4422 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2009 8:45 PM by itachi99
If it's not authorised then it won't play the tracks, either as a shared library or a Home Sharing library. This is part of the restrictions requested by teh record companies to protect the artists.
Once you authorise you wife's computer then turn Home Sharing OFF then back ON and it should work.
i have the exact same problem and i can't figure it out when I set home share up on my computer, it works . When I set it up on my brothers computer, when i click on home share it asks iTunes account and the Password and when i click on Create Home Share " It sates the following message " Home Sharing could not be activated because this computer is not authorized for the account "***@hotmail.com" please authorize this computer and try again"
How do i authorize my brothers computer?
ok iTunes > Store > Authorise Computer ... now I'm feeling a bit sheepish ...
Of course, now I'm getting the message that I can't have >5 computers authorised; I obviously haven't deauthorised some old ones before getting rid of them, sigh. Now I need to figure out how to deauthorise a computer I no longer have ...
Hi there. It's not too big a deal. If you don't have the computers anymore all you need to do is call iTunes support and they can deauthorise all computers linked to your account. Then you just authorize the ones ou have now.
Please note that you can only make this request once each year.
Hope this helps.
So let me get this straight -- if you have two computers in your household, and have different authorization accounts on each computer, you cannot use HomeShare?
We have two iMacs, and each of us has our own iTunes authorization and account. We are unable to use HomeShare with our current setup, without deauthorizing one of the computers. Can you have two accounts authorized on one computer without losing downloaded files that are not in iTunes Plus format?
I have been reading a lot of posts from people that haven't been able to get this working, but I really didn't have any problems.
My partner and I each have a MacBook, each with our own iTunes accounts.
I activated Home Sharing on my MacBook, then authorised my account on his MacBook, then did the same thing in reverse with his account, and all was right with the world.
I didn't get it working the first time, so I watched the Intro to iTunes 9 video and it clearly explains everything. The set-up is particular in that it had to be done in a specific way. Can I recommend watching the video and see how you go. I hope it works for you because it's excellent.
Well, you all are getting much further than I am.
I have both computers authorized, sharing turned on, both have same account, but my computer cannot see the other. I tried to follow the instructions, searched for the other computer, to no avail. But one instruction I could not follow was that I had to make sure the arrow next to "Shared" under the iTunes window is turned down. There is no arrow, and nowhere is the exact word SHARED to be seen.
Ignore what I said. As I was typing the note, the shared libraries showed up.
Message was edited by: LIPhotoman