iTunes and Network HardDrive (Remote Access)?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tuosfan, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. tuosfan macrumors member

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    I currently use a 1TB lacie network hard drive on my home network which houses all my iTunes content. Is there anyway to have all my content kept on my network hd, but able to be accessed directly through my iTunes when I travel with my macbook (provided I have internet access of course)?
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Unless you have some way to tunnel into your home network and mount it on your desktop (and have the requisite bandwidth to then stream content from it), no.

    Now, if you had a computer with an iTunes library in that network, with a little legwork you could set up an ssh tunnel and Rendezvous (sorry, Bonjour) proxy to create a Shared Library in your local iTunes to listen from. That'd also require the necessary upstream bandwidth on your end to stream your files without stuttering. It's a toss-up as to which method is easier. Neither is particularly graceful.
     

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