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What is the relationship between iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml?

What is the relationship between iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Music Library.xml?

I know that iTunes keeps its information in the itl file, so what's the point of having the itunes Music Library.xml file? Is there any way to get itunes to re-create the music library from the xml file?

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Guest [Entry]

"The .itl keeps your entire library, the xml keeps some components of it so that other applications can make use of your library. Since XML is a widely used standard, they chose to use it instead of using custom proprietary calls to the .itl file.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1660"