iTunes Shared Libraries

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  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to take music from someone else's shared library and add it to my own? Some hack or something?

    -Chris
     
  2. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to know this as well. My sister has an account on another computer (Windows based) and whenever she opens a special program, it shares her music across the network.

    She has some good songs that I'd like to get in my library.
     
  3. Southern macrumors regular

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    Negative.It's a built-in thing to stop people from sharing files across a local network. I hope you noticed that when you turned on sharing in iTunes that it said "For Personal Use Only" meaning just that.

    If you want to connect to your sister's machine, get her IP address in the network and make sure her music directory is shared. The type smb://192.168.1.100 or whatever in the Finder menu option marked Go... and mount the drive. Then you can copy everything to your local machine.
     
  4. ee99ee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, that's not true. I had an application on my Windows box about a year ago that would let me get music from peoples' shared iTunes. It was a separate application outside of iTunes, I was just wondering if there is a hack to let iTunes copy the music over -- or a similar app for my mac.

    -Chris
     
  5. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Blue coconut claims to do the job but I couldn't make it work. It seems it hasn't been updated in ages which is probably why.
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i think you can't since itunes was updated to version 7.
     
  7. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    You're right - I've had a look around and it seems iTunes 7 has broken it. I also found OurTunes which does the same job and they are aware of the iTunes 7 issue and are working on it
     
  8. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    What would you do if you have two kids, both with Ipods, and just a single computer? How would each of them have their own unique library in a single instance of Itunes?
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    You can use Audio Hijack to record the songs as they are playing.
     
  10. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Two ways:

    1) One big library with two playlists, each iPod syncs with it's own playlist

    2) Two libraries. Holding the option key while launching iTunes gives you the option of creating and using multiple libraries.
     
  11. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, option 2 sounds like the best for one for my sister. Once you create a second library how will the system know which library belongs to which Ipod? I'm guessing their will be a prompt to set the default for each.

    Thanks again!
     

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