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Simultaneously share iTunes on one multi-user Mac
Authored by: g3ski on Feb 15, '07 10:13:53PM

Syncing libraries :(

Even if the permissions were not an issue, the other problem is that any music added by one mac will not be seen by other macs. Itunes will not automatically update the LIBRARY based on new files dragged into the music folder drive.

SCENARIO:
iMac, PB, and G3 all connect to a shared drive called "music" on a headless server. At first setup, all three macs would have the same music in their library. Each could manipulate their playlists as they choose. Each could also delete, edit, or add music.

If G3 deleted the song, "greatsong1", iMac and PB would see the song in their library, but would get the exclamation point when they try to play the song.

On the other hand if PB ripped 5 Beatles CDs (or imported them from another source), PB would see those songs in PBs library. All of the Beatles songs would exist in the shared music folder on the server's HD. But iMac and G3 would not see the songs in their Library. Both iMac and G3 would need to manually import those songs from the server to their library.

How to syncronize the library across multiple users?

The initial comment didn't seem to need that, but rather wanted to monitor his children and be able to backup the music.

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Simultaneously share iTunes on one multi-user Mac
Authored by: morespace54 on Apr 16, '07 11:14:54AM

exactly. I wanted to share a (music) mounted drive on my iMac, G4 and Wintel laptop. Same problem as above. Can't sync libraries. I guess each solution has it's drawback... :(



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