Access music files on Windows PC

mark_275

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Jun 18, 2005
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Forgive me if this is a repeat, I searched but didn't find an answer.

I'm new to OS X and I've set up my iBook to wirelessly access the shared folders on my Windows PC through the gateway. All of my music files are on the PC. How can I play music on the iBook without copying the files from the PC to the iBook. Every time I try and play a song OS X copies the file from the PC to the Mac and then plays it. I'm running OS X 10.2. Thanks for any help.
 

Fukui

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Jul 19, 2002
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mark_275 said:
Forgive me if this is a repeat, I searched but didn't find an answer.

I'm new to OS X and I've set up my iBook to wirelessly access the shared folders on my Windows PC through the gateway. All of my music files are on the PC. How can I play music on the iBook without copying the files from the PC to the iBook. Every time I try and play a song OS X copies the file from the PC to the Mac and then plays it. I'm running OS X 10.2. Thanks for any help.
Go to itunes and check the prefernce for importing, and uncheck the "copy files when adding to library" option.
 

GodBless

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Jan 22, 2005
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mark_275 said:
Forgive me if this is a repeat, I searched but didn't find an answer.

I'm new to OS X and I've set up my iBook to wirelessly access the shared folders on my Windows PC through the gateway. All of my music files are on the PC. How can I play music on the iBook without copying the files from the PC to the iBook. Every time I try and play a song OS X copies the file from the PC to the Mac and then plays it. I'm running OS X 10.2. Thanks for any help.
Just a couple of suggestions.

I would recommend storing your music on your Mac. That's what I did when I switched and it turned out to be a great idea.

Also have you checked out OS X 10.4? It is well worth the upgrade. Here is a link to Apple's 10.4 main web page: http://www.apple.com/macosx/

I switched when 10.2 (Jaguar) was out and I upgraded to both 10.3 (Panther) and 10.4 (Tiger). I highly recommend it to everyone. As my friend (who is a Windows user but wants a Mac) says the comparison of Panther to Tiger is like comparing DOS to GUI.

Panther was already great but Tiger is even better.
 

mark_275

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 18, 2005
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Fukui said:
Go to itunes and check the prefernce for importing, and uncheck the "copy files when adding to library" option.
I can't believe it was that easy! What an idiot I am!! Thanks for the response, that worked like a charm.
 

Fukui

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Jul 19, 2002
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mark_275 said:
I can't believe it was that easy! What an idiot I am!! Thanks for the response, that worked like a charm.
Yup. Just check the prefs before anything. Thats how I found it...