Two computers, one playlist?

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GeraldB
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Two computers, one playlist?

Post by GeraldB » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:56 am

I have two computers, each with MM installed. Using PC1 (WIN7) I collect music by downloading, copying LPs and CDs, etc. So that I can enjoy the music on PC2 (WIN10) also, I've designated M/Music Files in PC1 as a drive to be shared via Wi-Fi. This was successful: MM on PC2 will play tunes I select from the shared drive. Now -- playlists. Is there a way to give PC2 access to the playlists I maintain on PC1? The drive letter for the files on PC2 is different from on PC1. My wish is to sit down at PC2 and have the "play" experience just like on PC1.

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Re: Two computers, one playlist?

Post by Peke » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:53 pm

Hi,
The best would be to Rescan PC Drive Using UNC Share path eg. \\PC1\Music\ so that path would be the same on PC2

Check if Copy of MM.DB to PC2 would also play the playlist correctly? (Do not forget to rename MM.DB on PC2 before you copy over MM.DB from PC1.

If that plays then you are set if not see bellow.

Solution 1:
To Do that Follow these steps in order to not loose already created playlists:
0. Backup MM.DB
1. On PC1 Rename Music Folder to "Music Share" in Windows Explorer
2. Select All files from your old Music folders
3. Use File -> Locate Moved Missing tracks to find all the files in share location eg. \\PC1\Music
4. Copy MM.DB to PC2 as explained above and your playlists should work

Solution 2:
1. Create new Share "Shared playlists"
2. Select all files from Playlist on PC1
3. Right click on One -> Auto Organize -> COPY (NOT MOVE)
4. In Destination mask put "\\PC1\Shared playlists\<Playlist>\<Auto Number>. <Artist> - <Title>" -> Press OK
5. On PC2 browse to folder \\PC1\Shared playlists\ and sort view by filename to get same order.

NOTE: Each time you Change Playlist on PC1 you should delete tracks in folder and do auto organize again.

Enjoy.
Best regards,
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Re: Two computers, one playlist?

Post by GeraldB » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:14 pm

Good. Thank you for the complete reply, Peke.

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