Syncing With Itunes


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I am looking for best way of syncing so here is my situation.

 

I have two macs (an mini i7 and a mpb i5) and here are the two syncs I did:

(from i5) serato folder (to i7 read only) this works perfectly

(from i5) itunes folder (to i7) full access works great but here are my issues.

 

I put new music on my i7, close itunes and turn on my i5 which then writes over the i7's library xml and now I cannot see the new music I added.  Why did hte i5 overwrite i7?

 

Or both are on, I put new music on my i5 and close itunes.  turn on itunes on my i7 which overwrites the i5's itunes xml.

 

So what I am essential asking is what determine who is to overwrite the other?  Is it the date created?  What do you suggest I do?

 

I tried to do a read only access on the i5 but I found myself wanting to do some stuff on it and not need to move to my i7 which I use to do more of the heavy load work. (processing mp3tags etc)

Any suggestions would be awesome and if you need me to clear it up further, ask away.

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So what I am essential asking is what determine who is to overwrite the other?  Is it the date created?  What do you suggest I do?

 

btsync is doing it's job - syncing the changes (ie, newest file) from the source to the other devices with older versions.

 

You could add the iTunes XML library file to the .SyncIgnore file.

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I have a Windows machine at work and MBP at home. I do my primary downloading at work. My DLM at work already autosyncs to iTunes at work.

 

Now I'm trying to get iTunes to autosync at home. I tried setting up my Sync folder on my MBP to the iTunes "auto add to itunes" directory but that doesn't seem to work. How are you doing it?

 

Thanks

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Hi Watchout,

 

Actually it hardly depends how iTunes work. I would avoid syncing iTunes data by two reasons:

a) iTunes might load earlier than your user (and BTSync does). In this case if it modifies it's files - they would be fresher than ones you are trying to sync

B) Some of iTunes files might be bound to hardware (HDD id, custom paths, etc.) - so I'm really not sure that iTunes files are going to work if they are moved either manually or by BTSync.

 

hernangeles,

I tried syncing music to "Auto add to iTunes" directory and it worked perfectly. However, there is one little peculiarity: when iTunes can't add something (due to unsupported format), it moves file to "Not Added" folder instead. I can guess that iTunes tries to add file before BTSync complete the download with .synctemp extension - and moves to "Not Added" folder. 

 

Can you please check the "Not Added"? If this is not your case - can you describe precisely how it is not working?

 

Thanks.

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