Any downside to using Home Sharing to transfer iTunes library?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dmpizzle, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. dmpizzle macrumors newbie

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    I just got a shiny new 27" iMac, and I am giving my older iMac away to my parents. Before I do that however, I have a lot of stuff to transfer over, including my massive iTunes library.

    To transfer this library to the new iMac, I decided to use Home Sharing, as it seemed very simple. Is there any downside to doing it this way?
     
  2. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Worked great for me moving my iTunes library from the iMac to the MBP.
     
  3. saulinpa macrumors 6502

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    I can never get the cover art and playlists to move over. Everything else moves fine.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    You also lose play count and ratings IIRC.

    I've used it extensively for migrating video content for which I don't case so much about those.

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