Music from OS X to Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ian-frs, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. ian-frs macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way I can get the music files on the OS X part of my harddrive to play in my XP partition?
     
  2. Cheesecake macrumors member

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    I wondered this myself for some time. I just ended up saying 'to hell with it' and had all my music on my OS X partition. I'm sure there's a better way, though.
     
  3. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Do a search, there's a drive-something utility that allows the windows partition to read the OS X partition. Sorry I don't remember the name.
     
  4. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    Would MacDrive allow you to read the iTunes Music Library file?

    What I mean is, you have iTunes on the Windows partition, and instead of copying music over (I have a lot of music) you read the Library file iTunes produces so you can read the music files stored on the OS X partition...

    Steve
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    My guess is that since you are running iTunes in Windows, you can point your directory to the folder in OS Xs partition, but you can't use the iTunes library file, windows will create its own for that version of the app, meaning that you won't have any playlists in windows unless you create them there as well. In addition to which I'm pretty sure, while windows will see the folder, subfolders, etc, you would still have to add to library any new music each time you access the windows partition that was added to the OS X iTunes since the last time you used windows. iTunes won't detect changes and add to the library, especially since tracks can be removed from a libary w/o deleting them. There is a way in OS X for multiple users sharing iTunes/iPhoto libraries to each update and always have access to the same data, with libraries, playlists, etc updated from eachothers changes, but I doubt that would work across platforms.
     
  6. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    I see...

    When I get some time I'll experiment with what I have in mind to see if it works.

    Thanks for the input!

    Steve
     

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