centralized itunes library

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Stevp1, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Stevp1 macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2003
    hey all, I currently have my itunes library on my PB. I want to free up the HDD space. I have a large HDD available on my home PC. I want to move all my songs there and have them available to both the PB and my PC via my home network. I have tried this already, but I'm not sure it was successful.


    1. Is this even possible?
    2. If I rip a CD on the laptop, will the music automatically go to the central location, and therefore be immediatly available to both machines? Or do I have to "add to library" on both machines every time I add music?
    3. same question for purchased music...
    4. The Itunes preferences on the PB for the "Itunes music folder" keeps reverting to the local PB HDD, even when I point it at the network location. Is this the actual music location or the location of the .itl and .xml file?

    Sorry to ask so many questions. Thanks for the help.
  2. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2004
    way out in the sticks
    To share your music between computers, go to preferences, then sharing, and tick the box where it says "share my music." You can further set options there.
  3. Stevp1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2003
    So, does that mean that all my ripping and purchasing would have to be done on the machine hosting the shared library? Or can it be done from either?
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    needs to be done on the computer that does the sharing

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