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Howard Darwen
2004-12-04, 13:15
as far as i know there is a way to do it (but not sure if it's platform
specific), but i don't use iTunes, so i can't help you there ...

just google on multiple itunes liraries or something and take a look.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of John M.
Sent: 04 December 2004 20:00
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] How to integrate my new SB with iTunes?


Thanks, this was helpful.

I could use Apple Lossless instead of FLAC. That would solve that part of
the problem.

I do like iTunes a lot, but I would have to figure out how to separate the
MP3s I have on my iPod and the lossless CDs I want to use the SB for. This
sounds like it could be difficult.

I wonder if it's possible to have two installations of iTunes running on one
computer, one for the SB and one for my iPod.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Howard Darwen
> Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 11:09 AM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] How to integrate my new SB with iTunes?
>
> you will sus this out when you get the squeezebox.
>
> a few pointers:
>
> iTunes does not support FLAC, so that rules it out if you are
> set on FLAC.
>
> not sure how slim behaves now when you have 2 copies of the
> same song in different formats, but it used to get very
> confused. so you are prob best splitting lossless and lossy files.
>
> using the iTunes library is really only of benefit if you use
> iTunes to manage all your music exclusively - slim can pick
> up the changes directly without a re-scan. you also get smart
> playlists and stuff, which are kool, but if you don't do
> everything in iTunes i wouldn't use it.
>
> thx.
>
> h.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of John M.
> Sent: 04 December 2004 18:31
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] How to integrate my new SB with iTunes?
>
>
> Hmmm...I can't imagine no one knows this stuff.
>
> Maybe I asked too many questions? I would be grateful for an
> answer to even one... :)
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John M.
> > Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 9:17 AM
> > To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > Subject: [slim] How to integrate my new SB with iTunes?
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I just took the plunge and ordered my first SB. I'm confused about
> > whether and how to integrate iTunes and SlimServer.
> >
> > My wife and I have 250 CDs that we're going to finally
> start listening
> > to again thanks to SB. My plan is to get an external
> firewire HD and
> > put all the CDs on there in FLAC format for SlimServer. That part
> > seems pretty straightforward to me.
> >
> > But I also have an iPod and a whole bunch of music on
> iTunes, some of
> > which I also have on CD, some of which I don't have the CD
> for. What
> > to do about this? I don't want to put those 250 CDs onto
> my iPod, and
> > furthermore I want them in lossless format which would fill
> up my iPod
> > too quickly.
> >
> > What are the advantages and disadvantages to using iTunes with
> > SlimServer?
> >
> > Is it possible/practical to keep my iTunes library separate
> yet have
> > them both available to SlimServer? Wouldn't this cause the
> albums I
> > have on both CD and my iPod to show up twice? My plan is
> to manually
> > copy the folders in my iTunes library to the external HD and then
> > maintain two completely separate libraries.
> >
> > I also want to be able to listen to Internet radio through
> iTunes over
> > SlimServer. Is there a way to do this without causing
> SlimServer to
> > index my iTunes library?
> >
> > Thanks for any suggestions!
> >
> > John
> >
> >