- The iTunes Interface
- Play CDs
- Import CDs
- Create Your Own Playlists
- Burn an Audio CD
- Play the Radio
- The iTunes Store
- Manage and Play Videos in iTunes
- The Source List
- The Detail Window
- View the iTunes Libraries
- Search the iTunes Libraries
- View Options
- Close, Minimize, and Zoom Buttons
- Controller Buttons
- Video Controller Buttons
- Party Shuffle
- Quick Links
- Share Music Over a Local Network
- Print CD Jewel Case Inserts, Song Listings, or Album Listings
- Song Information and Options
- Status Display
- Rate Your Songs
- Export Playlists as Plain Text, Unicode, or XML Files
- iTunes Preferences
- Music File Formats
- iTunes Visualizer
- iTunes Equalizer
- Connect an iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV
- Back up the iTunes Libraries
- Menu Commands
- Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts
Share Music Over a Local Network
If you have two or more computers on a local network, users can share their music collections without copying any songs from one computer to another. iTunes can stream music files over a local area network (LAN) to a computer that has set iTunes Preferences to look for shared music.
Set one (or more) of your computers to share its iTunes Libraries or selected playlists:
- From the iTunes menu, select “Preferences...,” then click the “Sharing” button.
- Select “Look for shared libraries” to make iTunes place an icon in the Source list for any shared playlists it finds on the local network.
- Select “Share my library on my local network” to make your iTunes music collection available on the local network to other
computers that have been set to look for shared music (as in Step 2).
If you select “Share my library on my local network,” you must choose whether to “Share entire library” or “Share selected playlists.” If you choose the latter, select the playlists you want to share.
- To restrict access to your music, select “Require password” and type a password in the text field.
- Click OK.