How to upgrade Mac iTunes library from v6 to v11?
March 7, 2013 7:34 AM Subscribe
Computer #1 runs iTunes 6, and uses a library that's on a remote SAMBA share (NSLU2, if it matters). I want to move the library to a local drive on Computer #2, which came with iTunes 11. What do?
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Computer #1 runs OS X 10.6.8, computer #2 runs OS X 10.8.2.
For what it's worth, I can't just re-import all the tracks manually, because a large number are WAVs which don't have ID3 tags, and also MP3s and AACs that I've had to tag manually in iTunes over the course of several years.
The iTunes folder on the SMB share contains the following files:
iTunes Music (folder)
iTunes Music Library.xml
I've tried simply copying this iTunes folder to a local drive on computer #2, and then in iTunes 11 going into preferences, and pointing it to that folder. But whether I point it to the root 'iTunes' folder or the 'iTunes Music' folder inside it, iTunes 11 won't see it.
I've even gone through and used Perl to change the path of each track in 'iTunes Music Library.xml' to point to the appropriate path after I copied this folder to computer #2's local drive, and then done 'Import Playlist', but in that case for some reason it only sees about 1/4 of the 50,000+ tracks.
I've tried following several online tutorials, but to no avail.