Installing old iTunes library onto Android

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Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Phototaker » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:52 pm

While looking through my old backup music CD's I came across an old ITunes library that had been made about a dozen years ago & consisted of a couple of thousand old tracks that I had ripped from my CD's

If I put MediaMonkey onto either my Android Tablet or phone or both for that matter with your app am I likely to find that it works or would I just be wasting my time?

I haven't tried opening the library yet but I would not me surprised to find that there is data missing like album covers etc?

If you think I should try do I just install your app & try opening it using Android device?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Lowlander » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:15 am

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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Phototaker » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:05 pm

I obviously asked the question on almost the exact worst day ever since I see that iTunes as it was before is ceasing to exist.

Coincidentally I also just found an old nano media player that had been forgotten about as I haven't seen it for years.

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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Lowlander » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:32 pm

iTunes isn't gone yet. And if you own the files DRM free there is no dependence on any particular program.
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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Phototaker » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:12 am

I'm guessing that there is quite some difference between the MM gold PC & android versions because there is a large price difference based upon what the Play store displays. What are the differences?

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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Lowlander » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:15 am

They are complete different software for different platforms. MMW is MediaMonkey for Windows: https://www.mediamonkey.com/information/gold/ and MMA is MediaMonkey for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... amonkeypro

To manage your media you'd currently need MMW as MMA relies on MMW for tagging of files.
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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Phototaker » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:48 pm

Thanks for that info. I knew that there must have been an explanation.

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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Phototaker » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 am

I finally had the time to download the program & have tried to install it but have already run into a problem & not surprisingly it start with iTunes.

The program appears to me installed OK but iTunes isn't & therefore can't import ITunes XML library.

I have done a little checking & even though I have a couple of programs telling me that there program is still installed the program won't open. I You can no longer download a new version of iTunes but I came across an downloaded file which won't run because it tells me I already have a newer version installed. So it appears that at this moment iTunes won't run,install or get deleted. And I need to have iTunes going just so that it can export the XML file.

Don't you just love computers?

Any ideas as to what to do?

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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Lowlander » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:58 pm

You can still download iTunes: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... Pod.2FiPad

iTunes, so far, is only being discontinued in the new MAC OS.

Have you tried uninstalling iTunes from Windows Apps if the latest version (above) fails to install?
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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Phototaker » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:29 am

I finally got iTunes installed again or reinstalled I'm not sure what happened. That was the good news.

The bad is that I still can't get MMW to open up/connect to the iTunes library. I did get it to saw that it imported about 100 tracks & it listed them unfortunately when I clicked on the first track it didn't find it & then did the same thing for the second,third etc.

MMW still isn't connecting to the iTunes library file so once again I'm stuck.

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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Peke » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:14 am

Hi,
Latest iTunes versions do not automatically export library to MMW readable file. You need to set that manually in iTunes.

Here is what search found https://www.google.com/search?q=export+ ... 8&oe=utf-8
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Re: Installing old iTunes library onto Android

Post by Phototaker » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:21 pm

I finally had time to have another go at getting MediaMonkey up an running.

The good news is that the program opened & I was able to point it at the iTunes library.

The bad news is that the right hand panel of media displays a list of song tracks it doesn't stop & at anyone of them it just keeps scrolling down.

Can I fix this? And if so how?

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