Show itunes song playing on growl from a second mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rmwebs, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Hi all,

    I've done a lot of searching (including round the mac rumors forums) however cant seem to find a solution (or if its even possible) to do this.

    Heres what I want to do:

    I have my laptop (MBP 15" Unibody) which stores my iTunes library, and plays it out of a 5.1 surround sound system.

    Is it possible to have growl (or something similar) notifications on my iMac telling me what song is playing in real-time? Controls, I'm not to bothered about as I've got 2x bluetooth alu keyboards (one for iMac, one for MBP) next to each other.

    Thanks for your time.

  2. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2007
    Southern California
    I know growl has some network support. In what capacity I am not entirely sure.
  3. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2006
    Oaklnad, CA
    Sounds like a cool setup. I know this doesn't answer your question but i'm curious why you keep your music on the portable and not the desktop?

    I get that that's just where you want it. But surely you have as much space on the imac as your laptop. Why not just keep a copy of the library on both computers?
  4. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    I keep all my 'media' items on the laptop as I regularly use them when out and about. Also, I wanted to keep the iMac as 'clean' as possible. I use it to do a lot of programming and design work so I've always got Photoshop, Coda, Firefox, Safari, VMWare (Windows XP for IE 6 & 7) running. I found that it was becoming slugish when using would take it approx 10 seconds to change a track, even with 3GB RAM (its the White iMac and doesn't support 4GB).

    I'll take a look at growl again, I wasn't aware it had network support :)
  5. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Tried the Growl option which didn't work. It just wont send the notifications. I looked around the growl forum and it looks like its a known issue thats not being fixed any time soon -- the reports of it not working go back a few years.

    Anyone know of any other solutions?
  6. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
  7. Asarmago macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009

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