iTunes and DNS-323 Setup Help

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by toro1966, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. toro1966 macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2010
    Hey guys, just bought a DNS-323 NAS with 2/2TB drives. I will be setting it up today. The primary reason I bought it is because I have four computers in the house between the wife and kids and I want a centralized iTunes library so that everyone has access to the same library. Right now each iTunes library on each computer is different. I have about 3 TB worth of movies/tvshows/and music!

    So my question is - how do I do this? I have read the relevant threads, and a few do go over my head. It seems to me the easiest way to do this would be to point itunes in advanced preferences to the NAS. I DO want my files on the NAS. What is the best way to do this. Will itunes copy them automatically or do I have to move the existing iTunes folder with music to the NAS myself.

    Also - I believe I want the library database (.xml) on the NAS as well - correct? This will ensure that each of the other computers uses the same library and they are all current - correct?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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