2342 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2007 5:18 PM by liquidmice
Well, you can't build playlists directly from a shared iTunes library (i.e. libraries that show up under "Shared" in iTunes)
But you should be able to use a network share to build your iTunes library. Did you map the shared directory to a drive letter? It may help if you do so. Also, you can try adding fewer songs at once (i.e. drag a few directories at a time). I know that's a pain, but if it works...
Oh, make sure you have the option to copy files to your iTunes music folder OFF, otherwise iTunes will copy all the songs from the fileserver to your local hard drive.
Good point... perhaps mapping the drive will help. To make a long story longer, I added folders... one at a time like you suggested. One specific directory (which included a few hundred subdirectories) kept missing files. I'm not really sure why it was doing that. So, I determined a few of the files it was missing and drilled down and added the specific albums. Boom, they were added. It would however take me until 2035 to do that for every album, hence my post.
This is NOT a gigabit network I am running, so I wont know if the drive mapping does anything until... probably morning. iTunes is adding the files as I type. I'll post back the results though. Thanks.
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