Help a Mac access music over the network stored on a Windows XP machine.
December 7, 2010 3:47 PM Subscribe
My wife just purchased a Macbook after using a Dell Mini 9 for several years. All of our music is on a WinXP server and shared out over the network. We want to keep it all on the server if possible. Importing the music into iTunes (over wifi) is slower and more painful than it is on the Windows machines, which I'm surprised about.
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Tthe Mac seems to be having tons of trouble. It can see the share and seems to process the files, but iTunes freezes and generally misbehaves. We have 80GB of music and would prefer not to have to copy it to her machine. It's really slow even if we import one or a few folders or the whole thing. I let it run for about 24 hours and iTunes crashed and nothing was imported. Are there some network settings I can change or something (either on the XP or the Mac)? Also, it's an Air, so we'd have to go out and buy the network adapter if that's the best thing to do. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.