Best Way to Share Music between laptops... bluetooth?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by guitarplaya08, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. guitarplaya08 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    my friends and i have macbook or macbookpro laptops. we would like to be able to exchange music between one another. i think doug has an apple script that can take it off of a shared playlist, but i dont know how fast that would be. last time we connected to each others computers through the "personal file sharing" feature and that was ridiculously slow. maybe bluetooth is faster, so you dont have to use a network.

    let me know what u think.. (and how to do it please)

  2. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    hmm, bluetooth has pretty slow data transfer speeds, i mean its not intended for anything more than low quality voice and data signals. If you have anything like lossless audio, that will take FOREVER to transfer with bluetooth.

    I remember my friend did this thing to my laptop once where he pluged a firewire 800 cable into my powerbook from his G5 tower and he transfered all of his music over. MY screen turned black and just had an image of a firewire imput on it and he had control over my computer as he transfered the files.
    It took about 20 minutes to set up and transfer about 28 gigs of music files, im not sure how he did it though.
  3. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Bluetooth would be way slower than personal file sharing.

    The fastest way to share is to get a Firewire cable and connect it between the two. The restart on of the computers holding down the "T" key. The computer you restarted will then mount on the other computer as if it was an external hard drive. You can then drag data across at very high speeds.
  4. chatster18 macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2007
    To do that just start your mac up and hold down "T" on the keyboard, and it boots the computer as a firewire hard drive...

    same time as yippy...
  5. cyclone84 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2006
    Does this work with USB 2.0?
  6. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    when T is held now and other computer is seen an another hard drive...are you dragging/sending a copy or the original?
  7. phoenix9744 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2006
    another option

    Is to create a computer to computer network connection (go to your airport thing on top of screen, select create new network and give it a name and encryption). The other person then logs onto the network you have selected (just as they would log onto a hotspot or any wifi network). You have now created a network between the computers. So if you go to networks, the other system shows up and you can access it and transfer whatever you want.

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