iTunes library advice...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by johndawg1973, Jul 2, 2010.


Where do you store your music and/or movies?

Poll closed Jul 7, 2010.
  1. On a Network Storage system... Network-attached storage (NAS)?

    8 vote(s)
  2. On your local Mac?

    11 vote(s)
  1. johndawg1973 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    I have my library (music and movies) on a NAS. From time to time... iTunes reverts back to the old library path, which is on the mac mini.

    Also... when I download music it download to the mini and not to the NAS.

    Why does this happen and what can I do to make sure the library doesn't revert to the old path? Also, why are the d-loads defaulting to the old path as well?

  2. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    when you initially put your library on the NAS did you do so by consolidating your library..thru iTunes..? Consolidating the Library fixed this same problem for my brother in law.
  3. roidy macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    I have my iTunes library on a NAS and the same thing happens to me if iTunes can't access the NAS because it's asleep or it times out waiting for the drives to spin up. I'm using Windows iTunes btw.
  4. johndawg1973 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Yeah... I've actually consolidated a few times

    I think it may be a time-out issue with my NAS. Not sure though.

    It's either this or a timeout issue. I'll have to research this a bit more in the buffalo forum I guess.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    At least on mac, replace the iTunes Media (or iTunes music depending on your version) with an alias to the network location.

    The worst that happens if the network share is not available is that is you get an little exclamation point by the songs it tries to play, and they won't play if you try to play an album, although you can click on each song and iTunes will play them. a restart of iTunes fixes this.
    Also if you try to add music, it just doesn't happen. a little confusing at first, then i just make sure the drive is mounted and they add like normal.

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