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Let Front Row Access Other User’s iTunes Account on the Same Computer November 17, 2010

Posted by Robert Harder in Utility.
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I wanted to set up my main iMac in a central location to replace an aging “half basketball” iMac that’s used for playing kid cartoons and music. I would like for this computer to play all the content in my iTunes library, but I do not want my account wide open for (little) people to muck about in.

Fast User Switching to the rescue! Kind of. If I leave iTunes running in my account and switch to the Kids account, their iTunes can see my shared library; that’s a good start. I want Front Row to be able to see that item under “Sources,” but it does not.
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Stream iTunes over SSH September 28, 2009

Posted by Robert Harder in Utility.
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Works with iTunes 10 and Lion

After (mostly unsuccessful) Googling for how to stream iTunes over SSH, I finally tracked down the difficult bits myself and put together a four three-line script:

#!/bin/sh
dns-sd -P "Home iTunes" _daap._tcp local 3689 localhost.local. 
  127.0.0.1 "Arbitrary text record" & 
trap "kill $!" 0 1 2 15
ssh -C -N -L 3689:localhost:3689 myusername@blahblahblah.dyndns.org

Update: I’ve cut this down to three lines using trap

Update: You can do this with iPhoto too.

Update: Works with OS X 10.7 Lion.

itunes-sharing

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