My hubby has an iPod nano with his own iTunes library on his laptop. When he got the iPod, he laboriously downloaded every music CD we own into laptop to sync to iPod. I have just gotten an iPhone 4 and have set up my own iTunes account on my desktop PC. I would like to put our CD collection on my iPhone. I don't want to load every freakin' CD. Is there any way to get hubby's music from his iPod onto my iPhone?
I read the iTunes stuff about Home Sharing but it says both computers have to have the same iTunes account name and password. We have two accounts. I don't know how to make this work...
We have a wi-fi router/cable modem combo at home. We use the wi-fi for his laptop, his blackberry and my iPhone. My desktop is "wired" via the cable.
The music is on his laptop and you want to sync your iPhone with your desktop?
All you need to do is get the music onto your desktop. You need an external drive with enough space to move it all, or you can do it in chunks. Put those files into the music folder on your computer and then iTunes should find the songs. Now they are on your computer and you just sync your iPhone.
Isn't this exactly what home share does? Both computers need to be on with both iTunes accounts open. If they are attached to the same network, you should be able to open "home share." Click on home share in the left column and choose what music you want to copy to your account.