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Mar 20, 2012

At the moment I have my iTunes on my Windows 7 PC but as I a have just got a Macbook Pro (with Lion) I would like to be able to share iTunes between them without both having to be turned on as at present. 

I have a copy of iTunes on my ReadyNAS Duo which works ok for my WDTV Live to my TV but does not give me the full selection of views ie no Grid View or Cover Flow View.  

I was thinking about putting my iTunes onto my Time Capsule, which I belive my Macbook Pro should see ok via WiFi, would my Windows 7 PC be able to access the Time Capsule to share the iTunes content, as it is connected to the Time Capsule via ethernet (for Internet connection to my cable modem) 

Is there a better way of doing this 

I realise that using the Time Capsule for iTunes means it would not be backed up but i already have copies of iTunes

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I recently purchased a 27" iMAC running OS X 10.7.3. This iMac is now connected to my home network/workgroup.

- I want to build a new iTunes Library on my 1TB internal Mac HD.

- I want my 3 non Mac Machines (1 XP Prof and 2 Windows 7 Home) to be able to view the contents of my new (not yet built) iTunes Library resident on my iMac and of course be able to

- play that content.

- have play counts from my Windows-based be saved back to my iTunes Library.

- be able to rate a song from any computer (Mac or Windows) within this iTunes Library and have that rating saved back to this iTunes Library.

I don't want to have to rely on iTunes "Shared Library" function. In other words I want all PCs to be able to read/write to the same iTunes Library file.Before I purchased my iMac, my iTunes Library existed on one of my Windows-file system external drives. The pre-requisites for allowing multiple Windows PCs to access/share/write to the same iTunes Library was to: 

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