Thanks, I checked some of that but I'll have to spend some time on all of it.
I guess what I don't understand is about how the iPad even knows to look for a shared folder. I enabled sharing, but now does the iPad search for a shared folder? When does it do this and how? When I enabled sharing, nothing changed on the iPad. I'm old school and need to see things chugging away to know they're working. I see nothing going on. I'm also not getting any options to look for more folders when I double tap "Library" in the iPad's iPod app.
I don't get it.
It does not look for a shared folder. iTunes broadcasts it's availability by some means that I am not technically knowledgeable enough to describe.
BTW, for sharing to occur, iTunes on the computer must be running. It is running, yes?
You know it's working because when you tap library it should give you an option to select your iTunes library.
Occasionally happens to me, I just knock homesharing off on both devices, reboot them then re enable them and it usually sorts it.
Another thing that once caught me out was I didn't realise my iPad was still using 3G and so wondered why it wasn't working. Obviously you have to be on the same network as your iTunes library.
:o So much for the easy answers. Sorry.
Originally Posted by MadiPadDog
I had this problem. These are the things I did
Make sure that both Ids are the same
Go to edit - preferences - sharing - tick the "share my library"
Advanced - turn on home sharing
Also , try to find out how to authorize audible account
Hope this helps
Have you tried rebooting both the computer and the iPad? I had the same problem when I set up home sharing on my PC and iPad.
Just wanted to join this thread - received my 'new' iPad2 a week or so ago and trying to understand and use its various features, including this option of 'Home Sharing' - :D
Now, I have iTunes on a VISTA laptop & my music on an iPod Touch (2nd G w/ 4.x OS) - I'd love to just 'stream' my iPod music to the iPad but have not succeeded at the moment - I've done virtually all of the previous posts suggested but w/o success - will look forward to additional comments.
Another question for me is that I plan to travel w/ my iPod & iPad - at hotels we stay, Wi-Fi is offered - can the music on my iPod still use 'Home Sharing' when we are away from the laptop described above? Just trying to figure out what is possible w/ these devices? Thanks all -:)
HomeSharing works between a desktop/laptop and an iOS device. What it does not let you do is stream music from one iOS device to another. So going down this road, if you are in a hotel without laptop you can't use HomeSharing either. A laptop/computer running iTunes is needed, as all media get's accessed from there.
There may be some apps to workaround this, but I am not aware of any good ones.
Thanks DUMI - I'll continue to try at least to connect in the home - on the road, if I plan to take my iPod & iPad2 (just trying to simplify the process), then I'll rely on my iPod for my music (I have a nice little set of Altec Lansing portable speakers that give decent sound in a hotel room). Won't be an important issue when traveling - thanks again for the prompt response - :)
Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad