Two Instances of Itunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ballington, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. ballington macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009

    Is it possible to have 2 instances of Itunes with one User?

    I am a music producer/composer and am frequently given reference music to work with. Additionally, I often go through several revisions of the tracks I work on. I would like to have two versions of itunes I could with my music collection, and another one with all of my work related tracks in it.

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    If you hold the alt/option key down while launching itunes it will give you an option to choose which itunes library to open or to create a new one. So yes, you can have multiple itunes libraries.
  3. ballington thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
  4. Bigmoose153 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2010
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I don't think this is possible, because both instances would share a common preferences file. You certainly can open as many instances of a program as you'd like (via the Terminal and a little trickery) but don't expect things to work smoothly.
  6. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

    Nero Wolfe

    Oct 28, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    For those of you wanting to do this, here is an App that I use to help with managing multiple libraries:

    iTunes Library Manager

    If you want to *listen* to one library while working on another, I'd suggest getting something like SongBird and linking it to one library while having the other open in iTunes.

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