Does Home Share work for anyone?
I realize this isn't an iTunes forum but I'm not sure where to post this question.
I've set it up on two computers using the same iTunes account. I've opened ports (I think) on my D-Link router.
In iTunes, I see each computer under Shared but when I click on either one they go away.
Can anyone share the secret with me?
- 09-19-2009, 11:00 AM #2
you might want to look into this thread
and to answer your question: yes anyone can use homeshare as long as they have itunes, on the same wifi, has home sharing turned on, and have authorized the computer to use your itunes account
hope it helps. there should be some kind of how to post for this soon...
- 09-19-2009, 11:02 AM #3iMore Genius
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- 09-19-2009, 11:16 AM #4
I had already reviewed that thread (and a few others). I have a desktop (XP Pro) and a netbook (XP home). Both have iTunes 9.1 (downloaded the same day). We have 2 32G GS's (not that that should matter).
Both computers are authorized and logged into the same iTunes account. I see the other computers on the iTunes sharing pane but they go away if I click on them.
It occurred to me that the problem might be the fact that the netbook has nothing to share (doesn't really make sense...) so I ripped a song onto it.
That didn't help.
I don't think I'm alone with this problem since google returned a number of hits. There doesn't seem to be a proven fix.
I am new to iTunes and I'm not familiar with Apple stuff - perhaps it is just a newbe thing.
- 09-19-2009, 12:49 PM #6
- 09-19-2009, 01:06 PM #8
- 09-20-2009, 09:46 AM #9
If you followed the steps exactly in the thread it should work fine because a number of us in the thread did it. I did it from my Mac to my GF's PC so it's not a question of platform. So if it doesn't work try rebooting both of them like esquire1996 has suggested. If that doesn't work remove the ITunes from the one that's empty, I think you said the Air and re-install and try it again. Just remember to de-authorize the Air before you remove the Itunes. I lost one of my authorizations when I hurriedly switched to my new laptop without de-activating on the old laptop.
- 03-30-2010, 04:47 PM #10iPhone Nanite
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I think I am just completely missing something here and for the life of me, can't seem to figure it out. I have a Mac book Pro and a Vista PC that I would like to share songs between. I have gone to each and turned on Homesharing and used the same itunes account to activiate them. I then get a screen saying HomeSharing is turned on. But I never see in the left hand column a Shared Library. I have checked share complete library in options of both of the machines. I get the exact same thing on the Mac as well - Screen saying that Home Sharing is enabled, but no shared library shows up. In fact as soon as i click on the Done button on the HomeSharing screen the whole "Shared" section goes away on the left column.
So what am i missing here...
- 03-30-2010, 06:00 PM #12
- 04-02-2010, 06:26 PM #14