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John M.
2004-12-04, 21:10
To everyone who responded to my questions with such excellent, detailed
information, THANK YOU. I appreciate all your help very much.

I have enough to go on now and can't wait to set things up. (I do have one
question regarding mass storage, which I will post separately.)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of John M.
> Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 10:31 AM
> 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
> >
> >