I have multiple machines with iTunes installed (mac and pc) and a Windows server with a file share hosting my music. I would like :
- All machines to use one data repository but still have the metadata synced (play count, rating etc...).
- All machines reflect changes when I buy a song on one machine or delete a song on one machine. (no broken references or missing entries)
- The music repository to always be running (my Windows server always is).
Currently I have my machines pointed to a UNC path (\\server\music) which works to share a repository but
iTunes Music Library.xml is stored on each machine and it gets out of sync. Update
iTunes Library.itl may be the real library, and the XML is just a backup.
Are there any iTunes server apps out there that will do this? What about iTunes home sharing...? Someone wrote an app called iTunes library updater which I used to use to sync my libraries but its not being updated anymore.
EDIT - I should note, I also use iCloud and iTunes match.