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asherman13
Mar 29, 2006, 10:02 PM
Hey everybody, I've just got a few questions on music sharing:

1. What are the requirements to share music through iTunes, and Front Row? (I'm on a MacBook Pro, my family's music is on an iMac G4 running 10.4)

2. How can I get the "Shared Music" pane to show up in my iTunes source list?

3. Do they have to be logged in/have iTunes running in order to share music?

4. Do I have to have their Home folder on my desktop (as a server) in order to share music?

5. Anything else to share/add about sharing music? (not a pun)



Mitthrawnuruodo
Mar 29, 2006, 11:01 PM
Ok... I'll give it a try from memory:

1. Any Mac or PC on the same network using iTunes can share the iTunes library (or selected playlists) with eachother.

2. Turn on "Look for shared music" in iTunes preferences -> Sharing (but I think someone else has to share their music before the item shows up in the sidebar).

3. Yes and yes.

4. No.

5. iTunes: How to Share Your Music (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93355) and maybe you can even pick up some tips in iTunes: How to share music between different accounts on a single computer (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93195)

If you have enabled your Firewall, like you should, you need to open up for iTunes Sharing under System Preferences -> Sharing -> Firewall -> Allow

asherman13
Mar 29, 2006, 11:13 PM
Ok... I'll give it a try from memory:

1. Any Mac or PC on the same network using iTunes can share the iTunes library (or selected playlists) with eachother.

2. Turn on "Look for shared music" in iTunes preferences -> Sharing (but I think someone else has to share their music before the item shows up in the sidebar).

3. Yes and yes.

4. No.

5. iTunes: How to Share Your Music (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93355) and maybe you can even pick up some tips in iTunes: How to share music between different accounts on a single computer (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93195)

If you have enabled your Firewall, like you should, you need to open up for iTunes Sharing under System Preferences -> Sharing -> Firewall -> Allow

It looks like #3 was my problem, in general. Thanks!