It dawned on me the other day just how strange iTunes really is.
What I mean is I can load my music into iTunes and store it under Music for playback. I can load my movies into iTunes and store it under Movies for playback, but yet copies of tv shows that I own can't be stored under tv shows for playback.
I'd like to have all my episodes of Flipper, Hazel and Gilligan's Island stored in iTunes under tv shows!
Am I missing something in the iTunes preferences that would allow me to do just that?
And how come you can load your books into iTunes but yet you can't read them in iTunes?
Funny, I have always been able to browse my shared iTunes library on my iPhone and iPad. In the Music/Video player under Playlists, I just select More-->Shared and any shared libraries should be listed there.
As for playing my media over the internet, I have Plex media Server installed and pointed to my media, then in the app settings under MyPlex, I created and account and turned "sharing over internet (not actual name)" on.
I also have the Plex Media Centre App on my iPhone and iPad. I just have to log in to the same account and BLAM, all my media is there and it even works over 3G (albeit slowly). This setup is totally idiot-proof to get up and running and I have had absolutely NO issues with this setup.