Hi folks, Maybe a hard-core iTunes enthusiast among you can help me out with something. Here's what I want to do: 1) Store my iTunes library/files in a centralized location. 2) ... a location which is accessible from other computers in my network. 3) ... in a way that library information is shared/updated (e.g. a song rating). 4) ... and in a way that does not make syncing an iPhone a pain in the ass. What I tried: I moved my iTunes library to an AirPort disk (using newest AirPort Extreme) and updated it to reference the files stored on that AirPort disk. Keeping old files in place (as a fallback) I loaded iTunes from my laptop (with option) and selected the alternate library. I got everything to update and run smoothly. The next day I turned on my Mac Pro and referenced the new library. It was working smoothly as well (I took care to quit iTunes on the laptop before launching the Mac Proone headache at a time). After a while, though, iTunes (on the Mac Pro) complained of an error -50 saving the iTunes library (couldn't write). I quit iTunes and relaunched, causing it to hang checking the library. I then found that the whole partition on the AirPort disk was not allowing write operations (although the others were). Restarting the AirPort fixed this issue. The Mac Pro was able to reconnect to the library and get past the checking stage, but it reverted back to the files on one of its local hard drive. It is stubborn about switching back. I considered using a Mac Mini as a media server but as far as I can tell this introduces a few limitations. 1) I have to sync with the Mac Mini. 2) I cannot alter files in meaningful ways from other computers, such as ratings, through the shared iTunes library (and remote administration seems like it would introduce its own array of pains). Is there something I can do to make this work? Or do I just need to wait a while longer for this process to smooth out?