iTunes server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by silverfrancis, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. silverfrancis macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone heard of an itunes server. Essentially what i mean is instead of saving movies, songs and apps to your computer's harddrive, it is saved on a network harddrive space on your intranet so that other users in your household can access it and use it. In my house there are 3 computers and it is really hard to share files and media especially iphone/ipod touch apps. Any solutions?
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    I think the new Home Sharing in iTunes does the same thing. But if you're really comfy with OSX Server you can make it a "media" server. You would have to go into OSX server and configure it.

    Don't ask me how since I'm not real familiar with OSX server on a daily basis.
     
  3. silverfrancis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you get OSX to automatically copy itunes files from your computer and put them on the server. Also i was thinking in investing in a mac mni server. Are these anygood?
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Automatically ? I'm not sure.
    The Mac Mini Server Edition was made just for this kind of stuff. If I had the money and the know how I'd get me one. But then again I am a Mac freek.:D

    Before you go out and buy one I'd get some more input though.

    You might want to check out the Mac Mini discussions.
     
  5. silverfrancis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it also possible to set the mac mini server up and then hook a tv tuner such as an elgato up to it and stream tv over the network?
     
  6. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    There is nothing in your list of goals that OS X Server will do that OS X client can't do. OS X Server should be considered something for small business, not as a home media server.

    That said, Elgato's EyeTV will share/stream live and recorded TV over your network. It runs equally well on Leopard and Leopard Server.

    A.
     
  7. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    You don't need OS X server for ANY of the things you listed.

    While it sounds cool to have OSXS, it's also a huge PITA. Trust me, just buy a regular mac mini. If you have to ask these kind of questions (can I run an iTunes server on OS X, etc), you really have no idea what you're getting yourself into. Just buy a regular Mini and call it a day.

    Granted, if you do decide to buy the server edition, all I can say is:
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    Good luck.
    ;)
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its very much so possible. the most optimal way would be to use a server Mac (or PC) which holds and runs the library - the library would be kept on a networked drive (if you so wish, but i dont see the need).

    you then share this iTunes library to other computers running iTunes - you can browse through iTunes and pick and movie/song that you wish. much like this:
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    you can see on the left "DoFoT9's Music" is a library shared from my MBP.
     

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