Adding files to multiple iTunes libraries

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bbhuang, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. bbhuang macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Is there a way to add files to multiple iTunes libraries simultaneously?

    I currently store all my media on a network drive; so I don't want to copy the same file to multiple locations. Instead, after the DVD is ripped I'd like to have the movie added to two different libraries. Simply copying the iTunes library from my primary computer won't work. The library on my primary computer, has all my personal song ratings and playlists. The second computer is connected to a TV to be used as a HTPC and is more of a family computer. I would like to be able to maintain different playlists for this computer.

    Essentially is there an easy way to make sure any new files added (or modified) to my primary iTunes library are also added to another iTunes library?
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    for purchases from the iTunes store, there is Home Sharing, which can be configured to transfer newly added content to shared libraries automatically. content you add yourself (e.g. CD rips) need to be transferred manually.

    3rd party apps such as Syncopation, TuneRanger or SuperSync will deal with everything.
     

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