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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BrokeTechLover, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. BrokeTechLover macrumors regular

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    Okay so we have one home computer and that's it. I've turned on home sharing but I realized that 1). I'm the only person in my family that uses it,& 2). I don't like sifting through everyone else's music.
    So is there a way I can either home share a particular playlist,or have 2 different iTunes libraries open at once? Cause I'd like for the library I call my own to be open all the time
     
  2. MFL2012 macrumors member

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    Not really sure what devices you're sharing with, but with an iPad, iPhone or ATV it is very easy to homeshare playlists. I don't think you can have multiple libraries open at the same time, though.
     
  3. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Why not use separate user account for each user and log in to said user to listen to that music?
     
  4. BrokeTechLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    As in different user accounts on my computer?
     
  5. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    yes
     
  6. BrokeTechLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh. Well 2 of my other family members probably wouldn't love having to switch all the time. And I want to use home sharing,which is why I wanted to be able to use 2 different libraries at once...
     
  7. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    It takes seconds to switch users. It isn't possible to have multiple libraries open at once.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2553087?start=0&tstart=0
     
  8. BrokeTechLover thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    In theory, yes, do long as you use fast user switching as opposed to logging out.

    Now, I don't know if it will be available for Homesharing, though.
     
  10. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    You can share an iTunes library via home sharing if you do fast switching on your Mac. I do this all the time as a way to copy songs from 1 library to another on the same machine.
     
  11. BrokeTechLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good to know for the future bur We're using a pc for right now while the Mac is being repaired,so is home sharing still available?
     
  12. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Yes
     
  13. BrokeTechLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright I'll give it a shot ! Thanks for the help!
     
  14. BrokeTechLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I created another user account and apparently iTunes just won't open separately on one computer:(
     
  15. bobsax macrumors member

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    hi
    Please put pertinent info regarding the question in the title of your future threads.:):D:apple:
     

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