Syncing iTunes Libraries Between MBP and MP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by capitanbuzo, May 17, 2011.

  1. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    I can't seem to find any solutions yet but will keep searching. I am looking to keep my two iTunes libraries in sync. I can't find any programs that will let me do this. I know there is home sharing, something I use, but it often does not find all the new additions on one machine. Also, I am looking for something that will sync playlists and, possibly, ratings and play counts. I am not sure if this is the right forum or not for this sort of question. Any ideas/recommendations?
     
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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  3. capitanbuzo thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Then you have three choices:
    Get a second external drive
    PAY for Dropbox and get 50GB/100GB (which both aren't sufficient for me lol...)
    Buy a NAS

    A NAS is especially useful, because it means your data is remote accessible, and you get ginormous storage. You can set your computers to sync all of their data to the NAS, with a program.
     
  5. redboxcar, May 21, 2011
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    (Sorry if this isn't "forum etiquette" but I figured I'd ask my question on this thread rather than starting a new one on the exact same topic - if this is known as "hijacking," please forgive me)

    Anyway, here is my situation, and I'm wondering if you knowledgeable people can help me out.

    I would like to keep my iTunes libraries in sync across my Mac mini and two MacBook Pros. I do not need a SHARING option, for example, where I put all of my data on a network hard drive and point the different iTunes libraries to the same place.

    I have a small enough library and desire the portability that I do not mind having copies of all of my media on each device. However, I would like to maintain the library contents and their ratings, play count, etc across all of the devices. Meaning, it's okay that I will have to copy each new mp3 file I add to my iTunes library to each machine (hard drive space, nor time consumption, is not an issue), but is there an automated way of doing this and retaining the desired library data? Basically, I want to be able to add a new album to my iTunes library on my Mac mini and the next time I open up my MBP on my network, I want it to recognize that I've added a new album, copy the album to my MBP, and then update the play counts, ratings, etc for anything that's changed (and vice versa, if I add something to my MBP, I want my Mac mini to recognize and sync). If it can't be done automatically (as soon as the two devices are on the same network), is there a program that will allow me to essentially click a "sync" button, and then the said actions will take place? I should include that I would like for this to work for all media libraries, not just music (ie, movies, tv shows, apps, podcasts, ringtones, etc).

    Please let me know if this is even possible or if it doesn't make sense.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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