Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




405 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 46


Topic # 127500 12-Aug-2013 23:37 Send private message

Hi guys,

I had a look around and I can't really find the answer I'm after. If I have a NAS with iTunes server running I understand the entire library is located on the NAS and not any of the computers. My question is that if I buy a song on laptop a and a different song on laptop b will both songs go straight to the library on the NAS and be available to say the Apple TV or iPhone (or either laptop)?

I want the purchased song to go straight to the NAS library without me doing anything. Is that how it works?

Thanks.

Create new topic

BTR

339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 61


  Reply # 876223 13-Aug-2013 07:50 Send private message

Hi,

Unfortunately thats not how it works as the NAS box won't be linked to your iTunes account therefore it download purchased music automatically. Your computer won't just send the song to the NAS either as you can't transfer music to and from shared sources via iTunes.

You will have to manually transfer the song to the NAS I'm afraid.



405 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 46


  Reply # 876247 13-Aug-2013 09:02 Send private message

BTR: Hi,

Unfortunately thats not how it works as the NAS box won't be linked to your iTunes account therefore it download purchased music automatically. Your computer won't just send the song to the NAS either as you can't transfer music to and from shared sources via iTunes.

You will have to manually transfer the song to the NAS I'm afraid.


Damn, that's what I though...

I have a MacMini. Would it be best to leave that on with iTunes open and just use that library across all my devices then and not worry about a NAS?

BTR

339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 61


  Reply # 890712 6-Sep-2013 07:59 Send private message

sdav:
BTR: Hi,

Unfortunately thats not how it works as the NAS box won't be linked to your iTunes account therefore it download purchased music automatically. Your computer won't just send the song to the NAS either as you can't transfer music to and from shared sources via iTunes.

You will have to manually transfer the song to the NAS I'm afraid.


Damn, that's what I though...

I have a MacMini. Would it be best to leave that on with iTunes open and just use that library across all my devices then and not worry about a NAS?


Sorry for late reply, yes thats what I do and I have named the machine in iTunes as 'iTunes Server" so I know what it is.



405 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 46


  Reply # 890745 6-Sep-2013 09:31 Send private message

Cool thanks!

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by Geektastic on 20-Apr-2014 15:40 (118 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by jeffnz on 20-Apr-2014 14:10 (59 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Whats the best wife friendly media centre?
Created by amorpeth, last reply by jonolynn on 19-Apr-2014 20:20 (14 replies)

Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Naked Broadband, who's made the switch.
Created by Presso, last reply by PhantomNVD on 20-Apr-2014 17:40 (25 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.