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Make sure iTunes mounts a networked music library
Authored by: xSmurf on Apr 23, '07 01:04:20PM

This is a neat trick. I banged my head a few times on the desk thinking "why didn't I think of this before!". Thanks for pointing it out.

I hid the iTunes icon on the remote drive using
/Developers/Tools/SetFile -a V iTunes

Dan, if you are having problems with IPs one option would be to run your own DNS server. I'm not gonna go in details on this, but this is possible if you use a router with a custom firmware, or use a real machine to to route your network. Since I only have a few machines, the easiest solution for me, bind is a PITA and I hadn't heard of dnsmasq and djdns at the time, was to create a /etc/hosts file with all the domains. Of course, I have "static" dhcp declaration, so this works nicely. Maybe you could use a custom Bonjour (mDNS) entry for the remote server to broadcast it's IP when it changes.

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Make sure iTunes mounts a networked music library
Authored by: tom larkin on Apr 23, '07 01:56:16PM

My problem is, I store most of my media on a Linux server which I built solely to store music, movies, and back up data over my network.

I seem to have issues using SMB to copy libraries and such. For some reason iTunes insists on copying every file twice.

I just use VLC and open up the directory over the network that way, and it seems to work fine.

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Make sure iTunes mounts a networked music library
Authored by: taxi on Apr 24, '07 06:50:42PM

I'd suggest you have an issue with either your SMB server or client setup. I do exactly the same thing, and it works great.

You may wish to consider turning off "Keep iTunes Music folder organised", as this for me caused some headaches - mainly because the library is shared, and one person modifying a song property broke the other people's ability to access the file. iTunes moves the file(s), and other users aren't automatically notified.

This type of setup allows for use with XBMC on my Xbox in the lounge, and using VLC on a laptop I borrow from work. I could possibly put iTunes on there, but importing an iTunes library doesn't work, and I don't want to import all of the files, that takes ages.

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