iTunes Sharing Problem

MacRumoron

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For some reason I can only share my iTunes music between my PCs, but my apple computers can't share music.

basically this is what happens:
PC can share with PC
Mac can't share with PC
Mac can't share with Mac

Does anyone know what the problem is? :confused:

Thanks.
 

EricNau

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Have you made sure you have enabled sharing in iTunes on your Macs? To change this go to iTunes > Preferences > Sharing; Make sure "share my music is checked."

Can you see (and play) shared music from your PC on your Mac?
 

MacRumoron

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EricNau said:
Have you made sure you have enabled sharing in iTunes on your Macs? To change this go to iTunes > Preferences > Sharing; Make sure "share my music is checked."

Can you see (and play) shared music from your PC on your Mac?
Yes, I have "Looked for shared music" and "Share my music" both checked. I also have "iTunes Music Sharing" checked under Sharing->Firewall preferences.

I can't see any shared music between my PC and Mac on either sides.

I can only see PC to PC shared music. :(
 

Eraserhead

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Is the iTUnes Music Sharing box ticked in system preferences ==>Sharing ==> Firewall as shown in the below screenshot (ignore the other boxes)?
 

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Eraserhead

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AlBDamned said:
yep, he's said that here ;)
Damn, I missed that :(

I assume you have the latest version of iTunes (6.0.4 currently) on all your computers? Though I believe Sharing should work with all versions down to 4.7
 

MacRumoron

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mad jew said:
How is your network set up? Are all machines on the same subnet? :)
How do I know if they are on the same subnet?

This is how my network is setup:

One PC is connected with an ethernet cable to a 2wire homeportal which connects to the DSL. Another PC (in a different room) is connected to the network through a home phone network adapter which you plug in a USB port and a phone line. My other two macs are connected (in a different room) with a home phone network adapter also.

Eraserhead said:
I assume you have the latest version of iTunes (6.0.4 currently) on all your computers? Though I believe Sharing should work with all versions down to 4.7
Yes they are all the latest version of iTunes :)

AlBDamned said:
Have a look at this thread for some further things to try. The OP never replied saying they had it working so that could be that they did!

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/206195/
Thanks for the link, but still no luck :(
Yes, I actually was able to share music with my macs before. But I had to rearrange my network setup and it stoppped working.
 

mad jew

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MacRumoron said:
How do I know if they are on the same subnet?

Check the TCP/IP settings. On the Mac, this is in the Network pane of System Preferences. It should show you the Subnet Mask.


MacRumoron said:
This is how my network is setup:

One PC is connected with an ethernet cable to a 2wire homeportal which connects to the DSL. Another PC (in a different room) is connected to the network through a home phone network adapter which you plug in a USB port and a phone line. My other two macs are connected (in a different room) with a home phone network adapter also.

I don't have any experience with these home phone network adaptors but have a feeling they may be your limiting factor. Not sure. Hopefully someone with better knowledge and experience can help you out. :)
 

MacRumoron

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mad jew said:
Check the TCP/IP settings. On the Mac, this is in the Network pane of System Preferences. It should show you the Subnet Mask.





I don't have any experience with these home phone network adaptors but have a feeling they may be your limiting factor. Not sure. Hopefully someone with better knowledge and experience can help you out. :)
yea the subnet masks are the same :/

o well.. thanks for trying, maybe someday it will magically work again :)
 
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