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PeteC
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: iTunes and network storage Reply with quote

Hi,

I've (very)recently "switched" and so far so good Smile

I currently store all my MP3's on a Windows "server" so my wife and I can both share our music.

Now I've moved to the Mac, I'd like to start using iTunes but am worried that if I point iTunes to my network, it'll all "go up the nuts" and start moving and copying files around on the server. I remember trying iTunes on the PC when I first bought my iPod a year or so ago and it made a right dogs dinner of my lovely folder structure.

Will the latest version of iTunes cope with having it's library stored on a network OK? Is anyone else running with this kind of setup? What's the best way to do this?

Thanks for any help.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have all my MP3's on an old PC and use Sharing in iTunes to share the files over a wireless network. I leave the PC on all the time with iTunes running. Is there a reason why you want them on the Mac mini?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
I have all my MP3's on an old PC and use Sharing in iTunes to share the files over a wireless network. I leave the PC on all the time with iTunes running. Is there a reason why you want them on the Mac mini?

Thanks for the reply. I actually wanted to keep the MP3's on the server.

I think I've got it setup how I wanted now. Unchecked "Copy files to iTunes music folder when adding to library" and then added the contents of my share to the library. Now iTunes lists my tracks and it's not touched my precious folder structure.

I'm probably just imagining it, but I'm sure iTunes wasn't as well behaved last time I tried it.

Oh, and my wife uses (and loves) WinAmp on her laptop so running iTunes on the server would only really help me.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you got it working without changing your folder structure. iTunes got better with sharing and networking around the time Apple released Airport Express. I think it was 4.5 or 4.6. I hate it when music players try to take over systems or folder structure.
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