure those computers to use that network share as an itunes library.

    works for me, at least. i have a G3 imac in kitchen for occasional web surfing, and a G4 laptop in daily use. both share same tunes.
     
  6. matthew24 macrumors 6502

    matthew24

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    Synchronizing data

    I use FoldersSynchronizer: http://www.softobe.com/

    It is not free but cheap, and it works with all kind of data, it is ideal to keep a backup directory up to date.
     
  7. zim macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Is there a way that a server can mount via Rendezvous?
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I believe .Mac subscribers can do this in Tiger...when it's released. I don't know of any easy solution, especially if the only way the two computers can connect is through the Internet.
     

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