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Use iTunes 9's Home Sharing over the Internet
Authored by: Patrick_Berry on Oct 08, '09 01:39:55AM

I don't listen to my music over the internet, but I do have two machines I synchronise over my home network.

This is what I use, it relies on setting up ssh connections on both machines (if you want to go in both directions).

#!/bin/bash
NAME=`whoami`

/usr/bin/nice /usr/bin/rsync -av --delete /Users/$NAME/Music/iTunes Other_Machine.local:/Users/$NAME/Music



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Use iTunes 9's Home Sharing over the Internet
Authored by: Soylent Yellow on Oct 15, '09 02:02:49PM

I have been using the rsync method for years, with two machines on separate locations over the Internet. Always worked great, but since iTunes 9 it became troublesome.

With iTunes 9 iTunes insists on determining ‘gapless playback' after syncing to the local machine for each and every track. Which in the case of nearly 8000 tracks takes quite a while. And while it is possible to stop this action bij clicking the (x) in the player window, it will always fire up again after some time.
And I have all tracks as NOT belonging to a gapless album, so it should not try to determine ‘gapless playback' in the first place!



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