Two Libraries, One iTunes, One User

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  1. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    #1
    Apologies if this has already been covered/answered.

    In iTunes 7 is there any way to split the music into two libraries?

    I have 1,890 songs but I only listen to about 500 of them on a regular bases. The rest are 'just there' - as i'm studying a media & music course, so basically for reference.

    I'd like the ones i listen to all the time in one library, and the ones i don't listen to in another. I've tired in the past creating playlists and smart playlists, but with the others playlists i have it's become complicated and annoying.

    Thanks for any help on the matter
     
  2. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yep!

    Also, I think if you hold Command + C or something on the boot of iTunes, but I wouldn't quote me on that. I perfer the option with the GUI! :)
     
  3. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's option + command....... but may just be option. I never heard anything about option + c
     
  4. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #4

    Thank you! :D
     
  5. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    Check this thread for some iTunes tips, including a link to the explanation for how to use multiple libraries.
     
  6. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone used this and created two libraries? Just before i do it i've got a question to ask.

    Does the libraries (say two music) appear under the library tab and you can select which one(s) you like?
    Similar to what you do in Mail with different inboxes (see below)

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    Or do they switch to completely new/clean iTunes?

    Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this question.
     
  7. HelixOmnimedia thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Never mind, I tried creating another library and I've answered my own question. A new library creates a clean iTunes - which SUCKS!
    Would love Apple to release an update which puts "the second library" under the original... again... something like what Mail.app does. And you can click on them separately or whole.
     

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