I would like to merge three separate iTunes libraries. Here is more information:

  • Currently have 3 separate iTunes libraries on 2 laptops and and dekstop.
  • Want to merge all three onto the desktop (i.e. it has all content), while maintaining the other two laptop based libraries as-is.
  • I want to avoid getting a slew of duplicates within the merged library.
  • I am not concerned about maintaining the library (i.e. playlists, etc.) on desktop.
  • I am not concerned with maintaining perfect sync, so could repeat the necessary procedure periodically to remerge libraries.

I am ok with using the command line, Python or applescript if that's the way to go.


Try this,


Haven't tried it myself yet but looks like it will give you exactly what you need.


Script Method: http://guides.macrumors.com/Keeping_2_iTunes_Libraries_in_Sync

I actually use this technique myself.

Creates a "carbon copy" of a library on another machine which you can then sync to reflect changes.

Works best with two Macs, never tried it with a PC.

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  • Ok - thanks. I'll give it a try, but if there are any script type recipes out there that's be great too. – dtlussier Sep 16 '10 at 13:51
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    Updated question with script method! – James Sep 23 '10 at 14:27
  • where were you when I asked my question about syncing itunes libraries (apple.stackexchange.com/questions/1045/…)? that link is great :P – Robert S Ciaccio Sep 23 '10 at 17:33

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