iTunes Library Updater killed by iTunes 11
All good things must come to an end, and the recent arrival of iTunes 11 seems to have put an end to the very handy little utility that was the “iTunes Library Updater”
This handy free app offered a one-click way to re-scan your iTunes music library, add any new files found in your specified iTunes folder, and remove any files that had been deleted.
It was particularly useful as a one-click solution to error messages like this: “Some of the items in the iTunes library were not copied to the iPhone because they could not be found”. The ITLU app would rebuilt the database removing files that had been moved or removed.
iTunes 11 and iTLU
Running the iTunes Library updater after installing version 11 of iTunes, pops up the following message:
"the 'dict' start tag on line 7003 does not match the end tag of 'plist;. Line 7093, position 3"
The error message is a show-stopper, and the iTunes Library Database Updater no longer works.
According to the developer’s website, there isn’t one. Here’s a statement on the developer’s website:
“Unfortunately, Apple has removed the API that iTLU used to control iTunes from the new version 11.
As a consequence iTLU will not work anymore with iTunes 11 and up. There is nothing I can do about that. Sorry!”
So, that appears to be it for a one-click solution that sorts out files in your iTunes database…
Alternatives to ITLU?
As far as we know, there aren’t any, but you may well know differently. If you do, please add a comment below