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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Big FrontRow Problem with new MacMini Reply with quote

So I just got the new Mac Mini 1.66

I've spent the last 2 hours learning and setting up my mac mini and my imac so that it can "see" each others files.

Everything's working fine until I start my frontrow program on the Mac Mini.

the MacMini iTunes no longer "sees" my shared music folders from my iMac.

Can anyone help or offer any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:54 am    Post subject: Re: Big FrontRow Problem with new MacMini Reply with quote

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I've spent the last 2 hours learning and setting up my mac mini and my imac so that it can "see" each others files.


Don't you just need to have iTunes running on both machines?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Big FrontRow Problem with new MacMini Reply with quote

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camination wrote:
I've spent the last 2 hours learning and setting up my mac mini and my imac so that it can "see" each others files.


Don't you just need to have iTunes running on both machines?

I thought essentially that Front Row would start iTunes in the background for playing music. I mean Front Row is only a control interface. When I use Front Row and exit the program, I usually have iTunes up and running, even if I didn't open it before Front Row.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you actually have to do a lot to share files

1) You need to click on Personal File Sharing, Windows Sharing, itunes Sharing and something else under the Preferences>Sharing Option

2) Set up your Port Forwarding on your Router

3) Then click on sharing in iTunes


I'm an old PC user . . . am i making this more complicated than how it really is?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

camination wrote:
you actually have to do a lot to share files

1) You need to click on Personal File Sharing, Windows Sharing, itunes Sharing and something else under the Preferences>Sharing Option

2) Set up your Port Forwarding on your Router

3) Then click on sharing in iTunes


I'm an old PC user . . . am i making this more complicated than how it really is?


Starting from iTunes 6.0.4, computers on a same router can easily share music by enabling
iTunes > Preferences > Sharing > Share my music

My computers (iBook, powerbook) are working just fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:30 pm    Post subject: the update Reply with quote

do you have the new update that makes it work on the older Front Row machines?
if not here is the download:
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/frontrow121.html

any mac with front row shipped after the launch of the intel minis should have this updat installed already.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another problem I have found is the shared music won't be found if the other computer is asleeep.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShaneHale wrote:
Another problem I have found is the shared music won't be found if the other computer is asleeep.

Shane

Well it is not really a problem, I mean you can't communicate with others when you are sleeping. Plus there are applications to control other Macs other LAN, internet, etc. So there must be a way to remotely turn on your computer that has the music on it.
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