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Front Row - Plays shared .mp3 but purchased iTunes don't ??

 
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monkeyboy87
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Front Row - Plays shared .mp3 but purchased iTunes don't ?? Reply with quote

Plugged in my new duo core mac mini (very very easy to get going BTW) and started up front row with the remote. went to play shared music from the PC file server in the basement. All the .mp3s that are shared through itunes on the basement PC played fine, but any of the iTunes purchaed give the message when played through shared music gives this message:

iTunes cannot play this this song.

anyone know what I am missing ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you authorize your purchased songs to be played on your Mini? If you purchase songs on another HD/computer and want to play them back on another HD/computer, you have to try to play the songs thru iTunes first. It will then ask you if you want to make the machine authorized to play your files. You might have to enter your iTunes account to verify, it has been a while since I've had to do this. After that, see if it works on iTunes by itself, if it does then try Front Row.
Let us know if that helps somewhat.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. it wasn't clear that i needed to authorize the machne in order to enable playback.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use JHymn: http://www.hymn-project.org/

No need to authorize anything and you can play your MP3's on a non-Apple MP3 player! Laughing
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