iTunes Switcher
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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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, iTunes 4.0 or later






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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jan 2004
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/
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jan 2004
I love this program, it works great now that the developer fixed the initial problem.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2003
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.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2003
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)
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2003
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.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Dec 2003
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 commented on 28 Dec 2003
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.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 04 Jan 2004
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 reviewed on 26 Dec 2003
Crashes every time you launch app. Great concept, hope it works soon! Please fix.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2003
I didnt't download it because the others say it won't open. Hope the developer fix this soon!
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Dec 2003
If you're looking at version 1.0.1, then the problem is already fixed.
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2003
Does not install. Did the developer test installation package?
[Version 1.0]

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sherlock42 (developer) replied on 26 Dec 2003
Yes, I tested the .dmg file (including the download process), and the app itself, and both worked fine with OS X 10.3.2 and iTunes 4.2. At what point in the process is it hanging up on you -- the license agreement, the unpacking of the .dmg contents, or some other point?
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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2003
Downloaded it tried opening it then nothing!
Everytime I try to open it but it only flashes in the dock.
Really was hoping that it would work! Too bad.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2003
Would not launch. I double clicked on it and it looks like it tries to run and I see the dock icon breifly appear for 1/2 second and then it quits. No docs as to where to install and when it should be running. Checked the authors web site and did not find anything. Running Panther 10.3.2. Maybe it's the newer version of iTunes ( 4.2 ) getting in the way?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Dec 2003
I'm also running OS X 10.3.2, and iTunes 4.2. I've tested both the installation process and the app, and they work fine here. Can't imagine what's causing the problem -- any error messages in your Console?
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Muadib had trouble on 26 Dec 2003
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
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Dec 2003
Problem should now be fixed in version 1.0.1
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Downloads:7,164
Version Downloads:3,291
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
License:Free
Date:26 Dec 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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