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Topic # 58523 13-Mar-2010 14:14
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Hi Team

Another question (which I'm hoping pyTivo is the answer).

I currently have all of the music on a media server which does nothing else except music.  I would like to replace this with Tivo as the repository as our household (legitimately) shares our iTunes library we have to keep the server on or turn it on and off which I think is a waste of power.

So I would like to move the iTunes library to Tivo and connect the various users PCs to it.

Get I do this on Tivo?

BTW, haven't brought Tivo yet, but pretty much decided too over My Sky and MyFreeview, because of the networking capability.


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  Reply # 306893 13-Mar-2010 14:19
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I'm not sure Tivo would be the best solution, even if it was capable. I'd be more inclined to get an ethernet NAS drive, many have iTunes server capabilities built in.

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  Reply # 306895 13-Mar-2010 14:23
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Thanks sbiddle

Had considered that too, just trying to avoid another piece of technology as I'm pretty much trying to decommission the media server as it is.




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  Reply # 306943 13-Mar-2010 19:07
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Because of the limited drive space on the TiVo I wouldn't bother using it to hold a music library. And since you can pretty much only use the approved TiVo external drive (without voiding the TiVo warranty it seems) it's not really a cost effective option. Have to agree with sbiddle and keep it as a separate device.

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  Reply # 309371 20-Mar-2010 14:19
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I have a TiVo. I do not think this is possible as the TiVo is a client device, not a server.

I was thinking of getting something small like a mac mini to act as a server for:

  • iTunes

  • pyTiVo

  • iPhoto

  • Transmission

Then the TiVo, iPhone, etc can be clients.

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