iTunes Music Library.xml and case-sensitivity of file paths

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iTunes Music Library.xml and case-sensitivity of file paths

dbwest
Hi,


I've been trying to move my iTunes music library from a case-insensitive system (iTunes 12.3.1.23 in Windows 8.1) to a case-sensitive system (Linux Mint 17), and I'm encountering problems with the "iTunes Music Library.xml" file. In Windows, it doesn't matter that the specified path in the .xml document doesn't exactly match the name of the corresponding file. For instance, the .xml document lists the path of The Beatles' "A Taste of Honey" as /.../04%20A%20Taste%20of%20Honey.m4a but the filename is "04 A Taste Of Honey.m4a". The only difference is that "of" is capitalized in the filename, but not in the path specified in the .xml file. This causes the track's metadata not to be imported in Linux because it's looking for "04 A Taste of Honey" with the lowercase "of". Is there a way to rewrite the iTunes Music Library.xml file so that it matches the filenames to the paths in a case-sensitive way?


Thanks!