Sync PC (Windows) with Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Flomer, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Flomer macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    At home I use both a Desktop PC with Windows 7 and a MBA with OSX 10.8. On my PC I have all my music, and while I would like to keep it on my PC I would also want to have it on my MBA.

    Since I add new music quite regularly I was wondering if there is way to "Synchronize Bidirection" my music folder on the PC and on the Mac.

    Regards,

    Flomer
     
  2. vladobizik, Sep 1, 2012
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    vladobizik macrumors 6502

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    A good and foolproof way to do this would be to have all your music in iTunes and get iTunes Match - one of its great and overlooked features is that it keeps your iTunes libraries in sync across all of your personal computers - Macs and PCs.

    EDIT: Also, if you have a lot of music, you don't have to keep the music physically on your MBA's crowded SSD - it's all there available for streaming and it downloads the music only if you choose so.
     
  3. Flomer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, but I have a lot of music that is not available in the iTunes Store, hence it won't work very well for me. :(

    But thank you anyway!
     
  4. vladobizik macrumors 6502

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    That's fine, because everything that's not available in the iTunes store will be uploaded to the cloud for you. You won't lose any of your music.
     
  5. Flomer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh really, didn't know that. Though, it is a subscription service and although it does synchronise my iTunes library which will be the primary use, I'd rather pay a one time fee for a program or something which I can sync other files with as well.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    If you keep your PC running all of the time you could consider running Audiogalaxy Helper (a music server) and stream via a browser on the Mac (and to mobile devices via the Audiogalaxy app). The price is definitely right.
     

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