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iTunes Switcher can create multiple iTunes libraries and switch between them. This program is helpful for managing very large collections, keeping your iPod's library separate from your computer's, keeping your music separate from your audiobooks, etc.

What's New

Version 1.0.1: Changed build style from Development to Deployment, so that the app should now run on computers other than the developer's own. (Oops!)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later, iTunes 4.0 or later

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Anonymous
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BE WARNED:
I only knew the folllowing after I launched the program and it started copying my whole music library (8.42 GB) to a new folder it had created in the "Application Support" folder in my User Library. I figured it was doing so, because I could hear my Mac chewing on something. It was only after hearing this and watching space of my hard drive disappear one GB at a time, that I read the following in the help files iTunes Switcher installed on my Mac:
"Additional Tips
To save hard drive space, especially with large collections, you may wish to go into iTunes Preferences, in the "Advanced" tab, and deselect the option to "Keep iTunes Music folder organized." If you allow iTunes to organize your music, then the process of duplicating your library will also create duplicates of your audio files, doubling the amount of space they take up on the disk. On the other hand, if you organize your collection manually, anywhere outside of the "~/Music/iTunes" folder, then the files will not be duplicated by iTunes Switcher."

I would suggest using Libra instead:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/13728
and the develper's site, which has a helpful explanation of the difference between Libra and iTunes Switcher:
http://www.roydesign.net/libra/

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I love this program, it works great now that the developer fixed the initial problem.

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Version 1.0.1
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cleome
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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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it's easy.

option-click on the download link,

OR

click and hold on the download link and wait for the contextual menu to appear and select "save to disk" (or similar words)

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gordon
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This software is potentially VERY useful! Having gone this far in developing it, the developer ought to finish the job by fixing its various flaws, even if this means more $$ to prospective users.

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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I've been looking for an application like this for some time to switch between different iTunes libraries on my TiBook, an external FW drive, and a server. The app launches OK but when it asks me if I want to duplicate my existing library I click on OK and nothing happens. No library appears in the "listbox". Very frustrating after my hopes were raised.

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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The developer has stated in one of the threads in these reviews that this new version (1.0.1) fixes the 'crash on launch' issue.

it does launch for me (iBook 900MHz, OS X 10.3.2)

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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To Developer:

I think most appreciate your effort, but since you already put in the effort, doesn't it make sense to go the extra mile, & test your program for basics like proper installation, stability, etc..?

Program crashes upon launch.

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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Yes it does make sense, and yes I did test it. If you are experiencing problems, _details_ would be the most helpful thing.

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Anonymous
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12" pb osX 10.2.8
Double click dmg activates software license agreement. dmg file replaced by iTunes Switcher program file.
Double click program file launches program, which crashes almost immediatly after.

Hope this helps.

David Phillips
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From my Console Log:


load_hdi: IOHDIXControllerArrivalCallback: timed out waiting for IOKit to finish matching.
Jan 4 20:20:50 Our-eMac /sbin/autodiskmount[237]: disk4s2 hfs no no iTunes-Switcher.dmg [not mounted]

Jan 4 20:20:51 Our-eMac /sbin/autodiskmount[237]: disk4s2 hfs no no iTunes-Switcher.dmg /Volumes/iTunes-Switcher.dmg

2004-01-04 20:20:57.634 iTunes Switcher[2945] *** -[NSAlert addButtonWithTitle:]: selector not recognized
2004-01-04 20:20:57.636 iTunes Switcher[2945] An uncaught exception was raised
2004-01-04 20:20:57.636 iTunes Switcher[2945] *** -[NSAlert addButtonWithTitle:]: selector not recognized
2004-01-04 20:20:57.636 iTunes Switcher[2945] *** Uncaught exception: *** -[NSAlert addButtonWithTitle:]: selector not recognized
Jan 4 20:20:58 Our-eMac crashdump: Crash report written to: /Users/david/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/iTunes Switcher.crash.log


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From my Console Crash Log:


Date/Time: 2004-01-04 20:20:58 -0500
OS Version: 10.2.8 (Build 6R73)
Host: Our-eMac.local.

Command: iTunes Switcher
PID: 2945

Exception: EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
Code[0]: 0x00000001Code[1]: 0x97e54964

Thread 0 Crashed:
#0 0x97e54964 in _NSRaiseError
#1 0x97e547ec in +[NSException raise:format:]
#2 0x97e00ba4 in -[NSObject(NSForwardInvocation) forward::]
#3 0x9068c130 in _objc_msgForward
#4 0x00009358 in -[tunesController awakeFromNib]
#5 0x97e2d248 in -[NSSet makeObjectsPerformSelector:]
#6 0x930ad738 in -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:]
#7 0x931b32bc in loadNib
#8 0x930ea9b4 in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:ownerBundle:]
#9 0x93149a5c in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibFile:externalNameTable:withZone:]
#10 0x9314981c in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibNamed:owner:]
#11 0x9315fbfc in NSApplicationMain
#12 0x00007b70 in _start (crt.c:267)
#13 0x000079e4 in start

Thread 1:
#0 0x90073ba8 in mach_msg_trap
#1 0x90005ed0 in mach_msg
#2 0xc0009190 in __ape_internal
#3 0xc0000efc in __ape_agent
#4 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

Thread 2:
#0 0x90073ba8 in mach_msg_trap
#1 0x90005ed0 in mach_msg
#2 0x001cea34 in ah_serv_loop
#3 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

PPC Thread State:
srr0: 0x97e54964 srr1: 0x0002f030 vrsave: 0x00000000
xer: 0x20000000 lr: 0x97e54940 ctr: 0x97df3e14 mq: 0x00000000
r0: 0x00000000 r1: 0xbffff890 r2: 0x2400024a r3: 0xa7e02644
r4: 0x9068d51c r5: 0x20000000 r6: 0xbffff570 r7: 0x20000000
r8: 0x0004f010 r9: 0xa7df0294 r10: 0x00000004 r11: 0x00000000
r12: 0x2400024a r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x00000000 r15: 0x00000000
r16: 0x00080320 r17: 0xa309a6d4 r18: 0xa309a6d4 r19: 0xa309a6d4
r20: 0x000090c4 r21: 0x000090c4 r22: 0x000090c4 r23: 0x0000c224
r24: 0x019044e0 r25: 0x0000aa44 r26: 0x01926170 r27: 0xa7df02ac
r28: 0x019044e0 r29: 0x019261d0 r30: 0x001b4d00 r31: 0x97e54884

MacUpdate-Lon
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It would be far better to send such voluminous info to the developer in an email rather than use this review space for such detailed matters.

Please refrain from this practice in the future, thanks.

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Anonymous
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Crashes every time you launch app. Great concept, hope it works soon! Please fix.

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I didnt't download it because the others say it won't open. Hope the developer fix this soon!

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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If you're looking at version 1.0.1, then the problem is already fixed.

Muadib Member IconComment+0
Muadib
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no doubt.... this would be a wonderful application if you manage a huge archiv of mp3s.... but i wont start

hope the developer will fix this problem

i am using os X server 10.3.2 with itunes 4.2

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Problem should now be fixed in version 1.0.1

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Downloads 7,174
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Date 26 Dec 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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