Playing music from airport HD

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ChrisN, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. ChrisN macrumors 65816

    ChrisN

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    #1
    Hi, I am wondering how can I play music on my Macbook from my external connected to my airport extreme. The key thing is to not put the music on the internal hard drive because it takes up too much space. Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ChrisN
     
  2. laxmax613 macrumors member

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    maybe you could import the music using the link in the file categore of the menubar?
     
  3. ChrisN thread starter macrumors 65816

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    but won't that put all of it onto the hard drive and that will eat all of my hard drive up, won't it?
     
  4. laxmax613 macrumors member

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    i'm not sure, actually.
     
  5. ChrisN thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well i just imported a song from it and i did see 1mb drop in the hard drive so im assuming it did, but the song is more than 1 mb, ill keep testing.
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    i just added another song and the hard drive stayed the same but it will only let me import a song at a time?
     
  6. laxmax613 macrumors member

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    look for the file in the mac HD, if it's there than you can't, if it's not, well then you did it. another test is to eject that hard drive and see if it's gone.
     
  7. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    ok, heres what you do, go to itunes and go into preferences :)apple:+,), then click on advanced and uncheck [​IMG]

    now you can add all the files to the library and it won't copy the files when adding them

    [​IMG]
     
  8. ChrisN thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks man really appreciate it, now i can listen to my music without taking all of my hard drive space :) much appreciated.

    ChrisN
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    np, enjoy
     

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