Win XP and iTunes sharing

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by hkriffraff, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. hkriffraff macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    I'm trying to share music between a Mac and a PC laptop. Aside from disabling the XP firewall, how can I configure windows so that I can access the music library on my Mac?
  2. Timelessblur macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2004
    first things first can you see each computer from the other computer.

    2nd can you access files off the other computer

    If either answer is no then I think we traced down you problems. It deals with networking and networking is just a pain to get working
  3. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    We didn't have to do anything special with my Mac and our Dell. We're just on the same home network ... that's it. My music showed up in the left sidebar on the Dell.

    Of course, this is before our Dell started booting up to the blue screen of death (this is a whole other story, yes :))
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Don't forget to check iTunes sharing on the Mac firewall (if you have it enabled). There should be a checkbox for it under services in the Firewall tab of Sharing settings in System Preferences.
  5. neoserver macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2003
    under itunes preferences on the mac you have to have sharing enabled and on the PC under itunes preferences you need to have "search for shared music" enabled
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Google is your friend...

    You need to open the following ports on your XP firewall:

    Port 3689 TCP
    Port 5353 UDP

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