iTunes media folders, making smart playlists, and copying music to a new computer
Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:47 PM
Home Sharing works on Windows, but if you have 50 GB, and you don't have a fast network, I'd recommend using a hard disk.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:20 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:54 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:57 AM
We have a Windows7 machine for our family with user accounts set up for my wife and I and each of our kids (5 accounts total). I set up the iTunes account on my profile and have all the music stored there. I've set up Home Sharing so the library can be accessed by my Apple TV.
The questions are these:
1) Is there a way to configure iTunes on the individual windows profiles so that each person can load and access the music? I save all my music to C:\iTunes\Music so I could point each account to that library. However, I don't believe that the library is "auto-updating" in that it would detect music added to subfolders if they were ripped in itunes from another user's profile. (In other words, as I continue to rip music, even if my kids had the itunes\music folder mapped in their itunes settings, would it detect the newly ripped music without them having to "add" it).
2) The related question/problem comes if users simply "lock" the account rather than logging off. Windows throws an error if iTunes is running in another user's profile. So if my wife launches iTunes on her profile and then locks the machine and I logon, I can't launch iTunes in my profile.
With these various "profile" issues, I'm tempted to purchase something to act as a "media center" to just let us all stream from the "home share" created. However, the problem of each of us running iTunes would still come up even if the library was shared elsewhere.
Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:05 AM