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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.

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Try this,

http://www.mediarover.com/

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

EDIT:

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.

  • 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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