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Take Control of Sharing Files in Tiger by Glenn Fleishman

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Chapter . Share Digital Media Files

Most of this ebook discusses sharing any type of files using file-sharing services. However, no ebook about sharing files on a Mac would be complete without explaining how to share iPhoto and iTunes libraries.

Decide How to Share Music in iTunes

The first step in making iTunes share music is to decide whether to use the built-in iTunes sharing feature or to use file sharing. Here’s what you need to know about each:

Built-in iTunes sharing feature

iTunes has a built-in feature to share music which is easy to set up (see Use iTunes Built-in Sharing), but limited in a number of ways:

  • Music is available only when iTunes is running on the machine that is sharing the music. If you turn that machine off, it crashes, or ...

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