MP3 access through iTunes on remote computer

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that title may not have made a lot of sense, but basically I want to be able to store music files on a Linux computer and access them on iTunes through the network.

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What part of the process do y

What part of the process do you need help with?

Set up your Linux server, make the mp3 directory available to your iTunes computer, then drag the mp3s into your iTunes library.

If you're looking to set up a simple Linux server, there's a few distros like ClarkConnect or SME server that make the process very easy.

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well, basically I'd like to m

well, basically I'd like to make it so I can play MP3s on my iBook, but they're stored on a desktop

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How i did it...

First i created an m3u playlist that had all of the music. the program i used is Export Playlist to M3U

Second I set up a webserver on my linux box. I then copied all of my music to a folder inside the root folder of the webserver (/i think it was /var/www/music).

I then opened the m3u playlist in textedit and replaced the directory information with the webserver address

For example...
\Users\A user\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori\HALO soundtrack\Orbit of Glass.mp3
would become...
http://10.11.0.4/Music\Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori\HALO soundtrack\Orbit of Glass.mp3
Replace \ with /
Also replace (any spaces) with %20
So the end result would be
http://10.11.0.4/Music/Martin%20O'Donnell%20&%20Michael%20Salvatori/HALO%20soundtrack/Orbit%20of%20Glass.mp3

Finally i uploaded the .m3u file to the server and imported the playlist into iTunes

Might not be the best way to do it, but it worked for me. A samba share and turning off the prefrence that copies music into the Music folder might work better.

mak