How do you guys keep your iTunes libraries in sync?
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    Default How do you guys keep your iTunes libraries in sync?

    I currently have a pretty insanely large music library and the MAIN library that I work on is on my Desktop. I would like to have changes in meta data & additions mirrored onto my Mac library. I am sure the would only entail a

    sudo grep "C:\"
    cat whatever the replace command is "C:\" & "Mac library default" > itunes.xml

    boom instantly translated library. I am currently teaching myself python for this exact reason. So far nobody on t3h interwebs has done it right. Fucking lazy cunts.

    I shelled out 23 bucks for SuperSync. It sucks the fat one. Don't use it.


    DirSync Pro = Free & Works
    I used this for a long time. Just never use the Bi-Directional sync feature.
    Changes to meta -data are interpreted as new sogs = Duplicates
    Otherwise its a 10/10 program. Its cross platform. Written in Java. Fast as fuck.

    So how do you guys do it?
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    I'd lose the Mac and spend the money on hookers. Problem solved!

    If I was forced to keep the Mac, I'd probably use a NAS (= a harddrive connected to the interwebz, well local network probably). Not much of a sync-fan, too much hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephanV View Post
    I'd lose the Mac and spend the money on hookers. Problem solved!

    If I was forced to keep the Mac, I'd probably use a NAS (= a harddrive connected to the interwebz, well local network probably). Not much of a sync-fan, too much hassle.
    I already tried NAS server...

    And I guess I have to move back to a NAS server... Shitty.
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    My iTunes library solution.

    I overclocked my RT-N16 so it would serve files faster. Its basically a USB Wireless-N router. Otherwise known as NAS server.

    Its now serving my iTunes library at the same speed it would if it the external HDD were plugged in.

    You can cop a RT-N16 @ Newegg for 60 bucks. A pretty good deal considering I paid almost 90 for mine.
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    i stopped using itunes because i was getting sick of bothering with sync

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    I just got a gigabit NAS recently... Western Digital My World jobbie... generally pretty pleased with it as an itunes/movie fileserver but the data transfer speed is slooooow... even on my gigabit network it reads/writes at 10mb/s (megabytes, that is).

    What's the transfer speed you get with the DD-WRT router maxonemillionone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiL0 View Post
    I just got a gigabit NAS recently... Western Digital My World jobbie... generally pretty pleased with it as an itunes/movie fileserver but the data transfer speed is slooooow... even on my gigabit network it reads/writes at 10mb/s (megabytes, that is).

    What's the transfer speed you get with the DD-WRT router maxonemillionone?
    I average about 1-2 MB/ps

    lawl.. Then again its my router thats doing all this. Along with managing the network traffic =p

    If you want to increase your speed I would suggest upgrading your NAS server processor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diezdiazgiant View Post
    i stopped using itunes because i was getting sick of bothering with sync
    What do you use now?
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    I don't do any tagging on the desktop. I've got the shared library automatically updating so whatever I DL on the desktop goes onto the MBP, from there I tag it. Maybe this new iCloud is the solution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxonemillionone View Post
    What do you use now?
    I'm a luddite, pen and paper for play lists

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