how to access itunes over internet

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ahmadof, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. ahmadof macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    we just got broadband at the office and i want to listen to my itunes music from my home computer. How is this done? thanks
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Apple doesn't allow it because this could cause mass piracy of music. If you want to take your music with you, get an iPod. You can plug it into the computer at work and play your music in iTunes, and even listen to any song you want in your car.

    Plus, you will hog lots of bandwidth, and your co-workers will get pissed at you for taking it all up.
  3. ahmadof thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    i have an iPod, but

    my computer at work (G3 bronze powerbook) does not have firewire. i could just take the dock along and speakers, but that's far more work than just leaving my computer on at home while i'm at work
  4. Wes macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
    It's possible to do it via http. I do it occasionally.

    Set the permissions on your music folder to read only for other users, make an alias, put it in your sites folder, turn on apache and point a webbrowser to http://yourip/~yourshortname/Aliasname

    If you get a 403 error it means your permissions are set wrong somewhere.
  5. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT

    This link should do the trick. I haven't tried it yet, so I would be curious as to how easy it was to do. I hope that helped. :)
  6. Wes macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
    That article is from May 2003, I think Apple has since disabled that method and only allows direct sharing on machines with the same subnet.

    Edited: for silliness.
  7. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.

    You know Apple's not a force to be reckoned with when they can disable things like that from the future!
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Well it's all Steve Jobs, he set out to develop the next generation OS in 1987 after leaving Apple -- and developed the OS that Window is still trying to catch up with. :eek:

    Of course MS floundered around for a decade trying to catch up with the Mac OS -- and really did catch up and pass us -- not knowing that the real competition was already sitting on the shelf for many years while they boasted in their victory.
  9. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Two things:

    Since you don't have Firewire can't you use USB? I mean they have it for Windows users who don't have Firewire.

    Do you have speakers at work? Just plug the stereo cable into the headphone jack of the iPod.


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