[REQ] iTunes XML & 2-Way sync

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[REQ] iTunes XML & 2-Way sync

Post by Monokai »

Hi!
For DJing people and others probably as well, I'd like to request the iTunes XML export/sync feature.
Also, I was missing the 2-way-sync feature for iPhones so far:/ Would be nice!
Thank you:)
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Re: REQUESTS: iTunes XML & 2-Way sync

Post by Lowlander »

Sync is one-way, but files can be copied from Apple devices: https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/kno ... le-device/

It's not sure if 2-way sync is technically feasible, but this will be reviewed for MediaMonkey 5.1.
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Re: REQUESTS: iTunes XML & 2-Way sync

Post by Peke »

Hi,
To clarify 2-Way sync. All devices uses proprietary Library and tracking format that is not publicly disclosed and allowed to a third party apps.

Thanks for the feedback. We're actually considering allowing export of the MM5 DB to the iTunes xml db format for 5.1. 2-way sync would be more involved...
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Re: REQUESTS: iTunes XML & 2-Way sync

Post by forschi »

I just installed MM5 and the iTunes XML would be very much appreciated for the scenario pointed out initially as DJ software (Traktor) can read iTunes formatted database.
Without this function covered I need to revert to MM4 even as my main (non DJ) player and DLNA-server since all my playbacks and library updates helps to update my AutoPlaylists exported via the iTunes XML export.

One helpful function I would like implemented if this is to be added to MM5 would be to include a option to search/replace part of the paths written in the XML.
I do this manually after each export now to be able to use this XML on a mirrored USB that contains my DJ Library. (mirrored folder/file naming, but formatted from "PC format" to "Mac format" of the paths with this simple python script:

for line in fin:
fout.write(line.replace('<key>Location</key><string>file://localhost/G:/Music/', '<key>Location</key><string>file:///Volumes/MUSIC/Music/'))
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Re: [REQ] iTunes XML & 2-Way sync

Post by Peke »

Hi,
forschi wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:54 pm I just installed MM5 and the iTunes XML would be very much appreciated for the scenario pointed out initially as DJ software (Traktor) can read iTunes formatted database.
Why do you even need that MM can easily sync your whole set/files pre prepared for Traktor/Serato/MixVibes/... in folder/file format that are easily imported on site and even easier navigated. Paired that with Exported related Playlist it eliminates any need for additional scripts. I used that for years in MixVibes and Serato. It is very simple in MM5 when you set external HDD as sync device and as soon as you connect it MM5 can sync prepared set in desired format so that when sync is complete you are ready to go.
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