2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2013 3:11 AM by Jerry Dammers
Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1
expertise.macosx
Mac OS X

I create my own genres in iTunes and also heavily use playlists.

 

I have bought Sonos 5 but neither genres nor playlists are displaying correctly on Sonos.

 

For instance, old genres are showing on Sonos that I have since replaced with new ones on iTunes - it's all a bit if a mess.

 

I have reloaded and updated etc but still no luck.

 

I'm aware I have to point Sonos at my .xml file, although I actually have 2 .xml files:

1) Music>iTunes>iTunes Library.xml (this is an "XML document" modified in Oct 2010), and

2) Music>iTunes>iTunes Music>iTunes Music Library.xml (this is an "XML text" file that was modified today).

 

I've have pointed Sonos at both files but it makes no difference.

 

Any other ideas how I can fix it?

 

Thank you

  • Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    I've been advised to delete the first .xml file (last updated Oct 2010 - when the MacBook was brand new) on the Sonos forum. 

     

    I had some terrible issues with iTunes in 2011, when it was corrupt and I lost 3,000 tracks.

     

    Are there any risks with deleting the first .xml file?

     

    Thank you.

  • Jerry Dammers Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Really appreciate if somebody has a view on deleting the .xml file.

     

    Intuitively I feel like I should leave it alone, as I've had no issues with iTunes since I reinstated the 3,000 tracks.

     

    However, it appears the file isn't being used and may resolve the issue with Sonos.

     

    Any thoughts welcome.

     

    Thank you.