How to Import Music from One Computer to Another Using iTunes 9!
Couple of years ago I wrote about myTunes Redux, a software which helped users copy music from any shared iTunes library.
A similar feature has been add to the recently released iTunes 9 which lets you copy music from one computer to another on the home network.
The number of authorized computers that can copy music from each other is restricted to 5 and requires each computer to be authorized before music can be copied between computers.
Follow the steps mentioned below to authorize each machine and download music..
User should have a iTunes store account to take advantage of “Home Share” feature on iTunes 9, so, If you don’t have it, get one now by launching iTunes -> Store -> Create Account. Follow the wizard to create an online ID.
Now you are all set to Authorize your computer. Launch iTunes, Go to “Store” on the menu and select “Authorize Computer”.
Enter the ID and Password to authorize the computer
Once authorized you will see a similar alert..
Once authorized, enable “Home Sharing”. Go to “Advanced” tab and click on “Turn On Home Sharing” and use the same ID and Password to login and enable Home Sharing..
You will see a similar message once the login is accepted.
Repeated the steps mentioned above on machines you’d like to share music with, but remember the ID and Password used to authorize and enable Home Sharing should be same on all machines.
Once you repeat the steps above on other machines you will see a library on the sidebar under “Shared” tab
Click on the library to see the files on the other computer.. Now you can either play music or simply import it to the machine.
To import, select all the songs you want to copy and click on “Import”
Selected songs are imported once the “Import” option is selected..
Couple of things one should keep in mind …
1) This works on 5 computers only, so don’t forget to deauthorize the machines you don’t often use.
2) Home Share works on local network only. Machines cannot be authorized on the Internet.
3) Last but not the least, this feature only promotes personal use of the Music you own!