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Jon Danforth
2004-10-01, 10:44
I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes playlists
on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd like
to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
iTunes?

I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.

Please help! I'm lost!

Thanks,
Jon

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kdf
2004-10-01, 11:31
Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:

> I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes playlists
> on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd like
> to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
> SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
> iTunes?

copy "iTunes Music Library.xml" to your slimserver machine, easiest place your
music folder. Then you will have the option to 'use itunes' in the server
settings.

> I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
> update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.

just make sure to recopy or re-export each time you do.

-kdf

Jon Danforth
2004-10-01, 11:38
SEXCELLENT! Thanks!

-Jon

kdf wrote:

>Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:
>
>
>
>>I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes playlists
>>on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd like
>>to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
>>SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
>>iTunes?
>>
>>
>
>copy "iTunes Music Library.xml" to your slimserver machine, easiest place your
>music folder. Then you will have the option to 'use itunes' in the server
>settings.
>
>
>
>>I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
>>update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.
>>
>>
>
>just make sure to recopy or re-export each time you do.
>
>-kdf
>

Healy
2004-10-01, 11:39
On Oct 1, 2004, at 11:31 AM, kdf wrote:

> Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:
>
>> I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes
>> playlists
>> on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd like
>> to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
>> SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
>> iTunes?
>
> copy "iTunes Music Library.xml" to your slimserver machine, easiest
> place your
> music folder. Then you will have the option to 'use itunes' in the
> server
> settings.
>
>> I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
>> update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.
>
> just make sure to recopy or re-export each time you do.

Or do it via symbolic link or shortcut to network drive. Works great
for me, just make sure
the drive is mounted before starting iTunes

Jon Danforth
2004-10-03, 11:53
When I do this, I get the iTunes playlists but all of them say 'Empty.'
To me, that's the entire point of using iTunes. I've read through the
archives of the list but I can't find a solution for that.

-Jon

kdf wrote:

>Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:
>
>
>
>>I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes playlists
>>on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd like
>>to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
>>SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
>>iTunes?
>>
>>
>
>copy "iTunes Music Library.xml" to your slimserver machine, easiest place your
>music folder. Then you will have the option to 'use itunes' in the server
>settings.
>
>
>
>>I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
>>update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.
>>
>>
>
>just make sure to recopy or re-export each time you do.
>
>-kdf
>

dean
2004-10-03, 13:25
Upgrade to version 5.3.1 that's available from our website now. That
fixes the empty iTunes and Moodlogic playlists problem.

-dean

On Oct 3, 2004, at 11:53 AM, Jon Danforth wrote:

> When I do this, I get the iTunes playlists but all of them say
> 'Empty.' To me, that's the entire point of using iTunes. I've read
> through the archives of the list but I can't find a solution for that.
>
> -Jon
>
> kdf wrote:
>
>> Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:
>>
>>
>>> I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes
>>> playlists
>>> on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd
>>> like
>>> to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
>>> SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
>>> iTunes?
>>>
>>
>> copy "iTunes Music Library.xml" to your slimserver machine, easiest
>> place your
>> music folder. Then you will have the option to 'use itunes' in the
>> server
>> settings.
>>
>>
>>> I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
>>> update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.
>>>
>>
>> just make sure to recopy or re-export each time you do.
>>
>> -kdf
>>

Jon Danforth
2004-10-04, 05:34
5.3.1 fixed my iTunes empty playlist problem, thanks! I hope I didn't
come off as too whiny, I think it's really awesome how much support is
provided here for us low-life non-technie types. :D

Thanks,
Jon

dean blackketter wrote:

> Upgrade to version 5.3.1 that's available from our website now. That
> fixes the empty iTunes and Moodlogic playlists problem.
>
> -dean
>
> On Oct 3, 2004, at 11:53 AM, Jon Danforth wrote:
>
>> When I do this, I get the iTunes playlists but all of them say
>> 'Empty.' To me, that's the entire point of using iTunes. I've read
>> through the archives of the list but I can't find a solution for that.
>>
>> -Jon
>>
>> kdf wrote:
>>
>>> Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:
>>>
>>>
>>>> I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes
>>>> playlists
>>>> on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd like
>>>> to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
>>>> SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
>>>> iTunes?
>>>>
>>>
>>> copy "iTunes Music Library.xml" to your slimserver machine, easiest
>>> place your
>>> music folder. Then you will have the option to 'use itunes' in the
>>> server
>>> settings.
>>>
>>>
>>>> I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
>>>> update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.
>>>>
>>>
>>> just make sure to recopy or re-export each time you do.
>>>
>>> -kdf
>>>

SF Tron
2004-10-19, 00:49
This doesn't seem to go away fro me. I just updated from the nightly
last night (again). Am I correct in thinking that this is a problem
that still exists if the iTunes playlist references files on a mapped
drive?

I'm using WinXP.

Thanks,

Allen


On Sun, 3 Oct 2004 13:25:08 -0700, dean blackketter
<dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote:
> Upgrade to version 5.3.1 that's available from our website now. That
> fixes the empty iTunes and Moodlogic playlists problem.
>
> -dean
>
>
>
> On Oct 3, 2004, at 11:53 AM, Jon Danforth wrote:
>
> > When I do this, I get the iTunes playlists but all of them say
> > 'Empty.' To me, that's the entire point of using iTunes. I've read
> > through the archives of the list but I can't find a solution for that.
> >
> > -Jon
> >
> > kdf wrote:
> >
> >> Quoting Jon Danforth <jdanforth (AT) sc (DOT) rr.com>:
> >>
> >>
> >>> I want to have my server store music and have access to iTunes
> >>> playlists
> >>> on my client machine. The server will be on all the time but I'd
> >>> like
> >>> to be able to turn the client off. Can someone help me in setting up
> >>> SlimServer to read the iTunes playlists from a remote installation of
> >>> iTunes?
> >>>
> >>
> >> copy "iTunes Music Library.xml" to your slimserver machine, easiest
> >> place your
> >> music folder. Then you will have the option to 'use itunes' in the
> >> server
> >> settings.
> >>
> >>
> >>> I'm planning to just do periodic rescans of the library whenever I
> >>> update by ripping new CDs on the client machine.
> >>>
> >>
> >> just make sure to recopy or re-export each time you do.
> >>
> >> -kdf
> >>