Can iTunes library reside on other disk than songs?

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  1. Europe calling macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    Hi,

    I'm having trouble playing my music. My wifi-connection to the disk with all the songs on it, regularly interrupts for small periods, giving messages that iTunes cannot find the library file that is on there. I wondered if it might help to have an alias of the file on my MBP?
     
  2. elmo151 Guest

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    try committing your life to "the cloud"

    make certain Home Sharing is turned on on iTunes and your MBP
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's not going to help ...

    OP, yes, an alias might help - but putting the library file on the computer itself and making the iTunes Media folder the alias might be better.
     
  4. Europe calling thread starter macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    That's not going to help me, iCloud is not accessible from my MBP, see my other post: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1250735

    I'll try having the iTunes folder on my MBP and only the music folder on the remote disk, accessing that via an alias, see if the helps.
     
  5. Europe calling thread starter macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    Ok, tried copying the whole folder that contains the iTunes library to my MBP. and had an alias to the iTunes music folder on the remote disk.
    Als, this doesn't work. ITunes perfecty reads the song list quickly, but none of the songs are accessible (exclamation mark appears behind trachkumber)

    Any other ideas?
     
  6. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted

    Have you tried this?
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1449
     
  7. Europe calling thread starter macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    I've checked it more thoroughly now, and it appears to be only the sound dropping. iTunes still has access to the song (i can see the song is still playing, just the sound has stopped - or is that the cache playing?)
     
  8. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    The way I have it set up on my Mac is the iTunes Library file is in my ~/Music/iTunes folder and have my actual songs, movies, TV shows, etc. on a Firewire drive. Works great for me.
     

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