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Sharing Music Across A Network

Postby LooseCannon » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:56 pm

I've had a home network set up for about a year now and am looking for a better way to share my music across the network. I have about 1500 songs on the desktop computer, and my laptop really doesn't have the hardrive to hold all of it without slowing it down. iTunes has the option of sharing music, but the music can only be accessed by my laptop if iTunes is presently open on the desktop. I was thinking I could share my music folder and us it as the source of my iTunes library, but ic oudln't exactly figure it out.. So my question is, can I share my music without buying any hardware and avoiding always having iTunes open?

I know there are things like network stations that do what I am asking for, but I am cheap/. ;-7
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:41 pm

Who are you trying to share it with??

You can use a Virtual Server in your router and open port 3859 or something and then access your computer from whatever computer you want.

you probably could setup a directory that you could access that had all your music on it.

I can try to look up some info on it.
Basically it requires that you know your assigned static IP that you are leasing .

so if your static is 69.23.44.32 you would remote desktop to 69.23.44.32:3859 of course you have to have windows xp Pro.

anyways hope that somewhat gets you started
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Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:55 pm

I have a home network set up where I created a shared documents folder on my desktop and if I need a file off my computer, I put the file in the shared folder on the desktop, and then grab it from the folder with the laptop. You should be able to create a shared folder with all the music on your desktop, and then be able to open it with your laptop as long as the desktop is on. I didn't have to do anything with ports or anything, it's all over a wireless router.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:58 am

teddy ballgame wrote:I have a home network set up where I created a shared documents folder on my desktop and if I need a file off my computer, I put the file in the shared folder on the desktop, and then grab it from the folder with the laptop. You should be able to create a shared folder with all the music on your desktop, and then be able to open it with your laptop as long as the desktop is on. I didn't have to do anything with ports or anything, it's all over a wireless router.


Yea thats the easy answer :-D

I thought he wanted to be able to access music from like another location whoops! :-D
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:02 am

I remember my freshman year of college, which was just at the beginning of the Napster thing... we were on that generic windows LAN and the technology was fairly new for universities and especially the students. Almost everyone left their PC's shared on the network, mostly because they didn't understand their network settings on Win 98.

You could literally browse the network by dorm and look through everyone's PC.... let me tell you, i got a lot of music and a lot of porn that way.
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Postby RyanK » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:04 pm

acsguitar wrote:Who are you trying to share it with??

You can use a Virtual Server in your router and open port 3859 or something and then access your computer from whatever computer you want.

you probably could setup a directory that you could access that had all your music on it.

I can try to look up some info on it.
Basically it requires that you know your assigned static IP that you are leasing .

so if your static is 69.23.44.32 you would remote desktop to 69.23.44.32:3859 of course you have to have windows xp Pro.

anyways hope that somewhat gets you started


am i the only one who is confused after reading that

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