Help with iTunes / Airport Express

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dec., Jul 11, 2012.

  1. dec. Suspended

    dec.

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    #1
    Not really sure, where to put this as the time capsule, macbook air, ipad, itunes, airport express are involved :-D

    I am running iTunes on a Macbook Air, the music is stored on a time capsule. I also run the Remote App on the iPad.

    I play back songs through the Airport Express and after a few songs, it stops playing (always when a song is over - NEVER during a song). I hit play to start it again but the busy icon shows for a bit and nothing happens.

    When I switch the audio output back to "computer" it starts playing, when I switch back to the airport express then, the playback works again - until it eventually stops again.

    The Airport Express doesn't seem to be an issue, as we received a NEW one yesterday with the same thing happening.

    I had a really big library but for testing purposes I made a new library with just a few hundred entries - same effect happens over and over again.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It sounds like you may have some interference affecting your WiFi network connections. There are many possible sources for such interference.
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Oct 9, 2008
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    Apple has a list of possible sources of interference. You can try changing the channel the Wi-Fi network uses, updating the firmware is there are any applicable updates.

    Also, using the Time Capsule for storage is not a good idea. It is for backups, though I see a lot of people using it like a NAS when it's not marketed or purposed as such. Try putting the library locally, on the MacBook Air itself, or on a hard drive connected to the Time Capsule's USB port and see if that makes any difference.
     

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