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iPod sharing music?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ScotRobson, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Hi all

    I recently set up a seperate user account for my partner, thanks to everyone that helped with that!

    I set up iTunes so that we could share each others music (some of the same things we like!) without having to rip a cd to both user accounts.

    I need to know if there is a way when he is updating his iPod if he can put some of my music onto his iPod aswell? and vice versa.

    Many thanks
  2. macrumors 68030


    He can probably just make a playlist with the music he wants and drag/drop it onto his ipod in itunes.
  3. macrumors 6502

    I can't drag any music from my list to his library - it shows as "scots shared music" as a seperate playlist and you cant drag anything from there.
  4. macrumors 6502

  5. macrumors 6502

    hmm first time on macrumors ive not sorted out my problem - someone must be able to help - is my thread hidden from everyone? :)
  6. Moderator


    Staff Member

    You can only sync music to the iPod from your own library, not from a shared one. If you were to give him read access to the files in question he could add them to his Library (2 accounts on 1 computer?) and it would all be sorted.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Cool thanks - so how do i give him read access? there are no limits set up for his account and yeah 2 accounts on 1 computer

  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    It's all going to get Unixy! File permissions (if you look from the terminal at least) look something like:


    The first character will be a d if it's a directory and a - otherwise. The you have three sets of rwx (of which any of the letters can be a -).

    -=not set (i.e. rw- = read,write,no execute)

    The first set are for the file owner. The second set is for the group and the third is for the "world". If you have the files owned by a group that you are both in the group permissions would be OK. As you are in a non-networked environment (more or less) giving world read persmissions is pretty safe. You can probably do this from the Finder, but you can also do it from the Terminal:

    Open Terminal and type:
    cd Music[return]
    chmod -R a+r *

    And wait a little while.

    To add them to iTunes browse to your user folder then through Music to the files.

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