Help getting music from NAS to iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dennyls, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. dennyls macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I am a total newbie to the iPod touch, and can't seem to find any information on something that I think is pretty common.

    I have an Iomega network attached harddrive on my home PC network. I have put my music and photos onto the NAS device, and can access it from any of the PCs on my network.

    I just purchased an iPod Touch, and am trying to use iTunes to load music/photos onto the iPod. While iTunes sees the NAS device, and shows it under "Shared", I can't figure out how to put songs from the NAS folder into my library so I can sync them into the iPod. I can play them in iTunes, but I cannot get them into my Music library, and therefore they won't sync into the iPod.

    I could load the songs onto my PC again, so that iTunes would see it under My Music--but that sort of defeats the purpose of putting the music/photos on the NAS.

    What am I doing wrong? Or is this just the way it is with iTunes??

    Thanks in advance,
    Denny:confused:
     
  2. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Your iTunes library dosent need to be on your computers hard drive, try setting it to the location of your music.
     
  3. dennyls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I change the location?

    try setting it to the location of your music.

    I am a total newbie, so how do I do that--change the location?

    Thanks!!
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Never mind relocating iTunes library. I'm thinking you need to map your network drive, so iTunes would treat it like a local drive, therefore allowing you to drag and drop your music into iTunes. Google "map network drive" + your Windows version to get instructions on how to do this.
     

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