splitting iTunes library

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  1. macsig macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know an app that let me split my iTunes library? My HD is reaching capacity and I'd like to move some podcasts to an external drive.

    I know I can create a second library and switch between them but I wish I can find something more transparent. Commercial apps are fine.


    Thanks

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  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    you can do without 3rd party tools and just use iTunes. check out this thread. the instructions will work with any media files.

    alternatively, you could use a (free) script such as this.
     
  3. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd like to keep some podcasts (the ones I watch regularly) in my internal HD and move externally only the podcasts I watch seldom.
    I don't think I can achieve so with the method described in the tread you suggest. Correct?

    However, I guess the script should work. I will give it a try.

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  4. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    no. you can selectively move content to another location using the method I suggested. it's like using that script, just involves the user a bit more ;)
     
  5. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for your reply.

    let us say I move podcastA from itunes library to the external HD, when I download the next episode where it will be downloaded? In the external HD?

    Many thanks


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  6. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    as long as iTunes is aware where the original file is located (which the method i suggested will make sure of) and the drive holding the content is mounted before iTunes is launched, i'm positive it will.
     
  7. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

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    perfect.
    I will move my podcasts soon.

    Thank you a lot.

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