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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:01 PM

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  Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

This showed up just in time! I've got a "complete" library (full of all sorts of junk) and an "iTunes Match" library trimmed to a mere 18,000 tracks. Now I can figure out what 11,000 songs I don't care about :-0
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  Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:53 PM

Some users may find that the file they need will be "iTunes Library.xml" and not "iTunes Music Library.xml" as the program suggests.
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  Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:07 PM

End of paragraph one, "didn't made the leap".

Cheers.
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  Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:29 PM

I followed the link to their site and saw the following in their FAQ:
"What OS does it work on?
Mac, duh. Mashduo only works on Leopard. Sorry to all of you who haven't upgraded. We don't have a Windows version and probably won't because we make stuff just for Macs. That makes us cool, right?"
So... does this work on Lion?
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  Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:25 AM

The Mashduo website is saying it's only for Leopard.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

View Postjhencken, on 07 May 2012 - 03:25 AM, said:

The Mashduo website is saying it's only for Leopard.

And this article says: "OS compatibility:OS X 10.5 or later"
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  Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:44 AM

I just now tried it in Snow Leopard and it works fine. Can't tell you about Lion--I don't have it.
But in reference to ricsimonis' comment I find that I have both iTunes Music Library.xml and iTunes Library.xml in my iTunes folder. Hmm.
I also don't understand why there are 64 "songs" that couldn't be compared in the one case, and 34 in the other. Anybody know what, and where, they could be?
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  Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

Oh, found it (for marcharmondesign): "Mac, duh. Mashduo works on Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion. We do not have a Windows version."
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  Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:36 AM

"Armed with the information I needed, I went back to iTunes on my wife’s old PC, selected each of the songs that were unique to that library but missing from her Mac. I dragged all of them from iTunes to a folder on the PC, and then transferred them to my wife’s Mac. One feature I’d like to see here is for Mashduo to let you create a standard playlist file for, say, tracks unique to Computer 1. You could then import that playlist into iTunes on Computer 1, making it much easier to grab those unique tracks."

You know you can import that text file in iTunes as a playlist, right? At least, you could before. The only thing is that songs that are not in the (destination) Library won't be listed in the playlist. But if (or when) all the songs are moved to the (destination) Library, this trick should work.
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