A grand daughter uses our iTunes account and we have her music on our pc. She also has the same on hers in another location. If either of us makes a purchase from the iTunes store, the other can download it via iCloud. We botrhe, occasionally will obtain MP3 from other sources (ripping, Audials etc.) Without having to pay for iMatch, is there a way of occasionally harmonising the two PC's. I thought of copying the I tunes music from PC(a) to a USB HD, then using freefilesynch to harmonise the files. Alternatively could one use a freebie such as "Beyond Compare"? iTunes "prefers" that one uses the command "add folder - or file - to the library" so I am not sure how it would deal with adding to the music folder within Windows Eplorer. We have a separate account for our own iTunes music.
Thanks; I did mention Match in my 3rd line; I think I may bite the bullet as it does that I want. I wonder, however MS, Dropbox or Google cloud would be more flexible. Remote networking maybe another thing to look at. On balance iTunes Match seems simpler.