Need help. Buying a new Mac.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 49erPress, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. 49erPress macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2007
    I currently use a Powerbook G4 and love it. But, I am about to buy a new Mac laptop. My wife wants to use the Powerbook exclusively so the new Mac will be mine. That said, is there any way to setup a system that allows my wife and I to share our iTunes library and new purchases and our pics in iPhoto so that we can both load and access music and pictures into those programs from separate computers? It seems silly that there isn't some way to make that work. Having to load pictures or buy the same song for each computer is more than redundant, it is expensive. Any ideas?
  2. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    I'm not sure if this will work, because I've never used it, but you might be able to do that with Time Capsule. You could set up the default location for your iTunes library to be on the Time Capsule disk, if it allows access just like a network attached drive.
  3. McGiord, Jan 27, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
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    Time Capsule it's a perfect solution.
    You can also do it setting up your local network with all your macs sharing the iTunes Library folder.
    Also an Airport Extreme + a HDD will do the job, but some of them have problems mounting the AirDisk.

    Just go into iTunes Preferences and define where is your iTunes Library located in each Mac.
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  4. BioChron macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2006
    Time Capsule seems like the best solution. If you don't want to do that, an alternative is to connect the computers via Firewire and transfer copies onto the other computer. Though that is a bit cumbersome.

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