Remotely Transfer iTunes library?

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  1. kieonsegg macrumors newbie

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    I am super excited for the 1.6ghz 120gb rev b macbook air i just bought.
    Just preping everything right now.

    Is there a way to transfer all my songs wirelessly across the network? Yes right?
    But is there a way to transfer all my itunes info with ratings and album covers etc.. over?
    I can choose to export the library but it comes as an .xml which is about 2 megs or so...
    So if i were to transfer this file, i wouldnt have songs right...

    Lol im totally confused hah

    Any help would be great :)
     
  2. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of exporting .xml, you can copy the whole ~/Music/ iTunes folder over the network. Then open the "iTunes Library" file inside this folder. iTunes should look there just as it did before, with all songs and all playlists. :)
     
  3. kieonsegg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your response but this is where it gets weird, my itunes music folder is empty ha :p
    Should i now just export my library as an xml and move the xml over to my "My Music" folder? and then transfer that to my new mac?
     
  4. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    The .xml file does not hold any songs actually.

    So first you have to find your music. Open iTunes, play one song, press CMD-R to reveal where the song is stored. A finder window is opend and probably you find your songs there.
     
  5. kieonsegg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats not the problem.
    okay now i have a music folder containing the library.xml and a folder named itunes music contating all my music/videos. How do i get this to my new macbook air so that all my ratings and album arts stay etc..
     
  6. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    The Air does not have a Ethernet port, right? So connecting to the network your other computer is in will only work wirelessly.

    But it does have a USB port. If you've got a USB hard drive you can copy your iTunes folder to it and transfer all your music to the Air.
     
  7. Henr1 macrumors newbie

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    iTunes Home Share

    All you have to do is set up iTunes Home Sharing on both computers and transfer all the songs over.
     

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