Consolidating multiple itunes 9 libraries
Many people may suggest just copying and pasting the i Tunes media files, which is fine if you just want the plain song, video, or pod cast but you should be warned that you will lose all of your metadata (read: playlists, ratings, play count) if you choose to go this way. In i Tunes on Computer B go to File-i Tunes folder on Computer A’s hard drive.If you have spent a lifetime rating all of your songs and videos or make use of the ‘most played’ playlist that i Tunes automates for you, you’ll be unhappy to see all of that information disappear. This will create an XML file that holds the playlist and rating info on each of your songs, videos, etc. Select the file ending in (in my case, “i Tunes Music Library.xml”) and click Open. Now that your Computer A’s library is successfully saved on the EHD, you’ll need to import it in Computer B’s i Tunes. Connect the external hard drive (EHD) to Computer B. However, if you are among those who choose to pay for benefit of combining your i Tunes libraries, you do have another method you could use.This process could take upwards of an hour or two, depending on how much data stored in your i Tunes library.
Please note that some older scripts may crash if they attempt to process "tracks" that are available in i Cloud but not on your computer.
If no specific tracks are selected the script will try to work with all tracks in the current playlist or sometimes the entire library.
Some scripts offer a choice of track by track confirmation of changes or fully automatic processing of the selection.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.