Accessing Shared Music

Now that you have enabled shared music, it's time to take a look at how to access your music from a remote machine. Say you are in your bedroom and would like to access a collection of music on your FAMILYROOM computer. You just bought a new sound system for your bedroom and have connected to your laptop's audio output to your stereo and want to test your new setup. Here's what you do:

  1. Ensure that the FAMILYROOM computer is turned on so that you can access your shared music.

  2. Start iTunes on the bedroom computer. An additional item appears under the Source section of the screen. You also see a similar listing for each computer that has enabled sharing. So if you have six computers in your home network and all of them share music, you should expect to see a share listing for five computers in addition to the local library for your computer (see Figure 4.5). The Eli Lazich's Music item in Figure 4.5

    Figure 4.5. Accessing shared music.


You can choose to share your entire library or selected playlists. You can also choose a name for your shared music, and you can even require a password so that if you want only certain people on the network to access particular pieces of music, you can do so.

Note that if you choose to share playlists, the remote computer does not see the playlist name but rather sees all the songs on the combined playlists.

The Eli Lazich's Music item in Figure 4.5 appears as a result of enabling shared music on the family room computer. To play any of the songs listed in the shared music folder, select a song and then click Play in the upper-left portion of the screen.

Create Your Own Home Networks
Create Your Own Home Networks
ISBN: 0672328321
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 82
Authors: Eli Lazich © 2008-2017.
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