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intok

join:2012-03-15

keeping iTunes libraries and playlists synced between 2 Macs?

Is there anything that will do this? I'd like to have them completely merged and able to just automatically be able to do so via the wireless when they are in range if at all possible.

Bonus if theres anything that will scan for duplicate tracks from having moved music to and from both Macs and MP3 player over the years.

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iTunes has (had?) a show duplicates option on one of the drop down menus.

WRT to syncing, the best solution I've found is iTunes Match, though it only works well if you have constant internet access.

You could write your own scripts to poll for the other computer, then execute downloads via the Home Sharing iTunes interface, but it would be clumsy, and a big time eater.
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kitsune

join:2001-11-26
Sacramento, CA
reply to intok
Home sharing will do this. You will need to sign in with the same apple id on both computers and turn on home sharing. Then click on the entry for the other library with a house. You can then sync the current content. There is also a settings button where you can elect to automatically sync any new content when it's added.


intok

join:2012-03-15
reply to Daemon
said by Daemon:

iTunes has (had?) a show duplicates option on one of the drop down menus.

WRT to syncing, the best solution I've found is iTunes Match, though it only works well if you have constant internet access.

You could write your own scripts to poll for the other computer, then execute downloads via the Home Sharing iTunes interface, but it would be clumsy, and a big time eater.

Will it find and delete all duplicate files from the HDD?
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intok

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Why can't they just detect each other via bluetooth or 802.11* like when you create a network?

kitsune

join:2001-11-26
Sacramento, CA
They will detect each other once you setup home sharing. Just have to be on the same network. Here is the apple article that talks all about it: »support.apple.com/kb/HT4620

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reply to kitsune
said by kitsune:

There is also a settings button where you can elect to automatically sync any new content when it's added.

From the Apple KB article you linked to:

Previously downloaded or non-iTunes Store content can only be manually transferred. It may be necessary to authorize iTunes Store content for playback on other computers.

Given that it only does iTunes Store content, which can already be automatically downloaded via iTunes in the Cloud without requiring a LAN connection between machines, the syncing functionality of Home Sharing is crappy, IMO.

said by intok:

Why can't they just detect each other via bluetooth or 802.11* like when you create a network?

The automatic action APIs for computers in the same proximity that Yosemite is adding may enable what you are doing. But Apple has always been reluctant to help you get non-iTunes store content from computer to computer.
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