Add source in Plex to macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pmcmvp, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. pmcmvp macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2009

    Im kinda new to this mac networking thing, anyways I have a mac mini and a macbook. I use the mac mini as a htpc using plex and have most of my videos/music on my macbook. How do I get plex to see the files on my macbook? Do i need the IP address of the macbook, if so how do I find that info. Do i need to share my entire hard drive on my macbook first?

    please help.

  2. ImmortalKenny macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    When you add the new source in Plex, set the path to:

    smb://*insert name of the MacBook that shows up on the network*

    Without the asterisks of course. It might ask you for a username and password, this is what is used to log into your MacBook. If it connects successfully, you'll just have to browse the folders to reach the music and videos.
  3. pmcmvp thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2009
    hmm i tried this but didnt work but I did notice when I go browse I do see the shared folder from my macbook so finding my videos on my macbook is no problem

    but how do I share my Iphoto Library from my macbook? When I add source, it does not connect. I cant share the "Iphoto Library"

    Also how about Itunes, I already put Itunes in share mode but how do i connect?

    thanks in advance
  4. pmcmvp thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2009
  5. indigotheory macrumors regular

    May 1, 2009
    ive also been having issues with adding things like photo and especially video libraries to plex, how did you do it?

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