My first NAS.

MacUser09

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Sep 26, 2009
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Just received my Synology DS713+, and two 3Gb WD Red HD's.

Have formatted, and set up as RAID 1. Am now preparing to transfer my iTunes Media, (Movies, TV Shows, Music, Concerts) across, but have been reading all the varying problems that others have had, or come across during setup.

Therefore, before starting, I thought that I would ask for any tips or advice on things to do before going ahead. Anything that might help smooth the transition.

Also, which is best for handling iTunes to ATV? Just moving library to NAS to free up space? Using iTunes Server on NAS?

Thanks folks.
 

chambord

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Aug 28, 2012
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Just received my Synology DS713+, and two 3Gb WD Red HD's.

Have formatted, and set up as RAID 1. Am now preparing to transfer my iTunes Media, (Movies, TV Shows, Music, Concerts) across, but have been reading all the varying problems that others have had, or come across during setup.

Therefore, before starting, I thought that I would ask for any tips or advice on things to do before going ahead. Anything that might help smooth the transition.

Also, which is best for handling iTunes to ATV? Just moving library to NAS to free up space? Using iTunes Server on NAS?

Thanks folks.
The best thing is to simply move your library to the Synology NAS, and then have your iTunes point to the library on the Synology. The "iTunes server" is garbage and does not do what it sounds like it would do. (There inevitably is going to be one person post in this thread who will defend the Synology and misuse terminology to try to make it sound like the device does something it doesn't.)
 

Yahooligan

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The best thing is to simply move your library to the Synology NAS, and then have your iTunes point to the library on the Synology. The "iTunes server" is garbage and does not do what it sounds like it would do. (There inevitably is going to be one person post in this thread who will defend the Synology and misuse terminology to try to make it sound like the device does something it doesn't.)
What, you mean say something like it shows up as a shared library to iTunes clients running on the same LAN and that you can even use AirPlay to stream the music to something like an Airport Express connected to a stereo or other speakers? Because that's what it does...and what it's supposed to do.

So maybe you could provided details instead of just bashing it. ;)
 

Ifti

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Dont get confused as to what an iTunes Server actually does - it will feed content to an iTunes Client - so an instance of iTunes running on a computer, for example. It wont feed content straight to the AppleTV etc, you'll need to bounce it off of an iTunes client on your computer and airplay it across to the AppleTV.

Alternatively you can use an iPhoen or iPad to bounce the content across as well - I have plenty of Synology videos in my YouTube channel if you would like to see how this works etc. ;)
 

chambord

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Aug 28, 2012
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What, you mean say something like it shows up as a shared library to iTunes clients running on the same LAN and that you can even use AirPlay to stream the music to something like an Airport Express connected to a stereo or other speakers? Because that's what it does...and what it's supposed to do.

So maybe you could provided details instead of just bashing it. ;)
See the post immediately below yours.