Consolidating all music into itunes
Re-importing (even though it's the same file) will cause a duplicate entry in the database with reset counts, etc.Yes, SMB paths are going to be different between systems; Windows can access SMB shares directly using UNC notation (\server\sharename type syntax), while OSX is either going to have to use a URI (like smb://server/sharename) or mount the share in the filesystem (/Volumes/sharename or something to that effect).If you mess up, just move the original back overtop the one you edited. EDIT: Unless you mean move the library files, let i Tunes "mess them up" by adding "file://localhost" in front of everything and then editing that out of the XML?I'll try this when I get home, but I'm a little confused on why this is necessary at all. On Windows, all my music is located in "\homeserver\music", and on the Mac, all my music will still be located in "\homeserver\music". Despite the fact that the SMB path isn't different, I'm fairly certain the underlying representation of that path that is stored in the library isn't the same across platforms. To get the "correct" new full path, re-import one song from the "new" location, find it in the i Tunes Library xml file, copy that working path, and use that to construct your find/replace for all the others. If this is indeed the issue, the benefit of this method is the playlists and playcounts/ratings remain intact.If the Advanced menu says "Turn Off Home Sharing" when you click it then Home Sharing is already enabled. Enter your Apple ID and associated password and click “Create Home Share.” Repeat these first four steps on each computer from which you want to copy content. The names of the other computers on which you have enabled Home Sharing will appear here. Click the first content category you want to consolidate and click “Import.” Available content categories will vary depending on the contents of that computer’s i Tunes library.Common categories include Music, Apps, Movies, TV Shows and Photos.Click the on the advanced tab in the box that opens and it will be the first thing you see.Click the on the advanced tab in the box that opens and it will be the first thing you the terms of Bankruptcy code. Do not rely on answers by unidentified people without information about their credentials or the basis of their opinion.
You can determine where this folder is located by opening your edit menu and selecting preferences.
All of my music is on my Windows Home Server box, and I'd really rather not consolidate 100 GB of music off my server onto my Windows 7 machine, and then onto my Mac.