iTunes Sharing Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacRumoron, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    For some reason I can only share my iTunes music between my PCs, but my apple computers can't share music.

    basically this is what happens:
    PC can share with PC
    Mac can't share with PC
    Mac can't share with Mac

    Does anyone know what the problem is? :confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Have you made sure you have enabled sharing in iTunes on your Macs? To change this go to iTunes > Preferences > Sharing; Make sure "share my music is checked."

    Can you see (and play) shared music from your PC on your Mac?
     
  3. MacRumoron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I have "Looked for shared music" and "Share my music" both checked. I also have "iTunes Music Sharing" checked under Sharing->Firewall preferences.

    I can't see any shared music between my PC and Mac on either sides.

    I can only see PC to PC shared music. :(
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How is your network set up? Are all machines on the same subnet? :)
     
  5. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Is the iTUnes Music Sharing box ticked in system preferences ==>Sharing ==> Firewall as shown in the below screenshot (ignore the other boxes)?
     

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  7. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    yep, he's said that here ;)

     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Damn, I missed that :(

    I assume you have the latest version of iTunes (6.0.4 currently) on all your computers? Though I believe Sharing should work with all versions down to 4.7
     
  9. MacRumoron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do I know if they are on the same subnet?

    This is how my network is setup:

    One PC is connected with an ethernet cable to a 2wire homeportal which connects to the DSL. Another PC (in a different room) is connected to the network through a home phone network adapter which you plug in a USB port and a phone line. My other two macs are connected (in a different room) with a home phone network adapter also.

    Yes they are all the latest version of iTunes :)

    Thanks for the link, but still no luck :(
    Yes, I actually was able to share music with my macs before. But I had to rearrange my network setup and it stoppped working.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Check the TCP/IP settings. On the Mac, this is in the Network pane of System Preferences. It should show you the Subnet Mask.



    I don't have any experience with these home phone network adaptors but have a feeling they may be your limiting factor. Not sure. Hopefully someone with better knowledge and experience can help you out. :)
     
  11. MacRumoron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea the subnet masks are the same :/

    o well.. thanks for trying, maybe someday it will magically work again :)
     

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