With Engine Prime it seems:
- Song files live where they live. In a folder, and existing iTunes/Serato library, or what not
- When you analyze a track, the new meta-data for Engine Prime is put into a database (in your user folder)
- When exporting to an external media (SD Card, USB stick), the files get exported, along with either a database file or sidecar file (I admit, I haven’t checked to see which of these it’s using)
All that is fine, but what if we want to move Engine Prime analyzed files to say, a different machine? Is there a way to do this?
I’d think the association between the track file and it’s location may become disassociated if the paths are altered. Or, imagine if you want to move an Engine Prime library from a Mac to a Windows PC.
Is there a way to do this currently?
In the future, it would be great if there was say, and “export” feature which just dumped the track files and all relevant metadata to a folder, then you could move this to a different machine and “import” it.
There’s still the complication of where the files actually live… One thing I like about iTunes is you drag a file into it, and it copies it into your iTunes folder in an organized fashion.
Just some things to think about…