itunes + streaming = kicks ass

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by chibianh, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. chibianh macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    wow! i must say that iTunes 4 definitely rocks! itunes 3? what was that? This music streaming feature is so awesome. When i first launched iTunes4 today and turned on music sharing, i had 3 people already connecting!! AND, the coolest part is that your friend half way around the world can even connect and stream ur music?!?! kick ass or what? If you wanna see and listen to my collection, catch me when i'm online. (AIM: chibianh). I hardly ever post but i'm too excited with this feature!

    btw, open port 3689 on your router for iTunes. :p
     
  2. unc32 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for alerting me to open the port. I was wondering what the problem was...thanks!!!

    For others, that is under the firewall--->sharing---->system preferences
     
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Hey, where'd you find the info for that port number?
     
  4. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    wait i created a port 3689 but how what address do you type in to share music with your friends? I'm a little confused.

    Tyler
     
  5. chibianh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    Rower, i saw it somewhere in a chatroom.

    Tyle, tell them to go into itunes 4, hit ?-K then type in your IP address... or just do daap://ip.address
     
  6. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    is there any windows software to read /isten to the stream?
     
  7. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    god i wish but from what i understand there isnt
     
  8. me hate windows macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

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    I am confused about the router thing. I hate my stupid router.:mad: It wont let anyone connect to my computer for anything. I do what everyone tells me, and I tried my own stuff, but it is supid!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What would someone have to do to connect to my itunes stuff? In simple talk that I can understand.:confused:
     
  9. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    ok
    i had the same problem up until last week when everything just clicked

    this is what i did:

    1. go to internet explorer // camino
    2. type in your base station id - should be something like 192.168.2.1 // 192.168.1.1 something like that
    3. this will now take you to your base station preferences tool
    4. go to port forwarding
    5. find the link to persistant port forwarding
    6. type in the ip address for your mac computer
    7. for iTunes use the port - 3689
    8. if you want to access files use the port 21
    9. save your preferences
    10. now - in order to connect to your computer form the outside you have to know your base stations "Real world" ip adress. this can usually be found when you first log into your base station management tools
    11. when you find out that - hit cmd k and type in the id followed by the port

    ie. 24.xx.xx.xx:3689

    get it?

    i hope this helps
    this is exactly how i did it and it works great

    im musing a microsoft broadband wireless network on home. 3 dells and 1 17" PB

    works great
     
  10. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Heart Break Kid

    Not yet...

    :D
     
  11. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    u think itll happen?
    i hope so - would be great to have some of my buddys from around the world who dont got a mac to tune in and hceck out my colelction
     
  12. andrewlandry macrumors member

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    just wanted to thank HearBreakKid for a numbered logical explaination. i'm going to try it now. thanks.
     
  13. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    ok so if ya wanna check out my tunes my AIM is: southsidesunny

    msg me! my library is smal - i should have about 4000 by saturday - :D
     

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