PC to Mac with new Synology 1812+

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  1. Randomizer macrumors member

    Randomizer

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    I am in the process of converting my household from PC to Mac. I have only one PC left and it is where my music, photo and video libraries. I have added a Synology 1812+ to my network and would not like to move these libraries to it for access by iTunes on the OSX and iOS devices in my home and iPhoto currently on the OSX machines in the home (possibly Aperture in the future). I just want to make sure I do this right. Is it as simple as tapping into the Synology with the PC and dropping the libraries onto in and then firing up iTunes, iPhoto etc on the Mac devices and pointing them to the libraries on the Synology? I would also be accessing iTunes via AppleTVs in the home. Would anyone be able to provide me with a quick step by step that I might utilize to guide me through this process? I'd like to make sure I do this right.
    Thank you.

    ps: I still have some tagging work to do with the videos I would be accessing (I plan to use iFlicks) and on music (haven't picked out a best Mac app for this yet). I presume I can do this while the files reside on the Synology.
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    It is as easy as dropping these libs to a NAS. However, you shall consider, that working with iPhoto/Aperture from network drive will be considerably slower.
    iTunes library itself is not a multi-user database (can not be used by several computers simultaneously). Also leaving it on Mac aids in backing it up via TimeMachine. iTunes media folder can easily reside on NAS.
    You'll find relevant discussions here:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1604387
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1604162
     

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