Is it possible to transfer songs between two MacBooks over Blutooth?

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  1. Ramius macrumors 6502

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    Thats my question. A friend of mine has a bunch of songs he wants to give me, does it work using blutooth for transfer of these?

    I know when you rightclick a file, you can send to blutooth device, but is another computer actually counted as a device? Or is it just cellphones, headsets etc?
     
  2. frenetic macrumors regular

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    Yes, you will have to pair both computers, but after that it should work flawlessly. A bit slow though, so I wouldn't transfer entire libraries.

    Cheers, Frenetic
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    May I ask why you don't just use wireless? It would be much quicker.
     
  4. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can transfer the songs over Bluetooth from one Mac to the other.

    The best way to transfer is to have the Macs on the same network via wireless. Either at home, work or in a store/shop. Then you can easily browse each others computers and share stuff super fast.
     
  6. frenetic macrumors regular

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    If both computers have a wireless card (your mac definitely has) you can start a small local network (see your help files).
     
  7. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Just curious, how fast would a bluetooth transfer be?
     
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  9. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    oh gee golly gosh! you wouldnt be trying to illegally transfer music would you? thats so not leave it to beaver, expect a macrumors attack if you are!
     
  10. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Both your MacBooks are wireless. Set up a computer to computer network. You don't need the internet.

    Failing that if you have a male to male firewire cable you could connect both machines then restart one of them holding down the 'T' button and it will mount as an external drive on the other. Then just copy stuff over.
     
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    Why do people always laugh at my boobs? Maybe it's because Im a guy.
     
  13. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    You could transfer a lot quicker by setting up a network between two computers, bluetooth would be soooooo ssslllllloooooooowwwwwwwwwww
     
  14. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    or how about burning a cd, god forbid. or you can fit the whole library on a dvd.... why waste your time with bluetooth?
     
  15. derryquinn macrumors 6502

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    Will Someone just leave him a guide to the wireless thing! :p

    You said you don't have wireless in your house? You can set up a Computer-To-Computer link using the same technology.

    I'm gonna go really simple on this because I don't know how "in-the-know" you are, so don't take offense, plus if this is searched it'll be a nice guide for someone I hope
    1. Click the AirPort button on the MenuBar (Has your WiFi strength displayed on it, and It's beside the bluetooth one)
    2. Click Create Network
    3. Name Your Network with something like "MacBook Wifi Link"
    4. Leave the Channel at Automatic
    5. I would suggest you not require a password, if it's only going to be a temporary link, it's just a hassle, though, you can never be too safe :D
    6. On the other MacBook, your network should come up on-screen, if not, make sure WiFi is on (Using the button mentioned in Step 1, and selecting "Turn AirPort On")
    7. Select the Network named "MacBook Wifi Link" (Enter Password if you set one up in Step 5.
    8. Join It
    9. Your MacBooks should show up in each others' finders.

    I'm pretty sure this is right, someone tell me if not and I'll edit it.
     
  16. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, thats great. Thanks alot Derryquinn!
    I thought blutooth was like superfast at first heh :p
     

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