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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Merging libraries
    library Clicking the Continue button will begin the merge process If you choose the New Library option you will be given a chance to specify where to create the new library and what media folder it should use after clicking the Continue button Creating a new library for your merge lets you experiment with merging while leaving your existing libraries untouched For each library being merged PowerTunes will import all the tracks from that library into the merged library and recreate all the playlists from that library in the merged library The only things that can t be copied over automatically are URL tracks e g radio stations podcasts which can be copied manually and PDFs digital booklets All the options such as duplicate handling and copying song options that apply to track playlist copies also apply when doing a merge If the Copy music files to media folder of destination library checkbox is checked then all the music and video files involved in the merge will be copied into the media folder of the destination library You should check this option for example if you have music spread out among multiple media folders that you want to bring together all into a single media folder as well as a single library If the checkbox is unchecked then all the files will be imported into the merged library but the files will be referenced where they already are and new copies of the files will not be made If you check the Combine contents of playlists with the same name checkbox then if more than one library involved in the merged has a playlist with a given name then only one playlist with that name will be created in the merged library and all the tracks in all the playlists

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/merging%20libraries.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Customizing the copy process
    to customize what gets done when copying items from one library to another These include Copying song options such as play counts ratings volume adjustments and more Skipping duplicate tracks when copying Copying album artwork for copied tracks Specifying whether to make new copies of tracks in a library s media folder Merging libraries Copying Song Options About Us Our Products Online Store Support Official Blog Bulk Discounts Save by

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/customizing%20the%20copy%20process.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Copying Song Options
    in the iTunes library database For example fields such as a song s Name Artist Album and Genre as well as many others are actually stored inside the music files themselves If you edit one of these fields in iTunes iTunes will modify the music file to update it with the new value you just entered Since this data is embedded in the music files when you import those music files into another library iTunes can automatically read that same data back from the imported files so you ll end up with the same information as you had entered in the original library However there are a fair number of fields that are not stored inside the music files and are only stored on a per library basis Some examples are song ratings play counts equalizer settings and custom volume adjustments The set of non embedded data roughly corresponds to what you see in the Options tab if you do a Get Info on one of your tracks in iTunes Since this data is not stored inside the music files if you import those files into another iTunes library the data for those fields is not available to iTunes so your newly imported tracks will all have default values assigned for those fields e g 0 star ratings play counts of 0 etc Using PowerTunes to copy your music between libraries solves this problem After importing the copied music files into the destination library PowerTunes will transfer over all the settings from the original tracks to the newly imported ones The full list of data that is copied this way can be found in the Music Copying section of PowerTunes preferences window If you do not want this information copied you can uncheck the Preserve Song Options checkbox or you

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/copying%20song%20options.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Handling Duplicates
    destination library to see if that song or video already exist in the library If PowerTunes finds an existing copy of the track then it will not import a second copy of it PowerTunes identifies duplicates by comparing one or more attributes of the track against those fields of the tracks in the destination library The attributes it will use for this comparison are the track s name artist album duration bitrate and file type If PowerTunes finds a track in the destination library whose values for all of these attributes are the same then that track is identified as being a duplicate of the track being imported You can customize this behavior in the preferences to only compare a subset of these attributes For example if you don t care whether the two tracks duration are the same you can uncheck that box and PowerTunes will only compare using the other five values When you copy playlists or perform a merge PowerTunes automatically recreates the copied playlists in the destination library and adds all the same tracks to the recreated playlists as were in the original playlists If a duplicate is identified for a track in a copied playlist

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/handling%20duplicates.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Copying Album Artwork
    files are actually stored in the Album Artwork folder located in the same folder as your iTunes library file Downloaded artwork has the advantage that since all the tracks on a particular album will have the same artwork iTunes only needs to store a single copy of the album artwork for that album instead of storing a separate copy inside each music file on that album which helps to save some disk space The downside to downloaded artwork is that only iTunes knows which artwork file goes with which track s so if you copy a music file somewhere outside of iTunes the artwork will be lost When you copy tracks using PowerTunes it handles the two types of artwork slightly differently Since embedded artwork is already stored in the music files being copied PowerTunes doesn t need to do anything additional to ensure that the artwork is transferred along with the music it just happens automatically For downloaded artwork iTunes does allow other programs to retrieve the artwork data but the only way iTunes allows artwork to be assigned to a track is by embedding it So when you use PowerTunes to copy a track that has downloaded artwork to another library PowerTunes will import the file into the destination library retrieve the downloaded artwork from the original library and then embed the artwork into the file in the destination library If you do not want PowerTunes to copy artwork at all you can uncheck the Copy album artwork checkbox in the Music Copying section of PowerTunes preferences You can also embed artwork in existing tracks in an iTunes library without having to copy them to another library Select one or more tracks in PowerTunes that you want to embed the artwork for then select Embed Album Artwork from

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/copying%20album%20artwork.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Controlling whether to copy files to the media folder
    already live on your hard drive When performing copying operations with PowerTunes by default PowerTunes will respect whichever setting you have for each of your libraries Note that since each library has its own set of iTunes preferences you can have some libraries that copy music into their media folders and others that do not When you drag files tracks or playlists onto a library in PowerTunes to import those items into that library the arrow cursor will change based on this setting If you have the library set to copy music into its media folder then a green plus sign will appear by the cursor when you drag it over the library If you don t have the library set to copy music files then the arrow will remain the same However if you wish to override this setting for a single copy operation you can do so by using modifier keys while dragging If you hold down the option key while dragging this will force PowerTunes to copy the dragged items into the library s media folder overriding the setting that library has in iTunes Conversely if you hold down the command key while dragging this will force

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/controlling%20whether%20to%20copy%20files%20to%20the%20media%20folder.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Copying podcasts
    your subscribed podcasts from one library to another However it is not difficult to transfer your podcasts manually by following these steps Open the library containing your podcasts and click on iTunes to bring it to the front Select the Podcasts item in the list on the left hand side of the iTunes window Click the File menu then go to the Library submenu and select Export Playlists In the sheet that is displayed choose OPML from the Format pop up menu near the bottom Choose a folder such as your Desktop to save your exported podcasts to and click Save This will create a file called Podcasts opml in the folder you chose Go back to PowerTunes and open up the library you wish to transfer your podcasts to In iTunes select Import from the File menu Find and select the Podcasts opml you created previously and then click Import This should make iTunes subscribe to all the same podcasts in that library as you had in your original library Note that if you had episodes of those podcasts downloaded to the original libary iTunes will need to redownload those episodes into the new library Controlling whether to copy

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/copying%20podcasts.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Fat Cat Software - PowerTunes Help - Managing iPhone applications
    wish to copy applications from one library to another you can still do so manually The applications themselves are stored inside the Mobile Applications folder that lives alongside the iTunes Library file for a given library If you have applications in one library and you want to include those in a different library Use PowerTunes to open the library you would like to import the applications into in iTunes In PowerTunes select the library that already has the applications iTunes 9 or later Click the Media Folder tab in the lower left corner of the window then click Reveal in Finder Within the media folder there should be a Mobile Applications folder which contains the iPhone applications themselves iTunes 8 or earlier Click the Library Info tab in the lower left corner of the window then click Reveal In Finder A Finder window should appear with your iTunes Library file highlighted In the same folder there should be a Mobile Applications folder which contains the iPhone applications themselves they are files ending in ipa Select the applications you want then drag them into the main iTunes window to import them into the library Note that sometimes if you have updated

    Original URL path: https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/powertunes/Help/managing%20iphone%20applications.html (2016-04-25)
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