Liberate Your iTunes Libraries

Liberate Your iTunes Libraries

 

BONUS TIP #2: On the Flip Side

 

Instead of splitting one music collection into multiple ones, several users might want to share a common iTunes library on one Mac. It's a simple latter of keeping the iTunes folder in the /Users/Shared directory. If you have iTunes open, quit. Then, to move an existing library, drag the iTunes folder (/Users/username/Music/iTunes) into /Users/Shared. Launch iTunes while holding down the Option key. Click Choose Library in the dialog and navigate to the iTunes folder in /Users/Shared. Whenever anyone else who uses the same Mac logs on, they should launch iTunes in the same way.

 

Just remember: One at a time, and no shoving.

 

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Oszi

I have the same problem like this DJ, the only thing is, I 'm still using Windows, unfortunately ;-(. Is there a way to do the same with Windows?

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kay

I seem to have the problem of too many libraries. I'm using two Macs, and two user accounts but sharing one external drive.

What do I need to do to get all of my music to play on both machines and download to my iPod?

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Nigel

Nice guide. I've been wondering about the same thing. There's one thing you don't mention though: play counts. When importing tracks to a new library and deleting them in the old one, you will lose your play counts (and dates and all that other stuff) won't you?

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Al

I have over 1300 Jazz CDs primarily purchased for the trumpet player on the disk. I am an audiophile and have been playing with the convienence of random or shuffle playing of various or one specific player via iTunes through my main system. (Chet Baker 178 CDs, Dizzy 90+, etc)

I am thinking of purchasing a 1 TB harddrive, but I can envision needing more than this soon. I will not save files at less than full AIFF format, so this disk will be close to full already.

Is there a way to buy multiple smaller drives but STILL "party shuffle" play from the entire collection ?????? That way I could add a 250 or 500 drive as needed.

Is there a third party addon or stand alone music player that can ??

Also Are there any stand alone music players (Mac computer software) that can handle playback of DVD-A (24bit/192k or 24bit/96k PCM) or SACD quality files ??

Thanks
AL

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ROb

You might want to look at the glyph drives. These are made for just such and occasion.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GT103/

These are designed to have keys.. So you can actually build a raid with 3 drives. Or just use one..

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TheConfuzed1

Click on "Library."

Select "Random Play."

Enjoy.

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