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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:03 AM   #1
UtahWJR
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Keeping Multiple iTunes Libraries on a Single Computer

From the Apple web site:

If you share your computer with others and you each want your own individual iTunes library, hold down the option (on a Mac)/ shift (on a PC) key each time you start iTunes. You'll be given the opportunity to create a library or choose among those that have already been created.

If I follow these directions can I have 2 different Apple TV's have their own library?

Setup:
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MacPro running ML server (host for itunes)
Apple TV - Adults
Apple TV - Kid

There are things I want the adults to access that I don't want the kids to access but would like them all hosted on the same machine.

Thanks.

Bill
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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if you are talking about movies, you could tag them with the parental warning ratings and then set up the kids aTV to only play a certain rating. It should prompt for a password for stuff that isnt authorized. Or are you trying to find a way to get them to not list at all?
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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From the Apple web site:

If you share your computer with others and you each want your own individual iTunes library, hold down the option (on a Mac)/ shift (on a PC) key each time you start iTunes. You'll be given the opportunity to create a library or choose among those that have already been created.

If I follow these directions can I have 2 different Apple TV's have their own library?

Setup:
-------
MacPro running ML server (host for itunes)
Apple TV - Adults
Apple TV - Kid

There are things I want the adults to access that I don't want the kids to access but would like them all hosted on the same machine.

Thanks.

Bill
You could run a virtual machine. Even something simple like Windows XP running itunes thus it is a "different" server but still running from your MacPro. Joes solution is probably best, but I've been trying to think of a way to do this for awhile too.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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This is for movies and I want then to not list or preview at all.

Thanks.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 02:41 PM   #5
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ahhh ok. Yeah I am guessing a 2nd library on a VM would be the way to go.

The only other thing I can do is mark them as podcasts and then turn off podcasts for the kids. Then they wont list at all.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 03:50 PM   #6
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This is for movies and I want then to not list or preview at all.

Thanks.
Here's a trick someone else used if you don't want to go with running a virtual machine.... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=507771

Haven't tried it myself, but worth looking at.
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