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    ipad2 and itunes

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but im not an ipad expert and my google search just brought up ios4 stuff.

    In short, I have loads of songs on itunes on my PC. Mainly put on there from my CD collection or free podcasts Ive downloaded#

    What id like is to be able to sit somewhere else in the house and access my pc's itunes library over the wifi net. seems like a natural ipad functionality and a whole lot better than me having to download stuff from pc to ipad before i wander off to the garden to play it on the ipad.

    Can this happen? Whats the best way?

    Many thanks for your patience and help

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    Turn homesharing on in both iTunes and the iPad. You can then access your iTunes library on the iPad over the same wifi network.

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    Maybe I am missing part of your message-but did you sync your iPad yet to itunes? I am not sure if you can listen to music that is in your itunes library that hasn't been synced yet to your ipad...especially with the ios4 you have. Regarding podcasts...not sure about that and/or if you can access the itunes store and view some of the podcasts of interest. Have you tried the latter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefBref View Post
    Turn homesharing on in both iTunes and the iPad. You can then access your iTunes library on the iPad over the same wifi network.
    Another tip I have now learned! Thank you. Do you have to have the itunes open in order to access it on the ipad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimonkey

    Another tip I have now learned! Thank you. Do you have to have the itunes open in order to access it on the ipad?
    Yes, you need iTunes open to access the files.

    I never had any luck streaming my music from the computer to the iPad before updating to IOS5. Now it works like a charm.

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    Thanks for the prompt replies.
    I'm still being thick. I've enabled sharing in itunes on PC and typed in password. Done same in ipad. Itunes on PC says a connection is enabled but not being used. How do I use it? I go into Music on ipad but cant see any way of accessing PC's itunes - at the moment the window is empty and just has a Store button at the bottom. I expect I'm nearly there but a button somewhere needs to be clicked-pls tell me what to click!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skimonkey View Post
    Another tip I have now learned! Thank you. Do you have to have the itunes open in order to access it on the ipad?
    Yes as explained and you can also then stream music and podcasts and videos from iTunes through your TV and home audio system (if they are connected) via an Apple TV box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob669 View Post
    Thanks for the prompt replies.
    I'm still being thick. I've enabled sharing in itunes on PC and typed in password. Done same in ipad. Itunes on PC says a connection is enabled but not being used. How do I use it? I go into Music on ipad but cant see any way of accessing PC's itunes - at the moment the window is empty and just has a Store button at the bottom. I expect I'm nearly there but a button somewhere needs to be clicked-pls tell me what to click!!
    Click on the More tab on the right you will then see the names of the shared library or libraries. Select the one that you want to use.

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    If you are running IOS5, open iTunes (on the PC) and "Music" on the iPad. Now look to the bottom right. You should see the "More" button. Clicking on it will allow you to access the files on the computer by selecting the proper option. If you need further help, just ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob669
    at the moment the window is empty and just has a Store button at the bottom. I expect I'm nearly there but a button somewhere needs to be clicked-pls tell me what to click!!
    Are you running IOS5? Do you have iTunes open on the PC?

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