Unify and Synchronize Your iTunes Libraries (30 tags)
Last June, David Miller published an article that explained how to synchronize playlists on iTunes. Today, Matthew Russell extends this idea by investigating and presenting three different ways to synchronize the actual contents of your iTunes music libraries when they are scattered across multiple machines. Then in the second half of the article, Matthew lays the foundation for a custom Python script that you can extend across multiple platforms and in various other ways.
Syncing iTunes (22 tags)
What happens if instead of sharing your iTunes libraries, you want to keep multiple libraries synchronized? This should sound familiar to anyone with a laptop computer on the go and a desktop sitting at home. Throughout the course of the day, you tweak some playlists and would like to have those changes automatically reflected in your library at home. David Miller shows you how to sync up your music.
A Briefing on Syncing (8 tags)
The idea behind synchronizing, or syncing, is simple: take information you collect on one device, like the contact lists you keep on your laptop, and combine it with similar information on other devices so that the two sets of information match. Sounds easy enough, but there are a few tricks to understand. In this Take Control excerpt, Michael Cohen provides an informative overview for getting your info in sync.