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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:15 AM   #1
Omne666
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iTunes Library from VM

Just wondering if anyone has run an iTunes library from within a Virtual Machine??

I have Win7 running in parallels and in an effort to have a separate library for my teenage daughters with 'only their' stuff on it, I built a library that accessed the files from the existing storage location for my main library.

It shared fine in that I could see it from the ATV, but could not load it. I'm guessing something to do with firewalls?

Any ideas appreciated.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone has run an iTunes library from within a Virtual Machine??

I have Win7 running in parallels and in an effort to have a separate library for my teenage daughters with 'only their' stuff on it, I built a library that accessed the files from the existing storage location for my main library.

It shared fine in that I could see it from the ATV, but could not load it. I'm guessing something to do with firewalls?

Any ideas appreciated.
Yep, I run my iTunes server via a windows 2008 vm. Just make sure that networking is set to bridged and that, like you said.. Turn off firewalls
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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According to your signature, you dont have enough Apple TVs. You need more.

Also, you shouldn't have to set the network to bridged, but firewall is definitely a possibility. Apple TV's go through iTunes Home Sharing based upon network ID's of iTunes, not the IP address of the machine. Bridged would only help if you needed a separate IP.

Just make sure your iTunes library for your daughters has a different name.

The other option is to set up a separate account as well for the machine rather than go through parallels, but either way will work.
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