A tale of my iTunes libraries:
- Getting songs on the iTunes store on my mid-2002 eMac (Mac OS X 10.1 Cheetah installed, 10.2 Jaguar updater thrown in the box)
- Updated to 10.3 Panther, then 10.4 Tiger onto a new boot disk. Meant to transfer old songs over, but forgot and now have two iTunes libraries.
- Mac got too old & slow to use, switched to my sister's old Vista-era laptop. Upgraded it to Windows 8(.1) first. Now have a third iTunes library.
- Got a mid-2013 MacBook Air on Black Friday. Gave in and downloaded 4 songs on it so far. (Four iTunes libraries total to merge.)
I finally want to put all the old songs onto my iTunes library on the Air. But unlike the various official iTunes backup routines, I want to preserve the play counts & last played (& other metadata) of the old songs. In previous searches, I've found various shareware that may do the job, but I'm wondering if any script-kiddie or such has ever come up for a free solution? If not, then what are the best pay-ware options?