For the new account, it was a iCloud library sync. On the MacBook I’m downloading all as iCloud Music pure meta data is seeming quite flakey. Hoping downloading the file will fix the meta data to something fixed on the computer. Downloads are coming from purchased or Apple Music mainly with a mix of matched and uploaded content not available on Apple Music.
I’m going to create a new beatunes sync once the library is repaired as a log
It does talk about iTunes embedded scenarios but for v4 and earlier. All I want to do is open the database, a simple backup option might have worked. Once sorted going to link up a new database properly.
hendrik on 12 Oct, 2022 08:42 AM
It does talk about iTunes embedded scenarios but for v4 and earlier.
Right. The advice for v4 applies to v5 as well (I have just added that info to the page). It basically says: embed all data in your audio files, because your database cannot be connected to a new Music/iTunes installation in a different account. This is because a new iTunes/Music installation in a different account uses new ids, which cannot be mapped anymore to the old beaTunes database. That is why copying the beaTunes Application Support folder does not help. The article does not spell it out in this detail. But that's the reason it specifically speaks about folder-based libraries and iTunes/Music-based libraries. What helps for the folder-based case is unfortunately worthless for iTunes/Music.
All I want to do is open the database
And then what? It's completely unconnected from Music or iTunes at this point.
As stated I want to be able to access a snapshot given I obviously can’t trust Apple Music not to remove songs. At the moment have two accounts on my Mac a
New account without BeaTunes connected yet, and the other signed out of all accounts and sync disabled on BeaTunes, having to switch between accounts to restore my data as it was.