Review – TuneRanger

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I have a confession. I’ve had iPods for years and own more music than I care to admit. While I did get it all ripped into iTunes a long time ago, I’ve never really been an iTunes power user. That has been changing the last few months though. Recently I’ve started making smart playlists and autosyncing lists to get more out of my music library. This is great but it has also exposed a problem. Fancy playlists depend on good metadata like how you’ve rated a song or when the was the last time you played it. Since I have portions of my library on my laptop and a big library on the family desktop (not to mention an iPod and iPhone), keeping all of this data in sync could be a real chore. This problem gets magnified when my wife and kids get involved. I like Hannah Montana as much as the next dad, but that doesn’t mean she gets to share space with Thelonius Monk and Debussy on my iPod.

While at Macworld this year I found a small company named Acertant Technologies that had a booth right behind the Apple area, that section where all of the best little developers seem to land. Anyway, I met Manny Menendez who showed me an application he developed for precisely my iTunes problems called TuneRanger. 

TuneRanger connects all of your iTunes libraries. It then compares the libraries and allows you to share data between them. This doesn’t just include the music files but also all of the metadata.
When you first open TuneRanger it gives you a window that shows your local iTunes library and any other libraries on your network. It then gives you drop down lists of playlists on both libraries and gives you several options. When choosing what to sync you have a variety of filters available including duplicate files, license IDs, file types, genre, artists, album names, and song titles. You can also instruct TuneRanger to trash files marked for deletion or move them to a different folder for later review and deletion.

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You can force one library upon another or synchronize them. Once you give TuneRanger its instructions it does a preliminary analysis and gives you a dialog telling you what it is going to do and offering you a chance uncheck any specific action. Once you tell it to go, TuneRanger then does the syncrhonization. This doesn’t just work with other computers in your network. It also works with your iPod. You can actually pull music off your iPod and place it in your iTunes library with TuneRanger. TuneRanger is also multiplatform so if part of your library is on a Vista or XP box, you still can synchronize. Since I’ve purged all PC’s from my home, I was unable to test this feature.

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Before using TuneRanger, I treated our desktop computer as the source for all iTunes music. All music had to be ripped on that machine and all iTunes purchases had to be made on that machine. I then had to manually copy the stuff I wanted over to my laptop usually losing all metadata. TuneRanger has really liberated me of this whole process. I can now finally use the iTunes button on my iPhone or buy music on my laptop. It is no trouble to then later upload it to the desktop computer with TuneRanger. It really is that easy.

The application costs $29.99 and includes 5 single platform licenses so you will have no trouble getting it on all of the Macs in your household. There is also a free trial available at www.acertant.com. You should be warned though, since getting TuneRanger on my Mac, I’ve spent a lot more money downloading music.

318 Comments Review – TuneRanger

  1. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Nice review – thanks! I saw elsewhere that Tune Ranger (1) was incompatible with iPhone, and (2) included only 4 licenses which were limited to 2 for Mac + 2 for PC. Your review suggests otherwise — which I like! Can you please confirm that iPhone is supported and that the license is indeed 5 per platform (which I interpret as 5 Macs OR 5 PCs). Thanks again, this is the most useful review of Tune Ranger I have found — much appreciated.

    Reply
  2. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Nice review – thanks! I saw elsewhere that Tune Ranger (1) was incompatible with iPhone, and (2) included only 4 licenses which were limited to 2 for Mac + 2 for PC. Your review suggests otherwise — which I like! Can you please confirm that iPhone is supported and that the license is indeed 5 per platform (which I interpret as 5 Macs OR 5 PCs). Thanks again, this is the most useful review of Tune Ranger I have found — much appreciated.

    Reply
  3. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Nice review – thanks! I saw elsewhere that Tune Ranger (1) was incompatible with iPhone, and (2) included only 4 licenses which were limited to 2 for Mac + 2 for PC. Your review suggests otherwise — which I like! Can you please confirm that iPhone is supported and that the license is indeed 5 per platform (which I interpret as 5 Macs OR 5 PCs). Thanks again, this is the most useful review of Tune Ranger I have found — much appreciated.

    Reply
  4. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Nice review – thanks! I saw elsewhere that Tune Ranger (1) was incompatible with iPhone, and (2) included only 4 licenses which were limited to 2 for Mac + 2 for PC. Your review suggests otherwise — which I like! Can you please confirm that iPhone is supported and that the license is indeed 5 per platform (which I interpret as 5 Macs OR 5 PCs). Thanks again, this is the most useful review of Tune Ranger I have found — much appreciated.

    Reply
  5. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Nice review – thanks! I saw elsewhere that Tune Ranger (1) was incompatible with iPhone, and (2) included only 4 licenses which were limited to 2 for Mac + 2 for PC. Your review suggests otherwise — which I like! Can you please confirm that iPhone is supported and that the license is indeed 5 per platform (which I interpret as 5 Macs OR 5 PCs). Thanks again, this is the most useful review of Tune Ranger I have found — much appreciated.

    Reply
  6. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Hi Donovan,

    The answer is that both licenses exist. When you buy at http://www.acertant.com you get a “5 for 1 platform” license for $29.99. When you buy through our retail distributor (Smith-Micro) or any of their resellers (Apple Stores, Amazon, Buy.com etc.) you get a 2+2 license and a nice box for the same price. In the next month or so we hope to offer more license combinations from our website in order to meet the needs of more users.

    Unfortunately, the iPhone and iPod Touch are not supported at this time. We depend on an iPod feature called “Enable Disk Use” to gain access to the files on the iPod. Unfortunately Apple does not offer this feature in these devices. We are currently looking at the iPhone SDK as a way around this.

    Reply
  7. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Hi Donovan,

    The answer is that both licenses exist. When you buy at http://www.acertant.com you get a “5 for 1 platform” license for $29.99. When you buy through our retail distributor (Smith-Micro) or any of their resellers (Apple Stores, Amazon, Buy.com etc.) you get a 2+2 license and a nice box for the same price. In the next month or so we hope to offer more license combinations from our website in order to meet the needs of more users.

    Unfortunately, the iPhone and iPod Touch are not supported at this time. We depend on an iPod feature called “Enable Disk Use” to gain access to the files on the iPod. Unfortunately Apple does not offer this feature in these devices. We are currently looking at the iPhone SDK as a way around this.

    Reply
  8. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Hi Donovan,

    The answer is that both licenses exist. When you buy at http://www.acertant.com you get a “5 for 1 platform” license for $29.99. When you buy through our retail distributor (Smith-Micro) or any of their resellers (Apple Stores, Amazon, Buy.com etc.) you get a 2+2 license and a nice box for the same price. In the next month or so we hope to offer more license combinations from our website in order to meet the needs of more users.

    Unfortunately, the iPhone and iPod Touch are not supported at this time. We depend on an iPod feature called “Enable Disk Use” to gain access to the files on the iPod. Unfortunately Apple does not offer this feature in these devices. We are currently looking at the iPhone SDK as a way around this.

    Reply
  9. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Hi Donovan,

    The answer is that both licenses exist. When you buy at http://www.acertant.com you get a “5 for 1 platform” license for $29.99. When you buy through our retail distributor (Smith-Micro) or any of their resellers (Apple Stores, Amazon, Buy.com etc.) you get a 2+2 license and a nice box for the same price. In the next month or so we hope to offer more license combinations from our website in order to meet the needs of more users.

    Unfortunately, the iPhone and iPod Touch are not supported at this time. We depend on an iPod feature called “Enable Disk Use” to gain access to the files on the iPod. Unfortunately Apple does not offer this feature in these devices. We are currently looking at the iPhone SDK as a way around this.

    Reply
  10. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Hi Donovan,

    The answer is that both licenses exist. When you buy at http://www.acertant.com you get a “5 for 1 platform” license for $29.99. When you buy through our retail distributor (Smith-Micro) or any of their resellers (Apple Stores, Amazon, Buy.com etc.) you get a 2+2 license and a nice box for the same price. In the next month or so we hope to offer more license combinations from our website in order to meet the needs of more users.

    Unfortunately, the iPhone and iPod Touch are not supported at this time. We depend on an iPod feature called “Enable Disk Use” to gain access to the files on the iPod. Unfortunately Apple does not offer this feature in these devices. We are currently looking at the iPhone SDK as a way around this.

    Reply
  11. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Just purchased Tuneranger (smithmicro version) and we are syncing our itunes libraries on 4 macs. I’m not quite as pleased with the problem as I had hoped. Instructing it to say, just sync or copy one playlist with the songs in the playlist is not very straightforward. I’d also like to be able to just copy empty playlists from one machine to another…is there a way to do that? Unchecking all the music entries doesn’t seem to do anything, or do you need to uncheck completely the library, and then just check the playlists you want? Again, what if you want playlists without the songs in ’em. This software is a great idea, but it seems a little unpolished. I hope there are updates coming soon, as we need this type to software to manage the itunes between our 4 macs! Cheers, Don in Chicagoland

    Reply
  12. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Just purchased Tuneranger (smithmicro version) and we are syncing our itunes libraries on 4 macs. I’m not quite as pleased with the problem as I had hoped. Instructing it to say, just sync or copy one playlist with the songs in the playlist is not very straightforward. I’d also like to be able to just copy empty playlists from one machine to another…is there a way to do that? Unchecking all the music entries doesn’t seem to do anything, or do you need to uncheck completely the library, and then just check the playlists you want? Again, what if you want playlists without the songs in ’em. This software is a great idea, but it seems a little unpolished. I hope there are updates coming soon, as we need this type to software to manage the itunes between our 4 macs! Cheers, Don in Chicagoland

    Reply
  13. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Just purchased Tuneranger (smithmicro version) and we are syncing our itunes libraries on 4 macs. I’m not quite as pleased with the problem as I had hoped. Instructing it to say, just sync or copy one playlist with the songs in the playlist is not very straightforward. I’d also like to be able to just copy empty playlists from one machine to another…is there a way to do that? Unchecking all the music entries doesn’t seem to do anything, or do you need to uncheck completely the library, and then just check the playlists you want? Again, what if you want playlists without the songs in ’em. This software is a great idea, but it seems a little unpolished. I hope there are updates coming soon, as we need this type to software to manage the itunes between our 4 macs! Cheers, Don in Chicagoland

    Reply
  14. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Just purchased Tuneranger (smithmicro version) and we are syncing our itunes libraries on 4 macs. I’m not quite as pleased with the problem as I had hoped. Instructing it to say, just sync or copy one playlist with the songs in the playlist is not very straightforward. I’d also like to be able to just copy empty playlists from one machine to another…is there a way to do that? Unchecking all the music entries doesn’t seem to do anything, or do you need to uncheck completely the library, and then just check the playlists you want? Again, what if you want playlists without the songs in ’em. This software is a great idea, but it seems a little unpolished. I hope there are updates coming soon, as we need this type to software to manage the itunes between our 4 macs! Cheers, Don in Chicagoland

    Reply
  15. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Just purchased Tuneranger (smithmicro version) and we are syncing our itunes libraries on 4 macs. I’m not quite as pleased with the problem as I had hoped. Instructing it to say, just sync or copy one playlist with the songs in the playlist is not very straightforward. I’d also like to be able to just copy empty playlists from one machine to another…is there a way to do that? Unchecking all the music entries doesn’t seem to do anything, or do you need to uncheck completely the library, and then just check the playlists you want? Again, what if you want playlists without the songs in ’em. This software is a great idea, but it seems a little unpolished. I hope there are updates coming soon, as we need this type to software to manage the itunes between our 4 macs! Cheers, Don in Chicagoland

    Reply
  16. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Thanks Manny, the clarifications are most appreciated.

    Don, thank you for the additional insight. How easy is it to use your consolidated libraries after TuneRanger works its magic? Are there any unexpected hurdles?

    Reply
  17. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Thanks Manny, the clarifications are most appreciated.

    Don, thank you for the additional insight. How easy is it to use your consolidated libraries after TuneRanger works its magic? Are there any unexpected hurdles?

    Reply
  18. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Thanks Manny, the clarifications are most appreciated.

    Don, thank you for the additional insight. How easy is it to use your consolidated libraries after TuneRanger works its magic? Are there any unexpected hurdles?

    Reply
  19. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Thanks Manny, the clarifications are most appreciated.

    Don, thank you for the additional insight. How easy is it to use your consolidated libraries after TuneRanger works its magic? Are there any unexpected hurdles?

    Reply
  20. donovan.dillon@gmail.com

    Thanks Manny, the clarifications are most appreciated.

    Don, thank you for the additional insight. How easy is it to use your consolidated libraries after TuneRanger works its magic? Are there any unexpected hurdles?

    Reply
  21. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Gents,
    I wish it was more straightforward. We got our largest library (several thousand songs) to finally copy to a machine that did not contain most of them. Once we had both machines on ethernet instead of wifi (airport extreme N with N laptops) it went well, taking a couple of hours. However, when I want to send, say the Sinatra playlist to a computer that does not have either the playlist or the songs, I find it confusing. If you just choose the playlist on the sending machine, you either have to create a new playlist on the receiving machine, or the songs will just go to the receiving computer’s library. What I want is an easy, intuitive way to just copy a playlist, including it’s name and songs contained therein, to a different computer’s itunes. When we did the big move, thousands of songs and dozens of libraries, the receiving machine’s itunes worked fine. I’d also still like to be able to create new playlists on one computer, without songs, and share them with the other computers on our network, and then move the songs separately.

    Reply
  22. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Gents,
    I wish it was more straightforward. We got our largest library (several thousand songs) to finally copy to a machine that did not contain most of them. Once we had both machines on ethernet instead of wifi (airport extreme N with N laptops) it went well, taking a couple of hours. However, when I want to send, say the Sinatra playlist to a computer that does not have either the playlist or the songs, I find it confusing. If you just choose the playlist on the sending machine, you either have to create a new playlist on the receiving machine, or the songs will just go to the receiving computer’s library. What I want is an easy, intuitive way to just copy a playlist, including it’s name and songs contained therein, to a different computer’s itunes. When we did the big move, thousands of songs and dozens of libraries, the receiving machine’s itunes worked fine. I’d also still like to be able to create new playlists on one computer, without songs, and share them with the other computers on our network, and then move the songs separately.

    Reply
  23. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Gents,
    I wish it was more straightforward. We got our largest library (several thousand songs) to finally copy to a machine that did not contain most of them. Once we had both machines on ethernet instead of wifi (airport extreme N with N laptops) it went well, taking a couple of hours. However, when I want to send, say the Sinatra playlist to a computer that does not have either the playlist or the songs, I find it confusing. If you just choose the playlist on the sending machine, you either have to create a new playlist on the receiving machine, or the songs will just go to the receiving computer’s library. What I want is an easy, intuitive way to just copy a playlist, including it’s name and songs contained therein, to a different computer’s itunes. When we did the big move, thousands of songs and dozens of libraries, the receiving machine’s itunes worked fine. I’d also still like to be able to create new playlists on one computer, without songs, and share them with the other computers on our network, and then move the songs separately.

    Reply
  24. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Gents,
    I wish it was more straightforward. We got our largest library (several thousand songs) to finally copy to a machine that did not contain most of them. Once we had both machines on ethernet instead of wifi (airport extreme N with N laptops) it went well, taking a couple of hours. However, when I want to send, say the Sinatra playlist to a computer that does not have either the playlist or the songs, I find it confusing. If you just choose the playlist on the sending machine, you either have to create a new playlist on the receiving machine, or the songs will just go to the receiving computer’s library. What I want is an easy, intuitive way to just copy a playlist, including it’s name and songs contained therein, to a different computer’s itunes. When we did the big move, thousands of songs and dozens of libraries, the receiving machine’s itunes worked fine. I’d also still like to be able to create new playlists on one computer, without songs, and share them with the other computers on our network, and then move the songs separately.

    Reply
  25. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Gents,
    I wish it was more straightforward. We got our largest library (several thousand songs) to finally copy to a machine that did not contain most of them. Once we had both machines on ethernet instead of wifi (airport extreme N with N laptops) it went well, taking a couple of hours. However, when I want to send, say the Sinatra playlist to a computer that does not have either the playlist or the songs, I find it confusing. If you just choose the playlist on the sending machine, you either have to create a new playlist on the receiving machine, or the songs will just go to the receiving computer’s library. What I want is an easy, intuitive way to just copy a playlist, including it’s name and songs contained therein, to a different computer’s itunes. When we did the big move, thousands of songs and dozens of libraries, the receiving machine’s itunes worked fine. I’d also still like to be able to create new playlists on one computer, without songs, and share them with the other computers on our network, and then move the songs separately.

    Reply
  26. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Also to add:
    I’ve had to force quit Tuneranger dozens of times so far. It hung up my mac mini (an old machine, but running Leopard) so bad I had to do a hard restart.

    Reply
  27. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Also to add:
    I’ve had to force quit Tuneranger dozens of times so far. It hung up my mac mini (an old machine, but running Leopard) so bad I had to do a hard restart.

    Reply
  28. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Also to add:
    I’ve had to force quit Tuneranger dozens of times so far. It hung up my mac mini (an old machine, but running Leopard) so bad I had to do a hard restart.

    Reply
  29. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Also to add:
    I’ve had to force quit Tuneranger dozens of times so far. It hung up my mac mini (an old machine, but running Leopard) so bad I had to do a hard restart.

    Reply
  30. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Also to add:
    I’ve had to force quit Tuneranger dozens of times so far. It hung up my mac mini (an old machine, but running Leopard) so bad I had to do a hard restart.

    Reply
  31. david@macsparky.com

    Don .. are you getting an error or is it just hanging? I have never had it crash or hang up on me. The way I use it is to transfer specific playlists over to the remote machines. We have one Mac with everything on it and then I’ll pull individual playlists to my remote machines and then sync them on a maintenance bases. When I first started using it I would set it to sync the large playlists before going to bed because it takes awhile to move large amounts of data over Bonjour. Since then it is much easier because my transfers now are usually just pulling a few songs over form the main library or uploaded a few songs back to it. Maybe Tuneranger needs to do a screencast to make it easier.

    If it is hanging I would suggest getting a log or perhaps talking with the developer. I’m sure they would be interested in sorting out problems of that nature.

    Reply
  32. david@macsparky.com

    Don .. are you getting an error or is it just hanging? I have never had it crash or hang up on me. The way I use it is to transfer specific playlists over to the remote machines. We have one Mac with everything on it and then I’ll pull individual playlists to my remote machines and then sync them on a maintenance bases. When I first started using it I would set it to sync the large playlists before going to bed because it takes awhile to move large amounts of data over Bonjour. Since then it is much easier because my transfers now are usually just pulling a few songs over form the main library or uploaded a few songs back to it. Maybe Tuneranger needs to do a screencast to make it easier.

    If it is hanging I would suggest getting a log or perhaps talking with the developer. I’m sure they would be interested in sorting out problems of that nature.

    Reply
  33. david@macsparky.com

    Don .. are you getting an error or is it just hanging? I have never had it crash or hang up on me. The way I use it is to transfer specific playlists over to the remote machines. We have one Mac with everything on it and then I’ll pull individual playlists to my remote machines and then sync them on a maintenance bases. When I first started using it I would set it to sync the large playlists before going to bed because it takes awhile to move large amounts of data over Bonjour. Since then it is much easier because my transfers now are usually just pulling a few songs over form the main library or uploaded a few songs back to it. Maybe Tuneranger needs to do a screencast to make it easier.

    If it is hanging I would suggest getting a log or perhaps talking with the developer. I’m sure they would be interested in sorting out problems of that nature.

    Reply
  34. david@macsparky.com

    Don .. are you getting an error or is it just hanging? I have never had it crash or hang up on me. The way I use it is to transfer specific playlists over to the remote machines. We have one Mac with everything on it and then I’ll pull individual playlists to my remote machines and then sync them on a maintenance bases. When I first started using it I would set it to sync the large playlists before going to bed because it takes awhile to move large amounts of data over Bonjour. Since then it is much easier because my transfers now are usually just pulling a few songs over form the main library or uploaded a few songs back to it. Maybe Tuneranger needs to do a screencast to make it easier.

    If it is hanging I would suggest getting a log or perhaps talking with the developer. I’m sure they would be interested in sorting out problems of that nature.

    Reply
  35. david@macsparky.com

    Don .. are you getting an error or is it just hanging? I have never had it crash or hang up on me. The way I use it is to transfer specific playlists over to the remote machines. We have one Mac with everything on it and then I’ll pull individual playlists to my remote machines and then sync them on a maintenance bases. When I first started using it I would set it to sync the large playlists before going to bed because it takes awhile to move large amounts of data over Bonjour. Since then it is much easier because my transfers now are usually just pulling a few songs over form the main library or uploaded a few songs back to it. Maybe Tuneranger needs to do a screencast to make it easier.

    If it is hanging I would suggest getting a log or perhaps talking with the developer. I’m sure they would be interested in sorting out problems of that nature.

    Reply
  36. alex@frgivn.com

    Hey Guys,

    I am really interested in this product, but after reading the review and comments I have some questions. First: Does anyone have any experience with using TR on a MAC and PC network. Our XP PC contains all of our music/meta data, but I would like to be able to use my MacBook or PC to make iTunes purchases. Second: Can anyone expand on the iPod Touch/iPhone incompatibility issue? Does it work at all or is it just limited? I would like to sync my iPod touch to my macbook, which as stated in the first question would be synced (word?) with the XP PC. Third: What happens to songs purchased directly from iTunes on the iPod touch?

    Thanks for the help!

    Alex

    Reply
  37. alex@frgivn.com

    Hey Guys,

    I am really interested in this product, but after reading the review and comments I have some questions. First: Does anyone have any experience with using TR on a MAC and PC network. Our XP PC contains all of our music/meta data, but I would like to be able to use my MacBook or PC to make iTunes purchases. Second: Can anyone expand on the iPod Touch/iPhone incompatibility issue? Does it work at all or is it just limited? I would like to sync my iPod touch to my macbook, which as stated in the first question would be synced (word?) with the XP PC. Third: What happens to songs purchased directly from iTunes on the iPod touch?

    Thanks for the help!

    Alex

    Reply
  38. alex@frgivn.com

    Hey Guys,

    I am really interested in this product, but after reading the review and comments I have some questions. First: Does anyone have any experience with using TR on a MAC and PC network. Our XP PC contains all of our music/meta data, but I would like to be able to use my MacBook or PC to make iTunes purchases. Second: Can anyone expand on the iPod Touch/iPhone incompatibility issue? Does it work at all or is it just limited? I would like to sync my iPod touch to my macbook, which as stated in the first question would be synced (word?) with the XP PC. Third: What happens to songs purchased directly from iTunes on the iPod touch?

    Thanks for the help!

    Alex

    Reply
  39. alex@frgivn.com

    Hey Guys,

    I am really interested in this product, but after reading the review and comments I have some questions. First: Does anyone have any experience with using TR on a MAC and PC network. Our XP PC contains all of our music/meta data, but I would like to be able to use my MacBook or PC to make iTunes purchases. Second: Can anyone expand on the iPod Touch/iPhone incompatibility issue? Does it work at all or is it just limited? I would like to sync my iPod touch to my macbook, which as stated in the first question would be synced (word?) with the XP PC. Third: What happens to songs purchased directly from iTunes on the iPod touch?

    Thanks for the help!

    Alex

    Reply
  40. alex@frgivn.com

    Hey Guys,

    I am really interested in this product, but after reading the review and comments I have some questions. First: Does anyone have any experience with using TR on a MAC and PC network. Our XP PC contains all of our music/meta data, but I would like to be able to use my MacBook or PC to make iTunes purchases. Second: Can anyone expand on the iPod Touch/iPhone incompatibility issue? Does it work at all or is it just limited? I would like to sync my iPod touch to my macbook, which as stated in the first question would be synced (word?) with the XP PC. Third: What happens to songs purchased directly from iTunes on the iPod touch?

    Thanks for the help!

    Alex

    Reply
  41. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Alex,
    We are all macs on our home network, so unable to help on your mixed network issue. You might check directly with the TR developer on the iPhone/Touch questions.

    Reply
  42. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Alex,
    We are all macs on our home network, so unable to help on your mixed network issue. You might check directly with the TR developer on the iPhone/Touch questions.

    Reply
  43. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Alex,
    We are all macs on our home network, so unable to help on your mixed network issue. You might check directly with the TR developer on the iPhone/Touch questions.

    Reply
  44. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Alex,
    We are all macs on our home network, so unable to help on your mixed network issue. You might check directly with the TR developer on the iPhone/Touch questions.

    Reply
  45. donnie6332@yahoo.com

    Alex,
    We are all macs on our home network, so unable to help on your mixed network issue. You might check directly with the TR developer on the iPhone/Touch questions.

    Reply
  46. mmenendez@acertant.com

    It is easy to test the Mac to PC compatibility – just download our free 30-day trials, one for each platform, at http://www.acertant.com! No obligation to buy.

    As for the iPhone/Touch issue, it don’t work 😉

    TuneRanger’s main value proposition is iTunes to iTunes sync over a network. The iTunes to iPod support is great for emergencies to use your iPod as a backup and restore your iTunes library or if you want to sync with more than one computer. This of course assumes you can fit your entire music and video library on your iPod. For normal use however, iTunes does a good job overall.

    I’m not sure why Apple removed the Disk Use option from these devices and we can’t guarantee for certain we’ll find away around this but we’ll try.

    Reply
  47. mmenendez@acertant.com

    It is easy to test the Mac to PC compatibility – just download our free 30-day trials, one for each platform, at http://www.acertant.com! No obligation to buy.

    As for the iPhone/Touch issue, it don’t work 😉

    TuneRanger’s main value proposition is iTunes to iTunes sync over a network. The iTunes to iPod support is great for emergencies to use your iPod as a backup and restore your iTunes library or if you want to sync with more than one computer. This of course assumes you can fit your entire music and video library on your iPod. For normal use however, iTunes does a good job overall.

    I’m not sure why Apple removed the Disk Use option from these devices and we can’t guarantee for certain we’ll find away around this but we’ll try.

    Reply
  48. mmenendez@acertant.com

    It is easy to test the Mac to PC compatibility – just download our free 30-day trials, one for each platform, at http://www.acertant.com! No obligation to buy.

    As for the iPhone/Touch issue, it don’t work 😉

    TuneRanger’s main value proposition is iTunes to iTunes sync over a network. The iTunes to iPod support is great for emergencies to use your iPod as a backup and restore your iTunes library or if you want to sync with more than one computer. This of course assumes you can fit your entire music and video library on your iPod. For normal use however, iTunes does a good job overall.

    I’m not sure why Apple removed the Disk Use option from these devices and we can’t guarantee for certain we’ll find away around this but we’ll try.

    Reply
  49. mmenendez@acertant.com

    It is easy to test the Mac to PC compatibility – just download our free 30-day trials, one for each platform, at http://www.acertant.com! No obligation to buy.

    As for the iPhone/Touch issue, it don’t work 😉

    TuneRanger’s main value proposition is iTunes to iTunes sync over a network. The iTunes to iPod support is great for emergencies to use your iPod as a backup and restore your iTunes library or if you want to sync with more than one computer. This of course assumes you can fit your entire music and video library on your iPod. For normal use however, iTunes does a good job overall.

    I’m not sure why Apple removed the Disk Use option from these devices and we can’t guarantee for certain we’ll find away around this but we’ll try.

    Reply
  50. mmenendez@acertant.com

    It is easy to test the Mac to PC compatibility – just download our free 30-day trials, one for each platform, at http://www.acertant.com! No obligation to buy.

    As for the iPhone/Touch issue, it don’t work 😉

    TuneRanger’s main value proposition is iTunes to iTunes sync over a network. The iTunes to iPod support is great for emergencies to use your iPod as a backup and restore your iTunes library or if you want to sync with more than one computer. This of course assumes you can fit your entire music and video library on your iPod. For normal use however, iTunes does a good job overall.

    I’m not sure why Apple removed the Disk Use option from these devices and we can’t guarantee for certain we’ll find away around this but we’ll try.

    Reply
  51. joshboelter@gmail.com

    I have an external drive holding all my ripped iTunes music connected to a G4 desktop via USB2. I also have 2 Mac laptops on the wireless network. I’m very interested in TuneRanger’s possibilities, but I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does TuneRanger sync/copy all of the audio files, or just the iTunes library file? Or, does TuneRanger only copy over audio files that correspond with selected playlists?

    2. Can I use the external drive/desktop as the main repository of all audio files, and use the laptops as “remote controls” (for syncing iPods, ripping CDs, downloading music, etc.) for this main library?

    3. Can I use TuneRanger to manage what files are (or are not) on each laptop’s hard drive? Laptop hard-disk space is limited, so I might need to take stuff off to put new stuff on.

    Sorry if I’m missing the point; any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    Reply
  52. joshboelter@gmail.com

    I have an external drive holding all my ripped iTunes music connected to a G4 desktop via USB2. I also have 2 Mac laptops on the wireless network. I’m very interested in TuneRanger’s possibilities, but I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does TuneRanger sync/copy all of the audio files, or just the iTunes library file? Or, does TuneRanger only copy over audio files that correspond with selected playlists?

    2. Can I use the external drive/desktop as the main repository of all audio files, and use the laptops as “remote controls” (for syncing iPods, ripping CDs, downloading music, etc.) for this main library?

    3. Can I use TuneRanger to manage what files are (or are not) on each laptop’s hard drive? Laptop hard-disk space is limited, so I might need to take stuff off to put new stuff on.

    Sorry if I’m missing the point; any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    Reply
  53. joshboelter@gmail.com

    I have an external drive holding all my ripped iTunes music connected to a G4 desktop via USB2. I also have 2 Mac laptops on the wireless network. I’m very interested in TuneRanger’s possibilities, but I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does TuneRanger sync/copy all of the audio files, or just the iTunes library file? Or, does TuneRanger only copy over audio files that correspond with selected playlists?

    2. Can I use the external drive/desktop as the main repository of all audio files, and use the laptops as “remote controls” (for syncing iPods, ripping CDs, downloading music, etc.) for this main library?

    3. Can I use TuneRanger to manage what files are (or are not) on each laptop’s hard drive? Laptop hard-disk space is limited, so I might need to take stuff off to put new stuff on.

    Sorry if I’m missing the point; any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    Reply
  54. joshboelter@gmail.com

    I have an external drive holding all my ripped iTunes music connected to a G4 desktop via USB2. I also have 2 Mac laptops on the wireless network. I’m very interested in TuneRanger’s possibilities, but I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does TuneRanger sync/copy all of the audio files, or just the iTunes library file? Or, does TuneRanger only copy over audio files that correspond with selected playlists?

    2. Can I use the external drive/desktop as the main repository of all audio files, and use the laptops as “remote controls” (for syncing iPods, ripping CDs, downloading music, etc.) for this main library?

    3. Can I use TuneRanger to manage what files are (or are not) on each laptop’s hard drive? Laptop hard-disk space is limited, so I might need to take stuff off to put new stuff on.

    Sorry if I’m missing the point; any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    Reply
  55. joshboelter@gmail.com

    I have an external drive holding all my ripped iTunes music connected to a G4 desktop via USB2. I also have 2 Mac laptops on the wireless network. I’m very interested in TuneRanger’s possibilities, but I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does TuneRanger sync/copy all of the audio files, or just the iTunes library file? Or, does TuneRanger only copy over audio files that correspond with selected playlists?

    2. Can I use the external drive/desktop as the main repository of all audio files, and use the laptops as “remote controls” (for syncing iPods, ripping CDs, downloading music, etc.) for this main library?

    3. Can I use TuneRanger to manage what files are (or are not) on each laptop’s hard drive? Laptop hard-disk space is limited, so I might need to take stuff off to put new stuff on.

    Sorry if I’m missing the point; any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    Reply
  56. david@macsparky.com

    @Josh

    My set up is an iMac with the library on an external drive and I sync particular playlists over to the laptop with no problem. For instance I have one call “Monk” that has a limited list of my favorite Monk music. I sync that to the laptops and it comes over fine. In that sense I manage the laptop library by selectively pulling playlists over. When I buy music on my laptop (or iPhone that syncs to the laptop) I then TuneRanger sync it back up to the main iTunes computer with Tune Ranger. Hope that helps. There is a 30 day free trial. Just give it a go.

    Reply
  57. david@macsparky.com

    @Josh

    My set up is an iMac with the library on an external drive and I sync particular playlists over to the laptop with no problem. For instance I have one call “Monk” that has a limited list of my favorite Monk music. I sync that to the laptops and it comes over fine. In that sense I manage the laptop library by selectively pulling playlists over. When I buy music on my laptop (or iPhone that syncs to the laptop) I then TuneRanger sync it back up to the main iTunes computer with Tune Ranger. Hope that helps. There is a 30 day free trial. Just give it a go.

    Reply
  58. david@macsparky.com

    @Josh

    My set up is an iMac with the library on an external drive and I sync particular playlists over to the laptop with no problem. For instance I have one call “Monk” that has a limited list of my favorite Monk music. I sync that to the laptops and it comes over fine. In that sense I manage the laptop library by selectively pulling playlists over. When I buy music on my laptop (or iPhone that syncs to the laptop) I then TuneRanger sync it back up to the main iTunes computer with Tune Ranger. Hope that helps. There is a 30 day free trial. Just give it a go.

    Reply
  59. david@macsparky.com

    @Josh

    My set up is an iMac with the library on an external drive and I sync particular playlists over to the laptop with no problem. For instance I have one call “Monk” that has a limited list of my favorite Monk music. I sync that to the laptops and it comes over fine. In that sense I manage the laptop library by selectively pulling playlists over. When I buy music on my laptop (or iPhone that syncs to the laptop) I then TuneRanger sync it back up to the main iTunes computer with Tune Ranger. Hope that helps. There is a 30 day free trial. Just give it a go.

    Reply
  60. david@macsparky.com

    @Josh

    My set up is an iMac with the library on an external drive and I sync particular playlists over to the laptop with no problem. For instance I have one call “Monk” that has a limited list of my favorite Monk music. I sync that to the laptops and it comes over fine. In that sense I manage the laptop library by selectively pulling playlists over. When I buy music on my laptop (or iPhone that syncs to the laptop) I then TuneRanger sync it back up to the main iTunes computer with Tune Ranger. Hope that helps. There is a 30 day free trial. Just give it a go.

    Reply
  61. hardestyt@comcast.net

    How does Tune Ranger handle different accounts on the same computer. We have three Macs, 1 PC laptop. Each member of the six people in our family has a different account. Can I use Tune Ranger to create basically one master iTunes Library that all the computers, accounts and iPods and use?

    Reply
  62. hardestyt@comcast.net

    How does Tune Ranger handle different accounts on the same computer. We have three Macs, 1 PC laptop. Each member of the six people in our family has a different account. Can I use Tune Ranger to create basically one master iTunes Library that all the computers, accounts and iPods and use?

    Reply
  63. hardestyt@comcast.net

    How does Tune Ranger handle different accounts on the same computer. We have three Macs, 1 PC laptop. Each member of the six people in our family has a different account. Can I use Tune Ranger to create basically one master iTunes Library that all the computers, accounts and iPods and use?

    Reply
  64. hardestyt@comcast.net

    How does Tune Ranger handle different accounts on the same computer. We have three Macs, 1 PC laptop. Each member of the six people in our family has a different account. Can I use Tune Ranger to create basically one master iTunes Library that all the computers, accounts and iPods and use?

    Reply
  65. hardestyt@comcast.net

    How does Tune Ranger handle different accounts on the same computer. We have three Macs, 1 PC laptop. Each member of the six people in our family has a different account. Can I use Tune Ranger to create basically one master iTunes Library that all the computers, accounts and iPods and use?

    Reply
  66. dave_spam@mac.com

    I have tried to get Tune Ranger to work properly and am afraid it truly is a version 1.0 product. I can sync individual playlist at one time but not the entire library. Frustrating.

    We’ll see if they respond, I have filed a bug report

    The concept is great, price is affordable, but it needs to work.

    Reply
  67. dave_spam@mac.com

    I have tried to get Tune Ranger to work properly and am afraid it truly is a version 1.0 product. I can sync individual playlist at one time but not the entire library. Frustrating.

    We’ll see if they respond, I have filed a bug report

    The concept is great, price is affordable, but it needs to work.

    Reply
  68. dave_spam@mac.com

    I have tried to get Tune Ranger to work properly and am afraid it truly is a version 1.0 product. I can sync individual playlist at one time but not the entire library. Frustrating.

    We’ll see if they respond, I have filed a bug report

    The concept is great, price is affordable, but it needs to work.

    Reply
  69. dave_spam@mac.com

    I have tried to get Tune Ranger to work properly and am afraid it truly is a version 1.0 product. I can sync individual playlist at one time but not the entire library. Frustrating.

    We’ll see if they respond, I have filed a bug report

    The concept is great, price is affordable, but it needs to work.

    Reply
  70. dave_spam@mac.com

    I have tried to get Tune Ranger to work properly and am afraid it truly is a version 1.0 product. I can sync individual playlist at one time but not the entire library. Frustrating.

    We’ll see if they respond, I have filed a bug report

    The concept is great, price is affordable, but it needs to work.

    Reply
  71. dave_spam@mac.com

    Oh and one other thing , it has my Intel 2.8 Ghz pegged at 130% of cpu. Makes my machine almost unusable while syncing.

    Reply
  72. dave_spam@mac.com

    Oh and one other thing , it has my Intel 2.8 Ghz pegged at 130% of cpu. Makes my machine almost unusable while syncing.

    Reply
  73. dave_spam@mac.com

    Oh and one other thing , it has my Intel 2.8 Ghz pegged at 130% of cpu. Makes my machine almost unusable while syncing.

    Reply
  74. dave_spam@mac.com

    Oh and one other thing , it has my Intel 2.8 Ghz pegged at 130% of cpu. Makes my machine almost unusable while syncing.

    Reply
  75. dave_spam@mac.com

    Oh and one other thing , it has my Intel 2.8 Ghz pegged at 130% of cpu. Makes my machine almost unusable while syncing.

    Reply
  76. khuned@thai-industry.net

    Interested to buy TuneRanger from what I read and all the comments here. A questions:

    Can I get confirmation that I can sync iTunes library on my different Macs over the internet? I don’t have a fixed IP ISP account. As I’m presuming the syncing macs need to be switched on, any suggestions how I can find solution to sync the my different macs if they are in different locations such as home, office, vacation home, etc..?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  77. khuned@thai-industry.net

    Interested to buy TuneRanger from what I read and all the comments here. A questions:

    Can I get confirmation that I can sync iTunes library on my different Macs over the internet? I don’t have a fixed IP ISP account. As I’m presuming the syncing macs need to be switched on, any suggestions how I can find solution to sync the my different macs if they are in different locations such as home, office, vacation home, etc..?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  78. khuned@thai-industry.net

    Interested to buy TuneRanger from what I read and all the comments here. A questions:

    Can I get confirmation that I can sync iTunes library on my different Macs over the internet? I don’t have a fixed IP ISP account. As I’m presuming the syncing macs need to be switched on, any suggestions how I can find solution to sync the my different macs if they are in different locations such as home, office, vacation home, etc..?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  79. khuned@thai-industry.net

    Interested to buy TuneRanger from what I read and all the comments here. A questions:

    Can I get confirmation that I can sync iTunes library on my different Macs over the internet? I don’t have a fixed IP ISP account. As I’m presuming the syncing macs need to be switched on, any suggestions how I can find solution to sync the my different macs if they are in different locations such as home, office, vacation home, etc..?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  80. khuned@thai-industry.net

    Interested to buy TuneRanger from what I read and all the comments here. A questions:

    Can I get confirmation that I can sync iTunes library on my different Macs over the internet? I don’t have a fixed IP ISP account. As I’m presuming the syncing macs need to be switched on, any suggestions how I can find solution to sync the my different macs if they are in different locations such as home, office, vacation home, etc..?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  81. magbo@aol.com

    I have a huge number of music files spread out on two Macs, but also residing on several different external hard drives hooked up to the two Macs, since I’ve run out of space on my original start-up drive. Will Tune Ranger consolidate these files and eliminate duplicates (i.e., when the iTunes files are on different drives but all hooked up to the same computer)? I’ve been bedeviled by the fact that iTunes always claims it cannot find various files (“this cannot be played because the original file cannot be found”) and I have to do manual searches for the music.

    Reply
  82. magbo@aol.com

    I have a huge number of music files spread out on two Macs, but also residing on several different external hard drives hooked up to the two Macs, since I’ve run out of space on my original start-up drive. Will Tune Ranger consolidate these files and eliminate duplicates (i.e., when the iTunes files are on different drives but all hooked up to the same computer)? I’ve been bedeviled by the fact that iTunes always claims it cannot find various files (“this cannot be played because the original file cannot be found”) and I have to do manual searches for the music.

    Reply
  83. magbo@aol.com

    I have a huge number of music files spread out on two Macs, but also residing on several different external hard drives hooked up to the two Macs, since I’ve run out of space on my original start-up drive. Will Tune Ranger consolidate these files and eliminate duplicates (i.e., when the iTunes files are on different drives but all hooked up to the same computer)? I’ve been bedeviled by the fact that iTunes always claims it cannot find various files (“this cannot be played because the original file cannot be found”) and I have to do manual searches for the music.

    Reply
  84. magbo@aol.com

    I have a huge number of music files spread out on two Macs, but also residing on several different external hard drives hooked up to the two Macs, since I’ve run out of space on my original start-up drive. Will Tune Ranger consolidate these files and eliminate duplicates (i.e., when the iTunes files are on different drives but all hooked up to the same computer)? I’ve been bedeviled by the fact that iTunes always claims it cannot find various files (“this cannot be played because the original file cannot be found”) and I have to do manual searches for the music.

    Reply
  85. magbo@aol.com

    I have a huge number of music files spread out on two Macs, but also residing on several different external hard drives hooked up to the two Macs, since I’ve run out of space on my original start-up drive. Will Tune Ranger consolidate these files and eliminate duplicates (i.e., when the iTunes files are on different drives but all hooked up to the same computer)? I’ve been bedeviled by the fact that iTunes always claims it cannot find various files (“this cannot be played because the original file cannot be found”) and I have to do manual searches for the music.

    Reply
  86. acertant@gmail.com

    Alaskan,

    There is a feature in iTunes that does some of what you need. It’s called “Consolidate Library” and it will copy or move the files to the location specified in Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music Folder Location.

    Once Consolidated, TuneRanger has a nifty Remove Duplicates utility that can automate the process and save you a lot of time.

    TuneRanger also has a “Remove Orphans” utility that removes those pesky (!) entries into your library for files that no longer exist.

    Then there is also the “Add Disconnected Files” utility that does the opposite. It scans the default iTunes music Folder for files that are not listed in the iTunes Library.

    Hope this helps.

    -manny

    Reply
  87. acertant@gmail.com

    Alaskan,

    There is a feature in iTunes that does some of what you need. It’s called “Consolidate Library” and it will copy or move the files to the location specified in Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music Folder Location.

    Once Consolidated, TuneRanger has a nifty Remove Duplicates utility that can automate the process and save you a lot of time.

    TuneRanger also has a “Remove Orphans” utility that removes those pesky (!) entries into your library for files that no longer exist.

    Then there is also the “Add Disconnected Files” utility that does the opposite. It scans the default iTunes music Folder for files that are not listed in the iTunes Library.

    Hope this helps.

    -manny

    Reply
  88. acertant@gmail.com

    Alaskan,

    There is a feature in iTunes that does some of what you need. It’s called “Consolidate Library” and it will copy or move the files to the location specified in Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music Folder Location.

    Once Consolidated, TuneRanger has a nifty Remove Duplicates utility that can automate the process and save you a lot of time.

    TuneRanger also has a “Remove Orphans” utility that removes those pesky (!) entries into your library for files that no longer exist.

    Then there is also the “Add Disconnected Files” utility that does the opposite. It scans the default iTunes music Folder for files that are not listed in the iTunes Library.

    Hope this helps.

    -manny

    Reply
  89. acertant@gmail.com

    Alaskan,

    There is a feature in iTunes that does some of what you need. It’s called “Consolidate Library” and it will copy or move the files to the location specified in Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music Folder Location.

    Once Consolidated, TuneRanger has a nifty Remove Duplicates utility that can automate the process and save you a lot of time.

    TuneRanger also has a “Remove Orphans” utility that removes those pesky (!) entries into your library for files that no longer exist.

    Then there is also the “Add Disconnected Files” utility that does the opposite. It scans the default iTunes music Folder for files that are not listed in the iTunes Library.

    Hope this helps.

    -manny

    Reply
  90. acertant@gmail.com

    Alaskan,

    There is a feature in iTunes that does some of what you need. It’s called “Consolidate Library” and it will copy or move the files to the location specified in Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music Folder Location.

    Once Consolidated, TuneRanger has a nifty Remove Duplicates utility that can automate the process and save you a lot of time.

    TuneRanger also has a “Remove Orphans” utility that removes those pesky (!) entries into your library for files that no longer exist.

    Then there is also the “Add Disconnected Files” utility that does the opposite. It scans the default iTunes music Folder for files that are not listed in the iTunes Library.

    Hope this helps.

    -manny

    Reply
  91. magbo@aol.com

    I tried the “consolidate library” feature in iTunes, but it actually made a mess of my files by creating duplicates, which then used up so much disk space that my start up drive become full. So I have a mess on my hands now because my iTunes library is so big (mainly due to duplicates) that it won’t fit on a single hard drive (it’s more than a terabyte).

    So this sounds like maybe Tune Ranger can fix that problem, anyway.

    Reply
  92. magbo@aol.com

    I tried the “consolidate library” feature in iTunes, but it actually made a mess of my files by creating duplicates, which then used up so much disk space that my start up drive become full. So I have a mess on my hands now because my iTunes library is so big (mainly due to duplicates) that it won’t fit on a single hard drive (it’s more than a terabyte).

    So this sounds like maybe Tune Ranger can fix that problem, anyway.

    Reply
  93. magbo@aol.com

    I tried the “consolidate library” feature in iTunes, but it actually made a mess of my files by creating duplicates, which then used up so much disk space that my start up drive become full. So I have a mess on my hands now because my iTunes library is so big (mainly due to duplicates) that it won’t fit on a single hard drive (it’s more than a terabyte).

    So this sounds like maybe Tune Ranger can fix that problem, anyway.

    Reply
  94. magbo@aol.com

    I tried the “consolidate library” feature in iTunes, but it actually made a mess of my files by creating duplicates, which then used up so much disk space that my start up drive become full. So I have a mess on my hands now because my iTunes library is so big (mainly due to duplicates) that it won’t fit on a single hard drive (it’s more than a terabyte).

    So this sounds like maybe Tune Ranger can fix that problem, anyway.

    Reply
  95. magbo@aol.com

    I tried the “consolidate library” feature in iTunes, but it actually made a mess of my files by creating duplicates, which then used up so much disk space that my start up drive become full. So I have a mess on my hands now because my iTunes library is so big (mainly due to duplicates) that it won’t fit on a single hard drive (it’s more than a terabyte).

    So this sounds like maybe Tune Ranger can fix that problem, anyway.

    Reply
  96. bob@amyandbob.net

    Just tried working with this product and found some major flaws in the way it works. We have two laptops, both with more or less the same files on it, and I want to sync them. Thoughts TR would be great. But here’s an example of the problems I’ve encountered: We both have the same Astor Piazzola album — the songs are identical, the file names are identical — but on my computer the artist is “Piazzola, Astor” and on hers its “Astor Piazzola”. TR wants to put both on both laptops. We have dozens of albums like this. So what ends up happening is that TR wants to create hundreds of duplicate songs (actually about 1000) on BOTH computers — exactly the OPPOSITE of why I purchased it. Very frustrating!

    Reply
  97. bob@amyandbob.net

    Just tried working with this product and found some major flaws in the way it works. We have two laptops, both with more or less the same files on it, and I want to sync them. Thoughts TR would be great. But here’s an example of the problems I’ve encountered: We both have the same Astor Piazzola album — the songs are identical, the file names are identical — but on my computer the artist is “Piazzola, Astor” and on hers its “Astor Piazzola”. TR wants to put both on both laptops. We have dozens of albums like this. So what ends up happening is that TR wants to create hundreds of duplicate songs (actually about 1000) on BOTH computers — exactly the OPPOSITE of why I purchased it. Very frustrating!

    Reply
  98. bob@amyandbob.net

    Just tried working with this product and found some major flaws in the way it works. We have two laptops, both with more or less the same files on it, and I want to sync them. Thoughts TR would be great. But here’s an example of the problems I’ve encountered: We both have the same Astor Piazzola album — the songs are identical, the file names are identical — but on my computer the artist is “Piazzola, Astor” and on hers its “Astor Piazzola”. TR wants to put both on both laptops. We have dozens of albums like this. So what ends up happening is that TR wants to create hundreds of duplicate songs (actually about 1000) on BOTH computers — exactly the OPPOSITE of why I purchased it. Very frustrating!

    Reply
  99. bob@amyandbob.net

    Just tried working with this product and found some major flaws in the way it works. We have two laptops, both with more or less the same files on it, and I want to sync them. Thoughts TR would be great. But here’s an example of the problems I’ve encountered: We both have the same Astor Piazzola album — the songs are identical, the file names are identical — but on my computer the artist is “Piazzola, Astor” and on hers its “Astor Piazzola”. TR wants to put both on both laptops. We have dozens of albums like this. So what ends up happening is that TR wants to create hundreds of duplicate songs (actually about 1000) on BOTH computers — exactly the OPPOSITE of why I purchased it. Very frustrating!

    Reply
  100. bob@amyandbob.net

    Just tried working with this product and found some major flaws in the way it works. We have two laptops, both with more or less the same files on it, and I want to sync them. Thoughts TR would be great. But here’s an example of the problems I’ve encountered: We both have the same Astor Piazzola album — the songs are identical, the file names are identical — but on my computer the artist is “Piazzola, Astor” and on hers its “Astor Piazzola”. TR wants to put both on both laptops. We have dozens of albums like this. So what ends up happening is that TR wants to create hundreds of duplicate songs (actually about 1000) on BOTH computers — exactly the OPPOSITE of why I purchased it. Very frustrating!

    Reply
  101. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TuneRanger, like iTunes, will not recognize “Piazzola, Astor” and “Astor Piazzola” as the same artist. Same with Album name, Song Name, etc. if they are not the same, they are not the same. iTunes, like TuneRanger, completely ignores filenames – that’s what tags are for.

    If you and your wife want to sync your collections, manually or using TuneRanger, you need to pick one naming scheme and standardize on it.

    Reply
  102. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TuneRanger, like iTunes, will not recognize “Piazzola, Astor” and “Astor Piazzola” as the same artist. Same with Album name, Song Name, etc. if they are not the same, they are not the same. iTunes, like TuneRanger, completely ignores filenames – that’s what tags are for.

    If you and your wife want to sync your collections, manually or using TuneRanger, you need to pick one naming scheme and standardize on it.

    Reply
  103. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TuneRanger, like iTunes, will not recognize “Piazzola, Astor” and “Astor Piazzola” as the same artist. Same with Album name, Song Name, etc. if they are not the same, they are not the same. iTunes, like TuneRanger, completely ignores filenames – that’s what tags are for.

    If you and your wife want to sync your collections, manually or using TuneRanger, you need to pick one naming scheme and standardize on it.

    Reply
  104. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TuneRanger, like iTunes, will not recognize “Piazzola, Astor” and “Astor Piazzola” as the same artist. Same with Album name, Song Name, etc. if they are not the same, they are not the same. iTunes, like TuneRanger, completely ignores filenames – that’s what tags are for.

    If you and your wife want to sync your collections, manually or using TuneRanger, you need to pick one naming scheme and standardize on it.

    Reply
  105. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TuneRanger, like iTunes, will not recognize “Piazzola, Astor” and “Astor Piazzola” as the same artist. Same with Album name, Song Name, etc. if they are not the same, they are not the same. iTunes, like TuneRanger, completely ignores filenames – that’s what tags are for.

    If you and your wife want to sync your collections, manually or using TuneRanger, you need to pick one naming scheme and standardize on it.

    Reply
  106. bryking@usa.net

    hi all:

    TuneRanger sounds like it might solve a problem I have. I’ve used a PC to manage my music library for years. Now I’m fully switching to Mac and would like to move my music library over. That isn’t much of an issue, but what is an issue is losing about four years of play data and rankings. TuneRanger states that it ports metadata from one library to another; does this include the play count data, date added to library, etc?

    Thanks,
    –Bryan

    Reply
  107. bryking@usa.net

    hi all:

    TuneRanger sounds like it might solve a problem I have. I’ve used a PC to manage my music library for years. Now I’m fully switching to Mac and would like to move my music library over. That isn’t much of an issue, but what is an issue is losing about four years of play data and rankings. TuneRanger states that it ports metadata from one library to another; does this include the play count data, date added to library, etc?

    Thanks,
    –Bryan

    Reply
  108. bryking@usa.net

    hi all:

    TuneRanger sounds like it might solve a problem I have. I’ve used a PC to manage my music library for years. Now I’m fully switching to Mac and would like to move my music library over. That isn’t much of an issue, but what is an issue is losing about four years of play data and rankings. TuneRanger states that it ports metadata from one library to another; does this include the play count data, date added to library, etc?

    Thanks,
    –Bryan

    Reply
  109. bryking@usa.net

    hi all:

    TuneRanger sounds like it might solve a problem I have. I’ve used a PC to manage my music library for years. Now I’m fully switching to Mac and would like to move my music library over. That isn’t much of an issue, but what is an issue is losing about four years of play data and rankings. TuneRanger states that it ports metadata from one library to another; does this include the play count data, date added to library, etc?

    Thanks,
    –Bryan

    Reply
  110. bryking@usa.net

    hi all:

    TuneRanger sounds like it might solve a problem I have. I’ve used a PC to manage my music library for years. Now I’m fully switching to Mac and would like to move my music library over. That isn’t much of an issue, but what is an issue is losing about four years of play data and rankings. TuneRanger states that it ports metadata from one library to another; does this include the play count data, date added to library, etc?

    Thanks,
    –Bryan

    Reply
  111. mmenendez@acertant.com

    -b, Right now it transfers ratings, playcounts, last played date, EQ Settings and comments – in addition to all the tags embedded in the files themselves of course. Support for more iTunes metadata will be added in the future.

    Reply
  112. mmenendez@acertant.com

    -b, Right now it transfers ratings, playcounts, last played date, EQ Settings and comments – in addition to all the tags embedded in the files themselves of course. Support for more iTunes metadata will be added in the future.

    Reply
  113. mmenendez@acertant.com

    -b, Right now it transfers ratings, playcounts, last played date, EQ Settings and comments – in addition to all the tags embedded in the files themselves of course. Support for more iTunes metadata will be added in the future.

    Reply
  114. mmenendez@acertant.com

    -b, Right now it transfers ratings, playcounts, last played date, EQ Settings and comments – in addition to all the tags embedded in the files themselves of course. Support for more iTunes metadata will be added in the future.

    Reply
  115. mmenendez@acertant.com

    -b, Right now it transfers ratings, playcounts, last played date, EQ Settings and comments – in addition to all the tags embedded in the files themselves of course. Support for more iTunes metadata will be added in the future.

    Reply
  116. mcushing@cox.net

    Thanks for all the info! One question, also asked by Josh: Does Tune Ranger work on all audio files, or only purchased music? I have many files of my own work that I need to restore from my iPod to my new hard disk after a crash, and can’t afford to lose them! I don’t even need to sync computers.

    Reply
  117. mcushing@cox.net

    Thanks for all the info! One question, also asked by Josh: Does Tune Ranger work on all audio files, or only purchased music? I have many files of my own work that I need to restore from my iPod to my new hard disk after a crash, and can’t afford to lose them! I don’t even need to sync computers.

    Reply
  118. mcushing@cox.net

    Thanks for all the info! One question, also asked by Josh: Does Tune Ranger work on all audio files, or only purchased music? I have many files of my own work that I need to restore from my iPod to my new hard disk after a crash, and can’t afford to lose them! I don’t even need to sync computers.

    Reply
  119. mcushing@cox.net

    Thanks for all the info! One question, also asked by Josh: Does Tune Ranger work on all audio files, or only purchased music? I have many files of my own work that I need to restore from my iPod to my new hard disk after a crash, and can’t afford to lose them! I don’t even need to sync computers.

    Reply
  120. mcushing@cox.net

    Thanks for all the info! One question, also asked by Josh: Does Tune Ranger work on all audio files, or only purchased music? I have many files of my own work that I need to restore from my iPod to my new hard disk after a crash, and can’t afford to lose them! I don’t even need to sync computers.

    Reply
  121. jennmengis@comcast.net

    Just purchased TR through Smith Micro. We have 2 MBP, one G4 and one IBM running XP. The two MBP are on Leopard and the G4 is running Tiger. HELP! I can’t even get two of these computers to sync, much less 4. I changed the firewall settings as instructed, but no go. There is no contact number for TR support, so I am stuck waiting for help. If anyone is willing to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. We are leaving on a trip soon and I would love to compile all of the separate music that we have all accumulated and be able to enjoy all of it!

    Reply
  122. jennmengis@comcast.net

    Just purchased TR through Smith Micro. We have 2 MBP, one G4 and one IBM running XP. The two MBP are on Leopard and the G4 is running Tiger. HELP! I can’t even get two of these computers to sync, much less 4. I changed the firewall settings as instructed, but no go. There is no contact number for TR support, so I am stuck waiting for help. If anyone is willing to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. We are leaving on a trip soon and I would love to compile all of the separate music that we have all accumulated and be able to enjoy all of it!

    Reply
  123. jennmengis@comcast.net

    Just purchased TR through Smith Micro. We have 2 MBP, one G4 and one IBM running XP. The two MBP are on Leopard and the G4 is running Tiger. HELP! I can’t even get two of these computers to sync, much less 4. I changed the firewall settings as instructed, but no go. There is no contact number for TR support, so I am stuck waiting for help. If anyone is willing to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. We are leaving on a trip soon and I would love to compile all of the separate music that we have all accumulated and be able to enjoy all of it!

    Reply
  124. jennmengis@comcast.net

    Just purchased TR through Smith Micro. We have 2 MBP, one G4 and one IBM running XP. The two MBP are on Leopard and the G4 is running Tiger. HELP! I can’t even get two of these computers to sync, much less 4. I changed the firewall settings as instructed, but no go. There is no contact number for TR support, so I am stuck waiting for help. If anyone is willing to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. We are leaving on a trip soon and I would love to compile all of the separate music that we have all accumulated and be able to enjoy all of it!

    Reply
  125. jennmengis@comcast.net

    Just purchased TR through Smith Micro. We have 2 MBP, one G4 and one IBM running XP. The two MBP are on Leopard and the G4 is running Tiger. HELP! I can’t even get two of these computers to sync, much less 4. I changed the firewall settings as instructed, but no go. There is no contact number for TR support, so I am stuck waiting for help. If anyone is willing to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. We are leaving on a trip soon and I would love to compile all of the separate music that we have all accumulated and be able to enjoy all of it!

    Reply
  126. emiller42@gmail.com

    Well, I just tried the trial of this app, and it didn’t really do what I expected. I have two libraries I want to merge. One is on a windows machine, the other on a Mac. Both machines store their music files on a USB Harddrive that is attached to an AEBS.

    I installed the app on both machines, and had no problems initiating the sync, but when it actually tried to copy files, every one errored out saying “Failed copying X -11160: File not found.”

    Reply
  127. emiller42@gmail.com

    Well, I just tried the trial of this app, and it didn’t really do what I expected. I have two libraries I want to merge. One is on a windows machine, the other on a Mac. Both machines store their music files on a USB Harddrive that is attached to an AEBS.

    I installed the app on both machines, and had no problems initiating the sync, but when it actually tried to copy files, every one errored out saying “Failed copying X -11160: File not found.”

    Reply
  128. emiller42@gmail.com

    Well, I just tried the trial of this app, and it didn’t really do what I expected. I have two libraries I want to merge. One is on a windows machine, the other on a Mac. Both machines store their music files on a USB Harddrive that is attached to an AEBS.

    I installed the app on both machines, and had no problems initiating the sync, but when it actually tried to copy files, every one errored out saying “Failed copying X -11160: File not found.”

    Reply
  129. emiller42@gmail.com

    Well, I just tried the trial of this app, and it didn’t really do what I expected. I have two libraries I want to merge. One is on a windows machine, the other on a Mac. Both machines store their music files on a USB Harddrive that is attached to an AEBS.

    I installed the app on both machines, and had no problems initiating the sync, but when it actually tried to copy files, every one errored out saying “Failed copying X -11160: File not found.”

    Reply
  130. emiller42@gmail.com

    Well, I just tried the trial of this app, and it didn’t really do what I expected. I have two libraries I want to merge. One is on a windows machine, the other on a Mac. Both machines store their music files on a USB Harddrive that is attached to an AEBS.

    I installed the app on both machines, and had no problems initiating the sync, but when it actually tried to copy files, every one errored out saying “Failed copying X -11160: File not found.”

    Reply
  131. TCamaroSS@GMail.com

    I downloaded the trial for my pc and mac and have no trouble with them finding eachother to sync, but the sync takes more then a minute for each song on the playlists i’m syncing. I already had all the songs copied on both machines as a starting point, but the playlists take forever to copy. Is there a seting i’m missing somewhere, or is it possible there is a network bottleneck between the two connections.

    Reply
  132. TCamaroSS@GMail.com

    I downloaded the trial for my pc and mac and have no trouble with them finding eachother to sync, but the sync takes more then a minute for each song on the playlists i’m syncing. I already had all the songs copied on both machines as a starting point, but the playlists take forever to copy. Is there a seting i’m missing somewhere, or is it possible there is a network bottleneck between the two connections.

    Reply
  133. TCamaroSS@GMail.com

    I downloaded the trial for my pc and mac and have no trouble with them finding eachother to sync, but the sync takes more then a minute for each song on the playlists i’m syncing. I already had all the songs copied on both machines as a starting point, but the playlists take forever to copy. Is there a seting i’m missing somewhere, or is it possible there is a network bottleneck between the two connections.

    Reply
  134. TCamaroSS@GMail.com

    I downloaded the trial for my pc and mac and have no trouble with them finding eachother to sync, but the sync takes more then a minute for each song on the playlists i’m syncing. I already had all the songs copied on both machines as a starting point, but the playlists take forever to copy. Is there a seting i’m missing somewhere, or is it possible there is a network bottleneck between the two connections.

    Reply
  135. TCamaroSS@GMail.com

    I downloaded the trial for my pc and mac and have no trouble with them finding eachother to sync, but the sync takes more then a minute for each song on the playlists i’m syncing. I already had all the songs copied on both machines as a starting point, but the playlists take forever to copy. Is there a seting i’m missing somewhere, or is it possible there is a network bottleneck between the two connections.

    Reply
  136. flexielexie@mac.com

    I recently purchased TuneRanger, and disliked…not worth the money. TR is excruciatingly tedious.

    Reply
  137. flexielexie@mac.com

    I recently purchased TuneRanger, and disliked…not worth the money. TR is excruciatingly tedious.

    Reply
  138. flexielexie@mac.com

    I recently purchased TuneRanger, and disliked…not worth the money. TR is excruciatingly tedious.

    Reply
  139. flexielexie@mac.com

    I recently purchased TuneRanger, and disliked…not worth the money. TR is excruciatingly tedious.

    Reply
  140. flexielexie@mac.com

    I recently purchased TuneRanger, and disliked…not worth the money. TR is excruciatingly tedious.

    Reply
  141. merkleyl@mac.com

    I have used Tune Ranger for a few months with a PC and iMac on an ethernet connection, and with a Mac laptop for travelling. I synch with two iPods.

    During the initial file transfers I moved about 8000 selections, and Tune Ranger would hang in the middle for no apparent reason. However, by restarting, it cleverly knew where it stopped, and successfully continued the transfer.

    This product assures I have three complete, original, compatible versions of my music database. It’s excellent.

    My concern at present is how to synch the smart playlists. It seems they are not transferred, requiring me to re-create them on each computer. Does anyone else experience this, and if so how do you deal with it?

    Reply
  142. merkleyl@mac.com

    I have used Tune Ranger for a few months with a PC and iMac on an ethernet connection, and with a Mac laptop for travelling. I synch with two iPods.

    During the initial file transfers I moved about 8000 selections, and Tune Ranger would hang in the middle for no apparent reason. However, by restarting, it cleverly knew where it stopped, and successfully continued the transfer.

    This product assures I have three complete, original, compatible versions of my music database. It’s excellent.

    My concern at present is how to synch the smart playlists. It seems they are not transferred, requiring me to re-create them on each computer. Does anyone else experience this, and if so how do you deal with it?

    Reply
  143. merkleyl@mac.com

    I have used Tune Ranger for a few months with a PC and iMac on an ethernet connection, and with a Mac laptop for travelling. I synch with two iPods.

    During the initial file transfers I moved about 8000 selections, and Tune Ranger would hang in the middle for no apparent reason. However, by restarting, it cleverly knew where it stopped, and successfully continued the transfer.

    This product assures I have three complete, original, compatible versions of my music database. It’s excellent.

    My concern at present is how to synch the smart playlists. It seems they are not transferred, requiring me to re-create them on each computer. Does anyone else experience this, and if so how do you deal with it?

    Reply
  144. merkleyl@mac.com

    I have used Tune Ranger for a few months with a PC and iMac on an ethernet connection, and with a Mac laptop for travelling. I synch with two iPods.

    During the initial file transfers I moved about 8000 selections, and Tune Ranger would hang in the middle for no apparent reason. However, by restarting, it cleverly knew where it stopped, and successfully continued the transfer.

    This product assures I have three complete, original, compatible versions of my music database. It’s excellent.

    My concern at present is how to synch the smart playlists. It seems they are not transferred, requiring me to re-create them on each computer. Does anyone else experience this, and if so how do you deal with it?

    Reply
  145. merkleyl@mac.com

    I have used Tune Ranger for a few months with a PC and iMac on an ethernet connection, and with a Mac laptop for travelling. I synch with two iPods.

    During the initial file transfers I moved about 8000 selections, and Tune Ranger would hang in the middle for no apparent reason. However, by restarting, it cleverly knew where it stopped, and successfully continued the transfer.

    This product assures I have three complete, original, compatible versions of my music database. It’s excellent.

    My concern at present is how to synch the smart playlists. It seems they are not transferred, requiring me to re-create them on each computer. Does anyone else experience this, and if so how do you deal with it?

    Reply
  146. tbrown@cox.net

    I’ve read the reviews listed above and I’m now confident in making the TuneRanger purchase. I do have one question regarding the need to copy over playlists and TuneRangers apparent inability to do so. Should this be an essential function for TuneRanger? It seems to me that the biggest competitor for TuneRanger is the innate ability for iTunes to share its library (and playlists) with other networked computers. Granted, I guess it would be nice to have an exact copy of your library on every computer in your home, but isn’t this essentially a waste of storage space and time (for file management)? My intention is to use this software to copy my library from my Mac to my PC and then convert the AAC files to MP3 (using iTunes) to place in a share folder for my home’s media center. I do appreciate the review though…Thanks!

    Reply
  147. tbrown@cox.net

    I’ve read the reviews listed above and I’m now confident in making the TuneRanger purchase. I do have one question regarding the need to copy over playlists and TuneRangers apparent inability to do so. Should this be an essential function for TuneRanger? It seems to me that the biggest competitor for TuneRanger is the innate ability for iTunes to share its library (and playlists) with other networked computers. Granted, I guess it would be nice to have an exact copy of your library on every computer in your home, but isn’t this essentially a waste of storage space and time (for file management)? My intention is to use this software to copy my library from my Mac to my PC and then convert the AAC files to MP3 (using iTunes) to place in a share folder for my home’s media center. I do appreciate the review though…Thanks!

    Reply
  148. tbrown@cox.net

    I’ve read the reviews listed above and I’m now confident in making the TuneRanger purchase. I do have one question regarding the need to copy over playlists and TuneRangers apparent inability to do so. Should this be an essential function for TuneRanger? It seems to me that the biggest competitor for TuneRanger is the innate ability for iTunes to share its library (and playlists) with other networked computers. Granted, I guess it would be nice to have an exact copy of your library on every computer in your home, but isn’t this essentially a waste of storage space and time (for file management)? My intention is to use this software to copy my library from my Mac to my PC and then convert the AAC files to MP3 (using iTunes) to place in a share folder for my home’s media center. I do appreciate the review though…Thanks!

    Reply
  149. tbrown@cox.net

    I’ve read the reviews listed above and I’m now confident in making the TuneRanger purchase. I do have one question regarding the need to copy over playlists and TuneRangers apparent inability to do so. Should this be an essential function for TuneRanger? It seems to me that the biggest competitor for TuneRanger is the innate ability for iTunes to share its library (and playlists) with other networked computers. Granted, I guess it would be nice to have an exact copy of your library on every computer in your home, but isn’t this essentially a waste of storage space and time (for file management)? My intention is to use this software to copy my library from my Mac to my PC and then convert the AAC files to MP3 (using iTunes) to place in a share folder for my home’s media center. I do appreciate the review though…Thanks!

    Reply
  150. tbrown@cox.net

    I’ve read the reviews listed above and I’m now confident in making the TuneRanger purchase. I do have one question regarding the need to copy over playlists and TuneRangers apparent inability to do so. Should this be an essential function for TuneRanger? It seems to me that the biggest competitor for TuneRanger is the innate ability for iTunes to share its library (and playlists) with other networked computers. Granted, I guess it would be nice to have an exact copy of your library on every computer in your home, but isn’t this essentially a waste of storage space and time (for file management)? My intention is to use this software to copy my library from my Mac to my PC and then convert the AAC files to MP3 (using iTunes) to place in a share folder for my home’s media center. I do appreciate the review though…Thanks!

    Reply
  151. zip@zieper.com

    Anybody know if this will work with Apple TV? I have a Airport Extreme (no hard drive connected), aTV, MBPro, iMac and 2 XP machines, all running different libraries and it’s killing me. I’d like to put a master library together (on a drive off the Airport would be ideal) and have every PC in the house use it.

    Reply
  152. zip@zieper.com

    Anybody know if this will work with Apple TV? I have a Airport Extreme (no hard drive connected), aTV, MBPro, iMac and 2 XP machines, all running different libraries and it’s killing me. I’d like to put a master library together (on a drive off the Airport would be ideal) and have every PC in the house use it.

    Reply
  153. zip@zieper.com

    Anybody know if this will work with Apple TV? I have a Airport Extreme (no hard drive connected), aTV, MBPro, iMac and 2 XP machines, all running different libraries and it’s killing me. I’d like to put a master library together (on a drive off the Airport would be ideal) and have every PC in the house use it.

    Reply
  154. zip@zieper.com

    Anybody know if this will work with Apple TV? I have a Airport Extreme (no hard drive connected), aTV, MBPro, iMac and 2 XP machines, all running different libraries and it’s killing me. I’d like to put a master library together (on a drive off the Airport would be ideal) and have every PC in the house use it.

    Reply
  155. zip@zieper.com

    Anybody know if this will work with Apple TV? I have a Airport Extreme (no hard drive connected), aTV, MBPro, iMac and 2 XP machines, all running different libraries and it’s killing me. I’d like to put a master library together (on a drive off the Airport would be ideal) and have every PC in the house use it.

    Reply
  156. icecube_nospam@fastmail.us

    I would love to use this program, however, it hangs on my PB G4. I am running 10.5.4. When TuneRanger starts it appears to try to do some DNS lookups. But since the address is private of course this fails and that’s where it stops. Any updates or anyone else seeing this problem. The alternatives are SlingShot and Syncopation unless I just continue to use Unison. Thanks.

    Reply
  157. icecube_nospam@fastmail.us

    I would love to use this program, however, it hangs on my PB G4. I am running 10.5.4. When TuneRanger starts it appears to try to do some DNS lookups. But since the address is private of course this fails and that’s where it stops. Any updates or anyone else seeing this problem. The alternatives are SlingShot and Syncopation unless I just continue to use Unison. Thanks.

    Reply
  158. icecube_nospam@fastmail.us

    I would love to use this program, however, it hangs on my PB G4. I am running 10.5.4. When TuneRanger starts it appears to try to do some DNS lookups. But since the address is private of course this fails and that’s where it stops. Any updates or anyone else seeing this problem. The alternatives are SlingShot and Syncopation unless I just continue to use Unison. Thanks.

    Reply
  159. icecube_nospam@fastmail.us

    I would love to use this program, however, it hangs on my PB G4. I am running 10.5.4. When TuneRanger starts it appears to try to do some DNS lookups. But since the address is private of course this fails and that’s where it stops. Any updates or anyone else seeing this problem. The alternatives are SlingShot and Syncopation unless I just continue to use Unison. Thanks.

    Reply
  160. icecube_nospam@fastmail.us

    I would love to use this program, however, it hangs on my PB G4. I am running 10.5.4. When TuneRanger starts it appears to try to do some DNS lookups. But since the address is private of course this fails and that’s where it stops. Any updates or anyone else seeing this problem. The alternatives are SlingShot and Syncopation unless I just continue to use Unison. Thanks.

    Reply
  161. shane@axon.net

    I have had TuneRanger for three days. I have 150 gigs of music. I decided to move it all back to my mac and hoped TR would do the job. It is still doing the job. 2 and a half days. It is taking forever. what the? I have gigabit ethernet.

    Second issue. On my pc I am trying to set the album artwork so that it is attached to the song. It works then crashes. Fatal error. I redo the process. Time consuming as it researches all the 150 gigs of music and analyzes again each time taking 20 minutes for that. Then I have to uncheck what caused the crash then it works for more files then crashes again. Repeat. Repeat. It is taking forever. I am hoping that when the mac transfer is done, should have done it manually that would have been faster, that I can do the album attach on the mac without flaw. The website is useless. No support whatsoever. Wish I could return this software but the store has a no return on software policy. So I’m stuck with it.

    Reply
  162. shane@axon.net

    I have had TuneRanger for three days. I have 150 gigs of music. I decided to move it all back to my mac and hoped TR would do the job. It is still doing the job. 2 and a half days. It is taking forever. what the? I have gigabit ethernet.

    Second issue. On my pc I am trying to set the album artwork so that it is attached to the song. It works then crashes. Fatal error. I redo the process. Time consuming as it researches all the 150 gigs of music and analyzes again each time taking 20 minutes for that. Then I have to uncheck what caused the crash then it works for more files then crashes again. Repeat. Repeat. It is taking forever. I am hoping that when the mac transfer is done, should have done it manually that would have been faster, that I can do the album attach on the mac without flaw. The website is useless. No support whatsoever. Wish I could return this software but the store has a no return on software policy. So I’m stuck with it.

    Reply
  163. shane@axon.net

    I have had TuneRanger for three days. I have 150 gigs of music. I decided to move it all back to my mac and hoped TR would do the job. It is still doing the job. 2 and a half days. It is taking forever. what the? I have gigabit ethernet.

    Second issue. On my pc I am trying to set the album artwork so that it is attached to the song. It works then crashes. Fatal error. I redo the process. Time consuming as it researches all the 150 gigs of music and analyzes again each time taking 20 minutes for that. Then I have to uncheck what caused the crash then it works for more files then crashes again. Repeat. Repeat. It is taking forever. I am hoping that when the mac transfer is done, should have done it manually that would have been faster, that I can do the album attach on the mac without flaw. The website is useless. No support whatsoever. Wish I could return this software but the store has a no return on software policy. So I’m stuck with it.

    Reply
  164. shane@axon.net

    I have had TuneRanger for three days. I have 150 gigs of music. I decided to move it all back to my mac and hoped TR would do the job. It is still doing the job. 2 and a half days. It is taking forever. what the? I have gigabit ethernet.

    Second issue. On my pc I am trying to set the album artwork so that it is attached to the song. It works then crashes. Fatal error. I redo the process. Time consuming as it researches all the 150 gigs of music and analyzes again each time taking 20 minutes for that. Then I have to uncheck what caused the crash then it works for more files then crashes again. Repeat. Repeat. It is taking forever. I am hoping that when the mac transfer is done, should have done it manually that would have been faster, that I can do the album attach on the mac without flaw. The website is useless. No support whatsoever. Wish I could return this software but the store has a no return on software policy. So I’m stuck with it.

    Reply
  165. shane@axon.net

    I have had TuneRanger for three days. I have 150 gigs of music. I decided to move it all back to my mac and hoped TR would do the job. It is still doing the job. 2 and a half days. It is taking forever. what the? I have gigabit ethernet.

    Second issue. On my pc I am trying to set the album artwork so that it is attached to the song. It works then crashes. Fatal error. I redo the process. Time consuming as it researches all the 150 gigs of music and analyzes again each time taking 20 minutes for that. Then I have to uncheck what caused the crash then it works for more files then crashes again. Repeat. Repeat. It is taking forever. I am hoping that when the mac transfer is done, should have done it manually that would have been faster, that I can do the album attach on the mac without flaw. The website is useless. No support whatsoever. Wish I could return this software but the store has a no return on software policy. So I’m stuck with it.

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  166. nblack@aol.com

    I have about 180GB library on WinXP, 80GB Video iPod. So I cannot use “normal” iTunes sync. Will TR allow me to sync iPod ratings back to computer?

    Reply
  167. nblack@aol.com

    I have about 180GB library on WinXP, 80GB Video iPod. So I cannot use “normal” iTunes sync. Will TR allow me to sync iPod ratings back to computer?

    Reply
  168. nblack@aol.com

    I have about 180GB library on WinXP, 80GB Video iPod. So I cannot use “normal” iTunes sync. Will TR allow me to sync iPod ratings back to computer?

    Reply
  169. nblack@aol.com

    I have about 180GB library on WinXP, 80GB Video iPod. So I cannot use “normal” iTunes sync. Will TR allow me to sync iPod ratings back to computer?

    Reply
  170. nblack@aol.com

    I have about 180GB library on WinXP, 80GB Video iPod. So I cannot use “normal” iTunes sync. Will TR allow me to sync iPod ratings back to computer?

    Reply
  171. mendham67@gmail.com

    Here’s why I want to try TuneRanger. Could someone tell me if this will work?

    I have an OLD iPod with a full drive – 15gig – of music. It’s synch’d to iTunes via my MacBook at home.

    I want to transfer the full content of this library to my work computer (Windows XP Pro) and THEN… I am intending on buying a new 3G iPhone. Will I be able to then upload from the Windows iTunes to my new iPhone?

    My dream is this – I have my cell, my text messaging, my personal email, my contacts, my work calendar AND all my music… ON ONE DEVICE!! Am I thinking this through? If so – I’ll be downloading TuneRanger ASAP!

    Thanks – Tommy

    Reply
  172. mendham67@gmail.com

    Here’s why I want to try TuneRanger. Could someone tell me if this will work?

    I have an OLD iPod with a full drive – 15gig – of music. It’s synch’d to iTunes via my MacBook at home.

    I want to transfer the full content of this library to my work computer (Windows XP Pro) and THEN… I am intending on buying a new 3G iPhone. Will I be able to then upload from the Windows iTunes to my new iPhone?

    My dream is this – I have my cell, my text messaging, my personal email, my contacts, my work calendar AND all my music… ON ONE DEVICE!! Am I thinking this through? If so – I’ll be downloading TuneRanger ASAP!

    Thanks – Tommy

    Reply
  173. mendham67@gmail.com

    Here’s why I want to try TuneRanger. Could someone tell me if this will work?

    I have an OLD iPod with a full drive – 15gig – of music. It’s synch’d to iTunes via my MacBook at home.

    I want to transfer the full content of this library to my work computer (Windows XP Pro) and THEN… I am intending on buying a new 3G iPhone. Will I be able to then upload from the Windows iTunes to my new iPhone?

    My dream is this – I have my cell, my text messaging, my personal email, my contacts, my work calendar AND all my music… ON ONE DEVICE!! Am I thinking this through? If so – I’ll be downloading TuneRanger ASAP!

    Thanks – Tommy

    Reply
  174. mendham67@gmail.com

    Here’s why I want to try TuneRanger. Could someone tell me if this will work?

    I have an OLD iPod with a full drive – 15gig – of music. It’s synch’d to iTunes via my MacBook at home.

    I want to transfer the full content of this library to my work computer (Windows XP Pro) and THEN… I am intending on buying a new 3G iPhone. Will I be able to then upload from the Windows iTunes to my new iPhone?

    My dream is this – I have my cell, my text messaging, my personal email, my contacts, my work calendar AND all my music… ON ONE DEVICE!! Am I thinking this through? If so – I’ll be downloading TuneRanger ASAP!

    Thanks – Tommy

    Reply
  175. mendham67@gmail.com

    Here’s why I want to try TuneRanger. Could someone tell me if this will work?

    I have an OLD iPod with a full drive – 15gig – of music. It’s synch’d to iTunes via my MacBook at home.

    I want to transfer the full content of this library to my work computer (Windows XP Pro) and THEN… I am intending on buying a new 3G iPhone. Will I be able to then upload from the Windows iTunes to my new iPhone?

    My dream is this – I have my cell, my text messaging, my personal email, my contacts, my work calendar AND all my music… ON ONE DEVICE!! Am I thinking this through? If so – I’ll be downloading TuneRanger ASAP!

    Thanks – Tommy

    Reply
  176. ganzano@usa.net

    I have a problem with this app. I admit I may be a bit more paranoid than most, but here is what I found.
    Every time you fire this app up it starts talking to a host esellerate in the Digitalriver domain. I watched the entire conversation in Ethereal and Sniffer.

    Nowhere in the documentation or license is this spelled out. This is very sneaky, and I feel, quite suspicious. You guys think its cute when you start sending hidden traffic to your commerce sites? I hope you change this and take a more security-wise acceptable path. Until then I have had the Acertant folks process a refund, and it is coming off my machines.
    Sorry boys….MY data, MY traffic…NOT YOURS. You want me to allow stuff to and from your servers? Are you completely nuts?

    Reply
  177. ganzano@usa.net

    I have a problem with this app. I admit I may be a bit more paranoid than most, but here is what I found.
    Every time you fire this app up it starts talking to a host esellerate in the Digitalriver domain. I watched the entire conversation in Ethereal and Sniffer.

    Nowhere in the documentation or license is this spelled out. This is very sneaky, and I feel, quite suspicious. You guys think its cute when you start sending hidden traffic to your commerce sites? I hope you change this and take a more security-wise acceptable path. Until then I have had the Acertant folks process a refund, and it is coming off my machines.
    Sorry boys….MY data, MY traffic…NOT YOURS. You want me to allow stuff to and from your servers? Are you completely nuts?

    Reply
  178. ganzano@usa.net

    I have a problem with this app. I admit I may be a bit more paranoid than most, but here is what I found.
    Every time you fire this app up it starts talking to a host esellerate in the Digitalriver domain. I watched the entire conversation in Ethereal and Sniffer.

    Nowhere in the documentation or license is this spelled out. This is very sneaky, and I feel, quite suspicious. You guys think its cute when you start sending hidden traffic to your commerce sites? I hope you change this and take a more security-wise acceptable path. Until then I have had the Acertant folks process a refund, and it is coming off my machines.
    Sorry boys….MY data, MY traffic…NOT YOURS. You want me to allow stuff to and from your servers? Are you completely nuts?

    Reply
  179. ganzano@usa.net

    I have a problem with this app. I admit I may be a bit more paranoid than most, but here is what I found.
    Every time you fire this app up it starts talking to a host esellerate in the Digitalriver domain. I watched the entire conversation in Ethereal and Sniffer.

    Nowhere in the documentation or license is this spelled out. This is very sneaky, and I feel, quite suspicious. You guys think its cute when you start sending hidden traffic to your commerce sites? I hope you change this and take a more security-wise acceptable path. Until then I have had the Acertant folks process a refund, and it is coming off my machines.
    Sorry boys….MY data, MY traffic…NOT YOURS. You want me to allow stuff to and from your servers? Are you completely nuts?

    Reply
  180. ganzano@usa.net

    I have a problem with this app. I admit I may be a bit more paranoid than most, but here is what I found.
    Every time you fire this app up it starts talking to a host esellerate in the Digitalriver domain. I watched the entire conversation in Ethereal and Sniffer.

    Nowhere in the documentation or license is this spelled out. This is very sneaky, and I feel, quite suspicious. You guys think its cute when you start sending hidden traffic to your commerce sites? I hope you change this and take a more security-wise acceptable path. Until then I have had the Acertant folks process a refund, and it is coming off my machines.
    Sorry boys….MY data, MY traffic…NOT YOURS. You want me to allow stuff to and from your servers? Are you completely nuts?

    Reply
  181. dondiehl@sbcglobal.net

    What about impact on Apple TV? Does TR remove those pesky locks that prohibit purchased music to load onto slide shows? And does it handle WAV or AU recordings and convert to MP3?

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  182. dondiehl@sbcglobal.net

    What about impact on Apple TV? Does TR remove those pesky locks that prohibit purchased music to load onto slide shows? And does it handle WAV or AU recordings and convert to MP3?

    Reply
  183. dondiehl@sbcglobal.net

    What about impact on Apple TV? Does TR remove those pesky locks that prohibit purchased music to load onto slide shows? And does it handle WAV or AU recordings and convert to MP3?

    Reply
  184. dondiehl@sbcglobal.net

    What about impact on Apple TV? Does TR remove those pesky locks that prohibit purchased music to load onto slide shows? And does it handle WAV or AU recordings and convert to MP3?

    Reply
  185. dondiehl@sbcglobal.net

    What about impact on Apple TV? Does TR remove those pesky locks that prohibit purchased music to load onto slide shows? And does it handle WAV or AU recordings and convert to MP3?

    Reply
  186. mjsearby@mac.com

    I have 3 ipods. can I delete my whole itunes library then get all music and playlists from 3 ipods back into a single itunes library?

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  187. mjsearby@mac.com

    I have 3 ipods. can I delete my whole itunes library then get all music and playlists from 3 ipods back into a single itunes library?

    Reply
  188. mjsearby@mac.com

    I have 3 ipods. can I delete my whole itunes library then get all music and playlists from 3 ipods back into a single itunes library?

    Reply
  189. mjsearby@mac.com

    I have 3 ipods. can I delete my whole itunes library then get all music and playlists from 3 ipods back into a single itunes library?

    Reply
  190. mjsearby@mac.com

    I have 3 ipods. can I delete my whole itunes library then get all music and playlists from 3 ipods back into a single itunes library?

    Reply
  191. lanceyotto@aol.com

    I’ve downloaded the trial but can’t get my macbook pro to find my new imac though they are connected through my wireless time capsule network .I have file sharing on.I tried connecting them directly with an ethernet cable but still no luck

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  192. lanceyotto@aol.com

    I’ve downloaded the trial but can’t get my macbook pro to find my new imac though they are connected through my wireless time capsule network .I have file sharing on.I tried connecting them directly with an ethernet cable but still no luck

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  193. lanceyotto@aol.com

    I’ve downloaded the trial but can’t get my macbook pro to find my new imac though they are connected through my wireless time capsule network .I have file sharing on.I tried connecting them directly with an ethernet cable but still no luck

    Reply
  194. lanceyotto@aol.com

    I’ve downloaded the trial but can’t get my macbook pro to find my new imac though they are connected through my wireless time capsule network .I have file sharing on.I tried connecting them directly with an ethernet cable but still no luck

    Reply
  195. lanceyotto@aol.com

    I’ve downloaded the trial but can’t get my macbook pro to find my new imac though they are connected through my wireless time capsule network .I have file sharing on.I tried connecting them directly with an ethernet cable but still no luck

    Reply
  196. randmar@aol.com

    i have about 5 hard drives of songs..id like to consolifate on a one T drive and use on itumnes…will TR help me consolidate the 150,000 plus songs, remove duplicates, etc on the one drive that would be my itunes source??

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  197. randmar@aol.com

    i have about 5 hard drives of songs..id like to consolifate on a one T drive and use on itumnes…will TR help me consolidate the 150,000 plus songs, remove duplicates, etc on the one drive that would be my itunes source??

    Reply
  198. randmar@aol.com

    i have about 5 hard drives of songs..id like to consolifate on a one T drive and use on itumnes…will TR help me consolidate the 150,000 plus songs, remove duplicates, etc on the one drive that would be my itunes source??

    Reply
  199. randmar@aol.com

    i have about 5 hard drives of songs..id like to consolifate on a one T drive and use on itumnes…will TR help me consolidate the 150,000 plus songs, remove duplicates, etc on the one drive that would be my itunes source??

    Reply
  200. randmar@aol.com

    i have about 5 hard drives of songs..id like to consolifate on a one T drive and use on itumnes…will TR help me consolidate the 150,000 plus songs, remove duplicates, etc on the one drive that would be my itunes source??

    Reply
  201. magbo@aol.com

    I tried using Tune Ranger to consolidate my library, and ran into a big problem: It does not read foreign language files, so it “read” all my Japanese pop songs as being defective. I had told the software to delete defective files, so I lost all my music. So if you have any non-English tunes in your library, be careful!

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  202. magbo@aol.com

    I tried using Tune Ranger to consolidate my library, and ran into a big problem: It does not read foreign language files, so it “read” all my Japanese pop songs as being defective. I had told the software to delete defective files, so I lost all my music. So if you have any non-English tunes in your library, be careful!

    Reply
  203. magbo@aol.com

    I tried using Tune Ranger to consolidate my library, and ran into a big problem: It does not read foreign language files, so it “read” all my Japanese pop songs as being defective. I had told the software to delete defective files, so I lost all my music. So if you have any non-English tunes in your library, be careful!

    Reply
  204. magbo@aol.com

    I tried using Tune Ranger to consolidate my library, and ran into a big problem: It does not read foreign language files, so it “read” all my Japanese pop songs as being defective. I had told the software to delete defective files, so I lost all my music. So if you have any non-English tunes in your library, be careful!

    Reply
  205. magbo@aol.com

    I tried using Tune Ranger to consolidate my library, and ran into a big problem: It does not read foreign language files, so it “read” all my Japanese pop songs as being defective. I had told the software to delete defective files, so I lost all my music. So if you have any non-English tunes in your library, be careful!

    Reply
  206. randmar@aol.com

    The question is, will it consolidate huge, external drive based, libraries of song files (with no language issues)

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  207. randmar@aol.com

    The question is, will it consolidate huge, external drive based, libraries of song files (with no language issues)

    Reply
  208. randmar@aol.com

    The question is, will it consolidate huge, external drive based, libraries of song files (with no language issues)

    Reply
  209. randmar@aol.com

    The question is, will it consolidate huge, external drive based, libraries of song files (with no language issues)

    Reply
  210. randmar@aol.com

    The question is, will it consolidate huge, external drive based, libraries of song files (with no language issues)

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  211. magbo@aol.com

    I am pretty sure it will do this–when I lost my foreign language songs, I was trying to consolidate two external drives–one of about 250 GB and another of about 750GB–and an internal drive onto a larger external drive. It seemed to work as far as consolidating them goes, except that I lost a lot of foreign language songs (as mentioned above, Tune Ranger said they were corrupted files). It also took several days for the process to run (which would be expected, if you think about the size of the files).

    My problem was that I ran out of space for the consolidated file (in the end, it exceeded the size of any hard drive that I had available) so I ended up stopping the full consolidation.

    Reply
  212. magbo@aol.com

    I am pretty sure it will do this–when I lost my foreign language songs, I was trying to consolidate two external drives–one of about 250 GB and another of about 750GB–and an internal drive onto a larger external drive. It seemed to work as far as consolidating them goes, except that I lost a lot of foreign language songs (as mentioned above, Tune Ranger said they were corrupted files). It also took several days for the process to run (which would be expected, if you think about the size of the files).

    My problem was that I ran out of space for the consolidated file (in the end, it exceeded the size of any hard drive that I had available) so I ended up stopping the full consolidation.

    Reply
  213. magbo@aol.com

    I am pretty sure it will do this–when I lost my foreign language songs, I was trying to consolidate two external drives–one of about 250 GB and another of about 750GB–and an internal drive onto a larger external drive. It seemed to work as far as consolidating them goes, except that I lost a lot of foreign language songs (as mentioned above, Tune Ranger said they were corrupted files). It also took several days for the process to run (which would be expected, if you think about the size of the files).

    My problem was that I ran out of space for the consolidated file (in the end, it exceeded the size of any hard drive that I had available) so I ended up stopping the full consolidation.

    Reply
  214. magbo@aol.com

    I am pretty sure it will do this–when I lost my foreign language songs, I was trying to consolidate two external drives–one of about 250 GB and another of about 750GB–and an internal drive onto a larger external drive. It seemed to work as far as consolidating them goes, except that I lost a lot of foreign language songs (as mentioned above, Tune Ranger said they were corrupted files). It also took several days for the process to run (which would be expected, if you think about the size of the files).

    My problem was that I ran out of space for the consolidated file (in the end, it exceeded the size of any hard drive that I had available) so I ended up stopping the full consolidation.

    Reply
  215. magbo@aol.com

    I am pretty sure it will do this–when I lost my foreign language songs, I was trying to consolidate two external drives–one of about 250 GB and another of about 750GB–and an internal drive onto a larger external drive. It seemed to work as far as consolidating them goes, except that I lost a lot of foreign language songs (as mentioned above, Tune Ranger said they were corrupted files). It also took several days for the process to run (which would be expected, if you think about the size of the files).

    My problem was that I ran out of space for the consolidated file (in the end, it exceeded the size of any hard drive that I had available) so I ended up stopping the full consolidation.

    Reply
  216. joekwon@gmail.com

    wow looks like a wiki needs to be started on this topic alone.

    Wondering if someone can provide insight.

    Wife has a PC, I have a Mac. All our music is on a network drive in our home, and both our iTunes is setup to read/save music files onto the same Network Drive.

    At initial import everything is fine, but if I buy a song or if she buys a song, the other iTunes library does not get updated because iTunes doesn’t have a “Watch Folders” options (seriously why isn’t this available).

    So we have one copy of music, accessible on each iTunes. We don’t use “shared” libraries because we can’t manage our iPod music from a shared library, and we both want to do it on our own computers.

    So the big question, will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file? Or will it try to re-copy the music from machine to machine which seems like it would screw up everything by creating tons of duplicates.

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  217. joekwon@gmail.com

    wow looks like a wiki needs to be started on this topic alone.

    Wondering if someone can provide insight.

    Wife has a PC, I have a Mac. All our music is on a network drive in our home, and both our iTunes is setup to read/save music files onto the same Network Drive.

    At initial import everything is fine, but if I buy a song or if she buys a song, the other iTunes library does not get updated because iTunes doesn’t have a “Watch Folders” options (seriously why isn’t this available).

    So we have one copy of music, accessible on each iTunes. We don’t use “shared” libraries because we can’t manage our iPod music from a shared library, and we both want to do it on our own computers.

    So the big question, will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file? Or will it try to re-copy the music from machine to machine which seems like it would screw up everything by creating tons of duplicates.

    Reply
  218. joekwon@gmail.com

    wow looks like a wiki needs to be started on this topic alone.

    Wondering if someone can provide insight.

    Wife has a PC, I have a Mac. All our music is on a network drive in our home, and both our iTunes is setup to read/save music files onto the same Network Drive.

    At initial import everything is fine, but if I buy a song or if she buys a song, the other iTunes library does not get updated because iTunes doesn’t have a “Watch Folders” options (seriously why isn’t this available).

    So we have one copy of music, accessible on each iTunes. We don’t use “shared” libraries because we can’t manage our iPod music from a shared library, and we both want to do it on our own computers.

    So the big question, will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file? Or will it try to re-copy the music from machine to machine which seems like it would screw up everything by creating tons of duplicates.

    Reply
  219. joekwon@gmail.com

    wow looks like a wiki needs to be started on this topic alone.

    Wondering if someone can provide insight.

    Wife has a PC, I have a Mac. All our music is on a network drive in our home, and both our iTunes is setup to read/save music files onto the same Network Drive.

    At initial import everything is fine, but if I buy a song or if she buys a song, the other iTunes library does not get updated because iTunes doesn’t have a “Watch Folders” options (seriously why isn’t this available).

    So we have one copy of music, accessible on each iTunes. We don’t use “shared” libraries because we can’t manage our iPod music from a shared library, and we both want to do it on our own computers.

    So the big question, will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file? Or will it try to re-copy the music from machine to machine which seems like it would screw up everything by creating tons of duplicates.

    Reply
  220. joekwon@gmail.com

    wow looks like a wiki needs to be started on this topic alone.

    Wondering if someone can provide insight.

    Wife has a PC, I have a Mac. All our music is on a network drive in our home, and both our iTunes is setup to read/save music files onto the same Network Drive.

    At initial import everything is fine, but if I buy a song or if she buys a song, the other iTunes library does not get updated because iTunes doesn’t have a “Watch Folders” options (seriously why isn’t this available).

    So we have one copy of music, accessible on each iTunes. We don’t use “shared” libraries because we can’t manage our iPod music from a shared library, and we both want to do it on our own computers.

    So the big question, will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file? Or will it try to re-copy the music from machine to machine which seems like it would screw up everything by creating tons of duplicates.

    Reply
  221. toby.fernsler@gmail.com

    Thanks for the links, Clay. They do seem to be for something slightly different: synchronizing music between two computers, rather than having two computers access a shared library.

    This is a classic problem that a database server handles very well. None of the solutions I’ve found take that approach, so my guess is a good solution doesn’t exist yet. Other solutions are possible, perhaps something like what revision checking systems use (RCS, CVS, Subversion), where files are checked in and out. Hmm, that might work well.

    For your problem of synchronizing music and folders, you might just use a general backup utility like SuperDuper, which does that quite well. It wouldn’t read the MP3 metadata, but the important stuff is kinda built into the file structure.

    Reply
  222. toby.fernsler@gmail.com

    Thanks for the links, Clay. They do seem to be for something slightly different: synchronizing music between two computers, rather than having two computers access a shared library.

    This is a classic problem that a database server handles very well. None of the solutions I’ve found take that approach, so my guess is a good solution doesn’t exist yet. Other solutions are possible, perhaps something like what revision checking systems use (RCS, CVS, Subversion), where files are checked in and out. Hmm, that might work well.

    For your problem of synchronizing music and folders, you might just use a general backup utility like SuperDuper, which does that quite well. It wouldn’t read the MP3 metadata, but the important stuff is kinda built into the file structure.

    Reply
  223. toby.fernsler@gmail.com

    Thanks for the links, Clay. They do seem to be for something slightly different: synchronizing music between two computers, rather than having two computers access a shared library.

    This is a classic problem that a database server handles very well. None of the solutions I’ve found take that approach, so my guess is a good solution doesn’t exist yet. Other solutions are possible, perhaps something like what revision checking systems use (RCS, CVS, Subversion), where files are checked in and out. Hmm, that might work well.

    For your problem of synchronizing music and folders, you might just use a general backup utility like SuperDuper, which does that quite well. It wouldn’t read the MP3 metadata, but the important stuff is kinda built into the file structure.

    Reply
  224. toby.fernsler@gmail.com

    Thanks for the links, Clay. They do seem to be for something slightly different: synchronizing music between two computers, rather than having two computers access a shared library.

    This is a classic problem that a database server handles very well. None of the solutions I’ve found take that approach, so my guess is a good solution doesn’t exist yet. Other solutions are possible, perhaps something like what revision checking systems use (RCS, CVS, Subversion), where files are checked in and out. Hmm, that might work well.

    For your problem of synchronizing music and folders, you might just use a general backup utility like SuperDuper, which does that quite well. It wouldn’t read the MP3 metadata, but the important stuff is kinda built into the file structure.

    Reply
  225. toby.fernsler@gmail.com

    Thanks for the links, Clay. They do seem to be for something slightly different: synchronizing music between two computers, rather than having two computers access a shared library.

    This is a classic problem that a database server handles very well. None of the solutions I’ve found take that approach, so my guess is a good solution doesn’t exist yet. Other solutions are possible, perhaps something like what revision checking systems use (RCS, CVS, Subversion), where files are checked in and out. Hmm, that might work well.

    For your problem of synchronizing music and folders, you might just use a general backup utility like SuperDuper, which does that quite well. It wouldn’t read the MP3 metadata, but the important stuff is kinda built into the file structure.

    Reply
  226. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Joe Kwon: “will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file”
    That’s what it does. It also syncs the media files if they are not there. If multiple iTunes point to a common share on a NAS or server then the media files would be there and they would not be copied. NO file duplication.

    Q: Will TuneRanger sync iTunes libraries and playlists that use a common share on a server or a NAS without duplicating files on the NAS?
    A: The answer is yes as long as all sync clients in the group point to the network share in exactly the same way. The key is in the iTunes preference setting iTunes->Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music folder location which must point to the shared directory containing all the music and video files on the NAS. This setting must be the same for all iTunes libraries to be synchronized. Another critical setting is “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” which must be checked ON for everything to work properly.

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  227. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Joe Kwon: “will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file”
    That’s what it does. It also syncs the media files if they are not there. If multiple iTunes point to a common share on a NAS or server then the media files would be there and they would not be copied. NO file duplication.

    Q: Will TuneRanger sync iTunes libraries and playlists that use a common share on a server or a NAS without duplicating files on the NAS?
    A: The answer is yes as long as all sync clients in the group point to the network share in exactly the same way. The key is in the iTunes preference setting iTunes->Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music folder location which must point to the shared directory containing all the music and video files on the NAS. This setting must be the same for all iTunes libraries to be synchronized. Another critical setting is “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” which must be checked ON for everything to work properly.

    Reply
  228. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Joe Kwon: “will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file”
    That’s what it does. It also syncs the media files if they are not there. If multiple iTunes point to a common share on a NAS or server then the media files would be there and they would not be copied. NO file duplication.

    Q: Will TuneRanger sync iTunes libraries and playlists that use a common share on a server or a NAS without duplicating files on the NAS?
    A: The answer is yes as long as all sync clients in the group point to the network share in exactly the same way. The key is in the iTunes preference setting iTunes->Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music folder location which must point to the shared directory containing all the music and video files on the NAS. This setting must be the same for all iTunes libraries to be synchronized. Another critical setting is “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” which must be checked ON for everything to work properly.

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  229. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Joe Kwon: “will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file”
    That’s what it does. It also syncs the media files if they are not there. If multiple iTunes point to a common share on a NAS or server then the media files would be there and they would not be copied. NO file duplication.

    Q: Will TuneRanger sync iTunes libraries and playlists that use a common share on a server or a NAS without duplicating files on the NAS?
    A: The answer is yes as long as all sync clients in the group point to the network share in exactly the same way. The key is in the iTunes preference setting iTunes->Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music folder location which must point to the shared directory containing all the music and video files on the NAS. This setting must be the same for all iTunes libraries to be synchronized. Another critical setting is “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” which must be checked ON for everything to work properly.

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  230. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Joe Kwon: “will TuneRanger sync the iTunes library file”
    That’s what it does. It also syncs the media files if they are not there. If multiple iTunes point to a common share on a NAS or server then the media files would be there and they would not be copied. NO file duplication.

    Q: Will TuneRanger sync iTunes libraries and playlists that use a common share on a server or a NAS without duplicating files on the NAS?
    A: The answer is yes as long as all sync clients in the group point to the network share in exactly the same way. The key is in the iTunes preference setting iTunes->Preferences->Advanced->General->iTunes Music folder location which must point to the shared directory containing all the music and video files on the NAS. This setting must be the same for all iTunes libraries to be synchronized. Another critical setting is “Keep iTunes Music folder organized” which must be checked ON for everything to work properly.

    Reply
  231. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TobyF: Sounds like what you are looking for is a music server like Firefly where both the database+metadata and the media files are on a server. TuneRanger support a hybrid solution where the iTunes library+playlists+metadata are local to multiple clients but the bulk of the contents, the media files, are centrally located on a server. For iTunes users who buy DRM’d media this is the only realistic way to go at this time until Apple redesigns the database to support multiple simlutaneous iTunes clients opening a central database. Until then, syncing the local databases without unnecessarily duplicating the media files with something like TuneRanger is the only way to go as far as I know.

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  232. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TobyF: Sounds like what you are looking for is a music server like Firefly where both the database+metadata and the media files are on a server. TuneRanger support a hybrid solution where the iTunes library+playlists+metadata are local to multiple clients but the bulk of the contents, the media files, are centrally located on a server. For iTunes users who buy DRM’d media this is the only realistic way to go at this time until Apple redesigns the database to support multiple simlutaneous iTunes clients opening a central database. Until then, syncing the local databases without unnecessarily duplicating the media files with something like TuneRanger is the only way to go as far as I know.

    Reply
  233. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TobyF: Sounds like what you are looking for is a music server like Firefly where both the database+metadata and the media files are on a server. TuneRanger support a hybrid solution where the iTunes library+playlists+metadata are local to multiple clients but the bulk of the contents, the media files, are centrally located on a server. For iTunes users who buy DRM’d media this is the only realistic way to go at this time until Apple redesigns the database to support multiple simlutaneous iTunes clients opening a central database. Until then, syncing the local databases without unnecessarily duplicating the media files with something like TuneRanger is the only way to go as far as I know.

    Reply
  234. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TobyF: Sounds like what you are looking for is a music server like Firefly where both the database+metadata and the media files are on a server. TuneRanger support a hybrid solution where the iTunes library+playlists+metadata are local to multiple clients but the bulk of the contents, the media files, are centrally located on a server. For iTunes users who buy DRM’d media this is the only realistic way to go at this time until Apple redesigns the database to support multiple simlutaneous iTunes clients opening a central database. Until then, syncing the local databases without unnecessarily duplicating the media files with something like TuneRanger is the only way to go as far as I know.

    Reply
  235. mmenendez@acertant.com

    TobyF: Sounds like what you are looking for is a music server like Firefly where both the database+metadata and the media files are on a server. TuneRanger support a hybrid solution where the iTunes library+playlists+metadata are local to multiple clients but the bulk of the contents, the media files, are centrally located on a server. For iTunes users who buy DRM’d media this is the only realistic way to go at this time until Apple redesigns the database to support multiple simlutaneous iTunes clients opening a central database. Until then, syncing the local databases without unnecessarily duplicating the media files with something like TuneRanger is the only way to go as far as I know.

    Reply
  236. chruska@gmail.com

    I’m having a problem copying playlists. If I run TuneRanger with the option “Make iTunes equal to Remote”, all my remote playlists are copied to the local iTunes. Here’s the problem. The new playlist on the local iTunes is not in the same order as the remote playlist. All the songs are there, but they play in the order they were copied instead of using the original playing order.

    How can I copy playlists and preserve the original playing order of the list?

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  237. chruska@gmail.com

    I’m having a problem copying playlists. If I run TuneRanger with the option “Make iTunes equal to Remote”, all my remote playlists are copied to the local iTunes. Here’s the problem. The new playlist on the local iTunes is not in the same order as the remote playlist. All the songs are there, but they play in the order they were copied instead of using the original playing order.

    How can I copy playlists and preserve the original playing order of the list?

    Reply
  238. chruska@gmail.com

    I’m having a problem copying playlists. If I run TuneRanger with the option “Make iTunes equal to Remote”, all my remote playlists are copied to the local iTunes. Here’s the problem. The new playlist on the local iTunes is not in the same order as the remote playlist. All the songs are there, but they play in the order they were copied instead of using the original playing order.

    How can I copy playlists and preserve the original playing order of the list?

    Reply
  239. chruska@gmail.com

    I’m having a problem copying playlists. If I run TuneRanger with the option “Make iTunes equal to Remote”, all my remote playlists are copied to the local iTunes. Here’s the problem. The new playlist on the local iTunes is not in the same order as the remote playlist. All the songs are there, but they play in the order they were copied instead of using the original playing order.

    How can I copy playlists and preserve the original playing order of the list?

    Reply
  240. chruska@gmail.com

    I’m having a problem copying playlists. If I run TuneRanger with the option “Make iTunes equal to Remote”, all my remote playlists are copied to the local iTunes. Here’s the problem. The new playlist on the local iTunes is not in the same order as the remote playlist. All the songs are there, but they play in the order they were copied instead of using the original playing order.

    How can I copy playlists and preserve the original playing order of the list?

    Reply
  241. customdeluxe@mac.com

    Just read through all the comments and I’m not convinced that this will be any better than my current solution, which is this…

    To keep my desktop & laptop’s 400GB libraries (on separate external drives) “Synched”, I use SuperDuper to clone the drive with the most current library. I then copy all the current iTunes library, xml, etc. files (I think there are 5 now) in the music folder on the startup drive and I ichat them over to the computer with the older itunes library and replace them. When I open iTunes it looks just like it was the last time I used it on the other computer.

    I hope I explained that right. I generally use my desktop, but when I travel or DJ I don’t want to lose any progress I’ve made on my library… I want it to be a work in progress wherever I am. I think you could make this a step easier and keep your library on the same external drive and just transfer the iTunes library files between computers. I use the two drives as a form of back-up (and I run ESATA drives on the desktop but not on the laptop).

    Still would love to find an app that would keep my 400 GB library synched between 2 computers. Let me know if you find one and thanks for writing the reviews.

    Reply
  242. customdeluxe@mac.com

    Just read through all the comments and I’m not convinced that this will be any better than my current solution, which is this…

    To keep my desktop & laptop’s 400GB libraries (on separate external drives) “Synched”, I use SuperDuper to clone the drive with the most current library. I then copy all the current iTunes library, xml, etc. files (I think there are 5 now) in the music folder on the startup drive and I ichat them over to the computer with the older itunes library and replace them. When I open iTunes it looks just like it was the last time I used it on the other computer.

    I hope I explained that right. I generally use my desktop, but when I travel or DJ I don’t want to lose any progress I’ve made on my library… I want it to be a work in progress wherever I am. I think you could make this a step easier and keep your library on the same external drive and just transfer the iTunes library files between computers. I use the two drives as a form of back-up (and I run ESATA drives on the desktop but not on the laptop).

    Still would love to find an app that would keep my 400 GB library synched between 2 computers. Let me know if you find one and thanks for writing the reviews.

    Reply
  243. customdeluxe@mac.com

    Just read through all the comments and I’m not convinced that this will be any better than my current solution, which is this…

    To keep my desktop & laptop’s 400GB libraries (on separate external drives) “Synched”, I use SuperDuper to clone the drive with the most current library. I then copy all the current iTunes library, xml, etc. files (I think there are 5 now) in the music folder on the startup drive and I ichat them over to the computer with the older itunes library and replace them. When I open iTunes it looks just like it was the last time I used it on the other computer.

    I hope I explained that right. I generally use my desktop, but when I travel or DJ I don’t want to lose any progress I’ve made on my library… I want it to be a work in progress wherever I am. I think you could make this a step easier and keep your library on the same external drive and just transfer the iTunes library files between computers. I use the two drives as a form of back-up (and I run ESATA drives on the desktop but not on the laptop).

    Still would love to find an app that would keep my 400 GB library synched between 2 computers. Let me know if you find one and thanks for writing the reviews.

    Reply
  244. customdeluxe@mac.com

    Just read through all the comments and I’m not convinced that this will be any better than my current solution, which is this…

    To keep my desktop & laptop’s 400GB libraries (on separate external drives) “Synched”, I use SuperDuper to clone the drive with the most current library. I then copy all the current iTunes library, xml, etc. files (I think there are 5 now) in the music folder on the startup drive and I ichat them over to the computer with the older itunes library and replace them. When I open iTunes it looks just like it was the last time I used it on the other computer.

    I hope I explained that right. I generally use my desktop, but when I travel or DJ I don’t want to lose any progress I’ve made on my library… I want it to be a work in progress wherever I am. I think you could make this a step easier and keep your library on the same external drive and just transfer the iTunes library files between computers. I use the two drives as a form of back-up (and I run ESATA drives on the desktop but not on the laptop).

    Still would love to find an app that would keep my 400 GB library synched between 2 computers. Let me know if you find one and thanks for writing the reviews.

    Reply
  245. customdeluxe@mac.com

    Just read through all the comments and I’m not convinced that this will be any better than my current solution, which is this…

    To keep my desktop & laptop’s 400GB libraries (on separate external drives) “Synched”, I use SuperDuper to clone the drive with the most current library. I then copy all the current iTunes library, xml, etc. files (I think there are 5 now) in the music folder on the startup drive and I ichat them over to the computer with the older itunes library and replace them. When I open iTunes it looks just like it was the last time I used it on the other computer.

    I hope I explained that right. I generally use my desktop, but when I travel or DJ I don’t want to lose any progress I’ve made on my library… I want it to be a work in progress wherever I am. I think you could make this a step easier and keep your library on the same external drive and just transfer the iTunes library files between computers. I use the two drives as a form of back-up (and I run ESATA drives on the desktop but not on the laptop).

    Still would love to find an app that would keep my 400 GB library synched between 2 computers. Let me know if you find one and thanks for writing the reviews.

    Reply
  246. jmrvos@hotmail.com

    I have an iMac G5 running the most current OS and also a G4 iBook-loaded the app on both and have had nothing but SERIOUS problems since. Without a doubt the most malicious app. I’ve ever had the misfortune to use. I STRONGLY URGE ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT TO AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE. After crashing both computers badly and damaging them beyond use (i.e neither Disk Repair nor Disk Warrior can repair)-I have had to do clean wipes on both machines and rebuild using Time Machine–total of 150+hours. This product is poison and I would tell anybody to not buy. Just my experience and advise.

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  247. jmrvos@hotmail.com

    I have an iMac G5 running the most current OS and also a G4 iBook-loaded the app on both and have had nothing but SERIOUS problems since. Without a doubt the most malicious app. I’ve ever had the misfortune to use. I STRONGLY URGE ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT TO AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE. After crashing both computers badly and damaging them beyond use (i.e neither Disk Repair nor Disk Warrior can repair)-I have had to do clean wipes on both machines and rebuild using Time Machine–total of 150+hours. This product is poison and I would tell anybody to not buy. Just my experience and advise.

    Reply
  248. jmrvos@hotmail.com

    I have an iMac G5 running the most current OS and also a G4 iBook-loaded the app on both and have had nothing but SERIOUS problems since. Without a doubt the most malicious app. I’ve ever had the misfortune to use. I STRONGLY URGE ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT TO AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE. After crashing both computers badly and damaging them beyond use (i.e neither Disk Repair nor Disk Warrior can repair)-I have had to do clean wipes on both machines and rebuild using Time Machine–total of 150+hours. This product is poison and I would tell anybody to not buy. Just my experience and advise.

    Reply
  249. jmrvos@hotmail.com

    I have an iMac G5 running the most current OS and also a G4 iBook-loaded the app on both and have had nothing but SERIOUS problems since. Without a doubt the most malicious app. I’ve ever had the misfortune to use. I STRONGLY URGE ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT TO AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE. After crashing both computers badly and damaging them beyond use (i.e neither Disk Repair nor Disk Warrior can repair)-I have had to do clean wipes on both machines and rebuild using Time Machine–total of 150+hours. This product is poison and I would tell anybody to not buy. Just my experience and advise.

    Reply
  250. jmrvos@hotmail.com

    I have an iMac G5 running the most current OS and also a G4 iBook-loaded the app on both and have had nothing but SERIOUS problems since. Without a doubt the most malicious app. I’ve ever had the misfortune to use. I STRONGLY URGE ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS PRODUCT TO AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE. After crashing both computers badly and damaging them beyond use (i.e neither Disk Repair nor Disk Warrior can repair)-I have had to do clean wipes on both machines and rebuild using Time Machine–total of 150+hours. This product is poison and I would tell anybody to not buy. Just my experience and advise.

    Reply
  251. mmenendez@acertant.com

    No one could convince John that he seems to have much more serious problems than what a simple little app like TuneRanger can cause.

    Reply
  252. mmenendez@acertant.com

    No one could convince John that he seems to have much more serious problems than what a simple little app like TuneRanger can cause.

    Reply
  253. mmenendez@acertant.com

    No one could convince John that he seems to have much more serious problems than what a simple little app like TuneRanger can cause.

    Reply
  254. mmenendez@acertant.com

    No one could convince John that he seems to have much more serious problems than what a simple little app like TuneRanger can cause.

    Reply
  255. mmenendez@acertant.com

    No one could convince John that he seems to have much more serious problems than what a simple little app like TuneRanger can cause.

    Reply
  256. marc.rapoport@gmail.com

    Hi Manny/anybody else,
    Can TuneRanger properly sync 2 versions of the same song : one being Apple Lossless on a Media Center, the other being AAC on a Laptop ( The laptop is used to sync whith IPODs, while the Media Center PC is used to play locally ALAC songs).
    Will the same song, with identical tags(aka Artist,Album) but different codecs(one AAC,other ALAC) in each library will properly sync as the same song, or will it be considered as 2 different songs and be duplicated in each library?
    Basically, what are the criteria used to consider songs as identical? Is encoder type one of them?
    Bonus question: If I remove the file in 1 library, will it be removed in the other?
    Thanks for info,

    Reply
  257. marc.rapoport@gmail.com

    Hi Manny/anybody else,
    Can TuneRanger properly sync 2 versions of the same song : one being Apple Lossless on a Media Center, the other being AAC on a Laptop ( The laptop is used to sync whith IPODs, while the Media Center PC is used to play locally ALAC songs).
    Will the same song, with identical tags(aka Artist,Album) but different codecs(one AAC,other ALAC) in each library will properly sync as the same song, or will it be considered as 2 different songs and be duplicated in each library?
    Basically, what are the criteria used to consider songs as identical? Is encoder type one of them?
    Bonus question: If I remove the file in 1 library, will it be removed in the other?
    Thanks for info,

    Reply
  258. marc.rapoport@gmail.com

    Hi Manny/anybody else,
    Can TuneRanger properly sync 2 versions of the same song : one being Apple Lossless on a Media Center, the other being AAC on a Laptop ( The laptop is used to sync whith IPODs, while the Media Center PC is used to play locally ALAC songs).
    Will the same song, with identical tags(aka Artist,Album) but different codecs(one AAC,other ALAC) in each library will properly sync as the same song, or will it be considered as 2 different songs and be duplicated in each library?
    Basically, what are the criteria used to consider songs as identical? Is encoder type one of them?
    Bonus question: If I remove the file in 1 library, will it be removed in the other?
    Thanks for info,

    Reply
  259. marc.rapoport@gmail.com

    Hi Manny/anybody else,
    Can TuneRanger properly sync 2 versions of the same song : one being Apple Lossless on a Media Center, the other being AAC on a Laptop ( The laptop is used to sync whith IPODs, while the Media Center PC is used to play locally ALAC songs).
    Will the same song, with identical tags(aka Artist,Album) but different codecs(one AAC,other ALAC) in each library will properly sync as the same song, or will it be considered as 2 different songs and be duplicated in each library?
    Basically, what are the criteria used to consider songs as identical? Is encoder type one of them?
    Bonus question: If I remove the file in 1 library, will it be removed in the other?
    Thanks for info,

    Reply
  260. marc.rapoport@gmail.com

    Hi Manny/anybody else,
    Can TuneRanger properly sync 2 versions of the same song : one being Apple Lossless on a Media Center, the other being AAC on a Laptop ( The laptop is used to sync whith IPODs, while the Media Center PC is used to play locally ALAC songs).
    Will the same song, with identical tags(aka Artist,Album) but different codecs(one AAC,other ALAC) in each library will properly sync as the same song, or will it be considered as 2 different songs and be duplicated in each library?
    Basically, what are the criteria used to consider songs as identical? Is encoder type one of them?
    Bonus question: If I remove the file in 1 library, will it be removed in the other?
    Thanks for info,

    Reply
  261. maxsaito@mac.com

    Though this works, it turns music video to movie. Majority of my files are music videos. I initially thought that sync did not happen since I checked music on a target iTunes. Then I discovered them under movies. I had to change them as music videos manually. I hope that this will be fixed soon, and options to add all other meta data will be added also.

    Reply
  262. maxsaito@mac.com

    Though this works, it turns music video to movie. Majority of my files are music videos. I initially thought that sync did not happen since I checked music on a target iTunes. Then I discovered them under movies. I had to change them as music videos manually. I hope that this will be fixed soon, and options to add all other meta data will be added also.

    Reply
  263. maxsaito@mac.com

    Though this works, it turns music video to movie. Majority of my files are music videos. I initially thought that sync did not happen since I checked music on a target iTunes. Then I discovered them under movies. I had to change them as music videos manually. I hope that this will be fixed soon, and options to add all other meta data will be added also.

    Reply
  264. maxsaito@mac.com

    Though this works, it turns music video to movie. Majority of my files are music videos. I initially thought that sync did not happen since I checked music on a target iTunes. Then I discovered them under movies. I had to change them as music videos manually. I hope that this will be fixed soon, and options to add all other meta data will be added also.

    Reply
  265. maxsaito@mac.com

    Though this works, it turns music video to movie. Majority of my files are music videos. I initially thought that sync did not happen since I checked music on a target iTunes. Then I discovered them under movies. I had to change them as music videos manually. I hope that this will be fixed soon, and options to add all other meta data will be added also.

    Reply
  266. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Marc: The same song in different file formats will be considered 2 different songs by default or depending on your settings can be considered only 1 song but TR will want you to choose one format or the other (the other will be removed in this mode). Or you can set a filter and ignore one format completely from all operations.

    Max: Its not that TR is changing music videos into movies, its that iTunes differentiates video files using a tag that is not part of the the file and TuneRanger can’t sync that metatag. We are aware of this limitation and hope to fix it in a future update.

    Reply
  267. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Marc: The same song in different file formats will be considered 2 different songs by default or depending on your settings can be considered only 1 song but TR will want you to choose one format or the other (the other will be removed in this mode). Or you can set a filter and ignore one format completely from all operations.

    Max: Its not that TR is changing music videos into movies, its that iTunes differentiates video files using a tag that is not part of the the file and TuneRanger can’t sync that metatag. We are aware of this limitation and hope to fix it in a future update.

    Reply
  268. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Marc: The same song in different file formats will be considered 2 different songs by default or depending on your settings can be considered only 1 song but TR will want you to choose one format or the other (the other will be removed in this mode). Or you can set a filter and ignore one format completely from all operations.

    Max: Its not that TR is changing music videos into movies, its that iTunes differentiates video files using a tag that is not part of the the file and TuneRanger can’t sync that metatag. We are aware of this limitation and hope to fix it in a future update.

    Reply
  269. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Marc: The same song in different file formats will be considered 2 different songs by default or depending on your settings can be considered only 1 song but TR will want you to choose one format or the other (the other will be removed in this mode). Or you can set a filter and ignore one format completely from all operations.

    Max: Its not that TR is changing music videos into movies, its that iTunes differentiates video files using a tag that is not part of the the file and TuneRanger can’t sync that metatag. We are aware of this limitation and hope to fix it in a future update.

    Reply
  270. mmenendez@acertant.com

    Marc: The same song in different file formats will be considered 2 different songs by default or depending on your settings can be considered only 1 song but TR will want you to choose one format or the other (the other will be removed in this mode). Or you can set a filter and ignore one format completely from all operations.

    Max: Its not that TR is changing music videos into movies, its that iTunes differentiates video files using a tag that is not part of the the file and TuneRanger can’t sync that metatag. We are aware of this limitation and hope to fix it in a future update.

    Reply
  271. vsl1@hotmail.com

    John, wow! You’ve got issues, bud. Kinda like the the story of the Russian who started a nuclear war by swatting a fly that landed on the launch button. Clearly, a lot had to be wrong for this to happen in the first place. So is the house fly is a global killer? Uh… no. Bad operations center? More than likely. I think you need to look at how you are setting up your machines and how you maintain them. Been using TR for a month and it works great.

    Reply
  272. vsl1@hotmail.com

    John, wow! You’ve got issues, bud. Kinda like the the story of the Russian who started a nuclear war by swatting a fly that landed on the launch button. Clearly, a lot had to be wrong for this to happen in the first place. So is the house fly is a global killer? Uh… no. Bad operations center? More than likely. I think you need to look at how you are setting up your machines and how you maintain them. Been using TR for a month and it works great.

    Reply
  273. vsl1@hotmail.com

    John, wow! You’ve got issues, bud. Kinda like the the story of the Russian who started a nuclear war by swatting a fly that landed on the launch button. Clearly, a lot had to be wrong for this to happen in the first place. So is the house fly is a global killer? Uh… no. Bad operations center? More than likely. I think you need to look at how you are setting up your machines and how you maintain them. Been using TR for a month and it works great.

    Reply
  274. vsl1@hotmail.com

    John, wow! You’ve got issues, bud. Kinda like the the story of the Russian who started a nuclear war by swatting a fly that landed on the launch button. Clearly, a lot had to be wrong for this to happen in the first place. So is the house fly is a global killer? Uh… no. Bad operations center? More than likely. I think you need to look at how you are setting up your machines and how you maintain them. Been using TR for a month and it works great.

    Reply
  275. vsl1@hotmail.com

    John, wow! You’ve got issues, bud. Kinda like the the story of the Russian who started a nuclear war by swatting a fly that landed on the launch button. Clearly, a lot had to be wrong for this to happen in the first place. So is the house fly is a global killer? Uh… no. Bad operations center? More than likely. I think you need to look at how you are setting up your machines and how you maintain them. Been using TR for a month and it works great.

    Reply
  276. stuart@caracald.com

    I’m glad I found this page, the TR website doesn’t answer enough questions IMHO. I emailed them last year about whether it sync’s libraries only or not and got nothing back. After learning that it does from here I have just bought the product.

    Granted there is a panel on the site that says it can have one media repository but after downloading and experimenting with the demo, it wasn’t clear how to. I was always worried that be shunting gigs of music over my network just to overwrite the same location. You guys have put my mind at ease. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
  277. stuart@caracald.com

    I’m glad I found this page, the TR website doesn’t answer enough questions IMHO. I emailed them last year about whether it sync’s libraries only or not and got nothing back. After learning that it does from here I have just bought the product.

    Granted there is a panel on the site that says it can have one media repository but after downloading and experimenting with the demo, it wasn’t clear how to. I was always worried that be shunting gigs of music over my network just to overwrite the same location. You guys have put my mind at ease. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
  278. stuart@caracald.com

    I’m glad I found this page, the TR website doesn’t answer enough questions IMHO. I emailed them last year about whether it sync’s libraries only or not and got nothing back. After learning that it does from here I have just bought the product.

    Granted there is a panel on the site that says it can have one media repository but after downloading and experimenting with the demo, it wasn’t clear how to. I was always worried that be shunting gigs of music over my network just to overwrite the same location. You guys have put my mind at ease. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
  279. stuart@caracald.com

    I’m glad I found this page, the TR website doesn’t answer enough questions IMHO. I emailed them last year about whether it sync’s libraries only or not and got nothing back. After learning that it does from here I have just bought the product.

    Granted there is a panel on the site that says it can have one media repository but after downloading and experimenting with the demo, it wasn’t clear how to. I was always worried that be shunting gigs of music over my network just to overwrite the same location. You guys have put my mind at ease. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
  280. stuart@caracald.com

    I’m glad I found this page, the TR website doesn’t answer enough questions IMHO. I emailed them last year about whether it sync’s libraries only or not and got nothing back. After learning that it does from here I have just bought the product.

    Granted there is a panel on the site that says it can have one media repository but after downloading and experimenting with the demo, it wasn’t clear how to. I was always worried that be shunting gigs of music over my network just to overwrite the same location. You guys have put my mind at ease. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
  281. docholliday2222@yahoo.com

    Ok- I read that this program does NOT work for an iTouch. Can you confirm this please? If it doesn’t, I will take my computers into the Mac store. Thank you.

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  282. docholliday2222@yahoo.com

    Ok- I read that this program does NOT work for an iTouch. Can you confirm this please? If it doesn’t, I will take my computers into the Mac store. Thank you.

    Reply
  283. docholliday2222@yahoo.com

    Ok- I read that this program does NOT work for an iTouch. Can you confirm this please? If it doesn’t, I will take my computers into the Mac store. Thank you.

    Reply
  284. docholliday2222@yahoo.com

    Ok- I read that this program does NOT work for an iTouch. Can you confirm this please? If it doesn’t, I will take my computers into the Mac store. Thank you.

    Reply
  285. docholliday2222@yahoo.com

    Ok- I read that this program does NOT work for an iTouch. Can you confirm this please? If it doesn’t, I will take my computers into the Mac store. Thank you.

    Reply
  286. cj@wildwoodinteractive.com

    Thanx for posting this great information. I just found TuneRanger this morning cuz I have 6 computers with music (at least) and 3 iPods (2 full, and one brand new unopened one.) Time for me to get it all together in one place.

    I found their site, and then googled for reviews of their product, and up your blog came.

    Other than John, who needs more help than the Apple Store’s gonna be able to give him, this has been enlightening.

    Reply
  287. cj@wildwoodinteractive.com

    Thanx for posting this great information. I just found TuneRanger this morning cuz I have 6 computers with music (at least) and 3 iPods (2 full, and one brand new unopened one.) Time for me to get it all together in one place.

    I found their site, and then googled for reviews of their product, and up your blog came.

    Other than John, who needs more help than the Apple Store’s gonna be able to give him, this has been enlightening.

    Reply
  288. cj@wildwoodinteractive.com

    Thanx for posting this great information. I just found TuneRanger this morning cuz I have 6 computers with music (at least) and 3 iPods (2 full, and one brand new unopened one.) Time for me to get it all together in one place.

    I found their site, and then googled for reviews of their product, and up your blog came.

    Other than John, who needs more help than the Apple Store’s gonna be able to give him, this has been enlightening.

    Reply
  289. cj@wildwoodinteractive.com

    Thanx for posting this great information. I just found TuneRanger this morning cuz I have 6 computers with music (at least) and 3 iPods (2 full, and one brand new unopened one.) Time for me to get it all together in one place.

    I found their site, and then googled for reviews of their product, and up your blog came.

    Other than John, who needs more help than the Apple Store’s gonna be able to give him, this has been enlightening.

    Reply
  290. cj@wildwoodinteractive.com

    Thanx for posting this great information. I just found TuneRanger this morning cuz I have 6 computers with music (at least) and 3 iPods (2 full, and one brand new unopened one.) Time for me to get it all together in one place.

    I found their site, and then googled for reviews of their product, and up your blog came.

    Other than John, who needs more help than the Apple Store’s gonna be able to give him, this has been enlightening.

    Reply
  291. anf@i29.net

    I just purchased and downloaded Tuneranger but would like a manual detailing how to use it to copy itune files from my office Mac to both my home macs. I’ve tried both email and phone messages to the manufacturer but have received no response.

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  292. anf@i29.net

    I just purchased and downloaded Tuneranger but would like a manual detailing how to use it to copy itune files from my office Mac to both my home macs. I’ve tried both email and phone messages to the manufacturer but have received no response.

    Reply
  293. anf@i29.net

    I just purchased and downloaded Tuneranger but would like a manual detailing how to use it to copy itune files from my office Mac to both my home macs. I’ve tried both email and phone messages to the manufacturer but have received no response.

    Reply
  294. anf@i29.net

    I just purchased and downloaded Tuneranger but would like a manual detailing how to use it to copy itune files from my office Mac to both my home macs. I’ve tried both email and phone messages to the manufacturer but have received no response.

    Reply
  295. anf@i29.net

    I just purchased and downloaded Tuneranger but would like a manual detailing how to use it to copy itune files from my office Mac to both my home macs. I’ve tried both email and phone messages to the manufacturer but have received no response.

    Reply
  296. pbux@me.com

    Hi there, I foolishly moved my iTunes to another bigger internal drive just using copy/paste. iTunes could then not find the library of 10k plus of songs. I restarted iTunes holding the option key and chose the new library option. All files can now be seen but all files have broken links showing ‘!’.
    Can Tune Ranger fix this issue?

    Cheers

    Reply
  297. pbux@me.com

    Hi there, I foolishly moved my iTunes to another bigger internal drive just using copy/paste. iTunes could then not find the library of 10k plus of songs. I restarted iTunes holding the option key and chose the new library option. All files can now be seen but all files have broken links showing ‘!’.
    Can Tune Ranger fix this issue?

    Cheers

    Reply
  298. pbux@me.com

    Hi there, I foolishly moved my iTunes to another bigger internal drive just using copy/paste. iTunes could then not find the library of 10k plus of songs. I restarted iTunes holding the option key and chose the new library option. All files can now be seen but all files have broken links showing ‘!’.
    Can Tune Ranger fix this issue?

    Cheers

    Reply
  299. pbux@me.com

    Hi there, I foolishly moved my iTunes to another bigger internal drive just using copy/paste. iTunes could then not find the library of 10k plus of songs. I restarted iTunes holding the option key and chose the new library option. All files can now be seen but all files have broken links showing ‘!’.
    Can Tune Ranger fix this issue?

    Cheers

    Reply
  300. pbux@me.com

    Hi there, I foolishly moved my iTunes to another bigger internal drive just using copy/paste. iTunes could then not find the library of 10k plus of songs. I restarted iTunes holding the option key and chose the new library option. All files can now be seen but all files have broken links showing ‘!’.
    Can Tune Ranger fix this issue?

    Cheers

    Reply
  301. Vindix61

    Tuneranger crashes continually on me. I get no response from SmithMicro. I do not recommend at all.

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  302. kristain.musni@gmail.com

    TuneRanger helps you keep track and control of your music. If you have iTunes music and video collections on more than one computer ( at home, at work, on your iPod etc.) then TuneRanger connects iTunes-running computers over any network, allowing you to move music, video and playlists form one iTunes library to another. Playlists can also be synchronised with the click of your mouse. "Dell inspiron mini netbook" When you buy a song on any computer, add an album cover or lyrics, all your changes will reflect across your computers. It really couldn’t be easier.

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  303. kristain.musni@gmail.com

    TuneRanger helps you keep track and control of your music. If you have iTunes music and video collections on more than one computer ( at home, at work, on your iPod etc.) then TuneRanger connects iTunes-running computers over any network, allowing you to move music, video and playlists form one iTunes library to another. Playlists can also be synchronised with the click of your mouse. "Dell inspiron mini netbook" When you buy a song on any computer, add an album cover or lyrics, all your changes will reflect across your computers. It really couldn’t be easier.

    Reply
  304. kristain.musni@gmail.com

    TuneRanger helps you keep track and control of your music. If you have iTunes music and video collections on more than one computer ( at home, at work, on your iPod etc.) then TuneRanger connects iTunes-running computers over any network, allowing you to move music, video and playlists form one iTunes library to another. Playlists can also be synchronised with the click of your mouse. "Dell inspiron mini netbook" When you buy a song on any computer, add an album cover or lyrics, all your changes will reflect across your computers. It really couldn’t be easier.

    Reply
  305. kristain.musni@gmail.com

    TuneRanger helps you keep track and control of your music. If you have iTunes music and video collections on more than one computer ( at home, at work, on your iPod etc.) then TuneRanger connects iTunes-running computers over any network, allowing you to move music, video and playlists form one iTunes library to another. Playlists can also be synchronised with the click of your mouse. "Dell inspiron mini netbook" When you buy a song on any computer, add an album cover or lyrics, all your changes will reflect across your computers. It really couldn’t be easier.

    Reply
  306. kristain.musni@gmail.com

    TuneRanger helps you keep track and control of your music. If you have iTunes music and video collections on more than one computer ( at home, at work, on your iPod etc.) then TuneRanger connects iTunes-running computers over any network, allowing you to move music, video and playlists form one iTunes library to another. Playlists can also be synchronised with the click of your mouse. "Dell inspiron mini netbook" When you buy a song on any computer, add an album cover or lyrics, all your changes will reflect across your computers. It really couldn’t be easier.

    Reply
  307. novakjbr

    I installed TuneRanger on my new 27" iMac and the first time it worked beautifully. Every time I’ve attempted to use it since it crashes. I turned off all firewalls, re-installed TuneRanger, and still no dice. What’s up with this?

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  308. Kurt Andersen

    TuneRanger, which I had a trial version of for a short period and then bought a license for, is one of the worst pieces of software I have ever owned (I’m excluding some Windows software here).
    It happily deletes an entire music collection on one computer when asked to synchronise two libraries, and then wants to copy the whole music collection again. We’re talking about over 50Gb over a wireless network!
    It is definitely poor design, not my skills in setting it up, believe me.

    I can’t recommend this software to anyone with a serious music library.

    Avoid

    Kurt

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