transferring songs from iTunes server on QNAP

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  1. bigkiwi15 macrumors newbie

    bigkiwi15

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    Hi,

    I hope someone can help me.

    I have a QNAP HS-251 which runs an iTunes Server.

    I have all my music on that. I can access that music on my laptop no problem but I'd like to sync some playlists over to the laptop so I can have a hard copy when I go away.

    Can someone tell me how to do this, if its possible.
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    I believe that the same library structure is kept on the QNAP - there should be a way to copy the iTunes library file over to your local machine and then mount it.
     
  3. bigkiwi15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I kind of get what your saying I think, but I dont want to copy all my music, just some.

    Also my laptop is a Mac.

    Thanks for helping.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    It's not going to be possible to selectively transfer them across - you could perhaps export them from your current library and create a new library?
     
  5. bigkiwi15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah,

    I think I'll just have to make playlists etc of the songs I want then physically move them across to my computer.

    Couldn't see an option to make playlists when viewing the music from iTunes Server.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Yeh if you are viewing the actual files/folders it's really impossible to find the music. Normally you would do it through iTunes, and drag/drop them into a temporary file on your computer, then create a new iTunes library on your local machine. (When launching iTunes, you can press and hold Option to select alternate libs)
     
  7. bigkiwi15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    I think thats the best option for now. I'll try that :)
     

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