Drag and Drop from FTP to iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by barnes, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. barnes macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2009
    I have most of my music hosted on an FTP server, so I'm looking for a way to drag and drop from the FTP server (connected either through Finder, or any other client) into iTunes, and then have iTunes copy the music to my library. That way I don't have to download it to my local HDD, then import into iTunes, then delete the orginal. Just skipping a ton of extra work if I can drag and drop. Currently, I only get disconnected from the server if I try to drag and drop from Finder, and get nothing from Filezilla, and Transmit.

    Any ideas how I can do this? It would be AMAZING if I could save the hassle!
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I don't believe this is possible. Finder is a frontend for Apple's FTP implementation, but iTunes doesn't access files through Finder. iTunes doesn't support FTP, so you'll have to copy them to a local folder prior to import.
  3. barnes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2009
    Ugh. That is so annoying. :(

    First Mac complaint so far!
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    To be fair, that's not really a Mac complaint.

    That wouldn't work for you in Windows either.

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