PLaylist From a shared Library

Discussion in 'iPod' started by cesarcesar, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. cesarcesar macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2008
    This question has more to do with iTunes, but i think someone will know the answer easily here. I just bought my wife a Nano v5. I have out 15000 song library attached via an external hard drive to my main PC. She uses a MacBook. I have set her iTunes up to play music from my library, but she cannot make playlists or load songs on her iPod.

    My question is how can i get her the ability to make playlist and transfer songs to her iPod via her MacBook, without moving the external hard drive to the MacBook? Thanks much.
  2. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA

    You can't. You must have the files locally for syncing to work.

  3. Labaguette macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    Good ol' Germany
    you could allow sharing if she had the same platform as you have. simply share the music folder, and open the itunes library from your computer on hers (note: better have a wired network) only issue is that music added to the lib on one computer is not immediately visible on the other but only when you reopen iTunes.

  4. emt883 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2011
    Hello. I am not trying to hijack this thread, just that I did a search and ran across this question that sort of pertains to a problem I am having. I have 2 PC's with iTunes on them, all with the same account loaded. I downloaded a CD on my desktop, and when I go to the laptop and look under shared library the CD is there, but I can't sync them to my iPod. Is there a way to do this? I have most of the songs on my laptop on my iPod, and not on my desktop. When I try to sync on the desktop, it tells me my iPod is synced to another account!?!?

    Help, Please!

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