MM on two laptops, one database.

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MediaJohnKey
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MM on two laptops, one database.

Post by MediaJohnKey »

Hi, I'm currently using MM on a windows 7 laptop and have all my files stored on a NAS drive. What I'd like is to get a small netbook and use this solely for music stuff and then that would free up my 'main' laptop for other duties. However, I'd still like to be able to access the MM database from the main laptop as well as the netbook - predominantly so I can rip CDs to the database (netbooks don't tend to have cd drives). Can this be done? Hope I've explained it sufficiently, any help appreciated.
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Re: MM on two laptops, one database.

Post by Lowlander »

It can be done, but it isn't designed to do so: http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/inde ... ticleid=49
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dannyno
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Re: MM on two laptops, one database.

Post by dannyno »

I used to have my database on a NAS, but found it pretty much unusable - lots of errors that were not fixable. It seems to be down to the way that the database works, and so there's nothing that I could do about it.

What I now do is backup my database to the NAS, and then use that as the master copy. I usually only use one computer for playback, but if I want to use another I can just copy the most recent database from the NAS. It's not ideal, but it works, which running the database off the NAS didn't, for me.

But good luck if you want to try.

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Re: MM on two laptops, one database.

Post by MediaJohnKey »

Thanks for that - I must admit I am getting some weird error messages on a fairly regular basis, but these aren't stopping me from using MM with a NAS altogether. I find as long as I don't do a big data transfer onto my iPod over a wireless connection, that it's generally useable.

I shall go and explore the link.

John
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Re: MM on two laptops, one database.

Post by Lowlander »

There is an alternative option to sharing the actual database and that is to enable Media Sharing (UPnP) on the primary PC and then have the other PC access it as client. You won't be able to tag or do any file modifications on the client, but if you're just looking for playback it may suit your needs (primary PC does need to be on for client to be able to access it).
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