Hello, I am trying to build a home media center to make my media accessible to me throughout my apartment wirelessly on all my devices. I use two iPhones, a MacBook air, Apple TV connected to the living room TV. I have a large iTunes library that have took a lot of time for me to build. I enjoy working with iTunes, so I want it to be the main software for my media center. As I was researching home media centers, I found out that iTunes has to be opened on at least one of the computers in the network for the Apple TV to get access to the library. I have not found away for Apple TV to get data from an external hard disk connected to apple extreme for example. At the moment what I do I connect a hard disk to my macbook air and I can access my files on the TV and iPhone etc. But I want to get rid of the hard disk. I want it to be stationary not mobile. I also want to be able to access this media when I am not connected to my home network. Lets say I am in the office and I want to listen to the music on my iTunes. The iTunes library is home and is connected to my media server. Is there a way (easy one - at least for non-technical people. I have no background in IT) to get access to the media from outside of the network? Now, I need help with two issues. The first what should I do to get access to my iTunes library all the time inside of my house without having to turn on my MacBook air or connect an external to it all the time. How can I access this library when I am not inside of my house. For example, at work, or in another country. Thanks, your help is much appreciated. If you have any other set ups with the HOW-TOs, I would really be grateful.