iTunes on Mac and PC at same time?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cb31, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. cb31 macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2005

    I have a PC running iTunes and all my music stored on a external USB drive. This works great as my Xbox can stream music off the drive directly and via itunes sharing. I have recently bought an imac and am having some trouble with the iTunes library.

    Currently the imac is connecting to the PC itunes as a shared library which works ok for playing music, however when I connect my ipod to the mac I can't transfer my podcasts to it. I know I can connect the ipod to the pc and do it but that isn't as convenient.

    What I would like to do is have the mac and pc share the library so I don't have to connect the mac as a shared library. I think this may be difficult if the PC deletes a tune when the mac is off, how will it know of any database changes? Moving the usb drive to the mac is not an option as the pc is a server that is on 24/7 whereas the imac is sleeping most of the time.

    Can anyone offer any suggestions?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Could you set up the iTunes folder as a network share and get the mac copy of iTunes to point to it?

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