now this is good! Our MP3 library is held in Node Zero on our Jukebox server (see how we built it here ). The music is accessed from a variety of devices including our Sonos system, Xbox media center and iPods/iTunes.
One of the problems this creates is when a change is made to the collection (adding/deleting/renaming/tag editing etc) the changes aren’t reflected until an update is carried out on each system. With the Sonos it’s basic task of re-scanning the music folder, done in a couple of minutes. however with iTunes it’s a nightmare! So, am a really pleased to see this new complimentary app available to generally do the “refresh” job with the iTunes database I’ve been looking for.
“As iTunes doesn’t supply a function to update / synchronize your music collection with it’s own database, I’ve written a small utility for that purpose. Well, you may use ‘Consolidate Library’ of iTunes, but this is a normal Mac’ish behaviour letting one application control nearly your whole life. I don’t like that too much, so better let my app control your life…
I recommend to backup your iTunes database (‘iTunes music Library.itl’ and ‘iTunes music Library.xml’), just to be on the safe side. ”