|Feb 25, 2008, 08:56 AM||#1|
Can a iTouch connect to a local iTunes Server
Will you be able to connect to a local iTunes Server from your iPod Touch, or is this a no go?
More precise - Can a iPod Touch connect to a LAN Disk that has support for iTunes Service?
Last edited by RemRem; Feb 25, 2008 at 02:23 PM.
|Feb 25, 2008, 02:36 PM||#3|
You can do it without jailbreaking by installing http://www.dottunes.net/ on your mac. The software is free but you will have to pay (£10) to access it from your Touch but then you can access iTunes locally or even externally through Safari.
I can access my entire iTunes library from my Touch or from my Opera on the Wii. It even streams video!!! Starting to sound like a salesman now so I'll shut up.
Hope that helps
|Feb 25, 2008, 02:47 PM||#4|
Thanks for your reply PMB - And I have changed the name now.
I guess when you talk about itunes Store, this is for buying music over the internet, but my plan with the iPod Touch was to buy the Universal Dock with remote - connect some Logitech Z4 speakers to the Dock, and a LAN disk where all the data was stored on.
With this setup I would avoid a PC running 24-7, and still have a cool gagdet in the living room, and if I could get the iPod Touch to connect to a share on a LAN disk I would have 500 GB of mp3 files available through WIFI, and still 32GB of music with me on the road.
Is this wish thinking or could this be done?
|Feb 25, 2008, 05:16 PM||#5|
You have to have the computer, or else you have nothing to serve the files with. The iPod Touch does not contain a full iTunes program, so it cannot pull the files directly from the disk. You must have a computer attached to the disk.
I personally have Salling Clicker, and I connect to my mac mini which streams to my airtunes on my outdoor speakers. I can control iTunes wirelessly throughout my house.
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