I can only speak for Windows 7, but using shortcuts makes it fairly easy for Squeezebox Server to scan music files located either on an external hard drive plugged into the same computer or else on a network drive located on an external networked computer. I don't recall whether I have tried scanning with Squeezebox server running on computer A and the music files on an external USB drive plugged into an external networked computer B, but that should work too. I have never used a NAS (network attached storage) drive.
It is important to remember that ACC works through the Squeezebox server which has to be running at the same time ACC is run. I usually just plug a USB hard drive into the computer now and have Squeezebox server and ACC running on the same computer. But in the past I had ACC running on my windows computer and I could either have it use the Squeezebox server that was running on the same computer, or else use the Squeezebox server that was running on an external Linux box. In the latter case, the Squeezebox server needs to be modified slightly to allow access to its database from an external computer. The ACC website gave instructions on how to do that, but since those seem to be gone, below are the notes I wrote to myself (since I forget otherwise!):
Installation of ACC (on a Windows 7, 64-bit machine):
1. First install the MySQL ODBS driver v5.1 (32-bit version): (Download, run setup.exe).
2. ACC requires no installation: just unzip to a folder and double-click the .hta file.
3. If Squeezebox Server is running on the same machine as ACC, no further set up is necessary. To check the settings though, in the ACC program, on 'Remote Server options':
-- IP address should be set to 127.0.0.1 (using local Server, not external server)
-- Port number should be set to '9000'
-- Drive mapped to remote Server either blank or set to ‘R:’ (my mapped network drive on the external computer)
-- leave physical path blank
Then skip to step 5.
4. If Squeezebox Server is running on a remote machine then it has to be configured to allow ACC to connect remotely. The change is to add a '#' character before the 'bind-address' command in the my.tt file (location of file varies with operating system). My external computer was a headless Linux box so I used PuTTY to SSH into it, then changed the directory to /usr/share/squeezeboxserver/MySQL and edited the file 'my.tt' with the 'nano' editor: insert a '#' character before the 'bind-address' command in the file and then save it and restart squeezeboxserver. (If your external box is Windows, just search for the file and edit it with notepad.)
Then, set up the ACC program: In the ACC program, on the 'Remote Server options' page, set the IP address to the external computer's IP address [e.g. 192.168.1.106]; set the Port number to '9002' (usually 9000 but my linux box used 9002); set mapped drive to 'R:' (my mapped drive), set physical path to '/media/Music'. (the music library on the linux box)
5. On the Windows machine running ACC, set Internet Explorer's security level to allow ‘Access data sources across domains’ (IE, Tools Menu, Internet Options, Security Tab, Internet Zone, Custom Level, select 'enable').
6. In ACC, main page, leave Starting Folder blank, or set to [drive]:\[subfolder]if desired.
To run ACC, the SqueezeBox Server must be running. Then simply double-click the .hta file.
Hope that helps - it makes it look more complicated than it is.
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Last edited by Swimmerbird123; 2012-07-10 at 07:35.