Hi All Ive been racking my brain how to do this, or if it is at all possible in a not too messy way with the current version of iTunes, but Im a bit stuck, and wondered if you lot have any ideas, or if you do something similar. What I want is a headless mac mini tucked away somewhere with a 1TB external drive attached (or ideally Apple would make a mini macpro) running iTunes all the time so the Apple TV can play from it (and hopefully soon the iPhone remote app) I would then want my macbook to use the itunes database on the mac mini so that i see all the same content, and can sync tv and music to my iphone, and add new music from my cds. Trouble is, Apple have not designed iTunes to work like this. iTunes doesnt like its database opened in 2 places else it starts to mess up. Also, its not dynamic, so as iTunes is open all the time on the mac mini, if I was to add a new album or change an ID3 tag on the macbook, this wouldnt get updated on the mac mini unless i restarted iTunes. The only way of me using iTunes on the macbook would be to remote into the mac mini, quit iTunes, then load iTunes on the macbook, then when finished quit iTunes, remote into the server and load itunes up again! Currently it seems like the Apple ecosystem is based around you owning 1 mac and keeping everything on that mac. This doesnt work well for me as I use a Macbook as amy main machine with a small hard drive which isnt on all the time, and I have an AppleTV which would obviously need the macbook on when being used. I also have an iPhone which I need to sync. Obviously with all the TV, movies and music Apple is selling me, space is getting more and more difficult on the macboook! We need a Apple home server, but until then, any of you got any ideas?