Share iTunes Library / Duplicate Items

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by rwmidl, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. rwmidl macrumors newbie

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    Apr 2, 2011
    #1
    This is kind of a long question, so I apologize. I'll give my equipment breakdown first.

    - iMac 27" 2013
    - AppleTV (3rd Gen)
    - Drobo 5N

    My wife and I share our iMac (two different accounts). We have our iTunes library on the Drobo. I am in the process of ripping our DVD collection to the Drobo and will share it with the AppleTv.

    I am encountering a couple of issues maybe someone could help me with.

    1. The Drobo I have an "Entertainment" share set up, with subfolders "Movies", "Music", etc. I am putting all of the movies in the "Movies" folder. How can I get iTunes to automatically see the "new" movies (right now if my wife wants to see the new items I added, in iTunes I have to go to Import and select "Movies"). I have to do the same for my iTunes account.

    2. When I do the above, movies that I have already imported are sometimes duplicated. If I try to remove the duplicate items, sometimes the "real" file gets deleted (so I have to re-rip the dvd).

    3. At times when we open iTunes, we get the message "cannot find the library". To remedy this, I have the "entertainment" folder set to automatically mount when the user logs in. But sometimes this no longer works and I have to reboot the iMac and/or the Drobo and the issue is resolved.

    4. I know for the AppleTv to see our iTunes library, sharing has to be enabled. Is there a way for AppleTv to see the iTunes library without having a user logged in all the time/iTunes open?
     
  2. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    Oct 12, 2012
    Location:
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    #2
    For my macbook pro it works when it's on sleep mode, not sure about the iMac. iTunes still has to be "open" though. Don't know about the other issues, sorry.
     

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