Keeping Multiple iTunes Libraries on a Single Computer

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by UtahWJR, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    From the Apple web site:

    If you share your computer with others and you each want your own individual iTunes library, hold down the option (on a Mac)/ shift (on a PC) key each time you start iTunes. You'll be given the opportunity to create a library or choose among those that have already been created.

    If I follow these directions can I have 2 different Apple TV's have their own library?

    Setup:
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    MacPro running ML server (host for itunes)
    Apple TV - Adults
    Apple TV - Kid

    There are things I want the adults to access that I don't want the kids to access but would like them all hosted on the same machine.

    Thanks.

    Bill
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    if you are talking about movies, you could tag them with the parental warning ratings and then set up the kids aTV to only play a certain rating. It should prompt for a password for stuff that isnt authorized. Or are you trying to find a way to get them to not list at all?
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    You could run a virtual machine. Even something simple like Windows XP running itunes thus it is a "different" server but still running from your MacPro. Joes solution is probably best, but I've been trying to think of a way to do this for awhile too.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    This is for movies and I want then to not list or preview at all.

    Thanks.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    ahhh ok. Yeah I am guessing a 2nd library on a VM would be the way to go.

    The only other thing I can do is mark them as podcasts and then turn off podcasts for the kids. Then they wont list at all.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    Here's a trick someone else used if you don't want to go with running a virtual machine.... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=507771

    Haven't tried it myself, but worth looking at.
     

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