iTunes Library from VM

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Omne666, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    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.
     
  2. Guest

    garybUK

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    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
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    May 24, 2009
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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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