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Sandro Cannova
mirroring iTunes Library as a music/sound archive
on Aug 17, 2011 at 4:26:04 pm


I'm currently working in a postproduction company for a German News Television station. We have recently changed to Final Cut.

We'd like to us iTunes for our music archive and this is where the problem starts:

Basically we'd like to be able to have a shared library folder for all of our 5 editing suites from which we can work at the same time. The folder would of course be on a network drive. This is important, as we'd like to have the same library accessible to everyone and being updated instantly whenever someone adds music to it.

Why we can’t just use the ‘shared music’ – option: We need to be able to feed the Information with tags manually that aren’t provided automatically by iTunes and we would like to have ONE library rather then 5 different ones. Plus only one of the editing suites is connected to the Internet, which is necessary for automatically downloading ID3-Tags.

We were thinking about external FireWire Harddrives which are synced every other week, which then is of course more work and we'd have to tell iTunes every time that new music has been added to the library folder.

It would be fantastic if anyone knows a way how to make this happen, a way to work around it or any another feasible solution.



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