I asked this question months ago and I finally had a chance to try the answer. I followed the instructions in the answer but it didn't work. After I copied over the iTunes folder from Windows to Mac as per the instructions, when iTunes starts on the Mac, I see all of my music listed. But iTunes can't locate any of the songs and throws this error: 'The song “Hard Days Night” could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?' Doing a get info shows that iTunes thinks that the file is located here: file://localhost/192.168.1.6/music/HardDaysNight.mp3
So clearly the path is incorrect. The correct SMB path is smb://192.168.1.6/music/HardDaysNight.mp3. How do I fix this?
I cleared out the iTunes folder and simply added the file directly to iTunes. iTunes copied the file from the network directory to the local hard drive which is not what I want. I want to keep my files on the network folder. How do I replicate what I had on Windows on the Mac where iTunes references music stores on a network drive?