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  • RIDE Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I had a similar problem, but this thread didn't fix it for me.

     

    This did: http://zenmojo.com/blog/2011/11/21/itunes-music-library-xml-not-updating-fix/

     

    Thought it might help somebody else who ends up in this thread.

     

    —Timo

  • HughKnight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have done all of this. None of this is working. I went from my Serato not reading an updated version of my itunes plalists to not even seeing ANY of my library in Serato. I've reinstalled Serato, rebuilt .XML (which by the way no longer works, and I can't get an .XML to get created).

     

    I'm at my wits end. I've rebuilt .XML, .ITP, I've found all foreign characters in my library and deleted them. I've organized and consolidated library through 'file'.

     

    I feel like I've created more of a problem than I've fixed now. The problem seems to be my iTunes, I'm hoping.

     

    Luckly, my itunes is still organized and my playlists are in tact, just frustrated.

  • Markino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem since I joined iTunes Match.

    Several times the iTunes Music Library.xml is locked and iTunes creates lots of temp files.

    You can try this:

    Go to your iTunes folder, in Mac is on user/music/itunes

    Check if you have a lot of temp files and delete it.

    Check if the iTunes Music Library.xml is locked (keep pushing command and type i , in sharing and permissions you should find your name with read and write permissions, if not it means that is locked)

    Restart your computer (i suggest to turn off internet also).

    After restart, open iTunes and do something such as listen a song or add and remove a song in a playlist, this should update your iTunes Music Library.xml file (check the Date Modified of the xml file that must be the same of the iTunes Music Library.itl).

    Now just open Serato or Traktor and in the preference check if you are selected the iTunes Music Library.xml

    Now you can be sure that you are syncing the latest iTunes library.

    Let me know if it works, I'm using Traktor in a MacBook pro and it works.

  • yiJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    http://youtu.be/AlfK3sCFzAA   check out this vidoe.  that should help you out.  just bare with it haha  it show u how to do it

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,880 points)

    Markino wrote:

     

    I have the same problem since I joined iTunes Match.

    Several times the iTunes Music Library.xml is locked and iTunes creates lots of temp files.

    You can try this:

    Go to your iTunes folder, in Mac is on user/music/itunes

    Check if you have a lot of temp files and delete it.

    Check if the iTunes Music Library.xml is locked (keep pushing command and type i , in sharing and permissions you should find your name with read and write permissions, if not it means that is locked)

    Just quit iTunes and delete th e.xml.

    It will get recreated when you relaunch iTunes.

  • DennisO. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar experience with the xml file not updating.  After deleting the xml file a new one was not created.

     

    Resolving the problem was similar to others that had weird characters in their songs.  I had one set of Spanish music whose artist names had Chinese symbols at the end.  Once renamed without the character, everything worked fine. 

     

    I have a large library of over 20,000 songs and I wanted to keep my playlist badly and not start over.  Here was my fix:

     

    1. Select all songs, then "Get Info", and check off all boxes EXCEPT for song title, artist, and BPM.  This will clear out everything in those extra fields, so if you want to keep, don't use this method. 

     

    2.  Next, subdivided my music library into playlists by letter of the alphabet.  So I created 26 different playlist titles, A,B,C,D,.....Z and put all the song titles starting with "A" into the playlist "A", "B" into playlist "B", etc.  Depending on the size of your library you can subdivide in any way you want to find the source of the weird characters.

     

    3. For each playlist, go to Library ---> Export Playlist -----> save as .xml

     

    4. Check your itunes folder.  If a file named "A.xml" has been created, then that part of your library is ok.  If not then you need to search through the library for any weird symbols or characters.

     

    5. Once you find the song with the weird character, find any other songs that were imported into iTunes around that time.  In my case, once I found one bad song, I found that everything else imported at the same time was bad and it resolved the problem quickly.  Setting up a separate playlist for each letter may be extreme but it will systematically resolve the issue.

  • Randall Erkelens Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I just went into my itunes folder and added the word "Music" to the xml file that was newest and dropped the old one in a new folder just in case I needed to recover it. It solved the problem in both Virtual DJ, Serato and Traktor. For some reason, iTunes renamed the backup xml library name dropping music while updating itunes over the past year or so.. Looks like the dj software programs still look for the one with the longer file name..

     

    My problem was fixed with just this simple issue.. weird codes or characters or not.


    Randall

  • Randall Erkelens Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Ok, update.. Yes.. what I said will work.. but I noticed when I open and close iTunes again, it creates a new XML file without the word Music. So, need to maybe update software.. but for the quick fix.. at LEAST, this fix by renaming the file will get your dj software to see the most current iTunes library quickly without needing to do all the naming searching, etc.. Of course, if you add more music tomorrow, you'll have to do the same thing.. not the long-term fix.. but I gotta tell ya.. will save me the time to DJ TONIGHT....


    R

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