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how do you share lmce audio library with Itunes?
« on: August 10, 2010, 06:11:16 pm »
Hi All,

Instead of having a seperate Itunes collections of music, why not build the Itunes library with lmce audio.

I  tried pointing Itunes (windows XP) library to /home/public/data/audio/hdd1
The Itunes database would build very slowly. 4 Hours for +- 30G.
When Syncing the Ipod, I got errors (can't remember wich, did this couple of months ago). Googling the subject I found out samba + Itunes isn't a good combination.

So I was wondering how others here on the forum have their Ipods sync't.

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Re: how do you share LinuxMCE audio library with Itunes?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 06:23:13 pm »
Hi All,

Instead of having a seperate Itunes collections of music, why not build the Itunes library with LinuxMCE audio.

I  tried pointing Itunes (windows XP) library to /home/public/data/audio/hdd1
The Itunes database would build very slowly. 4 Hours for +- 30G.
When Syncing the Ipod, I got errors (can't remember wich, did this couple of months ago). Googling the subject I found out samba + Itunes isn't a good combination.

So I was wondering how others here on the forum have their Ipods sync't.

br mathieu

Well we have many customers using iTunes & our Cascade/Dianemo systems which are commercial siblings of LinuxMCE and these installations for the most part use Samba to provide access to the Core's audio library from iTunes.

The other approach is to keep the users iTunes library or libraries separate and use rsync to keep the Core's audio library in sync - this is sometimes a better solution if the user wants to keep a sync'd copy of her/his iTunes library on a mobile device for example.

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Re: how do you share LinuxMCE audio library with Itunes?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 07:59:31 pm »
Thanks, good to know it can be done.
How is it achieved?
-Map a drive (e.g. Z:) as /home/public/data/audio/hdd
-add this map to the itunes library?

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Re: how do you share LinuxMCE audio library with Itunes?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 10:41:39 pm »
Thanks, good to know it can be done.
How is it achieved?
-Map a drive (e.g. Z:) as /home/public/data/audio/hdd
-add this map to the itunes library?

br Mathieu

ok, doing the above works, but is very slow and Itunes itself freezes now and then. Also for some reason files encoded as mp3 with variable bitrate take a lot more time to add than ones with fixed bitrate. Adding 12 albums to the itunes library and syncing the Ipod took maybe two hours.

Is this normal behavior?
 
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