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semin28
Sep 10, 2009, 10:15 PM
So i just bought a new mac and i wanted to transfer all my itunes library from my windows xp to my new mac . I tried to follow the directions but im not smart when it comes to computers so that way didnt work . Then i tried burning everything to a blank dvd but that didnt work . So i did the transer ipod songs from your ipod to your mac . And that was easy and it worked . But it didnt transfer my photos or apps . What should i do ? Hold on i just heard about the new home sharing feature . Will that be my solution ?



yoyo5280
Sep 10, 2009, 10:18 PM
It will be slow, but yes. That is your solution!

jaw04005
Sep 10, 2009, 10:27 PM
Yes. That would be your best bet. However, keep in mind it doesn't take over your play counts or ratings.

Additionally, depending on the size of your library it would be much faster to transfer via wired Ethernet compared to wireless.

semin28
Sep 10, 2009, 10:32 PM
Yes. That would be your best bet. However, keep in mind it doesn't take over your play counts or ratings.

Additionally, depending on the size of your library it would be much faster to transfer via wired Ethernet compared to wireless.


I dont care about play counts or ratings . I just want my songs and apps . How would i do that wired ethernet thing ?

yoyo5280
Sep 10, 2009, 11:01 PM
Instead of using WIFI, just plug both computers directly into the router using the ethernet ports
http://www.vision-systems.com/images/gigabit-ethernet_icon2.jpg

semin28
Sep 10, 2009, 11:02 PM
Instead of using WIFI, just plug both computers directly into the router using the ethernet ports
http://www.vision-systems.com/images/gigabit-ethernet_icon2.jpg

Okay then what ?

yoyo5280
Sep 10, 2009, 11:20 PM
Your PC might need to be configured for ethernet, I don't know..

But other than that, simply just plug them into ethernet, and use homesharing like normal.

semin28
Sep 11, 2009, 08:00 AM
Your PC might need to be configured for ethernet, I don't know..

But other than that, simply just plug them into ethernet, and use homesharing like normal.

okay gotcha . How much faster is it compared to wireless ?

Scott-n-Houston
Sep 11, 2009, 08:04 AM
okay gotcha . How much faster is it compared to wireless ?

Think Model T compared to a modern Porsche.

Scarlet Fever
Sep 11, 2009, 08:04 AM
okay gotcha . How much faster is it compared to wireless ?

Unless your PC has wireless 'n' or only 10mb/s ethernet, wired will be much faster.

jaw04005
Sep 11, 2009, 11:48 AM
So, apparently I was wrong. It does copy over ratings. Not sure about play count.

Avenger
Sep 11, 2009, 08:49 PM
Doesn't copy over the playlists either. The music in the playlists yes, but not the actual playlists.

alphaod
Sep 12, 2009, 06:12 AM
Think Model T compared to a modern Porsche.

That's like comparing a model train set to the shinkanshen.